Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is an indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes socio-economic development by supporting a broad range of global health programs, education, research, and livelihoods initiatives in Nigeria.
USAID funded Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE) with focus on the BAY (Borno, Adamawa, Yobe) states is seeking qualified candidates for the position below:
Job Title: Compliance Director
Job Category: Fixed Term
- Under the direction of the Managing Director, the position holder ensures compliance with AHNI and funder policies and procedures and the management and reduction of general risk to the organization.
- S/he will carry out independent appraisals of the effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards by which AHNi’s financial resources are managed.
- S/he will review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws and the safeguard of assets.
- S/he will plan, perform and report back on internal audits to ensure that financial control, financial guidelines of funder organizations and other control procedures in purchasing, procurement and contracting are in place and are being properly implemented and managed within AHNi’s offices.
- S/he will also be responsible for advising and monitoring quality standards and ensuring value for money.
Duties and Responsibilities
Finance and Budget Responsibilities:
- Examines the adequacy and appropriateness of internal controls and compliance within AHNi’s policy framework.
- Supports management in the development of action plans to enhance performance in compliance and risk management.
- Contributes to the development of manuals, SOPs and other documentation identified as needs during compliance appraisals.
- Tests internal controls, targets in particular high-risk areas; documents any weaknesses and their impact and makes recommendations to address these weaknesses.
- Assesses value for money and makes recommendations for improvement.
- Reviews and discusses all internal audit findings with the Country Director as appropriate.
- Advises on quality standards, risk management policies and systems.
- Follows up on the implementation of audit recommendations and management action plans.
- Where necessary, carries out investigations of alleged fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets or any other investigation.
- Carries out inspections of activities undertaken by AHNi and its consortium partners
- Designs, plans and undertakes specific internal audit procedures (in accordance with AHNi and funder standards).
- For each assignment, prepares a written report to present findings and conclusions to management.
- Makes recommendations to management and suggestions for improving the overall internal control environment.
- Provides ad-hoc advice; helps AHNi staff to achieve the goal of establishing sound risk management and internal control systems; offer practical advice on how best to comply with financial policy and funder guidelines.
- Responds to management queries in relation to AHNi’s internal control environment.
- Supports management in the implementation and regular review of action plans with training and technical assistance as necessary.
- Identify training needs and deliver training to management on compliance issues.
- Identify gaps in documentation (manuals, SOPs) etc. and support processes of documentation development, testing and roll-out.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Recruitment Standards
- B.Sc in Accounting or Finance with 9 – 11 years relevant experience with international development programs that includes 3-5 years of supervisory experience in internal control function
- M.Sc / M.A in Accounting or Finance or related field with 7 – 9 years relevant experience with international development programs and includes 3-5 years of supervisory experience in internal control function
- Experience in accounting and accounting principles sufficient to prepare complex and detailed financial and budgetary analyses
- Experience in financial reporting, and financial management systems applications
- Familiarity with USAID or similar donor-funded programs is required.
- CPA. ACA, ICAN, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is required.
- Overseas internal control experience is an advantage.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong understanding of risk management and internal control issues
- Strong numeric and analytical skills
- Good communication and report writing skills
- Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.
- Must be able to work independently on several projects with minimal supervision Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines.
- Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background.
- Good experience of using a range of IT accounting software, statistical and Microsoft packages.
- Ability to conduct complex system analysis studies involving financially oriented applications.
- Knowledge of local and funder contractual requirements and regulations.
- Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
- Ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely.
- Ability to travel a minimum of 50%.
Application Closing Date
12th May, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a Suitability Statement (Application) and Resume (CV) as a single MS Word document to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the mail.
- Only applications sent electronically (i.e., by e-mail) with the job title and location clearly indicated as the subject of the mail will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- AHNi is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Disclaimer: AHNi does not charge Candidates a fee for a test or interview.
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