Internal Control and Oversight Specialist (ICOS)

December 13, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos


INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Internal Control and Oversight Specialist (ICOS) 
Job Code: SR-49-3373
Location: Nigeria
Duty Station: Nigeria 20%
Contract duration: 12 Months
Starting date: 02/01/2023
Reporting to: Head of Missions Afghanistan ; Nigeria ; South Sudan
Functional Supervisor: Internal Auditor & Accountability
General Context of the Project

Nigeria: INTERSOS is implementing more than 6 projects addressing critical gaps in health and nutrition, WASH, Protection, Health, Food Security, Livelihood and Camp Coordination and Camp Management services for a highly vulnerable population in the newly accessible host communities in of Ngala, Bama, Dikwa, Banki, Damasak, Monguno, Magumeri, Jere-MMC Local Government Area (LGA), Borno State, Nigeria.

General Purpose of the Position

The Internal Control and Oversight Specialist (ICOS) is responsible to provide operational management to conduct the investigation activities for allegation of misconduct, and to oversee the internal control mechanism aimed to prevent misconduct.
S/he contributes to ensuring ethical and compliant procurements as per the INTERSOS  procurement manual and Missions SOPs.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

Management of the complaints concerning misconduct of National Staff.
Keeping the database of the managed complaints updated and available.
Refer to relevant actors and senior managers in case of misconduct or breaches of the rule, following the established pathways.
Technical assistance and support provided to the Senior management in the Mission for investigative and fraud prevention activities
Field spot check
Implements and carries out in coordination with the logistics department and the two above mentioned supervisors the processes of ethical and compliant procurements from the threshold of ITB-5 procedure and above following the Procurement manual and the SOPs.

Specific duties:

Conduct investigations (at National level) related to complaints, in compliance with INTERSOS internal policies, and producing all relevant investigation documents;
Immediate refer to the PSEA focal point in country of operations, and PSEA Coordinator in HQ for any SEAH (sexual exploitation and abuses, harassment) suspected or confirmed incident.
Immediate referral of survivors of SEAH to the relevant actors in the Mission for follow up.
Plans, organizes and conducts investigations, in accordance with the applicable rules involving a preliminary assessment of the complaint/allegation, interviews of staff and third parties, review of documentary and electronic information, analysis of the facts, organization of the evidence, and determines the appropriate presentation of investigative results including the preparation of reports;
Prepares and edits required written outputs with logical and clear presentations of investigative findings, facts; circumstances, conclusions and recommendations to support management decisions regarding any disciplinary or corrective action. Written outputs include investigative plans, records of interviews, and investigative reports;
Maintains effective liaison with Internal Auditor and PSEA Coordinator in HQ;
Participates in awareness and training activities on the prevention, detection and reporting of fraud and corruption in INTERSOS; and
carry out ad hoc controls and checks. Specifically, verify the correct application of INTERSOS procedures concerning the procurement of goods, works and services, the use of assets owned by the Organization. In particular:

Carry out vendors’ offers and physical address verification for the procurement of goods, services, or woks from the threshold of ITB-5 procedure prior to POs/contracts signing by the contracting authority referring to the SOP. 
For procurements with threshold above the ITB-5 procedure, ensure the conformity (documented) of the selected samples with the technical specifications set forth in the tender dossier given to the suppliers prior to contract awarding. 
Ensure the integrity of the sealed bids prior to their opening by the committee. 
Enable/enforce an effective reporting mechanism regarding potential procurement mismanagement.

Performs other duties as required.

Educational Qualification

Advanced University Degree (Master's level) in Investigation, Law, Management, Finance, Audit, or a related field such as Procurement Logistics and Supply Chain Management, etc

Professional experience:

Five years of relevant experience in fact-finding/investigatory work preferably, but not limited to, misconduct and wrongdoing by employees, suppliers, and partners organizations, including fraud and other forms of corruption, using investigation techniques and procedures.
Minimum 3 years of relevant working experiencewith at least 1 years in senior accountability role.

Professional requirements:

Proficiency in reporting
Proficiency in MS Office (i.e., Word, Excel, outlook etc.)
Planning and Organizing (ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines, with peaks of heavy workloads
Strategic vision
Driving and achieving results
Teamwork (Ability to delegate and work in team)


Working knowledge of English

Personal requirements:

High integrity.
Excellent Communication Skills.
Relationship building.
Very good diplomatic & negotiation skills.
High Flexibility and adaptability.
Ability to take initiative.
Problem solving and decision making; ability to create solutions to operational problems.
Leadership: developing and motivating staff.
Humanitarian motivation and commitment to INTERSOS values.

Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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