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Compliance Officer, CASE-OVC at Christian Aid

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Compliance Officer, CASE-OVC

  • Salary (full time): Kes2,956,992 - Kes3,298,944
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours: 35
  • Contract length: 2 years
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Closing date: 3 October 2018
Job Description
About the role

The Compliance Officer be line managed by the Chief of Party and will support the CASE-OVC teams, consortium partners, and Local Implementing Partners (LIP) on compliance to the CASE-OVC cooperative agreement provisions, relevant USAID rules and regulations, Christian Aid policies and procedures including to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for quality programming including use and compliance with PROMISE for effective grant management. The role holder will set up compliance monitoring systems, produce compliance reports; build capacity of staff/partner/LIPs to optimise compliance, conduct compliance monitoring visits and commission compliance audits, and financial and risk monitoring, and recommend to the respective managers actions to be taken to improve compliance or sanctions for non-compliance.
Three key results to be delivered by the role holder includes: -
  • Ensure capacity to and compliance to USAID rules and regulations, Christian Aid policies and procedures, and sub-award provisions for sub-grantees. The role holder will ensure effective risk management and ensuring strict compliance to relevant policies and procedures governing the CASE-OVC project, proper documentation, filing and reporting by CASE-OVC staff and sub-grantees
  • Provide prompt information required by internal Audit team, Country Manager, Chief of Party and/or other CASE-OVC managers and technical staff as necessary for them to take management decisions to improve compliance and sanction non-compliance.
  • Ensure, in liaison with the Chief of Party and Finance & Operations Manager, that relevant provisions in the CASE-OVC cooperative agreement, USAID rules and regulations, and Christian Aid granting provision are incorporated into all relevant sub-awards and contracts and capacity is built by sub-grantees to comply with these provisions.
  • Provide continuous feedback to the Project management team, Regional teams and all Sub-recipients on performance against compliance expectations.
About you
You are a person of integrity with a zero-tolerance attitude towards fraud, embezzlement, and corruption and you will model and promote in your role the three key desired behaviours–self-leadership, teamwork and decisiveness. You are proactive and able to work under minimal supervision to deliver quality and excellence in related results outlined above. This is about you leading effectively individually and collaboratively in teams to deliver key outputs while exercising passion, autonomy and mutual accountability. You will challenge status quo, embrace and respect diversity of views, enable others to co-lead with you, and take action to make contributions toward achievement of the shared team goals.
With line management from the Chief of Party, you will be based in the Nairobi Office, with frequent travel to regional teams and sub-awardees on monitor compliance issues. You hold at least a bachelor’s degree in Business studies, Accounting, Finance or related field relevant to the position requirements. You have at least 3 years of experience in financial management auditing grants and contracts from institutional donors for large complex activities. Having 2 of these years working in the field of international development and managing USG funded activities of similar scope would be a great advantage. You will have experience of effectively setting up and managing donor compliance monitoring systems, developing and implementing relevant compliance tools. You will need to demonstrate ability to effectively supervise and provide clear guidance to teams on compliance, oversee compliance to project agreements/contracts, Donor rules and regulations, and Christian Aid policies and procedures and to deal satisfactorily with breaches.
You will have ability to think creatively to navigate the complexities and uncertainties and the ever-faster pace of change in the development world and operating context in Kenya. You will also demonstrate ability to translate thinking into results in a timely manner. In doing so, you will facilitate your team to collaborate with other key functions programmes, regional teams, and London finance & operations teams among others.

Further information
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Deliver Results
Please tell us about a time when you responded quickly and decisively under pressure to problems that affected project success, making decisions that changed the course of events leading to delivered expected results?

Communicate Effectively
Tell us about a time where you made complex financial information simple for the benefit of others that led to improvement on how funds are invested, managed and/or tracked.

Steward Resources
Tell us about a time where you implemented ways to reduce inefficiency in use of resources or identified an opportunity and passed ideas on to someone who can made these happen.
Apply online on their website: https://jobs.christianaid.org.uk/vacancy/compliance-officer-case-ovc-2129/2147/description/
 

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