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October 20, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) emerged from the Mulago-Mbarara Teaching Hospitals Joint AIDS Program (MJAP) which was established in November 2004 under the then Makerere University Faculty of Medicine. With funding from the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and technical assistance from the United States of America Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), MJAP established a strong trail in the provision of quality comprehensive HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) services.

Overtime, MJAP has broadened its work beyond the support of provision of comprehensive HIV and TB services to include capacity strengthening for health care workers across Uganda and conduct of research to inform policies for HIV/TB and other HIV comorbidities in the country.

Currently, the flourishing institution plays a pivotal role in the Uganda health care system having developed strong links with the Ministry of Health through its contribution to various technical working groups and long term support of HIV/TB services in districts, regional referral hospitals and public health facilities across the various regions in the country.

Job Title

Risk Officer job at Makerere Joint AIDS Program (MJAP)

Job Description

To support the Internal Auditor in overseeing risk assessments and mitigations across all MJAP and support functions. The role ensures there is a comprehensive, coordinated, and consistent quality in the process to report on key risks and implementation of risk management strategy and influence change to strengthen organization wide accountability.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities.

Risk Planning

  • Support the Internal Auditor to develop and execute Risk based Internal Audit Plan. Update this Plan on quarterly basis and share with the Internal Auditor.

  • Examine, review, and assess risk management, governance and control processes and provide innovative best practices to make improvements.

  • Support the integration of risk management in the operational planning and decision-making processes.

Risk Management

  • Support departmental heads in maintaining and updating the organization’s Risk Register as an active risk management tool.

  • Support departmental heads in developing and monitoring Risk and control Self-assessment tool.

  • Support the Internal Auditor in monitoring implementation of the Terms of Reference for Risk

  • Management Committee (RMC)

Compliance Management

  • Perform special assignments, investigations, and audits as needed and securely file all such reports and supporting documents accordingly.

  • Effectively and adequately document audit/investigation process and file the working paper accordingly.

  • Summarize, profile, and timely follow up plan of actions from all audits (internal and external), special assignments & investigation, and ensure all plan of actions are closed within the agreed timeframe.

  • Track/monitor implementation of Risk and control Self-assessment tool.

Capacity Building

  • Support in strengthening capacity building of staff and CSOs on risk management (E.g fraud risk assessment and mitigation), best internal control practices, standards, governance, and MJAP Uganda policies.


  • Prepare risk dashboard/report to be presented to management and the Board Audit Committee monthly and quarterly respectively.

Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum qualifications, and Job requirements.

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, statistics, or B. economics

  • Professional qualification (ACCA or CPA)- at least level

  • Risk Management Certification and CIA is an added advantage.

  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in a similar position in a reputable institutions NGOs, Banks, and insurance industry.

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational and conflict management skills.

  • Excellent Analytical and Investigative skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.

  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail and organization.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to manage large teams.

  • Must be both a problem solver and a risk taker.

  • Proficient with risk management, auditing techniques, and accounting standards and principles

  • Excellent IT skills and conversant with auditing information systems

  • Excellent knowledge of Anti-Money Laundering (AML).

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply via the email below and submit their cover letters, a detailed curriculum vita and copies of relevant academic documents to: addressed to; The Human Resource Manager, Makerere University Joint AIDS Program (MJAP), not later than 20th October 2023 at 5:00pm.
The Application letter, CV and certificates be attached as one document; and should not exceed 5 MB.
For details about advertised positions, please visit the website of Makerere University Joint Program by clicking on

MJAP does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process. MJAP is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We value and seek diversity in our workforce.

All candidates offered a job with MJAP will be expected to sign our Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.


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