Full time / Part time Full time
Location CRANE Offices, Namirembe, Kampala, Uganda
Hours of work 40 hours per week
Reporting to Director
Terms of employment Fixed Term contract (2 years renewable depending on performance)

1. Organisational Requirements
As a Christian organisation, CRANE requires all staff to live by Christian values and to ensure that the name of CRANE is not brought into disrepute. All staff are expected to demonstrate integrity, loyalty, truth and justice in and out of work and to uphold Christian values as outlined in the Code of Conduct. You are required to live your life with the utmost respect for the Christian faith as described in the Bible. You will be walking a life of Christian discipleship, showing evidence of the transformation of Christ in your life and living a life of integrity that demonstrates traditional Christian values. You will lead and participate in Christian worship, prayer, teaching and reflection. If your behaviour in or out of the workplace is blatantly and nonchalantly at odds with Christian values, you will be dismissed.

2. Job Purpose
CRANE Secretariat Staff are considered the key ‘goal scorers’ of the network because they are the main interface between the members and the collaborative initiatives. You will be able to do this in a very practical way as you use your gifts and abilities to support children. You will support member organisations that have a desire to help vulnerable children.
Your work will contribute to the following outcomes:
– Every child is kept safe from all harm and is rescued and supported when in danger
– Every child is raised in a loving family
– Every child is learning in a safe school
– Every child demonstrates higher numeracy and literacy skills
– Every child transitions to a higher level of education

Your work must always give attention to the following priorities:
1. Keep children safe
2. Promote improved literacy and numeracy
3. Advocate for inclusion of children with disabilities
4. Support children to live in families
In order for us to serve children better and to increase our capacity, CRANE seeks to employ a suitably qualified, self-motivated, Christian and hardworking individual to join the team in pursuit of the above Vision.
Job Summary
The Internal Auditor function is responsible for developing and coordinating a comprehensive internal audit activity which supports improvement of financial systems, processes for compliance and Risk Management Implementation for CRANE. The role also Provide an independent Assurance that CRANE’s risk management, governance and control processes are operating effectively. It will also consider factors of reputation, growth, environmental impact, ethics and code of conduct of employees as well as their wellbeing.

Key Responsibilities
• Coordinate and monitor the Internal Audit function.
• Participate in the design, implementation and monitoring of all the processes required in the audit work (annual plan, standard working papers, reporting format and protocols) etc.
• Strengthen the Risk Management processes in line with CRANE risk management plan of actions, update and monitoring.
• Review the current Internal Control Systems for its effectiveness and appropriateness to achieve the Organization’s objectives and report on areas of improvement.
• Monitor actions taken by management in response to audit reviews, ensuring that all agreed audit actions and recommendations are accurate and timely implemented.
• Work closely with external or visiting auditors and support their audit process.
• Analyse all success factors and risks facing the organization, report them to management and provide recommendations for improvement of the risk management and overall Internal Control system.
• To review CRANE’s compliance with rules and regulations governing the work both Local and internationally recognised legal procedures and rules.
• Ensure that audits are performed with due professional care and there are credible audit observations, conclusions and recommendations.
• Perform Partner audits to ensure compliance with donor and CRANE rules and regulations.
• Performs other duties, including undertaking complex or sensitive reviews and investigations as assigned.
• Adhere to CRANE’s child protection policy to safeguard and protect the child at all times without any report or incident of child abuse
• providing support and guidance to management on how to handle new opportunities
• Manage a variety of stakeholders and their expectations through regular communications
• Keep Supervisor informed of any initiative or difficulties relating to the job’s responsibilities.
• Regular assessment of how well the Operations of the Network are complying to rules and regulations and informing management of any issues that need addressing.
• Providing ad hoc advice and guidance to the Board; managers and staff at all levels, sometimes by delivering courses and training sessions that will help compliance.
• Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the Management from time to time.

Change Management, support and learning:
• Influence change within and across the Network to strengthen risk management, accountability, effectiveness, and support management in improving operations and to provide a platform for learning across Network.
• Provide practical recommendation on how to improve systems, processes, policies and controls.
• Facilitates the sharing of learning, based on best practices or from different units within the Organization as well from best standards and practices from the industry.
• Provide technical support in network meetings and other Network trainings focusing on risk management and effectiveness of the control framework.
• Contributes to the induction of new staff upon request on risk management, effectiveness of the control framework and the role of internal audit.
• Builds relationships with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate audit engagements and exchange of knowledge on audit best practices.
Dealing with Problems:
• Ensures adherence to the CRANE financial and accounting requirements as per requirements of the Manual (OM) and other organizational policies and procedures to support sound financial management within the organisation.
• Offers support through coaching and training of staff to ensure improvement in performance and financial practices.
• Be creative in building and working effectively within a diverse working environment.
• Finding effective assurance solutions to varying and rapidly changing risk levels.
• Advising management on effective risk management and accountability.
• Making effective recommendations to management on how to improve the control framework and manage risks in various contexts and across different functions.
• Influencing management to implement recommendations made from assurance review
• Ability to manage competing priorities and expectations from internal and external stakeholders and remain calm and resilient in the face of pressure.
• Use Plan procedures to settle conflicts among colleagues.
• Refer, whenever necessary, any case to CRANE Director.
Qualification and Experience
• Minimum of a degree in B.Com; B.Sc. Acc, Finance BBA or related field. (Essential)
• Postgraduate qualification in the relevant field like M.Sc. Acc; Management; law is an added advantage. (Desirable)
• Professional qualification in auditing/accounting up to level 3 CPA/ACCA) (Essential)
• At least 5 years of relevant work experience in a similar role preferably in NGOs/Private sector. (Essential)

Knowledge and Skills core capabilities
• Relevant knowledge in grants and project management. (Essential)
• Knowledge and understanding of Accounting Standards (Essential)
• Knowledge and understanding of internal auditing standards and risk management concepts. (Essential)
• Knowledge and use of accounting software (Preferably Quick books PRO) (Essential)
• Skills in writing both financial and narrative reports (Essential)
• Ability to train and mentor staff, partners and communities. (Desirable)
• Good analytical skills. (Essential)
• Good interpersonal communication with good influencing decisions, negotiation and coaching skills. (Desirable)
• Ability to study and quickly understand new operating environment and organizational systems. (Essential)
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. (Essential)
• Good listening and interviewing skills. (Desirable)
• Independence and objectivity and able to work with minimum supervision. (Desirable)
• Organized, methodical and meticulous. (Essential)

If you fulfil the above-mentioned requirement and interested in this position, please submit your expression of interest starting specifically why you think you are the best candidate for this job. (Quote the Job reference Number in the subject heading of the letter or Email). Together with, a maximum three page curriculum Vitae, send to the address below not later than Friday 30th November 2018 12:00AM. No academic documents (Transcripts and certificate) required at this stage.
The Head of HR & Field Support Services
Children at Risk Action Network, CRANE
P O Box 14003 Kampala

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted