Head of Department – Internal Audit at Action Against Hunger

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Head of Department – Internal Audit at Action Against Hunger


Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:



Job Title: Head of Department – Internal Audit

Location: Abuja

Employment Type: Time

Department: Internal Audit

Level: Executive

Reporting To: Country

Proposed Start Date: November / December 2021

Job Description

  • We are currently looking to fill the role of HOD-Internal Audit to be based in Abuja (with frequent travels across the mission’s field offices) primarily responsible for examining, reviewing and analyzing records, reports, financial statements and management practices to ensure adequate internal controls are in place to mitigate risks in with laws, regulations, donor requirements and AAH policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare and perform internal audits (in accordance with general audit requirements and standards) in the Nigerian Mission;
  • Work closely with the Finance, HR and teams in the mission to develop the ’s understanding of the importance of the internal audit function;
  • Train and support the Finance, HR and teams in the mission to ensure that audits are conducted thoroughly and efficiently;
  • Prepare a Country Risk and Fraud Register in collaboration with other departments and ensure quarterly updates;
  • In coordination with country management and HQ, assist with the follow-up and resolution of external audit or AAH Internal Audit findings;
  • Conduct regular anti-corruption and fraud prevention trainings to all staff;
  • Serve as country focal point for the internal reporting of any incidents of fraud, corruption or bribery.
  • Assess the significance of risks & problems identified during each audit;
  • For each audit, prepare an audit report containing a summary & analysis of the situation, a presentation of any identified mistakes and inconsistencies, and recommendations for improvements;
  • Perform internal control reviews of in-country processes including cash management, procurement, , and stock management including food commodities, assets management and coordinate with the relevant departments to correct weaknesses and improve controls as needed; prepare action plans to address findings and monitor the status of action plan implementation;
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Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, or a related Business field is required; Certified Public Accountant is an added advantage;
  • At least 5 years related work experience with a not-for-profit organization;
  • Extensive knowledge of donor guidelines and including USAID, ECHO, FCDO, etc;
  • Considerable knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing, accounting and management principles and practices;
  • Excellent critical thinking, superior problem solving skills and ability to use good judgment when making difficult decisions;
  • Familiar with common indicators of fraud;
  • Ability to be flexible, yet focused and reliable, in a work environment with frequently changing demands and circumstances;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team atmosphere, encouraging colleagues to contribute to common work challenges and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of contemporary risk management and internal control practices. Knowledge of non-profit policies, procedures, regulations, and laws;
  • Strong skills in conducting quality control reviews of audit work product. Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions;
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Starting Gross Basic Salary & Other Benefits

  • N1,040,480 per month (excluding other benefits).
  • Other benefits include but not limited to 100% health care coverage, and direct to Cross Knowledge e-learning platform.



How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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  • Action Against Hunger provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • Qualified women are strongly encourage to apply
  • Our employees enjoy a work culture that promotes diversity and inclusion
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Application Deadline  5th October, 2021.

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