Risk and Compliance Officer at Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is the umbrella organization for applied epidemiology training, programs in Africa. It oversees the Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programs (FETP) in 16 countries of Africa. It has been vested with the responsibility of implementing Lagos AIDS Indicator Survey (LAGAIS) in the State. In view of this, AFENET is recruiting men and women with field work experience to gather the Lagos data across the 20 Local Government Areas of Lagos State.We seek the services of candidates to fill the vacant position below for its operations in Nigeria:Job Title: Risk and Compliance OfficerLocations: Lagos and AbujaWork Hours: Full timeDuration: 6 monthsReports to: Functionally - Regional Internal Auditor, Administratively - Resident AdvisorKey Responsibilities The responsibilities of a Risk and Compliance Officer are;Investigate and provide direction in all compliance related matters and ensure that AFENET Nigeria is compliant in all areas. Some of the areas include compliance with statutory requirements, organizational policies and requirements of various agreements as applicable to AFENET Nigeria.Participate in the development, review and update of compliance policies and procedures.Participate in the development and implementation of the AFENET Nigeria Risk Management framework, policy and processes.Work with unit heads and other staff to encourage and promote a culture of risk management & compliance across AFENET Nigeria.Manage policy, compliance and risk registers for the specific programs/ projects as well as for AFENET Nigeria.Conduct risk assessment and reviews for the specific projects and for AFENET Nigeria.Identification of risk and compliance gaps in projects and develop documentation for monitoring of AFENET Nigeria’s compliance policies and procedures.Provide risk and compliance advice as required to the Leadership Team.Facilitate staff knowledge of compliance policy and practice through a program of information updates.Some of the specific compliance duties in particular include:Report recurring areas of weaknesses in the implementation of all organizational policies, processes and procedure that have been documented as well as issues in relation to the interpretation of the same.Review of Expense, Cash, Journal, Bank vouchers to ensure compliance with the appropriate policies and standards.Detailed scrutiny of Quarterly Trial Balance and other financial documents;Review of the Treasury functions of AFENET Nigeria and ensure that all treasury policies in regard to bank accounts and cash management are adhered to.Review internal billing from various departments to Centers / Projects;Review of staff advance (outstanding) and various program advances outstanding.Make recommendations after the analysis of budget versus actuals of all organizational budgets has been done on a periodical basis.Assess whether reports e.g. Trial Balance, Funds Reconciliation, KPIs and other MIS if any, as prepared by the organization, are complete and accurate.Assess the existing internal control system and recommend suitable changes, if any.Follow up on implementation of internal audit, statutory audit and site visit recommendations of the previous audit, if any.Review and report on all related party transactions.Ensure that funds are utilized for the purpose for which it has been granted.Review compliance of terms within project agreements of the different donors.Work closely with Management and the Secretariat and contribute to ensure that AFENET’s risk and compliance management is enhanced in AFENET Nigeria and its programs.Participate in particular audits and fraud investigations as requested 

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