Internal Auditor at MU-JHU Research Collaboration

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Duty Station:        MU-JHU Head office
Contract terms:    One year (renewable)


Description & purpose:

The successful candidate will add value and improve MUJHU operations by bringing a systematic approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Required qualifications and Profile:

A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance holding relevant professional qualification (i.e. ACCA/CPA/CA); a Master’s degree in business administration or CIA qualification is desirable. Trainings or certification in audit, risk management/control or fraud within the donor environment and 5 years’ experience in Internal Audit and risk management compliance from a reputable entity. The desired person should have broad technical knowledge of both audit, risk and compliance fields, especially in the health research and programming environment, strong business attitude that facilitates efficiency and results, experience working and motivating action in a multi-disciplinary environment, strong personal ethical code, attention to detail, excellent communication (oral and written), presentation and interpersonal skills and networks within the legal and regulatory environment of health.


The holder of this position will work under the administrative supervision of the Executive Director with reporting responsibility to the Audit Board Committee. He/she should possess a good understanding of MUJHU’s core business and operating environment in performance of the following:

  • Coordinate and monitor the Internal Audit function within the organization including participation in the design, implementation and monitoring of all the processes required in the audit work.
  • Review, compile and prepare periodic reports of all applicable laws, policies, regulations, and guidelines that affect the operations of MUJHU, including by regulating bodies, funders, partners, as well as internal policies.
  • Conduct internal risk assessments and investigations based on established frameworks and generate reports for management action
  • Review the current Internal Control Systems for its effectiveness and appropriateness to achieve Organization’s objectives and report on areas of improvement.
  • Develop a financial year Internal Audit Plan (IAP) consistent with organization’s strategy and be accountable to the Audit Board Committee in terms of implementation and reporting.
  • Review current internal policies and guide the development of all future internal policies to ensure compliance with national laws, funder policies, and applicable regulations.
  • 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.
  • Design and lead the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) plan including review and revise/update the existing risk policy framework at MUJHU for immediate application.
  • Continuously scan the environment and ensure that management is always informed of the risks affecting MUJHU, and management’s obligations.
  • Lead appropriate reporting of internal controls, including preparing regular reports for the Board and external audit, risk, compliance-reporting to stakeholders.
  • Based on a good understanding of MUJHU’s core business, proactively identify areas for service, process, or product enhancement, supportive of the innovative tempo of MU-JHU.


Applications with complete C.Vs, including 3 referees and their full address or contact telephone number, copies of academic certificates and testimonials, should be addressed to the MU-JHU Director Human Resources, through the reception on first floor, MUJHU 1 Building or sent by email (application should not exceed 15MBs) to  – not later than 8th December, 2023 by 5.30pm. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.