Location : Abuja, Nigeria
Reports To : Director of Finance and Operations
Chemonics International, a leading international organization based in Washington, D.C., seeks a Compliance Specialist for the USAID-funded Strategic HIV / AIDS Response Program (SHARP) Task Order 03 activity in Nigeria.
This activity aims to identify and support proven interventions through the improvement of service delivery and strengthening health systems with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Kano and Yobe States.
The objectives of the activity include :
Successfully suppress HIV viral load; and
Increase GON capacity to expand, coordinate and finance HIV / AIDS and TB services.
This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, with intermittent travel throughout the country. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
Scope of Work :
This scope of work (SOW) sets forth the services to be provided by the Compliance Specialist to SAII Associates Ltd / Gte, an associate company of Chemonics International Inc.
in the implementation of the USAID funded Strategic HIV / AIDS Response Program (SHARP) Task Order 03 activity in Nigeria.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure project compliance with all USAID policies, rules, and regulations applicable to the project, track adherence and application of organizational and project policies and procedures in activities implementation.
Establish standards and procedures for a resilient compliance system to help prevent, deduct, identify, and correct any non-compliance with project policies and procedures.
identify and prevent occurrences of any fraud, corruption, or misappropriation of funds.
Review all procurement, grant documents agreements for compliance with all policies and procedures, identify and recommend needs for additional documentation or correction in the process before project approval.
ensure that minimum documentation requirement is met, all invoices, timesheets, contracts are available and sequentially attached to each payment request.
Review reconciliation of bank accounts, receivable and payable accounts periodically, ensure all outstanding transactions are cleared in accordance with the project’s policies.
Conduct surprise petty cash counts to ensure petty cash disbursement records are up-to-date and properly coded on the disbursement sheets.
Maintain an accurate database of the vendors, update it from time to time through identification of new vendors for floating the RFQs, RFPs as may be required.
Support project in pre-award assessments exercises, financial reviews of the grantees, subcontractors, and vendors as and when required.
Contribute to the periodic reviews of field office policy manuals, make recommendations on the strengthening of policies and procedures.
Periodically review adherence of project to record-keeping policies, conduct spot checks on manual as well as electronic record to ensure alignment with organizational indexing policy.
Contribute to the investigation, assessment of any complaint of corruption, misconduct, and documents findings for supervisor.
Any other task assigned by the supervisor consistent with the scope of the position.
Other Responsibilities :
The Compliance Specialist will support the project in the successful implementation of the project work plan and achievement of the project objectives.
The Compliance Specialist will be responsible for ensuring compliance of all project activities in accordance with Chemonics and SHARP TO 03 policies and procedures as well as general USAID rules and regulations.
The Compliance Specialist will be responsible to conduct desk reviews of all financial and procurement documents, conduct periodic financial reviews of the subcontractors, and internal audit reviews.
The Compliance Specialist will at all times adhere to and act in accordance with Chemonics Professional Code of Ethics ( Living Our Values ) and will make the principles of the Code a part of the project’s culture and standard operating procedures.
The Compliance Specialist will ensure the highest level of integrity, honesty, and transparency in the project operations and will maintain professional relationships with all internal as well as external stakeholders with whom he will interact, throughout the life of the project.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, Economics or any other related field, professional qualification preferred.
3 - 5 years of relevant experience in compliance or internal audit, additional experience in an audit firm and / or in the development sector will be preferred.
Familiarity with local Nigerian laws as well as USG rules and regulations required.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain collaborative work relationships.
Flexible, creative personality and the ability to maintain a rapid and demanding pace of work.
Excellent ICT skills, especially the use of excel, are required.
Fluency in English is required.
The Compliance Specialist will report directly to the Director of Finance and Operations.
As teamwork is crucial to the success of the project, the Compliance Specialist will be expected to closely coordinate work with other project staff, partners, and donors as per direction from the Director of Finance and Operations.
Location of Assignment :
The location of the assignment is Abuja, Nigeria with intermittent travel throughout the country.