Job Title : Compliance Manager
Supervisor’s Title : Chief of Party
Grade/Step : Grade C of NTA
Location : Kabul, Afghanistan
The Goldozi Project is designed to upgrade the skills of and increase access to market information for15,000 vulnerable female embroiderers in and around Kabul, thereby increasing the commercial and export potential of their products. This tested approach will also create a class of over 500 trained and certified sales agents who are equipped with new skills and access to market insights, connect them to embroiderers and other actors along the value chain, and build and promote a strong brand that advertises the authenticity and ethical production of its product lines.
The Compliance Manager is a key member of the GOLDOZI Operations unit reporting directly to the Chief of Party and working closely with FHI 360 Office of Compliance and Internal Audit (OCIA). He/she develops positive and proactive approaches to regulatory compliance to ensure that quality policies, procedures, programs, systems and software meet applicable regulatory and validation requirements. The position manages the coordination and preparation of internal and external audits and compliance in accordance with regulatory standards and/or donor requirements. Coordinates audit follow-up and corrective action planning. Leads training of functional areas and assists in the development of training sessions. Directs interaction with regulatory agencies and/or donors on defined matters. Provides guidance on interpretation and application of specified regulations.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
- Review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, adequacy of internal controls, reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws and the safeguard of assets within FHI 360/Goldozi policy framework.
- Plan, perform and report back on internal audits to ensure that financial control, financial guidelines of donor organizations and other control procedures are in place and are being properly implemented and managed within FHI 360/Goldozi.
- Advise and monitor quality standards and value for money and make recommendations for improvement.
- Test internal controls, target in particular high risk areas; document any weaknesses and their impact, and make recommendations to address these weaknesses.
- Work with Goldozi/Grants team to address compliance issues identified with local grantees, including compliance trainings to local grantees.
- Follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations and management action plans.
- Where necessary, carry out investigations of alleged fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets or any other investigation.
- For each assignment, prepare a written report to present findings and conclusions to management.
- Serve as a confidential point of contact for employees to seek clarification on compliance issues. Communicates confidentially with employees and addresses any concerns they have about ethical or other compliance matters within a department or division
- Consults with OCIA on all compliance matters
- Conduct employee trainings on compliance-related topics, policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration, finance, economics, or related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in performing internal control/audit function on USAID0fudned projects
- Familiarity with U.S. Government grants or other client funded programs, contracting and auditing standards as they apply to effective management of multi-year funds is required.
CPA, ACA, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is an advantage.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office package, especially Excel, Word, SharePoint, and Outlook
- Fluency in Dari, Pashtu and English language.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations
- Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices.
- Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills.
- Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems.
- Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
- Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
- Resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building among several organization teams and units and professional organizations.
- Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.
- Maintain confidentiality for sensitive issues or projects and use judgment and decision-making to execute duties and responsibilities.
- Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data.
- Strong understanding of risk management and internal control issues.
- Good communication and report writing skills.
- Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.
- Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines.
- Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background.
- Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
- Ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely.
- Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
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About FHI 360
FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world.
We partner with governments, the private sector and civil society to bring about positive social change and to provide lifesaving health care, quality education and opportunities for meaningful economic participation. We do this by using research and evidence to design and deliver innovative programs that change behaviors, increase access to services and improve lives.
Our staff of more than 4,000 professionals work in more than 60 countries. Their diverse technical expertise and deep understanding of local conditions provide a 360-degree perspective that allows us to develop customized responses to the toughest human development challenges.