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The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), is a corporate body established by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (Establishment, etc.
Act 2011, and mandated to manage funds in excess of budgeted hydrocarbon revenues. Its mission is to play a leading role in driving sustained economic development for the benefit of all Nigerians through building a savings base for the Nigerian people, enhancing the development of Nigeria’s infrastructure, providing stabilization support in times of economic stress.
The NSIA is in the process of strengthening its operations and enhancing overall capacity towards delivering its mandate.
In this regard, the Authority is seeking to recruit suitably qualified, result-oriented and exceptional professional to fill the vacant position below :
Reference Number : ESO100
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and Chair, Board Committee on Audit, the successful candidate will coordinate the development of strategies for the internal audit function in line with global best practices and manage organization-
wide compliance and control matters.
Establishes direction and oversees the internal audit function to ensure stakeholder alignment and organizational goals and objectives are achievedConducts risk-
based audits, both scheduled and unscheduled, with concentration on policies, procedures, corporate governance principles and practices that relate to the control, safeguarding, and accountability for funds and assets.
Institute internal control framework and continuously evaluates, prepares and distributes reports on the results of reviews and audits including recommendations for modification of management practices, fiscal policies, and accounting procedures as justified by audit findingsMonitor the Authority's compliance with all applicable regulations guiding its operations.
Manage the interface with the Offices of the Auditor-General and Accountant-General of the Federation in the review of the Authority's transactions and activitiesEnsure violations of the Authority's operational procedures are promptly detected and properly investigated and make recommendations on proper preventive / remedial actionsCoordinate the conduct of investigations into suspected fraudulent practices across the organization and determine / recommend the appropriate line of actionProvide regular, accurate and objective reports / updates for management attentionLiaise with the Board Audit Committee and implement its recommendationsContinually review and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of policies, procedures and processes across the organization and identify improvement opportunitiesPerforms related work as assigned by the Audit Committee or the Managing Director.
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
A Degree in Accounting, Finance and / or Risk Management; possession of ICAN, ACCA, CISA, CIMA, CFA and other such professional qualifications will be an advantage.
Other relevant professional and post-graduate qualification(s) will be also an advantageA minimum of fifteen (15) years in the practice of audit, control, accountancy experience, and financial institution, seven of which must be as a senior role or in a reputable audit firmGood knowledge of Internal audit methodologies including Risk management methodologiesCorporate governance procedures, Accounting standards, Auditing guidelines and Process engineeringGood decision making and problem-
solving skills as well as good report writingExcellent work organization and a high degree of attention to detailsFinancial / data analysis skills with high level of IntegrityDemonstrated commitment to ethical standards and highest level of integrity.
Reference Number : ESO101
Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the successful candidate will work with investment teams on a diverse range of investment activitiesHe / she will support the procurement of high-
quality and cost-efficient services / supplies ensuring that the business gets the best value at all times.
Support the management of the Authority's investment portfolio, monitor portfolio activities and provide up-to-date reports to managementSupport compliance with project milestones, contracts, commitment and termsMonitor project schedules and budgets, prepare progress reports, and liaise with key internal teams , Audit, Risk management etc.
Prepare project costs variance reporting and commitment controlSupport the continuous review / monitoring of the Authority's investment portfolio in order to proactively escalate red flagsSupport the implementation of exit strategies for all holdings in the portfolio ensuring the Authority can exit from its investment on a timely and seamless basis.
Assist with new manager on-boarding, transition for manager changes and issues resolutionAssist in the review of performance measurement reports produced by the Global Custodian and liaise with the Investment teams to review returns and discuss anomaliesSupport cash movements within the custodial and other banking relationships (both domestic and international)Develop relationships with both internal and external counter-
parties to ensure timely completion of project deliverablesSupport the review of monthly reporting pack from the Global Custodians (GC) and discuss any valuation differences with the Investment teamsPlay a role in procuring high-
quality and cost-efficient supplies / servicesPerform administrative duties; minute taking, end-to-end business support within the procurement process flowPerform any other tasks that may be assigned by the Unit Head / Team Lead.
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
A Business Degree with a Post graduate / Professional qualification. Possession of ICAN / ACCA will be an added advantageAt least 5 to 8 years of experience in a similar positionBroad knowledge about back office processes, asset management and service providersCounter-
party / Credit Risk experience with exposure to Financial market / Infrastructure projectsStrong analytical and numerical skillsExcellent presentation and facilitation skillsHigh level of personal and professional integrityOrganized, and able to handle multiple tasks and delver to deadlines
In addition, candidates for these roles must possess the following attributes :
Proven leadership, negotiating and influencing skillsExcellent networking, relationship-building, interpersonal and communication skillsGood understanding of the NSIA mandate, regulations and operating environment.
Method of Application
Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae (prepared as a Microsoft Word document, and saved with your full names) to : Please quote the appropriate reference number as the subject of your e-mail
The roles are open to Nigerians within and outside the country who have completed the National Youth Service ProgrammeWomen are strongly encouraged to applyAll applications will be treated in strict confidenceOnly short-
listed candidates will be contacted. on
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