Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries.
Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Compliance Manager
Start date: June, 2021
Reporting: The Compliance Manager will report to the Chief of Party
The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria.
This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary).
State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.
The Compliance Manager will be responsible for supporting operation of the project to ensure adherence to regulatory standards and industry best practices.
S/he will bring a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes as related to project implementation.
This position requires proven experience and knowledge of FAR, USAID ADS, AIDAR, Nigerian regulatory bodies and laws and ability to rapidly learn DAI financial management, accounting principles, procurement and operational procedures.
S/he will ensure transparent, audit-ready project operations.
S/he will travel in-person to the various project locations as needed to do on-site reviews.
The Compliance Manager will manage and advise on compliance matters relating to finance, human resources, procurement, programmatic and subcontract efforts to ensure these activities are carried out according to USAID regulations and DAI policies and procedures.
Specifically, the Compliance Manager will perform the following job duties:
Develop a targeted, risk-based, and coherent annual compliance plan, disseminate the plan to management and core operations teams and ensure strict adherence/implementation of the plan within stipulated timelines;
Conduct periodic internal reviews and investigation of compliance issues to ensure that procedures are followed and prepare detailed findings memoranda for management and advise on next steps;
Review all areas of DAI/State2State operations including grants, procurement, vehicle usage, stock management, finance, IT, human resources, TIP compliance, legal compliance and inventory to identify and mitigate risks;
Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes;
Review documentation, such as procurement and human resource records, to ensure there are no violations of standards or regulations;
Provide employee training on compliance-related topics, policies or procedures;
Monitor the implementation of company policies and procedures;
Lead independent review of procurement processes;
Review documentation on subcontracts and grants to ensure that the overall project implementation complies with USAID and DAI regulations and policies;
Participate in the development and implementation of systems that result in improved operational efficiency and reduced organizational risk;
Analyze trends and collect statistics and submit quarterly reports on operational risks;
Support internal/external audits, and coordinate action plans to close out audit findings;
Conduct investigations on instructions from the CoP related to suspected fraud, ensuring timely completion of investigations, while maintaining confidentiality; and
Perform other duties assigned by his/her supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree inLaw, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent field of studies. Master’s degree preferred with consideration of experience in lieu of an advanced degree.
Minimum of 9 years work experience in compliance management for USAID or other international development organizations.
Demonstrated experience in USAID contracting and grants and other USG international regulations.
Knowledge of project management procedures for planning and processing international development projects and for establishing plans, specifications, monitoring and management of development projects.
Knowledge of USG procurement regulations and of the FAR/AIDAR.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Fluency in English Language.
Application Closing Date
7th May, 2021.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using "Compliance Manager" as the subject of the email.
Note: Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.