The Compliance Manager will be responsible for supporting operation of the project to ensure adherence to regulatory standards and industry best practices. She/he will bring a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes as related to project implementation. This position requires proven experience and knowledge of FAR, USAID ADS, AIDAR, Nigerian regulatory bodies and laws and ability to rapidly learn DAI financial management, accounting principles, procurement and operational procedures. S/he will ensure transparent, audit-ready project operations. S/he will travel in-person to the various project locations as needed to do on-site reviews.
The Compliance Manager will manage and advise on compliance matters relating to finance, human resources, procurement, programmatic and subcontract efforts to ensure these activities are carried out according to USAID regulations and DAI policies and procedures.
Specifically, the Compliance Manager will perform the following job duties:
Develop a targeted, risk-based, and coherent annual compliance plan, disseminate the plan to management and core operations teams and ensure strict adherence/implementation of the plan within stipulated timelines;
Conduct periodic internal reviews and investigation of compliance issues to ensure that procedures are followed and prepare detailed findings memoranda for management and advise on next steps;
Review all areas of DAI/State2State operations including grants, procurement, vehicle usage, stock management, finance, IT, human resources, TIP compliance, legal compliance and inventory to identify and mitigate risks;
Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes;
Review documentation, such as procurement and human resource records, to ensure there are no violations of standards or regulations;
Provide employee training on compliance-related topics, policies or procedures;
Monitor the implementation of company policies and procedures;
Lead independent review of procurement processes;
Review documentation on subcontracts and grants to ensure that the overall project implementation complies with USAID and DAI regulations and policies;
Participate in the development and implementation of systems that result in improved operational efficiency and reduced organizational risk;
Analyze trends and collect statistics and submit quarterly reports on operational risks;
Support internal/external audits, and coordinate action plans to close out audit findings;
Conduct investigations on instructions from the CoP related to suspected fraud, ensuring timely completion of investigations, while maintaining confidentiality; and
Perform other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.
Method of Application
Closing Date: 24th May, 2021