Compliance Officer US Non-profit Careers – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Title:         Compliance Officer
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
, Internal Audit Secondary
About US:
Management Sciences
for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of
nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50
countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s
poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and
action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers
and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that
improve health services for the greatest health impact.
Job Summary:   The Compliance Officer will monitor the
performance of all financial and operational functions within the Country
Operations Management Unit (COMU) or projects for MSH Uganda. The position
holder will ensure that all staff are well versed in donor and MSH policies and
procedures, and are adhering to such standards. S/he will identify gaps in
existing internal control systems, and provide recommendations to strengthen
them; will identify gaps in knowledge and skills; will provide recommendations
for training; and may provide training directly to staff. In coordination with
the COP, COMU Director and Director of Internal Audit, s/he will develop a plan
and evaluation tools, and then carry out independent appraisals of the
effectiveness of MSH and donor policies, procedures and standards, and Ugandan
law, by which MSH Uganda financial resources are managed. S/he will review and
evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of
financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws and the safeguarding of
assets. S/he will plan, perform and report back on internal assessments to
ensure that financial control, financial guidelines of donor organization and
other control procedures are in place and are being properly implemented and
managed within MSH Uganda offices. S/he will also be responsible for advising
and monitoring quality standards of operations and value for money.  S/he will assist the COMU Director or COP in
following-up on recommendations from the internal and external auditors to
ensure the recommendations have been implemented and adhered to. S/he will
conduct thoroughly documented investigations of whistleblower cases, and
suspected fraud and will directly interface with the Director of Internal Audit
on these or other specific cases.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
/Internal Audit
  • Ensure that all MSH Uganda financial and operational activities are
    in compliance with Ugandan law (tax laws, CSA laws and government pension
    agency laws), donor rules and regulations, and MSH policies and standards.
    Develops an annual customized compliance monitoring plan, including
    evaluation tools, standards, ethical considerations, and schedule to
    evaluate all COMU functions, including all COMU or remote staff/office
    locations, and to revisit sites needing extra attention.
  • Develops compliance framework for the MSH country office; including
    compliance checklists for the various business processes, transaction
    classes, country laws governing NGO operations, and specific donor
  • Periodically reviews and updates the compliance monitoring checklist
    and other tools to stay current with MSH procedures and policies.
  • Examines the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance
    within MSH (country policy framework and identifies gaps in procedures and
    controls systems and provides recommendations to the Country Leadership
    Team for strengthening them.
  • Follows-up on recommendations to ensure they have been implemented
    and adhered to.
  • Tests internal controls, targeting high risk areas, including
    workshops, vehicle usage, inventory control and cash advance management,
    payroll and Fleet Management.
  • Documents internal control weaknesses and compliance deviations and
    their impact, and makes recommendations to address these weaknesses.
  • Identifies gaps in knowledge and skills and provides recommendations
    for training.
  • May be requested to provide training directly to staff.
  • Prepares detailed reports of each compliance review and other task
    assignments, with prioritized findings and recommendations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
    Compliance Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Accounting or business management, or related area. Advanced degree;
    Professional certification in Accounting; Internal Audit; and Fraud
    Examination is preferred.
  • Six or more years of experience in compliance, risk management or
    audit required
  • Knowledge and skills; Extensive familiarity of U.S Government grant
    rules and regulations (USAID, CDC,) or other donor rules and regulations
    (E.U) required. Experience in international development programs
    preferred. Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills.
    Proven leadership and interpersonal skill. Professional proficiency in
    English required
  • Core job competencies:
    • Navigating the Environment: Perspective, Dealing with ambiguity,
      Organizational Agility, Political Savvy and Strategic Agility
    • Ensuring Delivery of Results: Functional/Technical skills, Client
      Focus, Managing through systems, Managing and Measuring work,
      Negotiating, Information Sharing, Process Management, Priority Setting,
      Problem Solving and Timely Decision Making
  • Core Personal Competencies: Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust,
    Listening, Written Communication
    • Core MSH competencies: Adaptability, Communication, Problem
      Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Quality, Quality and Timeliness of
      Work, Quality of work and Team Relationships, Resource Utilization
    • Travel requirements: Availability to travel domestically and
      internationally as needed.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences
for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by
clicking on the link below.
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