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21-105: Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
Department:Ethics and Compliance
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

The incumbent supports the Chief Audit and Compliance Officer in: developing and implementing vision, strategy and business plans to maintain and improve how International Medical Corps ensures it complies with applicable internal and external policies, procedures, laws and regulations; coordinating the work of the Ethics & Compliance Unit. This position also carries out specific compliance initiatives; supervises directly the head positions for the Field Compliance and Investigations units; manage other designated headquarters compliance staff; represent International Medical Corps externally towards donors on compliance and investigation matters and in relevant peer compliance networks.


Ethics & Compliance Documents

  • Create the Unit’s long-term strategy and annual business plans; liaise with Management positions to developing and tracking the Unit’s financial budgets and actual expenses
  • Develop a suitable set of KPIs and a process to capture and report against those KPIs periodically
  • Regularly review founding and governing documents for the Unit and propose updates as necessary
  • Draft and present approved reports to the Executive Leadership Team and to the Board’s Audit, Compliance & Risk Committee

Policies & Procedures

  • Coordinate, and carry out, monitoring of the societal/legal/regulatory landscape and translate to the Unit’s operations
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of, and develop and maintain, applicable ethics and compliance policies and procedures including monitoring activities

Training & Communications

  • Monitor training/communication of ethics & compliance topics to staff and appropriate external parties such as vendors and partners, and advise on and implement improvements

Internal Investigations

  • Oversee the Investigations Unit, which includes:
  • Overseeing that the Unit develops and implements a comprehensive strategy and plan; that it has the required human and financial and other resources; and that it delivers against set KPIs
  • Overseeing the human resources management effectuated by the Head of Investigations
  • Review investigation plans and progress reports, investigation report drafts

Cross-Departmental Coordination

  • Coordinate with other departments to review oversight mechanisms, assess risk, and recommend best practices
  • Communications with Donors and Other Third Parties
  • Communicate with donors regarding compliance investigation issues
  • Respond to donor/other third-party requests for information about International Medical Corps’ ethics & compliance program
  • Assist other departments in developing regular communications with donors and other third parties around compliance-related issues
  • Develop relationships with peer group organizations, professional associations, and government agencies

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, an 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.

The incumbent 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.

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.

  • Master's degree with emphasis in Organizational Behavior, Business Administration, Fraud Management, Law or Accounting. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
  • 15+ year of relevant and progressive experience working in compliance or related field; of which at least 5 in a managerial capacity;
  •  Experience in international NGO working in developing countries;
  •  Business process improvement experience;
  • Attention to detail, time management, and prioritization skills;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Strong Analytical skills;
  • Project Management skills.