[Vacancy]: Regional Head Internal Audit, Eastern & Southern Africa Needed at Dangote

March 1, 2024

Job Description

Job Summary:

  • The primary responsibility of the RHIA for SEA cluster is to support the GCIA in providing independent assurance and advisory services in governance to executive management, BARCC, Statutory Audit Committee and the Board on the effectiveness of the Group’s risk management processes and the internal control systems over financial and operational processes in the SEA region.
  • To provide the SEA Cluster Audit Committee with independent assurance and advisory services in governance, risk and control over Financial and Operational processes across DCP in all countries within the SEA Region/Cluster.
  • Act as the Secretary of the SEA Cluster Audit Committee Meetings.
  • Participation in major Internal Audit projects, e.g., EQA Roadmap Implementation, SAP GRC, Power BI, IT Audit etc.

Location: DCP location in any of the countries in the Eastern and Southern Africa Cluster or Regional HQ.

Job Responsibilities

Management of Country Internal Audit Departments

  • Supervise the Country Internal Audit Departments (CIAD) within the designated region and provide leadership and counsel to the departments.
  • Establish risk-based plans to set out the priorities of the CIADs, consistent with the Group’s objectives.
  • Establish policies and procedures to guide the internal audit activity of each country within the region.
  • Coordinate the internal audit activities, plans and resource requirements, including significant interim changes, to the GCIA for review and approval.
  • The RHIA should also communicate the impact of resource limitations of each country within the SEA region, and ensure that internal audit resources are appropriate (i.e. professional qualifications and skills), sufficient, and effectively deployed to achieve the approved plan to the GCIA.


Educational Qualification:

  • B Sc. or HND in Accounting or any related discipline.
  • A master’s degree in accounting or an MBA will be an added advantage.

Professional Qualification:

  • Membership of at least one of the following professional bodies is required: Certified Institute of Auditors (CIA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Possession of the following certifications is an added advantage: Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), International Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Practical internal audit experience at senior management level is necessary.
  • Strong knowledge of business processes preferably within a manufacturing company

Desired Experience:

  • Minimum of 21 years’ Audit work experience 3 of which must be at senior management level.
  • Minimum of 8 years experience with a top-tier Audit firm or global manufacturing company
  • Experience across multiple industries/markets e.g. Manufacturing, Energy, Utilities etcetera. International work experience is an added advantage.

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