Senior Internal Auditor Recruitment at IITA

is an international non-profit agricultural research-for-development (R4D) organization established in 1967, governed by a Board of Trustees, and a member of the CGIAR Consortium. Our R4D approach is anchored on the development needs of tropical nations. We work with partners to enhance crop quality and productivity, reduce producer and consumer risks, and generate wealth from agriculture. We have more than 100 internationally recruited scientists from about 35 countries and 900 nationally recruited staff based in various stations across Africa.
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture seeks suitable candidate for the position of Senior Internal Auditor at its Headquarters in Ibadan.

Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor (2-year renewable contract)

Location: Ibadan, Oyo


  • Successful candidate will among other things perform the following duties
  • Act as head of the Unit in the absence of the incumbent
  • Assist the Unit head in the preparation of the Report to the Audit Committee
  • Assist in development of the Unit’s annual risk based Audit work plan
  • Assist the Unit head in managing the units activities
  • Carry out review of audit working paper files
  • Assist in the monitoring of adherence to the Annual work plan
  • Monitor the unit’s annual budget under direction of the Unit head
  • Develop and Review Audit work programs
  • Carry out review of Internal Control and processes
  • Carry out substantive test of transactions and examination of records
  • Carry out operational and financial audits
  • Propose recommendation for Improving operations and controls
  • Write and review audit reports
  • Provide advice and support to Unit heads and project Managers
  • carry of investigations as may be required
  • Liaise with external auditor
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the supervisor

Educational, Experience and Other Requirements

  • HND/BSc degree in Accounting, Finance or any other relevant field with 7 years of experience in Auditing of which 2 years is in a senior position
  • Professional Membership of any of the following: ICAN, ACCA, CIA, CISA is highly essential.
  • Possession of MBA is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Good knowledge of International Auditing Standard
  • experience of ORACLE system or any ERP package
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong ability to co-ordinate, prioritise and take initiative

We offer highly competitive salary with equally attractive fringe benefits and excellent working conditions in a pleasant campus environment.

Application Closing Date:

17th April 2014

Method of Application:

Interested applicants should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae saved with their names in Microsoft word format to IITA website. The application must include the names and e-mail addresses of three professional referees which must include either the Head of applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior officer at work and evidence of current remuneration package


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