Job Listing: Internal Audit Assistant (05 positions)

Reports To: Internal Auditor

Department: Internal Audit

Job Summary: The Internal Audit Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Internal Audit team in undertaking audits of project activities.


The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established by the Registration of Persons Act (ROPA), 2015 and is mandated to establish and maintain the National Identification Register (NIR). The Authority is also charged with, among others; the registration of citizens and legally resident aliens; assigning National Identification / Alien Identification Numbers (NINs/AINS) to qualifying persons and issuing Identification Cards to those 16 years and above; registration of births, deaths, and adoption orders, and issuance of the relevant certificates.

The first release of National Identification Cards in Uganda was issued in 2014 with a validity of ten (10) years. NIRA intends to conduct a mass renewal and mass enrolment exercise for all expired cards and unregistered citizens. Section 66 of the Registration of Persons Act, 2015, makes possession of a National Identification Card or National Identification Number (NIN) a mandatory requirement for persons to access public services.

To support the above exercise, NIRA wishes to recruit suitable candidates for the following temporary positions:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in auditing all project activities and processes
  • Verify project expenditures
  • Verify the existence of project fixed assets
  • Confirm whether the project is being implemented as per the approved Project Implementation Strategy
  • Confirm whether project staff were recruited as per the applicable rules and regulations
  • Confirm whether project staff are undertaking their specified assignments
  • Confirm respective payments to project beneficiaries
  • Assist in confirming project procurements were ordered for and delivered with the right specifications
  • Assist in preparing audit programs
  • Gather audit evidence
  • Prepare Internal Audit reports
  • Ensure data protection and privacy in accordance with the Data Protection and Privacy Act 2019
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Senior Internal Auditor

Qualifications / Education:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with Honours in Commerce, Business Administration, Accounting, or any other related field

Experience and Skills:

  • Previous auditing experience will be an added advantage
  • Proficiency in the use of standard audit software packages
  • Professional understanding of technical operations and functions
  • High moral character and integrity
  • High level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to work with or without supervision
  • Ability to sit for long periods working on a computer
  • Flexibility to work weekends
  • Ability to travel long distances
  • Problem solver, Empathetic, Good Listener
  • Good communication skills
  • Innovative, Decisive
  • Good writing and comprehension skills
  • Accuracy
  • Team player
  • Good organizational skills

Application Instructions: Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications online via APPLY HERE.

Applications should reach the above address not later than Tuesday 12th March 2024 at 5.00 pm.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.




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