Call for Application: Internal Audit & Compliance Manager

Yiaga Africa Jan 26th 2023

Call for Application: Internal Audit & Compliance Manager

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: February 10, 2023

Type of Contract: Full-time

Department: Internal Audit & Compliance

Post Level: Managerial

Languages Required: English   

Duration of Initial Contract: One year initially (Extendable)


At Yiaga Africa Initiative, we seek an exceptional candidate to support our Internal Audit & Compliance Department as an Internal Audit & Compliance Manager. 

Yiaga Africa is committed to achieving a diverse, vibrant, innovative, and engaged workforce working to achieve the organization’s vision of a people-driven, developed, and democratic Africa. 

Yiaga Africa promotes diversity in terms of gender, nationality, religion/belief, culture, and other forms of diversity. 

For this role, young women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Yiaga Africa does not tolerate sexual exploitation, harassment, abuse, or discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background. Successful candidates will undergo training to be fully immersed in the organization's culture.


In our vision to be the Yiaga Africa of the future, we seek to hire a creative and experienced candidate with an excellent internal audit background and exceptional compliance monitoring skills to join our team.

The incumbent of this role will be expected to support management on strategic compliance issues and assist in risk analysis and management. 

They will ensure compliance with international/ local policies and procedures, strengthen financial integrity through recommendations for improving systems, controls, and processes, and reduce fraud and errors through internal auditing and executing audit committee decisions. 

They will manage the internal audit team and supervise internal audit team members to ensure mechanisms are in place in the organizational policy, practices, and structures.

If you have the required skills and experiences to excel as an Internal Audit & Compliance Manager in our organization, do apply now!

The position is for One year, subject to renewal based on performance and funding availability. The post holder would be expected to work 40 hours a week. The position has a competitive salary as obtainable in the industry.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of an Internal Audit Plan covering maximum risk areas.
  • Regularly conduct an internal audit of  Yiaga Africa’s events & report on the adequacy of the controls' adequacy to optimize the economic and efficient use of the organization’s resources.
  • Perform objective risk-based examinations and evaluations of the internal controls in operation and financial management processes.
  • Review the internal control system of the organization and suggest its necessary improvement.
  •  Finalizing audit report with management responses.
  • Attend training/workshops on audit & finance-related events to gain knowledge to implement new ideas, techniques, and tools.
  • Arrange appropriate training for the team members as well for their capacity development.
  • Gathered knowledge on updated internal audit procedures and shared them with team members.
  • Prepare and send half-yearly internal audit reports of Yiaga Africa’s activities.
  • Ensure that Yiaga Africa’s internal audit processes are compliant with donor requirements.
  • Provide full cooperation with the external audit team and other relevant issues required by them.
  • Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding the sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques, and performance standards.
  • Periodically carry out Fraud Awareness and Preventing staff training.
  • To perform any other responsibilities as assigned.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the values and ethical standards of Yiaga Africa.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Yiaga Africa.
  • Displays gender, region, religion/belief, race, nationality, culture and age sensitivity, and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Shares knowledge and experience.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan, and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to perform various standard tasks related to the provision of internal audit services.
  • Good knowledge of Yiaga Africa’s and donor rules and regulations.
  • Good knowledge of financial software.

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Focuses on results for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Remains calm, in control, and good-humoured even under pressure.


Required Skills and Experience

The candidate must possess the following:

  •  A University degree in accounting or its recognized equivalent.
  • Must have professional certifications such as ACCA. 
  • At least eight years post-NYSC experience with at least five years of NGO Managerial experience working on International donor-funded projects.
  • Working knowledge of EU, FCDO, and NED audit rules and regulations.
  • Hands-on experience working with the statutory bodies – NSITF, FIRS, State IRS, specifically FCT IRS, NHF, PENCOM, etc.
  • Must be very strong in audit report writing.
  • Must have experience writing quarterly audit reports to the board.
  • Experience with word processing and spreadsheet software Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent experience with financial systems and software such as quick books.
  • Excellent communication skills Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines. 


Language Requirements: 

Fluency in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Hausa and French language will be a plus.

How to apply

Interested candidates should fill out the job application form and upload their detailed

resume containing their LinkedIn ID, Age, Address, and the contact of referees in MS Word

documents here. Submission should be concluded on or before February 10, 2023.

Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Application will be considered on a rolling basis. Only candidates resident in Abuja will be considered.