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Award and Compliance Officer at the Society for Family Health (SFH)


Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Award and Compliance Officer

Job No: sfh-37717
Location: Abuja
Job Type: Full-time
Department: Finance & Accounts

Job Profile

  • This position will be responsible for the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, compliance with policies and procedures.
  • S/he will develop a risk-based test plan by selecting appropriate audit approach, test procedures and sampling criteria based on professional judgment and departmentally defined internal audit methodology.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of business processes in scope for assigned audits and document the processes in flowcharts and/or process narratives. Identify and document inherent risks and controls within the business processes.
  • Develop a risk-based test plan by selecting appropriate audit approach, test procedures and sampling criteria based on professional judgment and departmentally defined internal audit methodology.
  • Perform audit tests and prepare working papers in accordance with professional IIA (Institute of Internal Audit) standards.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of process design and the effectiveness of controls in meeting business and control objectives. Identify and document control and process weaknesses and provide evidential support for findings.
  • Propose practical and value-added recommendations to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficiencies.
  • Organize and reference work papers for review by Award and Compliance Manager.
  • Participate in closing meetings at the end of fieldwork, providing clear explanations for identified issues.
  • Assist in the preparation of a concise and informative audit report to effectively communicate the findings and recommendations.
  • Assists the Manager, Award and Compliance in the development of the annual Internal Audit plan
  • Supports the Manager, Award and Compliance in the development and implementation of the evolving audit methodology.
  • Contributes to the safeguarding of corporate assets by ensuring that appropriate internal controls are in place and operating effectively.
  • Conduct investigations of suspected internal fraud.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a first degree in accounting or finance-related field of study.
  • Must also possess a recognized professional accounting qualification.
  • Must possess a minimum of four (4) years post-NYSC experience.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of accounting and audit procedures.
  • Must have very good knowledge of the current financial and corporate governance regulatory environments.
  • Previous working experience from a recognized audit firm will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of accounting and audit procedures.
  • Knowledge of USAID financial guidelines and cost principles

Skills and Competencies:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Good understanding of accounting and audit procedures
  • Good communication skills
  • Result Oriented
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • High level of integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using intermediate-level office software applications, including Microsoft Office.

Application Closing Date
9th December, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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