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Compliance Manager - Abuja
Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria Abuja, FCT, Nigeria 435 Days Ago
Job Type: Fixed term
Department: Audit & Compliance
Job Category: Audit & Compliance
Posted: 21-03-2023
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Travel Required: 
Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree / HND
Degree Title:
Minimum Experience: 5 Year
Age: -
Job Status
Job Status: Interviewing
Start Publishing: 21-03-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Stop Publishing: 07-04-2023

About the Organisation


Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION) is a result-oriented Social enterprise, which uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide reproductive health care and allied services. MSION’s goal is to meet the needs of underserved Nigerians and dramatically improve access and use of a range of reproductive health services.

MSION is part of Marie Stopes International’s Global Partnership which is in over 37 countries worldwide

The core responsibility of this post is to use:


■ initiative        ■ energy          ■ persistence               ■ results orientation

■ drive             ■ integrity         ■ enthusiasm               ■ commitment to personal development                                                                                           


to further MSI’s partnership mission: enabling individuals to have children by choice not chance.



Job Summary

The Compliance Manager will support to provide an independent, objective assurance and risk evaluation designed to add value and improve the organization's operations. He/she will support the compliance team to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The prospective candidate should be objective, independent and can analyse documents/business risks wholistically with the view to providing quality recommendations to the country director and the senior management team at large. The candidate should be focused, proactive, able to communicate in plain English, both orally and in writing, and can present audit findings in a standard audit report format for management’s decision makings. He/she must have sufficient experience to be able to prioritise his/her workload and work with minimal supervision. The post holder is required to demonstrate objectivity, initiative; energy; persistence; result driven; integrity and discretion; enthusiasm; and commitment to personal development in the excellent delivery of work against these responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement MSION's annual internal audit/compliance plan·
  • Identify and collate MSION's Internal & External Risks and suggest ways to mitigate the risks to the compliance unit and the SMT.
  • Interact with various departments for MSION's policy development and modification.
  • Evaluate MSION’s projects/business processes and transactions to analyze productiveness of controls and risk alleviation.
  • Ensure employee’s actions are in compliance with policies, standards, procedures, and applicable laws and regulations. Determining the organization’s compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Ensure resources are acquired economically, used efficiently, and protected adequately.
  • Ensure quality and continuous improvement are fostered in MSION's control processes.
  • Carry out MSION's Anti-Fraud & Bribery trainings & sensitization programmes at the regional and support office levels.
  • Develop & implement a flexible annual audit plan for the Centres, Social Marketing & regional offices.
  • Issue periodic reports to the Country Director, summarizing results of audit findings at the centres, regional offices & the Social Marketing unit.
  • Investigate any significant suspected fraudulent activities within the centres, regional offices & the Social Marketing.
  • Perform all assigned financial review, operational review, and the review of administrative processes and systems by the country director.
  • Daily transaction reviews for the support office, centres, regional offices & the Social Marketing unit.
  • Provide quality recommendation to the country director, the SMT and the business units to improve internal control systems
  • Any other task assigned by the Country Director and any other superior officer.
MSION Behaviours / Core Values / Statement
  • Must be Pro-choice.
  • Strong commitment to the vision and mission of MSION/MSI Reproductive Choices
  • Willingness to learn and to take on challenging problems and projects.
  • Keen to pursue personal
  • Result-driven.
  • Constant awareness of sensitivity and confidentiality involved in the function.
  • Sc. in accounting, finance, or related fields. Possession of a master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • A member of any recognized professional body will be an added advantage. E.g., ACCA, ACA, CIA, etc.
  • Fluency in English both oral and
  • Ability to present audit reports in a succinct format.
Prefered Skills
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to explain findings and insights.
  • Integrity – The candidate should demonstrate high ethical work standards.
  • Travels – Ability to travel for at least 40% of the overall work schedules.
  • Independence – Ability to work alone with little or no supervision.
  • Diversity – Ability to change with current trends and affairs.
  • Persuasiveness – Ability to effectively communicate the necessary course of action.
  • Assertiveness – Be confident during the audit process and take control of the agenda.
  • Reliability – They must be ready to be available for all critical audit processes by investing their time and energy.
  • Good team player and strong problem solving and interpersonal
  • Excellent document review skills.
  • Good judgment and strong initiative
  • Candidate must be able to work under pressure with keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to interact effectively with third parties.
  • Strong ability to think strategically, creatively, and innovatively.

High professionalism, self-motivation, efficiency, and results-oriented delivery on short timelines.

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