The maternal and Neo-natal Child Health (MNCH) initiative is a 4 years aid programme which operates alongside the PRRINN programme that focuses on strengthening routine immunization in Northern Nigeria. The MNCH programme aims to address the unacceptable high rates of maternal and newborn child mortality and morbidity in some Northern Nigerian States. The programme is funded by the Norwegian government through a partnership with DFID. It is operated by a consortium of three institutions, namely: Health Partners International UK, save the children, UK and GRID Consulting Nigeria.
The joint programme operates with stakeholders in the health sector as well as civil societies to provide quantifiable improvements to the primary health care systems in Northern Nigeria
PRRINN/MNCH is managed by a team of internationally recruited professionals. Its programme activities are carried out in Jigawa, Kastina, Yobe and Zamfara with coordination from the programme’s head office in KANO. The programme seeks to recruit and additional professional to monitor and report on all programme internal; control system and ensure compliance across all programme offices
The overall responsibility of this position is to develop, document and implement a comprehensive internal audit system that will ensure that applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures are adhered to in every aspect of the programme.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for improving he internal control and accounting procedure through evaluation all risk areas of the programmes. She/he will also be involved in reviewing financial transactions for accuracy, prepare necessary reports and pay regular and procedures to ensure due compliance
She/he will develop internal control policies in order to safeguard the programme assets and put in place the instructional policies and applicable regulations. As a result, this person will report directly to the National Programme Manager.
Interested candidate must be Chartered Accountants with a minimum of 7 years work experience, and with extensive exposure to hands-on system-based auditing methods. She/he must be highly proficient in the use of computer, and have excellent reporting and organizational skills. Also a self-starter who is comfortable communicating at the highest levels of management
The appointment will be based in Kano and will be for a contract term of 2 years, with six months probationary period. The programme offers very competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions apply.
Interested candidates should send applications and updated copies of their CV which should contain contact telephone numbers and email address as an attachment to: All application must be received on or before 25th August, 2010.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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