IRC entered Nigeria in October 2012 in response to a widespread flood disaster. Since then, the IRC has expanded its scope and size of the programs in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.
The IRC’s response to the humanitarian situation includes integrated health and nutrition services, reproductive health care and women protection services, Environmental Health, Child Protection, Economic Recovery and Development, Education, General Protection, and community-based disaster preparedness.
The country program will develop a new strategic plan in the first half of 2021. IRC’s programming in Northeast Nigeria is supported by a team of more than 700 staff.
Together, we aim to provide the best possible impact for some of the most vulnerable children, women, and men. In all that we do, IRC strives to deliver through IRC’s core values of Integrity, Accountability, Service and Equality.
This new role is at the heart of that challenge.
Job Overview / Summary
The Compliance Coordinator will support the Country Director and senior staff to oversee ethics and compliance related functions across the country program.
The core purpose of the role is :
To build a safe and compliant working environment within IRC, through proactive prevention initiatives to reduce wrongdoing and timely, coordinated action where behavior is suspected to be inconsistent with IRC values and policies.
The role will have a range of responsibilities, all aimed to promote a culture of integrity, ethics and compliance in the behavior of staff and incentive workers and to coordinate consistent and effective follow up as needed when there are allegations of misconduct.
The Compliance Coordinator is responsible for providing guidance, facilitating, and supporting the compliance of International Rescue Committee (IRC) Nigeria country program and the implementing partners to local laws, IRC policies and procedures and donor guidelines, regulations, and contractual commitments.
Staff Working Closely with : Members of the CO SMT, Head of Units (especially, the Snr. Grants Coordinator and the Deputy Director, Finance), Budget Holders, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Member staff, as well as Ethics and Compliance Unit.
1.Prevention : Create a safe and compliant environment
Review the partners agreements or contract and ensuring compliance to IRC policies and procedures.
2. Misconduct Allegations and Investigations
oPrepare investigation reports (in English) and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with ECU.oLiaise with ECU to ensure identification of impacted donors on allegations of misconduct.
oUndertake investigation assignments in the local area at the direction, and in coordination, with ECU, keeping country and regional management informed, when appropriate, consistent with any investigation confidentiality constraints Other
Escalate issues from local client responsiveness mechanisms to CD / ECU when appropriate. Ensure local accountability staff are trained in what to escalate and how to do so.
These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.