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  • Posted: Nov 15, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 29, 2021
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  • Society for Family Health is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako, Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey. Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable to lead healthier...
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    Head, Internal Audit and Assurance

    Job Profile: The Head, Internal Audit and Assurance will lead the Internal Audit and Assurance Team to deliver an independent, objective assurance and advisory service to meet the broad needs of the various projects and functions in SFH. In addition, the HIAA will provide high-level audit and risk management expertise with an emphasis on quality audit and risk management programme that address organisational accountability and resilience in coordination with the Board and Executive management. The post holder is expected to bring innovative perspectives and experiences to Society for Family Health to influence and implement reform in an ever-changing operating environment

    Position Required: Head, Internal Audit and Assurance 

    Job Profile: The Head, Internal Audit and Assurance will lead the Internal Audit and Assurance Team to deliver an independent, objective assurance and advisory service to meet the broad needs of the various projects and functions in SFH. In addition, the HIAA will provide high-level audit and risk management expertise with an emphasis on quality audit and risk management programme that address organisational accountability and resilience in coordination with the Board and Executive management. The post holder is expected to bring innovative perspectives and experiences to Society for Family Health to influence and implement reform in an ever-changing operating environment

    Job-role: The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

    • Lead the identification, establishment and maintenance of a risk driven audit and assurance programme, and a strategic framework that addresses system and organisational-wide risks and business continuity planning.
    • Lead the identification and reporting on key strategic and operational risks, including ways to achieve greater efficiencies across the organisation, supporting key organisational initiatives.
    • Lead and coordinate the unit’s strategic oversight of reviews, investigations and audits undertaken, ensuring immediate and long-term recommendations are achievable and sustainable.
    • With knowledge and experience of relevant statutory, ethical and donor compliance requirements, s/he will support the design, review and implementation of relevant policies and procedures for the organisation. This will include being aware of emerging trends, issues and best practice in the NGO and social enterprise sector.
    • The post holder is expected to work collaboratively with other leadership teams, and senior management and other key stakeholders through the development and maintenance of effective workplace relationships.
    • Act as an objective source of independent advice to the board and management ensuring effective risk management, compliance focus and goal achievement of the organisation’s strategic plan.
    • S/he will provide accurate and timely information on audit and assurance matters to the SFH Board and other external bodies as may be approved by the board/executive management and represent SFH in a range of forums relating to audit.

    Qualifications/Experience:

    • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance or related field of study.
    • A Master’s degree in Business Administration or Finance or a related field will be of added advantage.
    • Must possess the ACCA or ACA certification as a Chartered Accountant.
    • At least 10 years of progressive professional experience with at least 4 years in a similar role.
    • Previous experience with compliance roles in the development sector and/or social enterprise sector will also be an advantage.

    Skills and Competencies required

    • Technical knowledge and understanding of external and internal Audit management
    • Demonstrable experience of shaping and managing strategy and achieving result
    • Data management and reporting skills.
    • Some experience of NGO programme development, implementation, review and reporting as well as IT Systems audits will be an added advantage
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrable ability to build productive relationships
    • Exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness
    • Excellent communication (oral and written), influencing, and presentation skills
    • Must have a continuous drive for learning and knowledge sharing.
    • Demonstrable problem solving and analytical ability.
    • Leadership and positive influence, and flexible thinking

    Compensation & Benefits:

    The compensation package for these positions is based on industry standards, and designed to attract, motivate, and incentivize talented individuals.

    Method of Application

    All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply. This advert will be open for two weeks from the date of publication. We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. SFH is an equal opportunity employer, therefore women are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates who are residents in the states where the roles are situated are strongly encouraged to apply. 

    Interested and qualified? Go to Society for Family Health (SFH) on sfhnigeria.simplicant.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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