Internal Control and Oversight Specialist (ICOS)
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INTERSOS Vacancy Details

Job Title Internal Control and Oversight Specialist (ICOS) Code SR-49-2110 Deadline 28 / 10 / 2021 Country Nigeria Duty Station Maiduguri Starting date 01 / 11 / 2021 Contract duration 6 months Reporting to Head of Mission (hierarchical) Functional Supervisor HQ Internal Auditor (functional) Supervision of - Dependents Non-family Duty station General context of the project

Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency has crippled northeastern Nigeria. Borno State continues to be most affected, with over 1.

8 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). Recent advances by the Nigerian Army and the Multinational Joint Task Force have improved humanitarian access in 22 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Borno, but have also revealed the extent of the crisis.

In newly accessible areas, basic infrastructure has been destroyed, essential services are non-existent, and most local governance systems are not functional.

In support to the UN-led coordinated humanitarian response in the region, INTERSOS is implementing more than 6 projects addressing critical gaps in health and nutrition, WASH, Protection, Health, Food Security, Livelihood and Camp Coordination and Camp Management services for a highly vulnerable population in the newly accessible host communities in of Ngala, Bama, Dikwa, Banki, Damasak, Monguno, Magumeri, Jere-MMC Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria.

General purpose of the position

The Internal Control and Oversight Specialist (ICOS) is responsible to provide operational management to conduct the investigation activities for allegation of misconduct, and to oversee the internal control mechanism aimed to prevent misconduct.

S / he contributes to ensuring ethical and compliant procurements in the Nigeria as per the INTERSOS procurement manual and Missions SOPs.

Main responsibilities and tasks


  • Management of the complaints concerning misconduct of National Staff in Abuja, Maiduguri, and all field bases.
  • Keeping the database of the managed complaints updated and available, in coordination with the Meal Unit.
  • Refer to relevant actors and senior managers in case of misconduct or breaches of the rule, following the established pathways.
  • Technical assistance and support provided to the Senior management in the Mission for investigative and fraud prevention activities
  • Field spot check
  • Implements and carries out in coordination with the logistics department and the two above-mentioned supervisors the processes of ethical and compliant procurements from the threshold of ITB-5 procedure and above following the Procurement Manual and the SOPs.
  • Specific duties

  • Conduct investigations (at National level) related to complaints, in compliance with INTERSOS internal policies, and producing all relevant investigation documents;
  • Immediately refer to the PSEA focal point in Nigeria, and PSEA Coordinator in HQ for any SEAH (sexual exploitation and abuses, harassment) suspected or confirmed incident.
  • Immediate referral of survivors of SEAH to the relevant actors in the Mission for follow-up.
  • Plans, organizes, and conducts investigations in Nigeria (Abuja, Maiduguri and the field bases), in accordance with the applicable rules involving a preliminary assessment of the complaint / allegation, interviews of staff and third parties, review of documentary and electronic information, analysis of the facts, organization of the evidence, and determines the appropriate presentation of investigative results including the preparation of reports;
  • Prepares and edits required written outputs with logical and clear presentations of investigative findings, facts; circumstances, conclusions and recommendations to support management decisions regarding any disciplinary or corrective action.
  • Written outputs include investigative plans, records of interviews, and investigative reports;
  • Maintains effective liaison with Internal Auditor and PSEA Coordinator in HQ;
  • Participates in awareness and training activities on the prevention, detection and reporting of fraud and corruption in INTERSOS; and
  • carry out ad hoc controls and checks in Abuja, Maiduguri, and in the field bases. Specifically, verify the correct application of INTERSOS procedures concerning the procurement of goods, works and services, the use of assets owned by the Organization. In particular :
  • Carry out vendors’ offers and physical address verification for the procurement of goods, services, or works from the threshold of ITB-5 procedure prior to POs / contracts signing by the contracting authority referring to the SOP.
  • For procurements with a threshold above the ITB-5 procedure, ensure the conformity (documented) of the selected samples with the technical specifications set forth in the tender dossier given to the suppliers prior to contract awarding.
  • Ensure the integrity of the sealed bids prior to their opening by the committee.
  • Enable / enforce an effective reporting mechanism regarding potential procurement mismanagement.
  • Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master's level) in investigations, law, management, finance, audit, or a related field such as Procurement Logistics and Supply Chain Management, etc
  • Professional experience

  • Five years of relevant experience in fact-finding / investigatory work preferably, but not limited to, misconduct and wrongdoing by employees, suppliers, and partners organizations, including fraud and other forms of corruption, using investigation techniques and procedures.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experiencewith at least 1 years in senior accountability role.
  • Professional requirements

  • Proficiency in reporting
  • Proficiency in MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, outlook etc.)
  • Planning and Organizing (ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, with peaks of heavy workloads
  • Strategic vision
  • Driving and achieving results
  • Teamwork (Ability to delegate and work in team)
  • Languages

  • Working knowledge of English
  • limited knowledge of the language spoken in Borno Region (Hausa, Kanuri)
  • Knowledge of Hausa desirable
  • Personal requirements

  • High integrity.
  • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • Relationship building.
  • Very good diplomatic & negotiationskills.
  • High Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Problem solving and decision making; abilityto create solutions to operational problems.
  • Leadership : developing and motivating staff.
  • Humanitarian motivation and commitment to INTERSOSvalues.
  • Respect of INTERSOS policies and procedures.
  • Strong commitment to beneficiaries’ bestinterests.
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