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I. Background

The Rwanda Medical and Dental Council (RMDC) intends to hire an Internal Auditor who will be working on a part-time basis to support the Council’s financial systems and assist the Registrar in the verification of monthly financial statements. He will work in close contact with the Finance Committee, Tender committee, Audit committee and the Registrar. The Internal Auditor will administratively report to the Bureau and will be accountable to the RMDC Bureau.

II. Education/Qualifications
a. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
b. Must have completed any of an internationally recognized Professional Accounting Qualifications CPA or ACCA,
c. Knowledge of accounting packages such as QuickBooks.
d. Thorough understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards and various regional statutory requirements and their application
e. Working Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) would be an added advantage.

III. Other skills required
a. Ability to implement performance management systems, giving candid performance feedback, rewarding desirable behaviors, and providing support to professional development efforts linked to strategic objectives
b. Proficiency in computer applications such as word processing, database, spreadsheets, accounting packages, email, internet, and the workflow process
c. Ability to maintain high standards of integrity ; establish straightforward, productive relationships ; treating individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural, and gender differences
d. Strong communication and presentation skills including the ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications
e. Risk management and audit processes.
f. General fraud prevention strategies.

IV. Specific Duties and Responsibilities

a. Implement the annual audit plan, as approved, including, as appropriate, any special tasks or the council requested by management and the Board ; and report periodically on the status and results of the audit plan and the adequacy of resources allotted to the function.
b. Develop and manage a flexible annual audit plan using the appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by management, and submit that plan to the Registrar for review, and for the Bureau for review and approval.

c. Determine whether the risk management, control, and governance processes within RMDC, as designed and represented by management, are adequate and functioning at RMDC.
d. Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control and risk management processes.
e. Undertake financial, operational, administrative and information technology audits for RMDC.
f. Undertake a review of systems of internal controls maintained by the council to safeguard financial and physical assets and making recommendations to correct any weaknesses.
g. Provide advisory services, beyond internal auditing assurance services, to assist management in meeting its objectives ; and, maintain a quality assurance program by which the function assures the operation of internal auditing activities.
h. Evaluate and assess significant new services, processes, operations, and controls.
i. Liaise with the external auditor as appropriate, for the purpose of providing optimal audit coverage of the council.
j. Review and advise management on significant issues related to the processes for controlling the activities of the RMDC, including potential improvements to those processes.
k. Undertake such other activities deemed to be in conformity with the Institute of Internal Auditors standards and or Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAR) for the professional practice of internal auditing and accounting.
l. Carry out special audits and investigations as may be required by the Bureau and/ or management in case the fraudulent activity is suspected.
m. Carry out value for money audits to ensure that resources are acquired economically, used efficiently, deployed effectively, and adequately protected ; in achieving plans and objectives in operations, programs, and program support.
n. Follow up on the implementation of external audit recommendations.
o. Conduct RMDC risk assessments
p. Follow up on the implementation of internal audit recommendations and continuous monitoring of the control environment.
q. Prepare reports to the Bureau.
r. Work closely with Audit and risk Committee of RMDC.

V. Outcome(s)

Highly effective delivery of the RMDC activities while demonstrating astute financial management.
The part-time internal auditor shall be requested to be physically present at RMDC Secretariat at least one day per week and spend at least 5 hours and sign in the staff register book.

VI. Experience Required

Five (5) years relevant experience in auditing of which at least two (2) years must have been in the Internal and Risk Auditing position.

VII.Application procedures

  • Application letter addressed to the Chairman of RMDC
  • Curriculum Vitae with 3 referees indicating work experience
  • Copies of Academic Papers
  • Copy Professional certifications
  • Copy of ID

The deadline of submission of all applications is fixed on the 30th December 2020 at RMDC Secretariat located in Remera, 24 KG, 169 Street on Kisimenti-Sonatube paved road opposite Remera Adventist Church.
Kigali, 30th November,2020

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Associate Professor of Surgery
Chairman (Ad Interim) of Rwanda Medical and Dental Council


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