Compliance Officer at Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)

Compliance Officer at Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE)

Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization (WEWE) is a women-led, faith-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). WEWE’s core ideology is to be one of the most financially compliant and clean NGOs in Nigeria and Africa and we want to improve the lives of millions of widows and orphans in Nigeria and Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Compliance Officer

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Job Description

  • WEWE wishes to recruit a talented and God-fearing Internal Audit Officers who believes in local organizations, that not all Nigerian’s are corrupt but instead believes in the ingenuity of the Nigerian and that the best of the Nigerian can be better than the rest. Someone who shares these ideologies.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring WEWE’s full compliance the Nine Statutory regulations and other secondary regulators such as: 1. PENCOM, 2. Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), 3. National Housing Fund (NHF), 4. Industrial Training Funding (ITF), 5. Financial Reporting Council (FRC), 6. Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), 7. Federal Inland Revenue (FIRS) / State Inland Revenue (SIRS). 8. National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and 9. The Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (“SCUML”)
  • Ensure all withholding is remitted as and as when due
  • Process annual organizational tax clearance
  • Ensure PAYE tax is remitted to the relevant tax authority
  • Ensure monthly remittance of staff pension benefit to the relevant pension managers by the Organization.
  • Processing of all regulatory bodies’ compliance certificate – such as PENCOM Certificate and NSITF Annual Certificate
  • Periodically Identify non-compliance issues and provide advice on required remediation
  • File and document compliance activities and reports with regulatory agencies
  • Report to management and the Board of Directors on compliance program
  • Develop an annual work plan to increase WEWE’s level of compliance.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Accounting
  • Must possess a second class upper / Upper credit or above
  • Candidates with ICAN or ACCA qualification or equivalent
  • Must have skills in working with statutory bodies
  • At least 3 – 4 years’ experience in managing similar responsibilities
  • Knowledge of US CDC funding or USAID funded is an added advantage
  • Experience working with international NGOs, local civil society organizations, government, bilateral and multilateral donors in a multi-cultural, politically sensitive environment is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
10th March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Interested and qualified applicants should send their comprehensive curriculum and cover letter in only one attachment (MS Word document) explaining suitability
  • Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails / mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as three professional references.
  • Candidates must provide functional email addresses and telephone numbers of referees.
  • WEWE is an equal opportunity employer, which does not discriminate based on tribe, state of origin within Nigeria, religion, age, sex, race or on different physical ability. WEWE does not require that this information is included in your application and it will not be used as selection criteria.


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