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Head-Internal Control and Audit, Head- Information Technology in a Modern Agricultural Commodity Market

Vacancies: Head-Internal Control and Audit, Head- Information Technology

Our organization is incorporated as a modem agricultural commodity market, established under a set of clearly defined rules and regulations, where a wide range of agricultural products, especially the commodities and livestock, will be traded. The market is intended to provide an integrated marketing platform that will allow the conduct of buying and selling of agricultural commodities both in a physical form and through an exchange and even from remote locations through the internet. The market will bring in improvement in agricultural commodity trading using technology away from the informal market set up.

We are recruiting to fill the following vacant positions;

Job Title:   Head, Internal Control & Audit

Report to:  Managing Director/CEO

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Location:                       Kano

Job Summary

The Head, Internal Control and Audit has the responsibility to evaluates organization’s internal controls, policies, processes, and other mechanisms to ensure they are adequate, effective and in compliance with corporate guidelines, and industry standards for the safeguards of the organization’s assets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops, reviews and updates operational risk-mitigation and fraud prevention strategies.
  • Evaluates operational risks and assesses adequacy and quality of controls.
  • Ensures market-wide compliance with established policies and controls and ensures that violations are thoroughly investigated.
  • Monitors and ensures reconciliation of all suspense transactions and accounts.
  • Monitors cash, inventories and other asset’s position of the organization.
  • Prepares memos and reports to the Executive Committee on frauds, losses and inspection reports.
  • Recommends appropriate solutions on cases of fraud or loss, obtaining new system and improving operational procedures and policies.
  • Leads the implementation of approved changes to procedures and operations.
  • Supervises departmental audit inspections.
  • Vets and approves all organization’s policies, procedures, controls, and major operational decisions.
  • Vets and approves departmental budgets and expenses
  • Vets and approves all training plans and performance appraisals within the department.
  • Any other duty of related responsibilities.

Competence Requirements

Essential Skills

  • Internal auditing/controls evaluation
  • Financial, Investment and Management Accounting
  • Financial analysis/interpretation
  • Knowledge of money and capital market transactions
  • Knowledge of commodity exchange operations
  • Information sourcing and analysis
  • Accounting policies and standards
  • Budgeting skills
  • Good research & analysis skills
  • IT audit skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite

Basic Skills

  • Leadership
  • Coaching & Management
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Initiative
  • Numerical analysis
  • Results Oriented
  • Responsive
  • Integrity
  • Oral & Written Communication
  • Conflict Resolution

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum of first degree or its equivalent in numerate or semi-numerate disciplines such as Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Law and Business Studies.
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant experience.
  • Recognized professional financial certification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA, ANAN) is required.
    Job Title:   Head, Information Technology

Report to:  Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Location:                       Kano

Job Summary

The Head, Information Technology is responsible for the following;

Driving efficiency in the organization through the use of technology.

Manage and motivate the IT team to deliver on effective and highly regarded services; and

Development of strategies and management and operating of the IT system.

Job Responsibilities

Provides leadership and direction for the department.

Develops and implements the organization’s technology architecture.

Develops and implements the organization’s IT strategies, goals, policies, and processes/procedures.

Ensures business systems are provided on time and meet user specifications.

Ensures the continuous availability of business systems.

Ensures efficient allocation and distribution of IT resources.

Coordinates the procurement and installation of hardware and software.

Manages vendors and other service providers and ensures services are delivered according to Predefined Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Liaises with hardware and software vendors for maintenance, upgrades and repairs.

Provides reports to management as required.

Vets and approves all training plans and performance appraisals within the department.

Vets and approves departmental budgets and expenses.

Carries out other duties as assigned by the Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Competence Requirements

Essential Skills

Technical competence in network, application or database administration

Project management skills

Cost management

Negotiation skills

Interpersonal skills

Basic Skills

Interpersonal skills

Good written and oral communication

Results Oriented




Education and Experience Requirements:

First degree in Computer Science, Electronics or Computer Engineering.

Minimum of 7 years relevant working experience with 2 in a managerial position.

Professional certification such as OCR MCDBA, MCSE, CCNP, CCIE, etc. is required.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should write a one-page application letter (using job title as the subject), addressed to the Recruiter, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria, clearly providing evidence of competences required for the job and current remuneration. Applicants should send the application, together with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae clearly indicating the current telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and contact details to this e-mail address: recruiter_nomaco@aol.com. Please include the names and contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of three referees who are knowledgeable about your professional achievements. All applications will be treated in confidence. Candidates without the minimum requirements need not apply. This advert will close on 16th May, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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