Internal Audit Officer

February 8, 2022

Job Description

Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) - 3 Openings

The Georgetown Global Health Nigeria (GGHN) LTD / GTE is the operational arm and an affiliate of Georgetown University Centre for Global Health Practice and Impact (CGHPI) in Nigeria. GGHN is a Non–profit, Non- Governmental Organization in Nigeria that promotes best practices in health care delivery and research using local and internationally adapted models to strengthen health systems.
We require the services of individuals with skills and expertise to work on an anticipated HIV Care and Treatment program by USAID on the Accelerating Control of the HIV Epidemic in Nigeria (ACE) in the position below:
Job Title: Internal Audit Officer
Locations: Bauchi, Jigawa and Kano
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Overview

The Internal Audit Officer has a key role in the audit department. Reporting directly to the Internal Audit Manager, they will work closely with colleagues to ensure that the annual audit plan is executed efficiently and effectively. They will work to improve the visibility of organizational risks to help Management make decisions.
The Internal Audit Officer will work remotely from their manager and must be able to function independently, be capable of balancing multiple priorities, and have a strong commitment to work product excellence.


Maintain an up to date understanding of GGHN global operations, risks, compliance requirements, and international auditing standards
Assess adequacy of governance, risk management processes, internal controls, compliance with regulation and policies
Influence positive change, add value to GGHN operations, and share best practices
Plan and conduct financial, operational, and compliance audit engagements (scopes, programs, testing) of GGHN country offices, global programs, and operational units
Evaluate financial documents for accuracy and compliance policies and procedures and host countries regulations
Write clear and concise internal audit findings into reports format reflecting the results of the work performed
Provide value-added recommendations that are applicable to specific business processes, country offices, and programs
Review and validate the implementation of management corrective actions and prepare quarterly reports on the status of corrective actions.
Raise awareness of the internal audit function and improve communication and collaboration with management and governance
Partner with management to identify risks and improve visibility of high risks for leadership
Conduct training on internal controls, compliance, risk management, and governance
Promote awareness of fraud risks and red flags, and promote controls to deter and mitigate fraud risks
Develop processes and analytical tools to improve the efficiency of the Internal Audit activity. Develop audit programs, checklists, and audit analytical tools that improve the audit function.
Maintain risk registers and control matrices
Organize and maintain clear and well-organized work papers
Conduct fact-finding reviews and investigate allegations of financial misappropriations
Hands-on knowledge of tax laws and FINANCE ACT 2021.
Assist with other responsibilities and projects assigned by the Internal Audit Manager.


Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in Finance/Accounting/Operations/Project Management; ICAN/ACCA will be an advantage.
3-5 years of experience in Internal Audit/Compliance/Investigation related roles.
Audit experience with International Non-Governmental Organizations is a plus
Knowledge of risks, internal controls, and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage, and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions.
Knowledge and ability to apply international internal auditing standards, COSO framework, and risk assessment standards and practices.
Knowledge of technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting
Ability to work independently, with limited directions and guidance, and provide appropriate support to other internal audit project team members.
Ability to transform data into information
Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
Ability to exhibit leadership skills needed to promote ideas and obtain management buy-in for constructive change.
Experience performing multiple projects and ability to work with diverse teams.
Ability to train small and large audiences of diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding.
High sense of ethics, integrity, and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Application Closing Date
22nd February, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

The position is subject to GGHN's award from the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) 72062021RFA00004 – NPI GH ROUND 8.
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