INTERNAL AUDIT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)
Abuja, Nigeria
8d ago

JOB VACANCIES / OPPORTUNITIES IN AN ALLIANCE FOR GREEN REVOLUTION IN AFRICA (AGRA PROJECT FUNDED BY USAID, BILL & MELINDA GATES & ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION IN NIGERIA.

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organisation (WEWE) in partnership with European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD) an International NGO based in Brussels and a leading agribusiness company based in Lagos, is soliciting for qualified applicants for a proposal to Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa (PIATA), an agricultural intervention jointly funded by USAID, Bill & Melinda Gates and Rockefeller Foundation.

WEWE and its partners are proposing to implement the project to develop a market-led maize and soy bean value chain targeting 100,000 farmers in Niger and Kaduna States.

The job vacancies and opportunities are listed below :

INTERNAL AUDIT & COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Key relationships :

  • Internally : WEWE Executive Director, WEWE Finance and Admin Director, State Programme Manager, Head, Internal Audit / Compliance
  • Externally : Auditors; some interaction with local implementing partners and other stakeholders at the local level.
  • Direct Reports :

  • State Programme Manager, WEWE Executive Director
  • PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF WORK
  • The Internal Audit and Compliance Officer will assist to ensure that project’s financial processes are compliant with international finance and administration rules and regulations.

    The post holder must have hands-on experience with daily internal auditing and / or financial and administrative compliance monitoring.

    The post will be based in the WEWE Abuja office (Project Secretariat) with occasional trips to the project sites, State offices (Niger and Kaduna).

  • RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Internal Audit and Compliance Portfolio

  • Carry out pre and post review of all financial expenditures.
  • Review monthly certified expenditure reports to ensure correctness.
  • Carry out internal control self-assessment on assigned agents.
  • Ensure compliance with donor’s cost principles.
  • Ensure full compliance with donor’s financial rules and regulations.
  • Ensure strict adherence with WEWE’s internal policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ensure project activities’ adherence to Nigerian fiscal, tax and related rules and regulations.
  • Perform monthly review and evaluation of financial records / reports and bank reconciliation statement.
  • Ensure project assets are safeguarded.
  • Regularly review and ensure that inventory records are updated, complete, and accurate.
  • Assist the organization in carrying out risk identification and exposures; and timely report to the appropriate authority with recommending improvements.
  • Timely investigate all cases of fraudulent practices and missing assets.
  • Ensure withholding tax is remitted within 21 days of deduction by the organization.
  • Ensure Project Staff PAYE Tax is remitted to the relevant tax authority within 10 days monthly.
  • Ensure monthly remittance of Staff Pension benefit to the relevant pension managers by the Organisation.
  • Controls, Documentation and Reporting

  • Maintains internal audit / compliance register detailing auditing investigations and remediations.
  • Prepare period reports of audit activities in line with WEWE’s processes and procedures.
  • General responsibilities

  • Ensure high levels of transparency and accountability to both donors, to the project communities in line with WEWE’s vision to be the most financially compliant NGO in Nigeria.
  • Observe with all WEWE and donor’s performance management standards and indicators.
  • CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

  • Strong skills in the following areas : project and people management skills; information management, research and reporting, administrative, networking and stakeholder engagement, negotiation and persuasion;
  • planning and organising; problem analysis; verbal and written communication; and organisational learning and capacity development.

  • The post-holder is expected to be results and data orientated; able to orient employees, be a team-player; pro-active and creative;
  • culturally and gender sensitive; a good listener; committed to self-development; and able to make sound judgements under pressure.

    The post holder should have a knack for investigations, and pay strong attention to details; good time management, analytical.

    JOB REQUIREMENT (KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS COMPETENCIES)

  • Qualifications : A Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy / Accounting or a related field.
  • Minimum Working Experience :
  • 3 5year experience working in the field.
  • Be a chartered accountant (ICAN or ACCA)
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements and managing donor relations.
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation skills
  • Very strong report writing skills.
  • Fluent in English Language (Oral and Written)
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of internal and external relationships, including relationships with donors and partners.
  • Proven ability to manage team, with show leadership, and able to work independently.
  • High degree of accountability and integrity.
  • Desirable Experience
  • Experience in working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-
  • cultural, politically sensitive environment is an advantage.

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