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Compliance Officer USAID Project Careers - John Snow, Inc (JSI)

Job Title:      Compliance Officer
Organization: John Snow, Inc (JSI)
Funding Source: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Director Finance and Administration

About US:
John Snow, Inc. (JSI) is a leader in improving the health of individuals and communities by providing high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 100 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices for the past 30 years. The JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. ID a leading public health research and consulting organization.

About USAID RHITES-N Project:
RHITES-N, Lango will contribute to improving key population- based national health indicators; build the capacity of the Ugandan government to carry out a sustainable and locally- driven response to the HIV epidemic, while also improving TB, malaria, nutrition, MNCH+A, and WASH outcomes. JSI will work with Ugandan stakeholders to design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels. Interventions will include VMMC, virtual elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, antiretroviral therapy, and condom education and distribution. JSI will focus where the greatest impact can be realized, with a priority on hard-to-reach and high-HIV-prevalence locations. RHITES-N, Lango is a five-year contract. The JSI team includes Amref Health Africa, Doctors with Africa CUAMM, Another Option, and Medical Concierge Group.

Job Summary:    The Compliance Officer will work closely with the Director of Finance & Administration and finance and operations staff to ensure that project policies and processes are understood and consistently implemented and documented by staff in Lira and District offices. The Compliance Officer will primarily serve in an internal auditing function for the project, ensuring that activities and payments are properly supported and verified and working to mitigate against fraudulent activity. The Compliance Officer reports to the Director Finance & Administration. S/he will provide support which includes, but is not limited to:

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure thorough familiarity with JSI manuals, resources, and policies and procedures.
  • Ensure policy and procedure manuals are up-to-date, issued and signed off on by staff (liaising with HR or other counterparts)
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance & Administration to review and update, as necessary, fraud mitigation systems at the central and district levels.
  • Coordinate roll out of any policy updates or process clarifications in coordination with Director Finance & Administration, including fraud prevention, operations, and finance policies
  • Conduct trainings and/or technical assistance for staff in JSI policy, fraud and ethics reporting, finance and operations, donor rules and regulations
  • Routinely travel to district offices to ensure that policies and procedures are understood and consistently applied and documented, and conduct random spot check verifications on activities and beneficiary payments.
  • Review / spot check files in RHITES-N, Lango offices to ensure project documentation meets JSI and donor requirements
  • Leads process of completing annual file checklist
  • Periodically travel to RHITES-N, Lango activities sites to assess status of JSI support including spot checks of ongoing activities
  • Periodically verify payments to vendors, participants, and beneficiaries of RHITES-N, Lango
  • Liaise with staff to identify any bottlenecks or process improvements possible within JSI policy
  • Participate in training activities for staff

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the USAID RHITES-N Project Compliance Officer job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Management, Finance, Public Health, International Development, or related field.
  • At least five years’ experience with fraud mitigation, internal auditing, and compliance of donor-funded projects.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in financial management and/or operations on USG-funded projects at senior level.
  • Ability to travel to district project sites, on short notice, to conduct random spot checks and verifications of activities and beneficiary payments.
  • Demonstrated experience applying US Government rules and regulations in their work.
  • Experience with USAID Contracts and USG acquisition (FAR) rules and regulations is an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to implement procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage various activities in a team setting with minimal supervision.
  • Strong time management/task prioritization skills.
  • Experience with QuickBooks accounting system desired;
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Computer literacy required (especially Excel, MSWord and Windows)

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their updated cover letters and updated CVs to ug-rhites-n@ug.jsi.com

Deadline: 4th January 2019

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