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21-098: Consultant - Compliance Officer
Country:Venezuela
Department:International Programs
  
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT:
The Compliance Officer is a member of the Field Compliance Unit and is responsible for performing compliance reviews in the country of operation. Compliance work needs to be performed in accordance with the Ethics & Compliance Charter, country work plans, International Medical Corps policies & procedures and Donors’ regulations. 
Compliance is an advisory function having an independent status within International Medical Corps. The Compliance Officer shall have dual reporting relationship; an administrative line to the Country Director and a technical line to the Regional Compliance Coordinator or Head of Field Compliance.  The Compliance Officer will be appointed by the Country Director on the recommendation of the Regional Compliance Coordinator and/or Head of Field Compliance. The Regional Compliance Coordinator and/or Head of Field Compliance also participate in the Compliance Officer’s performance appraisal (from the technical aspect) and in decision-making process in case of potential disciplinary measures, including staff dismissal. The Compliance Officer shall have no executive or managerial powers, functions nor duties.
The Compliance Officer promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.  Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these values to staff and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:

Detail the purpose of the project
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Ethics and Compliance Department Overarching Responsibilities
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance throughout the organization. 
Encourages transparency, communication, and teamwork related to the Ethics and Compliance Charter and its Department objectives.

Core duties:
Prepares country work plan, which determine scope, sample size, timing and frequency of compliance reviews in the country.
Conducts compliance reviews in accordance with the agreed country work plan.
Assists management to effectively identify, document and mitigate compliance risks associated with program and operations activities.
Prepares and timely submits compliance reports with observations and recommendations for technical review to Regional Compliance Coordinator and/or Head of Field Compliance.
Timely issues monthly and quarterly reports to country management.
Regularly verifies progress made towards compliance recommendations and agreed actions plans.
Provides advisory services to country management on improvements and engages with other departments to support improvements in internal controls.
Ensures that recordkeeping of compliance reviews kept on shared file is timely, accurate and complete. 

Communication:
Proactively communicates results of compliance reviews and identified gaps with country management and supports corrective measures in real-time to avoid non-compliance.
Prepares and provides necessary updates and reports on field compliance work as needed.
Maintains regular communication with key stakeholders at country and HQ level as required.

Capacity building and training:
Works with other relevant departments on developing and providing Fraud, Bribery, Conflicts of Interest and other trainings to International Medical Corps staff and partners.
Researches available sources and remains up-to-date on relevant trends and activities in the global compliance profession within the NGO community. 

Other responsibilities: 
Suggests changes to the policies and procedures and improvements to the systems.
Assists management with remedying any gaps in internal control.
Regularly participates in the regional compliance meetings. 
Assists Compliance Investigations Unit and country management with investigations upon their request and subject to approval of the Regional Compliance Coordinator and/or Head of Field Compliance.
Conducts any other tasks assigned by Regional Compliance Coordinator and/or Head of Field Compliance with the aim of supporting or improving the operations of the Field Compliance Unit.

Compliance & Ethics: 
Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity. Communicates these standards to staff, if applicable, and to partners and requires them to adhere to these values.
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

CODE OF CONDUCT
As applicable to this position, the individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.

It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.  If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
N/A for the moment 
 
Qualifications:
Essential:

University Degree in Business Administration, Law, Accounting, Risk Management or similar;
2+ years of relevant experience working in related field, with at least 1 year in humanitarian relief or equivalent experience; 
Relevant experience in risk management, compliance and/or audit;
Knowledge of different types of instruments (grants, contracts, sub-awards etc.);
Knowledge and experience with various business processes (such as Human Resources, Program Management, Financial Management, Supply Chain Management, Information Technology etc.)

Desirable:

Master’s degree in a relevant discipline preferred;
Professional Certification in auditing, grants management, risk and/or compliance management;
Knowledge and working experience with USAID, EU, FCDO and other donors