Team Leader, Internal Audit and Risk Management at Watoto Church Ministries

May 14, 2022
Application ends: May 31, 2022
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Job Description

 

Job Title: Team Leader, Internal Audit and Risk Management.

Organization: Watoto Church Ministries

Duty Station: Watoto Church Downtown, Kampala

Watoto Church and Child Care Ministries has experienced exponential growth in the past couple of
years composed of multiple Celebration Centers {Campuses) and diverse Community care initiatives
that include Child Care, Community and Neighborhood, Education and FM Radio amongst others. In all
of this, Watoto remains a local church, committed to Celebrating Christ and Caring for Community.

We are seeking to recruit a Team Leader, Internal Audit and Risk Management to provide an
independent and objective assurance of Watoto Ministries operating systems and to evaluate and make
recommendations to minimize risk.

Key Duties and Responsibilities (but not limited to)

1. Manage audit activities
• To lead on strategic audit activities by reviewing and updating the Internal Audit Universe
and the Audit Cycle plan.
• To review and operationalise the Internal Audit Charter and the Internal Audit Manual for
effective running of the Internal Audit function.
• To oversee the development of a risk based annual plan with details of the scope, nature,
and timing of the audit activities.
• To oversee the timely execution of audits included in the risk based annual plan and ensure that
the audit department is complying with established professional standards and remains abreast of
emerging trends.
• To manage the tracking, follow-up, and implementation of all internal and external audit issues.
• To coordinate the activities of external auditors.

2. Investigate and maintain the Whistle-blower channel
• Lead on investigations of reported fraud cases and misconduct
• Maintain the whistle-blowing channels of Watoto Ministry and provide periodic reports to the
Church Council Audit Committee

3. Risk Management
• To support the formation of a sub-committee that will support the establishment of the Risk
Management Framework.
• Work with stakeholders to agree and develop foundational risk management policy documents,
obtain approval for the polices and draft a risk management implementation plan with goals and
timelines.

4. Compliance Management
• Work with the Risk Management and Compliance Manager to understand the Watoto context and
prepare a workplan for the establishment of the Compliance Management Framework.
• Supervise the activities supporting the establishment of the Compliance Management Framework
including the documentation of core compliance principles, the design of scope of compliance
activities and design of report formats.

• Supervise the design of the annual compliance plan format and filling format of compliance reports and documents.

5. Support the Church Council Internal Audit Committee
• To plan and schedule Internal Audit committee meetings and ensure to take minutes, submit audit
reports, and follow up on agreed action points.
• To ensure that the Audit Committee is updated on emerging risks and exposures from the internal
and external environment.
• To develop a system to track management letter and Internal Audit findings and regularly share a
report of the same with Leadership.

6. Human Resource management and Budgeting
• To ensure that staff in the Internal Audit department are properly oriented and performance
standards well explained.
• To train, coach, mentor and supervise staff in the Internal Audit department to deliver high
performance.
• To oversee the development and management of the department budget to ensure availability of
funds for planned Internal Audit activities.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience.

• Mandatory requirement: the applicant should be a born again Christian, a member of Watoto Church and a member of a cell group.
• The applicant for the role should hold at least a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (minimum of an upper second class) in a relevant discipline.
• A minimum of five years’ working experience in auditing at a senior level in a reputable organization.
• Must be a member of ACCA, CPA and ICPAU.
• Membership of CIA is an added advantage.
• Computer literacy and familiarity with the Audit software and accounting packages.
• Good leadership.
• Good investigation skills.
• Excellent report writing skills.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates can apply as follows:
1. Go to www.watotochurch.com
2. Go to Employment Opportunities
3. Find the job advert and apply by completing the form.
4. Submit your CV, academic and professional documents, and a cell/pastor’s recommendation
letter to careers6watotochurch.com (Subject Line: Job Title – First Name, Last Name)

DEADLINE; 31st May 2022.

ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE SHORT LISTED AND CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEWS.