Centre for Health, Education, Economic, Rehabilitation and Social Security (CHEERS) is one of the leading indigenous Implementing Partners in Nigeria focussing on mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDs, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Nigeria. CHEERS mission is to improve the quality of lives of vulnerable population groups in rural communities across Nigeria by increasing access to healthcare services, education and economic empowerment.
CHEERS is currently scaling up TB/HIV program coordination and implementation within the 6 geopolitical zones of Nigeria and is in need of competent/qualified persons to fill up the vacant position listed below:
Job Title: Internal Audit Manager
Desired Start Date: January 2018
S/he will provide strategic direction and effective oversight on the internal audit function as a trusted advisor to management with objective analyses, observations and recommendations developed in conjunction with the Internal Audit Department's review of the accounting, financial, compliance, contractual and other operational activities.
The Internal Auditor Manager will also oversee the implementation of CHEERS annual risk based internal audit plan and provide periodic independent and uncompromised assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and compliance frameworks.
Develop the internal audit annual work plan for approval by the Board
Implement the approved annual work plan in a flexible manner to ensure that CHEERS internal work dynamically addresses organizations risks
Facilitate biannual organizational control self-assessments as a key step in risk assessment
Supervises and performs audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence.
Ensure documentation of processes and procedures are in accordance with professional standards and donor requirements.
Conducts interviews, reviews document, develops and administer surveys, reviews and prepares working papers and composes formal audit reports.
Regularly review the key components of risk within the CHEERS and ensures that these areas are reviewed and tested as appropriate.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with management so that Internal Audit is seen as a trusted advisor to the organization.
Ensures key findings and risks are communicated in a timely and effective manner.
Demonstrate and apply strong project management skills, teamwork, and responsibility with internal audit team members, external auditors and CHEERS funders.
Provides quality and value-added audit services while maintaining independence and objectivity.
Understands and adheres to national and international professional auditing standards, where appropriate.
Qualifications and Skills
Post Graduate Degree in Accounting, Business or related field. Chartered Accountant and / or CIA designation preferred.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a position managing and performing internal audits and/or related functions within the health response in Nigeria.
Knowledge of USG and Global Fund reporting requirements.
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Excellent listening, verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of management.
Strong technical internal audit skills, with hands on internal audit experience directing financial and operational audits, and evaluating internal controls.
Experience leading audit teams with a strong focus on execution and team development.
Ability to quickly assimilate relevant information in unfamiliar situations.
Superior analytical and critical thinking skills.
Strong influencing and negotiating skills.
Passion for continual improvement.
Sound judgment and the highest integrity.
What We Offer
Challenging working environment with scope for professional and personal development;
Being part of a dedicated, motivated and intercultural team;
Salary depending on the capacity and experience of the candidate.
Application Closing Date
15th December, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a one-page Application Letter and CV as a single document (word or PDF only) containing contact details of 3 referees to: [email protected] Use the Position applied for and Location in the subject line of your mail and in your Application Letter.
There are no relocation allowances for the advertised position.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and shortlisted candidates must be ready to attend interview at their own cost within one week after the closing date.
All candidates must meet all the criteria of minimum qualification.