Senior Compliance Officer at JHPIEGO February, 2024

Overview:

The Senior Compliance Officer will collaborate with stakeholders to identify risks that may impede the achievement of Jhpiego’s objectives. They will assess the adequacy of internal control systems and recommend appropriate measures to mitigate associated risks. With oversight from the Country Director, the Senior Compliance Officer will provide guidance, training, and compliance oversight in procurement, inventory management, subrecipient monitoring, and financial management. This role involves close collaboration with senior management, finance, administrative, and human resources staff to ensure compliance with Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University, and donor regulations.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Country Director, Project Directors, Finance and Admin Director and other Jhpiego senior management staff to ensure that internal control processes and systems are adequate to minimize risks.
  • Through technical assistance and spot-checking, verifies that country programs comply with donor rules and regulations, applicable organizational policies and pertinent U.S. and host country laws.
  • Develops an annual compliance review work plan based on the country office project portfolio to ensure full compliance coverage.
  • Build capacity in stakeholder’s (local partners, sub recipients, DFZ) compliance with donor rules and regulations, applicable organizational policies and pertinent U.S. and host country laws.
  • Through technical assistance and spot-checking, verifies that Local partners and sub recipients comply with donor rules and regulations, applicable organizational policies and host country laws.
  • Develops an annual compliance review work plan based on the country office project portfolio to ensure full compliance coverage.
  • Perform and document monitoring visits to DFZ, local partners, sub recipients; and work with the partners to implement improvements, if required.
  • Develop and maintain Jhpiego’s program for monitoring and oversight of DFZ, local partners and sub-recipients.
  • Serves as a member on Jhpiego’s Internal Compliance Reviews teams, as needed.
  • Provides support in minimizing fraud through active monitoring and close review on practices and procedures.
  • Update and report to the Country Director, Project Director and other senior management staff on the status of the implementation of internal compliance recommendations on a regular basis.
  • Lead/conduct special investigations and analytical projects, as needed.
  • Develop a list of best practices for implementing and improving internal controls and orient and train staff on best practices.  Participate as a trainer in country-level compliance trainings.
  • Ensures compliance with U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to disbarment and anti-terrorist laws.
  • Immediately reports gross misconduct or suspected fraudulent activities to the Country Director, Project Directors and Human Resources Manager.
  • Any other special projects as assigned by the Country Director.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration.
  • A Master’s degree in business administration is an added advantage.
  • A law degree or a legal background.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Experience in compliance and risk management, an added bonus.
  • 8-9 years internal or external audit experience
  • Work experience with a NGO or grant related entity
  • Willingness to travel internally and throughout the country
  • Knowledge of U.S.G donor rules and regulations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, Word, and Word Perfect applications
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and conflict management skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to achieve desired results
  • Strong communication (writing, report writing and oral presentation) skills
  • Ability to work independently with very little supervision.
  • A person with high integrity and honesty.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV and a cover letter here.

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