Internal Audit Officer Job in Nigeria

 Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organizations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers, Children Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Novartis NCD, among other international donors.  SFH offers professional opportunities for career advancement, a good working environment and competitive remuneration.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Internal Audit Officer

Job Identification: sfh-37602

Location: Abuja
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Finance

Job Profile

  • This Internal Audit officer will be responsible for carrying out the audit review of SFH HQ Departments and SFH Projects.
  • The Internal Audit Officer must possess in-depth knowledge and capabilities to be able to execute audit assignments whilst using a systematic approach to examine and evaluate the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of organisation’s risk management processes, internal control systems and recommend corrective actions, improve efficiency, and reduce operational costs where possible.
  • The role requires the holder to be readily available for travels to field offices within Nigeria.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Review of financial, operational, and program activities of sub-recipients and sub-contractors to ensure compliance with contract terms, donor rules, and regulations.
  • Audit SFH field offices to ensure compliance with policies and complete documentation relating to the GF Malaria Grant.
  • To serve as an observer during mid-year and annual stock count and fixed asset count for SFH Warehouse and GF Malaria project count.
  • Assess internal control systems in place and make recommendations.
  • Involve in the field and other activities (Investigation, Risk Management, Audit support, program support etc.) as considered priority and important on a timely and need basis.
  • Other assignments from the line manager.

Qualifications / Experience

  • A minimum of a B.Sc or HND in Accounting or related discipline. Member of ACA, ACCA or any other related professional body will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in internal audit, compliance, or related functions in the NGO sector.

Other Qualifications and Experience:

  • Good knowledge of regulatory and statutory requirements in Nigeria and especially within the NGO sector (such as WHT, PAYE, VAT, Annual returns, pension, NHF, Filing of Annual returns etc).
  • Project Review/Audit processes/Investigations.
  • Risk Management.
  • Intermediate skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook. (Knowledge of advanced excel tools and formulas such as Vlookup and Pivot table as added advantage).
  • Administrative and organizational skills (such as initiatives applied for work prioritization, follow-up and escalations).

Skills and Competencies required:

  • Strong investigation skills
  • Strong review skills
  • Process-improvement skills
  • Time-management Skills
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to details
  • Microsoft Office and ERP skills


  • Ethical
  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Open-minded
  • Team Spirit
  • Ability to work under Pressure.
  • Willing and open to learn

Application Closing Date
5th April, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Click on the link above and you will be transferred to a new page to apply. Follow the instructions and a confirmation mail will be sent to you upon completion of your application.
  • Please include the names and contact details (including telephone and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements.
  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. SFH is an equal-opportunity employer.