Director of Compliance

Director of Compliance
Closing Date: 24th May, 2024

Job Type: Full-time/Non-exempt
Location: Abuja
Reports to: Board members, Managing Partner and Chief of Party.
Direct Reports: Compliance Officers
Division/Department: Compliance


Under the direction of the Board Members, Managing Partner and Chief of Party, the position holder ensures compliance with HSCL policies and procedures, USAID regulations, and local legislation. S/he will carry out independent appraisals of the effectiveness of policies, procedures, and standards by which HSCL’s financial resources are managed. S/he will review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws and the safeguard of assets. S/he will plan, perform and report back on compliance reviews to ensure that financial controls, financial guidelines of funder organizations and other control procedures in purchasing, procurement and contracting are in place and are being properly implemented and managed within HSCL offices.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide objective and professional advice to the board members and managing partner on risk management and the operationalization of strategic plans.
  • Share accurate and timely information with the board members and managing partner on compliance matters that relate to the organizational policies and procedures, donors’ requirements, and local legislations.
  • Work collaboratively with other leadership teams, senior management teams, and other stakeholders toward achieving the organization’s strategic objectives.
  • Design and review organization policies and procedures to align with relevant local legislations, donor compliance requirements, and best organizational practices.
  • Develop financial and grants management tools for efficient and effective operations.
  • Coordinate the engagement of an external auditor for statutory audits and follow up with responsible units for the closure of audit findings.
  • Provide leadership on the need for compliance with local legislations such as tax laws, pension law, social insurance law, money laundering law, etc., by ensuring Monthly deductions as stipulated in the laws and timely remittance of deductions and submission of statutory reports.
  • Lead the compliance unit in the development of the scope of work and carrying out investigations on allegations of violations of organization policies and procedures, donor requirements, and local legislations.
  • Submit reports of compliance reviews to the Board of Members outlining the review findings in the internal control system and recommend corrective/preventive actions required to address the gaps identified to strengthen the organization's financial management systems.
  • Monitor the implementation of project budget and work plan.
  • Build the capacity of the entire organization staff on financial management, grants management, internal controls, fraud detection and prevention, USG rules and regulations, and local legislation.
  • Lead the filing of statutory returns on taxes, etc.


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • BSc in accounting or finance with over 10 years of relevant experience with international development programs that include 3-5 years of supervisory experience in internal control and internal audit functions.
  • MSc/MA in accounting or finance or related field with 7-9 years relevant experience with international development programs and includes 3-5 years of supervisory experience in internal control and internal audit functions.
  • CPA. ACA, ICAN, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is required.
  • Experience in accounting and accounting principles sufficient to prepare complex and detailed financial and budgetary analyses.
  • Experience in financial reporting, and financial management systems applications.
  • Overseas internal control experience is an advantage.


Desired Competencies:

  • Strong understanding of risk management and internal control issues.
  • Strong numeric and analytical skills.
  • Good communication and report-writing skills.
  • Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.
  • Must be able to work independently on several projects with minimal supervision.
  • Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background.
  • Good experience in using a range of IT accounting software, statistical and Microsoft packages.
  • Ability to conduct complex system analysis studies involving financially oriented applications.
  • Knowledge of local and funder (USAID) contractual requirements and regulations.
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely.

Health Systems Consult Limited (HSCL) is a public health and development consulting firm established by a team with extensive experience in international development and public health programming. We provide technical assistance for health system reforms towards access to cost-effective and quality health care across Nigeria and the continent of Africa. With a network of over 50 global partners and consultants, we develop programmes and provide sustainable solutions for a broad spectrum of health and development challenges.

HSCL is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission (2009), the Tanzanian Registry of Companies (2014), the Office of Administration and registration in Sierra Leone (2015) and the Office of the Registration of Companies in Zambia (2016). HSCL has established offices in Nigeria, Tanzania and Sierra Leone and has also done work in several African countries including Cameroun, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mauritius, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zanzibar. In Nigeria, HSCL with it’s headquarters in Abuja, has offices in Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Borno, FCT, Kaduna, Kebbi, Lagos, Niger, Sokoto and Zamfara states.


Send a cover letter (no more than a page) and an updated CV in one document to [email protected], stating the advertised position as the subject of your email.