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Kampala, Uganda



January 25, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

MTN Uganda Limited is a Ugandan telecommunications operator with the strategic intent of providing telecommunications and digital solutions for Uganda’s progress. Inspired by the belief that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life, MTN has grown to a subscriber base of approximately 19 million customers.

MTN was incorporated on 21 October 1998, with the objective to operate as a second national operator of a telecommunications network at a time when mobile cellular service penetration in Uganda was at a low of 0.27%. The company has since contributed to the growth of the telecommunications sector in Uganda with current penetration being at 70% (seven lines for every ten individuals).

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Job Title

General Manager - Internal Audit and Forensics. Internal Audit job at MTN-Uganda

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job:
In line with the overarching Group Governance Framework and Strategy, establish and maintain effective third line assurance department encompassing internal audit and forensic services.
The position is responsible for the leadership, governance, management of the Opco Internal Audit and Forensics Services function and providing independent assurance on the internal control environment of the Opco through the implementation of the Group Internal audit and Fraud Risk Management Methodologies, systems, tools and best practices as prescribed by the Group Internal Audit and Forensics function. The role will be adding value to the business through recommending and monitoring remedial actions.

Duties and Responsibilities

Prime responsibilities of the position:

  • Provide effective leadership, advise and consult to the Opco on matters of internal audit and forensics.

  • Lead the effective implementation of an Opco Internal Audit and Fraud Risk Management charter, policy and strategy as informed by the MTN Group Internal Audit and Forensics charter, methodology and systems.

  • Establish a well-staffed and competent Internal Audit & Forensics team to service the Opco assurance requirements in consultation with Group Internal Audit and Forensics.

  • Ensure utilization of the Group mandated GRC tools and systems and source ancillary supplementary tools as needed as approved by the Group function.

  • Perform special audits on an ad-hoc basis as required by regulators, business line management, the Group or OpCo Audit Committees.

  • Lead and/or support specific audits to investigate adherence with policies, procedures, and legal/regulatory requirements to identify and evaluate exposures and to correct defective processes.

  • Evaluate the Opco’s Risk Management and Governance processes and report to the Group Chief Internal Auditor on the effectiveness of these.

  • Respond and effectively manage fraud, bribery and misconduct related investigations in line with the Group Fraud Policies and ensure remedial actions and taken regarding recoveries, control remediation and employee sanctioning.

  • Implement Group and Opco wide fraud prevention strategies including the formalising a proactive fraud prevention plan in line with guidance provided by the Group function.

  • Adhere to Group escalation and incident management principles regarding forensic and internal audit findings.

  • Adhere to the system of management reporting requirements that provides timely and relevant information on all aspects of internal audit and forensics issues to Opco management and OpCo Audit and Risk Committee and the Group Internal Audit and Forensic function.

  • Complete and timely report, on a quarterly basis the internal audit & forensics report and recommendations for the Group Internal Audit and Forensic function as well as the Audit and Risk Committee to assess the Opco financial controls and general state of the control environment, through adherence to Group Mandated templates and reporting criterion.

  • Ensure the implementation of efficient processes for documenting all audit-related initiatives and activities in line with the guidance provided by the Group function.

  • At the relevant levels, review complaints, concerns, or questions relative to internal audit and forensic issues and provide consultative leadership and support to the Opco as appropriate.

  • Implement and adhere to the Group Internal Audit and Forensic Quality Assurance Program.

  • Implement a learning and development program in line with Group requirements.

  • Assist with regional (i.e. outside the OpCo) audit and forensic activities where required.

Qualifications and Competencies

Required Academic qualifications, Knowledge and Experience:


  • Minimum 4-year Academic Degree with Honours (B Finance).

  • Chartered Accountant preferred.

  • Professional Internal Audit qualification such as CIA and ACFE preferred.


  • Minimum 8-10 years of Senior Management/C-suite Experience.

  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience in internal audit and forensics.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in Telecommunications Industry.

  • Work across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous.

  • Industry recognition and Technology publication.


  • Training in IT or Telecommunications Management.

  • Leadership Development Training.


  • Sound Knowledge of Internal Audting principles.

  • Governance best practice.

  • Sound knowledge of the company’s business and the telecoms industry in Uganda.

  • Risk and Compliance principles.

Skills / physical competencies:

  • Analytical thinking.

  • Lateral creativity.

  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to listen and observe.

  • Presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Teamwork.

  • Computer skills.

  • Excellent Negotiation skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

Behavioral qualities:

  • Honesty.

  • Integrity.

  • Independent.

  • Inquisitive.

  • Handle diversity and embrace change.

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