Compliance Officer

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries. FHI360 currently is seeking qualified candidates for Compliance Officer position for the anticipated USAID/Tanzania- Let Girls Learn Initiative (LGL-T).
The main objectives of LGL-T are to ensure girls’ increased enrollment in educational programs for girls and increased retention in educational programs for girls in lower secondary school, and to empower adolescent girls to acquire an education and skills to become positive agents for change within their communities. To achieve this, FHI 360 and its partners will implement a gender-transformative school and community-based approach that engages girls, boys, women and men in actively examining and changing entrenched, unequal gender norms that harm individuals and hinder social and economic development. At the same time, LGL-T will put adolescent girls at the forefront of programming empowering them not only to stay in school, but also to use their new leadership and other skills at home, at school and in the broader community. The project will be implemented in secondary schools in the northern regions of Tanzania including Mwanza and Tabora.

The position holder will provide reviews of key functions and processes: evaluate controls, identify gaps; perform testing; document review findings; formulate recommendations and perform follow up; monitor and assist with reporting on the implementation of recommendations from internal audit and compliance reviews, and provide assistance with review and investigations of reported compliance issues. He/She will support the Office of Compliance and Internal Audit functions (OCIA) with research of relevant funder and regulatory (USAID, etc.) guidance and report to the Compliance and Risk Management Director. Specific responsibilities include to:
• Perform operational and compliance process reviews and functions.
• Document processes for improving internal controls, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of records and recordkeeping.
• Prepare document narratives, process flows, risk/control matrices for existing processes.
• Identify process improvements for greater financial control and efficiency.
• Determine compliance with local and corporate policies and procedures, communicates findings to engagement manager and develops solutions.
• Prepare draft reports for engagement manager’s review.
• Apply general knowledge of applicable statutes, regulations, entity/company practices and concepts.
• May assist in conducting investigations of irregularities discovered by internal and external auditor reviews.
• Is familiar with government accounting practices.
• Perform due diligence and research on compliance topics of interest.
• Assist in the development and delivery of compliance training (e.g., Conflict of Interest, Fraud awareness, etc.)

• Bachelor’s degree or its international equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business, Business Administration, International development or other related field.
• Strong accounting or financial management background is a must.
• Typically requires a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of relevant internal or external audit, program management or risk management experience.
• Prior internal audit experience or demonstrated experience in identifying, analyzing and addressing organizational risks, including assessment and evaluations of internal controls.
• Competent understanding of business environment and regulations governing international and national agencies (with a particular emphasis on USAID).
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
• Risk/ Audit Certification or other related compliance certifications preferred.
• Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization in a development sector.
• Excellent verbal communication and business writing skills.
• Strong interpersonal and client service skills.
• Excellent organizational and project management skills and high attention to details.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
• Ability to gather, analyze, and synthesize information from many sources.


Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project and the selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

Interested candidates may their application, curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume, photocopies of certificates and names and addresses of three (3) referees to either:
Human Resources Department,
P.O. Box 78082
Dar es Salaam

b) May also register online through FHI 360's Career Center at www.fhi360.org/careercenter or through the Employment section at www.fhi360.org.

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
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