Internal Auditor at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Internal AuditorLocation: Abuja, NigeriaDepartment: Internal AuditReports to: Head of OperationsReports to: Coordinator, Internal AuditBand: D-1Slot: 2Role PurposeThe Internal Audit Officer shall assist the Head, Internal Audit in developing and executing the Country Program’s audit plan, and take a lead role in the day to day execution of internal audits.In this role you will contribute to the Internal Audit function by identifying risks associated with CRS’ objectives and evaluating the controls in place to mitigate those risks in order to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.You will provide value-added advice and support to staff and partners on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, processes, products or services to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained.Specific ResponsibilitiesAudit Reviews:Develop a risk based test plan by selecting appropriate audit approach, test procedures and sampling criteria based on professional judgment and departmentally defined internal audit methodologyPerform audit tests and prepare working papers in accordance with professional internal audit standards and CRS’ IA methodologyEvaluate the adequacy of process, design, and the effectiveness of controls in meeting program and control objectives. Identify and document control and process weaknesses and provide evidential support for findingsPropose practical and value added recommendations to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficienciesOrganize and reference work papers for review by Head, Internal AuditParticipate in closing meetings with client at the end of fieldwork, providing clear explanations for identified issuesReporting:Assist in the preparation of a concise and informative audit report to effectively communicate the findings and recommendations to the project and senior management.Other ResponsibilitiesAssists the Head, Internal Audit in the development of the annual Internal Audit planConduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventionsDetermine project level operational risks in the area of finance, procurement, human resources (HR), compliance and other relevant areas.Contribute and assist in maintaining an organizational risk management frameworkConducts reviews of suspected internal fraud or malpracticesProvide consultative support to projects and departments with regard to the adequate design and implementation of risk management processesProvide in person training to staff and partners on agency wide policies, external rules, regulations and legislation which requires compliance of all staff (i.e., foreign corrupt practices act, mandatory disclosure, full cooperation, etc.)Develops and maintains effective and professional working relationships with all levels of staff within the organization, including Senior Management and partner organizations.Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding donor rules, regulations, best practices and internal audit standardsAny other tasks assigned by supervisorAgency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.Serves with IntegrityModels StewardshipCultivates Constructive RelationshipsPromotes LearningKey Working Relationships:Internal: Program Managers, Grants Managers, Head of Finance, all program and operations staff.External: External Auditors, Sub-recipients 

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