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

Job
Title:        
 Compliance Officer
Organization:
Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Director
About US:
Management Sciences
for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven
approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and
communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater
health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and
action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150
countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers
to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services.
Job Summary:  The Compliance Officer will conduct
verification of internal controls and compliance of all financial and
operational functions in the [specific project or country office]. S/he is also
responsible for crafting, developing, and implementing project specific
guidelines and procedures on all project support functions including but not
limited to HR, Procurement, Finance, and Administration, and other operational
functions, processes and controls. The position holder will verify 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.
Under the direction
of the Director of Internal Audit (and MSH General Counsel, where necessary)
s/he will conduct thoroughly documented investigations of whistle blower cases,
and suspected fraud and will directly interface with the Director of Internal
Audit on these or other specific cases.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
 Compliance/Internal
Audit 90%
·       
Ensure
that all MSH (country/project) financial and operational activities are in
compliance with (country) law (tax laws, labor 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 country/project
functions, including remote staff/office locations, and to visit sites needing
attention and further verifications.
·       
In
collaboration with the Director of Finance & Operations and other MSH
business units, crafts, develops, and ascertains implementation of project
specific guidelines and procedures on all project support functions including
but not limited to HR, Procurement, Finance, and Administration, and other operational
functions, processes and controls.
·       
Develops
compliance framework for the MSH country/project office; including compliance
checklists for the various business processes, transaction classes, country
laws governing NGO operations, and specific donor requirements.
·       
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/project) policy framework and identifies gaps in procedures and
controls systems and provides recommendations to the Country/Project Leadership
Team for strengthening them.
·       
Tests
internal controls, targeting high risk areas, including Procurement 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.
·       
Presents
final reports to the MSH (country/project) Country Leadership Team after review
and approval from Supervisor.
·       
When
necessary, collaborates with internal and external audit on investigations of
whistle blower cases, suspected fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets, etc.
·       
Follows-up
on recommendations from the internal and external auditors to ensure the
recommendations have been implemented and adhered to. Assists the Project
Director and Finance/Operations Directors in providing response to ad hoc
requests from auditors.
·       
Stays
abreast of laws, directives, and current trends in the local legal and NGO
environment.
·       
Provides
risk assessment for financial and operational landscape. Identify high risk,
high probability events, and provide recommended mitigation plan.   Provide ad hoc risk assessments for specific
scenarios by request.
·       
Provide
ad-hoc advice, helping staff to achieve the goal of establishing sound risk
management and internal control systems; offer practical advice on how best to
comply with financial policy and donor guidelines.
Additional
Responsibilities 10%
·       
Prepares
quarterly Compliance review/verification, investigations, and status of audit
recommendations reports for submission to Director Internal Audit and
(country/project) leadership team, if applicable.
·       
Meets
with Project Director and Finance/Operations Director on a regular basis, or
when requested.
·       
Perform
other duties as assigned by the Director of Internal Audit.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH) Compliance Officer job
must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or business management or related
area.
·       
Advanced
degree preferred.
·       
Professional
certification in Accounting, Internal Audit, and Fraud Examination.
·       
Six and
above years of experience in compliance, risk management or audit required.
·       
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
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.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
wish to join Management Sciences for Health in the aforementioned capacity at
the link below.
Deadline: 18th June 2020
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