Compliance Officer USAID Project Careers – John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:      Compliance
Officer
Organization: John
Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Director
Finance and Administration
About US:
John Snow, Inc.
(JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by
providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health
programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and
currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30
years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public
health research and consulting organization.
About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will
contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build
the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally-
driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria,
nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders
to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up
high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional,
district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual
elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and
condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can
be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence
locations. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref
Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge
Group.
Job Summary:    The Compliance Officer will work closely
with the Director of Finance & Administration and finance and operations
staff to ensure that project policies and processes are understood and
consistently implemented and documented by staff in Lira and District offices.
The Compliance Officer will primarily serve in an internal auditing function
for the project, ensuring that activities and payments are properly supported
and verified and working to mitigate against fraudulent activity. The
Compliance Officer reports to the Director Finance & Administration. S/he
will provide support which includes, but is not limited to:
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure thorough familiarity with JSI manuals, resources, and
    policies and procedures.
  • Ensure policy and procedure manuals are up-to-date, issued and
    signed off on by staff (liaising with HR or other counterparts)
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance & Administration to
    review and update, as necessary, fraud mitigation systems at the central
    and district levels.
  • Coordinate roll out of any policy updates or process clarifications
    in coordination with Director Finance & Administration, including
    fraud prevention, operations, and finance policies
  • Conduct trainings and/or technical assistance for staff in JSI
    policy, fraud and ethics reporting, finance and operations, donor rules
    and regulations
  • Routinely travel to district offices to ensure that policies and
    procedures are understood and consistently applied and documented, and
    conduct random spot check verifications on activities and beneficiary
    payments.
  • Review / spot check files in RHITES-N, Lango offices to ensure
    project documentation meets JSI and donor requirements
  • Leads process of completing annual file checklist
  • Periodically travel to RHITES-N, Lango activities sites to assess
    status of JSI support including spot checks of ongoing activities
  • Periodically verify payments to vendors, participants, and
    beneficiaries of RHITES-N, Lango
  • Liaise with staff to identify any bottlenecks or process
    improvements possible within JSI policy
  • Participate in training activities for staff


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project Compliance Officer job
    placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in
    Management, Finance, Public Health, International Development, or related
    field.
  • At least five years’ experience with fraud mitigation, internal
    auditing, and compliance of donor-funded projects.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in financial management and/or
    operations on USG-funded projects at senior level.
  • Ability to travel to district project sites, on short notice, to
    conduct random spot checks and verifications of activities and beneficiary
    payments.
  • Demonstrated experience applying US Government rules and regulations
    in their work.
  • Experience with USAID Contracts and USG acquisition (FAR) rules and
    regulations is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of
    activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with
    attention to detail and quality.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to implement procedures,
    meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage various
    activities in a team setting with minimal supervision.
  • Strong time management/task prioritization skills.
  • Experience with QuickBooks accounting system desired;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Computer literacy required (especially Excel, MSWord and Windows)
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs
to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com
Deadline: 4th January 2019
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