Internal Auditor (Consultant)


Company Total Family ...
Category Consulting
Location Dzorwulu
Job Status Contract
Salary attractive
Education MSc/MBA
Experience 3 years
Job Expires Feb 25, 2019
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Company Profile

Total Family Health Organisation (TFHO) is a Ghanaian nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women, men and young people live healthier lives. As a social enterprise, TFHO works to ensure access to high quality health products for Ghanaians nationwide through socially marketed health commodities and behavior change activities.

Job Description


Reporting to:                                       Executive Director

Estimated Start Date of Consultancy:     April 1, 2019

Estimated End Date of Consultancy           March 31, 2020

Estimated LOE:                                    44 days


Background of SOW

Total Family Health Organization is a local social marketing non-governmental organization. The organization works in Family Planning, Maternal and Child Health and Water and Sanitation areas of health programming. TFHO receives donor funding to run demand generation activities that are tied to selling health products. It focuses on the last mile of distribution and low-income Ghanaians. Programmatically, the organization consists of sales department with two warehouses and a marketing department that also includes behavior change communication staff, a family planning expert and a media staff person. Demand generation activities are both ATL and BTL with SBCC and PBCC activities. There is also a research, monitoring and evaluation department that works to build evidence of what programming is most effective at delivering results.


I.     Objective of this Consultancy

The Internal Auditor/firm will be engaged on consultancy to develop and implement terms of financial and procurement audits over the course of a year including documentation of internal audits that identify control weaknesses and areas of non-compliance of donor funds and recommendations to improve processes. The internal auditor will also ensure implementation recommendation from external auditors and provide any assistance and guidance in financial accounting and procurement. He/She will conduct investigations on suspected fraud and conduct trade audit of our sales activities to all areas of operation on a quarterly basis as well as perform other control mechanism for the effectiveness of TFHO’s operations.



III.    Specific Tasks of the Consultant

Under this Scope of Work, the Consultant shall perform, but not be limited to, the specific tasks specified under the following categories:


A. Background Reading and Interviews Related to Understanding the Work and Its Context.  The Consultant shall read the following materials to fully understanding the work specified under this consultancy:

  • Review internal TFHO policy documents, Standards of Process, manuals, NUPAS report and other process documents.

B.  Tasks Related to Accomplishing the Consultancy’s Objectives.   

The Consultant shall use his/her education, considerable experience and additional understanding gleaned from the tasks specified in A. above to:

  • Prepare and conduct risk evaluation of assigned functional area or department in established timeframe
  • Develop terms of reference for each audit to be performed.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures that are currently in place
  • Ensure that the organization is complying with relevant laws and statutes
  • Make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes
  • Document internal audit testing in audit work papers, detailing the procedures performed, results of testing and conclusions reached and draft audit report while maintaining audit records.
  • Evaluate comprehensive business processes and transactions to analyze productiveness of controls and risk alleviation.
  • Support in drafting corrective action plans, formulate recommendations and reach agreement on those recommendations’ timelines with the process owners under the supervision of the Executive Director
  • Identify control weaknesses and areas of actual or potential non-compliance with donor requirements and summarize these in an internal audit report, containing observations and internal control and procedural improvement recommendations.
  • Monitor the implementation status of recommendations made by external auditors, and another donor specific audit as applicable.
  • Support and perform initial investigations into suspected fraud cases identified or reported.
  • Support Senior Management Team in the promotion of a culture of integrity and compliance, including fraud awareness training and compliance training.
  • Provide quarterly summary reporting of key risks, compliance issues and findings to the Executive Director where applicable


IV.     Timeframe and Level of Effort for the Consultancy. 

Unless otherwise specified in writing, the following time frame will govern the timing of the completion of this consultancy:

Up to 44 days in a calendar year


V.     Consultant Qualifications

The Consultant shall have the following minimum qualifications to be considered for this consultancy:

  • Qualified Certified Accountant and/or Master’s in accounting or finance degree required.
  • Certified Internal Auditor [CIA] an added advantage.
  •  Knowledge of USAID and other key donor requirements highly beneficial.
  • At least five years post-qualification experience in internal or external audit
  • Knowledge of IIA Standards, IPSAS and GAAP governing not-for-profit organizations a distinct advantage.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively and to work independently.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion.
  • Demonstrated strong moral and ethical foundation.
  • Familiarity with automated accounting systems such as QuickBooks
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with excel.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal English Communication

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