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Internal Auditor At Health Initiatives For Safety And Stability In Africa (HIFASS)

Date Posted: 16/May/2019
Deadline: 20/May/2019

Health Initiatives for Safety and Stability in Africa (HIFASS), is a non-profit organization registered in 2007 in Nigeria with a core objective of expanding quality health care and treatment in Africa. Our vision is enhancing healthier and safer communities, while our mission is to collaborate with partners to promote comprehensive and sustainable interventions for public health, support military medicine and health diplomacy for peace, stability and development of communities. Over the years HIFASS has provided manpower and associated technical support to PEPFAR, Research activities, USAID and World Bank funded projects in Nigeria and further more played a role in the management of personnel services.

Internal Auditor

Reports to: Audit Committee
Job Type: Part-time
Work Hours: 20 hours/week

General Description

  • The role of the Internal Auditor is to provide objective assurance that HIFASS’s business risks are being managed appropriately and that the organization’s governance, risk management and internal control framework is operating effectively.

Essential Job Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform financial, operational, and compliance audits in accordance with the Organization’s standard Operating Procedure.
  • Document processes for improving internal controls, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of records and record keeping.
  • Perform audit-specific risk assessment to verify that controls are in place and operating effectively
  • Conduct and demonstrate initiative in follow-up reviews of financial, operational, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during previous audits.
  • Report on audit observations along with recommendations to improve policies, procedures, efficiency and controls
  • Manage the follow-up process, including registering of all findings and recommendations arising from internal audits, maintaining appropriate databases or automated audit software to facilitate tracking and reporting of findings and recommendations.
  • Anticipating emerging issues through research and interviews and deciding how best to deal with them especially with respect to donor rules and local law
  • Identify 'red flags' that may indicate the existence or attempt of fraud
  • Performing risk assessments on key company activities and using this information to guide what to cover in audits
  • Validate the implementation of prior audit findings and monitoring of company-wide risk reporting.
  • Assist in conducting sensitive and other special investigations as requested.

Job Specification

  • Minimum Education/Training Requirement: The Internal Auditor must meet the following qualifications:  B.Sc/HND in Accounting. Relevant Post-graduate and/or Professional Qualification will be an added advantage
  • Prior Work Experience: over 3 years of relevant experience in NGO grant contract management and/or conducting and supervising internal audits.

Other Specification:

  • Must be ready at short notices to audit program sites. Candidate must be resident or ready to relocate to Abuja and should be able to resume within short notice.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Must have knowledge in QuickBooks, OMB Circular A-122 “Cost Principles for Non-profit Organizations, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Part 31 “Contract Cost Principles and Procedures.
  • Familiar with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices and also has demonstrated expertise in the use of audit software.
  • Ability to resolve basic issues related to internal policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines on assignments, juggle multiple demands and work with all types of people proficiency in spreadsheet software required; Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their Cover Letter and CV to "The Human Resources Manager (HIFASS)" via: [email protected] specifying the Job Title as the subject of the mail. 

Note: Kindly attach additional certificates that support or address the requirements listed for the position in PDF format, Resume and CV together in one Word Format. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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