Compliance Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Job Title:         Compliance Officer
Organization: Management
Sciences for Health (MSH)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director,
Internal Audit
About US:
Management Sciences
for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization composed of
nearly 2500 people from more than 74 nationalities working in over 50
countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s
poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and
action in public health. Together with our partners, we are helping managers
and leaders in developing countries to create stronger management systems that
improve health services for the greatest health impact.
Job Summary:  The Compliance Officer will monitor the
performance of all financial and operational functions within the Country
Operations Management Unit (COMU) or projects for MSH Uganda. The position
holder will ensure that all staff are well versed in donor and MSH policies and
procedures, and are adhering to such standards. S/he will identify gaps in
existing internal control systems, and provide recommendations to strengthen
them; will identify gaps in knowledge and skills; will provide recommendations
for training; and may provide training directly to staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
/Internal Audit
  • Ensure that all MSH Uganda financial and operational activities are
    in compliance with Ugandan law (tax laws, CSA laws and government pension
    agency laws), donor rules and regulations, and MSH policies and standards.
    Develops an annual customized compliance monitoring plan, including
    evaluation tools, standards, ethical considerations, and schedule to
    evaluate all COMU functions, including all COMU or remote staff/office
    locations, and to revisit sites needing extra attention.
  • Develops compliance framework for the MSH country office; including
    compliance checklists for the various business processes, transaction
    classes, country laws governing NGO operations, and specific donor
  • Periodically reviews and updates the compliance monitoring checklist
    and other tools to stay current with MSH procedures and policies.
  • Examines the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance
    within MSH (country policy framework and identifies gaps in procedures and
    controls systems and provides recommendations to the Country Leadership
    Team for strengthening them.
  • Follows-up on recommendations to ensure they have been implemented
    and adhered to.
  • Tests internal controls, targeting high risk areas, including
    workshops, vehicle usage, inventory control and cash advance management,
    payroll and Fleet Management.
  • Documents internal control weaknesses and compliance deviations and
    their impact, and makes recommendations to address these weaknesses.
  • Identifies gaps in knowledge and skills and provides recommendations
    for training.
  • May be requested to provide training directly to staff.
  • Prepares detailed reports of each compliance review and other task
    assignments, with prioritized findings and recommendations.
  • Presents final reports to the MSH Uganda Country Leadership Team
    after review and approval from Supervisor.
  • When necessary, collaborates with internal and external audit on
    investigations of whistleblower cases, suspected fraud, mismanagement,
    loss of assets, etc.
  • Follows-up on recommendations from the internal and external
    auditors to ensure the recommendations have been implemented and adhered
  • Assists COMU Director in providing response to ad hoc requests from
  • Stays abreast of laws, directives, and current trends in the local
    legal and NGO environment, and provides regular updates to the COMU
  • Provides risk assessment for financial and operational landscape.
    Identify high risk, high probability events, and provide recommended
    mitigation plan.
  • Provide ad hoc risk assessments for specific scenarios by request.
  • Provide ad-hoc advice, helping staff to achieve the goal of
    establishing sound risk management and internal control systems; offer
    practical advice on how best to comply with financial policy and donor
  • Prepares quarterly audit, investigations, and status of audit
    recommendations reports for submission to Director Internal Audit and
    Uganda Country Representative, if applicable.
  • Meets with Project Directors on a regular basis, or as requested by
    the CR.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the COMU Director and/or
    Director of Internal Audit.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Management Sciences for Health (MSH
    Compliance Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Accounting or business management, or related area. Advanced degree;
    Professional certification in Accounting; Internal Audit; and Fraud
    Examination is preferred.
  • Six or more years of experience in compliance, risk management or
    audit required
  • Knowledge and skills; Extensive familiarity of U.S Government grant
    rules and regulations (USAID, CDC,) or other donor rules and regulations
    (E.U) required. Experience in international development programs
    preferred. Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills.
    Proven leadership and interpersonal skill. Professional proficiency in
    English required
Core job competencies:
  • Navigating the Environment: Perspective, Dealing with ambiguity, Organizational Agility,
    Political Savvy and Strategic Agility
  • Ensuring Delivery of Results: Functional/Technical skills, Client
    Focus, Managing through systems, Managing and Measuring work, Negotiating,
    Information Sharing, Process Management, Priority Setting, Problem Solving
    and Timely Decision Making
Core Personal Competencies: Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust, Listening, Written
Core MSH
Communication, Problem Solving, Creativity and Innovation, Quality, Quality and
Timeliness of Work, Quality of work and Team Relationships, Resource
Availability to
travel domestically and internationally as needed.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Management Sciences
for Health in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by
clicking on the link below.
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