DRC Regional Compliance Officer Job in Kenya

Regional Compliance Officer
 
(Nairobi based with regular travel in the Horn of Africa Region)
The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Regional Office for the Horn of Africa & Yemen, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Regional Compliance Officer. 
The Regional Compliance Officer will assist the grant management team in ensuring that all DRC HoA operations are implemented within the acceptable DRC and donor guidelines.

He/She will be the focal point for DRC HOA compliance matters. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Implement and maintain testing systems to ensure that all offices are following DRC financial, procurement and administrative policies and accepted accounting principles.
  • Carry out internal financial reviews to ensure that donor guidelines are implemented and followed; including financial, procurement and administrative.
  • Responsible for keeping an updated file and overview of authorizations / delegation of authority for whole region, including bank signatories.
  • Carry out necessary training of finance and non-finance staff to ensure that DRC and donor requirements are met.
  • Conduct partner capacity assessments. 
  • Induct partner organizations in DRC and relevant DRC and donor requirements and monitor their performance against such. 
  • Conduct partner reviews.
  • Receive and review financial donor reports from budget holders prior to submission to donors.
  • Lead on external audits in the region. 
  • Coordinate pre-audit document completion.
  • Lead on compliance issues at kick-off meetings throughout the region.
Qualifications

Essential:

A Degree in Accounting and at least 3 years relevant experience with an international NGO in grant accounting, proven experience working with the major donors. 
EC, ECHO, CHF, USAID, UN & DANIDA, among others, a pro-active person who is able to work independently and who is at the same time a good team-player, excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humour, proven commitment to accountable practices 
Preferable:

Knowledge of working in Somali region or similar challenging environments, experience in training non-finance staff, advanced MS Powerpoint user and audit background

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications including a one-page cover letter with details of current and expected salary and CV to drcjobs@drchoa.org
Please indicate “Regional Compliance Officer” as the subject heading. 
The closing date for receiving applications is 13 July, 2012.


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