Internal Audit Officer at Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE), a women-led, faith-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is seeking job applications from qualified candidates to fill in the position of Human Resource Associate. WEWE’s core ideology is to be one of the most financially compliant and clean NGOs in Nigeria and Africa and we want to improve the lives of millions of widows and orphans in Nigeria and Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Internal Audit Officer

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Internal Audit Officer will assist to contribute in the improvement of WEWE control processes, risk management, and governance.
  • Assist to carry out pre and post-review of all financial expenditures.
  • The Internal Audit Officer will assist to review CBO’s monthly certified expenditure reports.
  • Assist to carry out internal control self-assessment on CBOs.
  • Assist to perform monthly reviews and evaluation of financial records/reports and bank reconciliation statements.
  • Assist to ensure WEWE and donor’s assets are safeguarded.
  • Assist to ensure that inventory record is up-to-date, complete, and accurate
  • Assist the organization in carrying out risk identification and timely reporting to the appropriate authority with improvement recommendations.
  • Assist in the timely investigation of all cases of fraudulent practices and missing assets.
  • Assist to prepare and present reports that reflect the audit’s results and document process
  • Assist to document the process and prepare audit findings memorandum
  • Assist to conduct follow-up audits to monitor management’s interventions
  • Assist to engage in continuous knowledge development regarding the sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques, and performance standards
  • Assist in periodically carrying out Fraud Awareness and Preventing training for staff

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Accounting
  • Must possess a second-class upper/Upper credit
  • Must be a full member of ICAN or equivalent
  • 2 – 4 years experience in an audit firm managing similar responsibilities
  • Must have experience in participating in statutory or audits of local NGOs like WEWE
  • Must be very strong in report writing – i.e., evidence that they have led audit assignments and have been the ones writing the final audit report for their audit firm.
  • Must have experience writing quarterly audit reports to the board
  • Be proficient in the use of Excel, PowerPoint, and quick books accounting software.
  • Thorough understanding of program management, donor reporting requirements, and managing donor relations.
  • Knowledge of carrying out audits of US CDC funding or USAID funding is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
 Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in ONLY one attachment (MS Word document) explaining their suitability for the job through the application link.
  • Applications will be on a rolling/reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis. WEWE reserves the right to conclude this recruitment process when a suitable candidate is selected. While WEWE thanks all applicants for showing interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional references.
  • Candidates must provide functional email addresses and telephone numbers of referees.
  • “WEWE is an equal opportunity employer, which promotes diversity and does not discriminate based on tribe, state of origin within Nigeria, religion, age, sex, race or on different physical ability”.

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