Senior Internal Auditor – International at Christian Aid

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  • Job ID 35222
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Job Description

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor – International

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Corporate Services
Reports to: Internal Audit Manager, International

Role Purpose

  • This role will report directly to the Internal Audit Manager, International.
  • The role will be part of the Internal Audit team, and its main focus will be to deliver a schedule of internal audits in the International programs covering both whole country programs and individual donor grants. It will also support the wider corporate internal audit program as appropriate to support the effective allocation of resources across the whole internal audit remit.
  • This is a high-profile role that requires significant communication, negotiation, influencing, process, and control skills to assist organizational understanding of and management of risk. It is also required to test compliance to Christian Aid’s key controls. The role holder will be required to work on assignments autonomously or as part of a team.
  • The role will involve interfacing with relevant audit stakeholders, scoping of audit work, testing of systems and processes, and providing timely reporting on the results of the audit to management for audits allocated to them within the overall internal audit plan.
  • The role holder will be proactive and support the capacity building of International teams, working closely with the Internal Audit Manager, International, and help to embed a strong culture of compliance to ensure excellence in systems and processes.

Key Outcomes

  • Deliver a schedule of agreed audits to time and quality. Audit reports are accurate, timely, well-reasoned, documented & communicated, and effective management actions agreed and followed up within agreed timescales and budget.
  • Support the effective operation of the risk and internal control self-assessment tool and follow up audit recommendations tracker for the International department in liaison with the wider internal audit team.
  • Strong compliance culture is embedded in the International programs along with effective risk management.
  • Internal audit is a visible and respected resource within the International teams.

Role Context

  • It reports to the Internal Audit Manager, International and works very closely with other audit colleagues to ensure internal audit and risk management processes within Christian Aid are robust and fit for purpose.
  • It supports International colleagues globally by advising on control effectiveness, including risk management and internal control self-assessment processes and post-audit requirements.
  • It helps embed an understanding of risk and control processes and provides guidance and capacity-building support to teams as appropriate on relevant areas of policy implementation and best practices. The role is based Internationally.
  • The location of the role is flexible but there must be a country program in which the role holder will sit. The role holder will be flexible in responding to changing audit needs of country offices while remaining focused on the overall delivery of the audit plan. The role holder must be willing to travel extensively and at short notice to other locations within the International program.

Person Specification
Applied skills / Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Qualified accountant with CIMA, ACCA, ACA.
  • Good understanding of risk management and internal control procedures and how these should be applied within core business processes.
  • In-house internal auditing experience at a senior auditor level within the INGO sector – scope development, design of audit testing, feedback, and reporting within the sector.
  • Experience of auditing donor compliance.
  • Strong record of working autonomously and delivering results.


  • An understanding of humanitarian issues and standards, including codes of conduct and accountability principles.
  • Knowledge of anti-corruption legislation.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Working knowledge of French.

Salary Band
C mid

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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