Compliance Officer, Uganda

Uganda, Uganda, Uganda
Last update 2024-02-29
Expires 2024-03-29
ID #2003921282
Compliance Officer, Uganda
Uganda, Uganda, Uganda,
Modified January 23, 2024


Pathfinder Overview Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health.

We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction.

Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment.

Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Program Overview Pathfinder International has been awarded a five-year Family Planning Activity (FPA) by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

As a lead implementing agency, Pathfinder with partners will play a catalytic role in increasing access to modern contraception and reducing the unmet need for voluntary family planning services in Uganda.

The FPA’s three Intermediate Result areas (IRs) are; Uganda leadership and coordination strengthened to support FPA; Positive social norms and behaviors enhanced to improve healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies; and access to quality FP increased!; will be implemented in 11 districts with three cluster offices in Masindi covering Kiryandongo, Bulissa and Kyankwanzi; Fortportal cluster covering Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Kibale, Ntoroko, and Bundibugyo; Masaka Cluster covering Gomba and Rakai districts with head office in Kampala overseeing all but covering Butambala.

Pathfinder International as the lead, will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the national planning authority, National population council, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social development, Ministry of Education, Youths’ organizations and Uganda Family planning consortium to accelerate progress toward Uganda’s commitments and objectives under FP and the country’s Vision strategy through strategic implementation, coordination and collaboration within these entities and across development and Implementing partners especially USG and non-USG partners especially those implementing Regional Health Integration to Enhanced Services.

Position Overview Provides overall support for the development and implementation of Pathfinder Country organizational compliance, internal audit, and risk management programs.

Assist in the development and implementation of risk management and mitigation plans to ensure compliance with applicable Country and international laws and regulations; donor requirements; and Pathfinder policies, procedures, and standards of conduct.

Maintains Pathfinder’s library of policies and procedures and compliance training resources.

Supports key compliance, internal audit, and risk management assurance activities in Country and, where possible, in other operations within Pathfinder’s global footprint.

Key Responsibilities Key Job Outcomes Compliance Program Implementation: Provides overall support for the development and implementation of the Pathfinder compliance program within the Country Office, including policy review and management, maintenance of compliance training, deployment of compliance communications and reporting, and integration of compliance into other Pathfinder processes.

Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Assists with implementation of risk management and mitigation plans.

Supports Global Compliance/Internal Audit function, and other stakeholders on risk identification.

Supports in the development of a risk dashboard within Pathfinder Country.

Policies and Procedures: Oversees the Pathfinder Country library of all policies, including implementing a version-control system.

Oversees development and revisions of compliance-owned policies and regulations, including coordinating rollout and training of new or updated policies.

Compliance Issues: Ensures staff are aware of appropriate channels for reporting compliance issues and coordinates with the Compliance Team to ensure appropriate tracking of compliance issues.

Compliance Assurance.

Supports key compliance assurance including deployment of effective and efficient mechanisms to prevent, detect, identify, and correct noncompliance with applicable law and regulations, donor requirements, and Pathfinder policies and standards.

Understanding of internal control frameworks and professional internal investigation practices.

Project Management and Participation: Participates in cross-functional project team meetings when required, within the Country Office.

Support Internal Audit Activities and Implementation of Corrective Actions: Performs regular audits of Pathfinder Country and donor awards transactions, Pathfinder’s monitoring of sub recipient program and financial reporting and compliance with donor requirements, accounting records, procurements, management of supplies and equipment, sub awards, planned payees and training participants, HR records, award closeout checklists and exercises, and control systems for conformity with generally accepted principles and practices, Pathfinder International policies and US Government auditing standards.

Verifies implementation of corrective actions following Internal Audit activities/engagements.

Misconduct & Fraud Investigations: Lead Internal Audit/Compliance investigations into organizational fraud and misconduct within Pathfinder Country office.

Reporting: Produce professional-standard work papers/draft reports and contribute to the determination and implementation of corrective actions.

Awareness: Implements country awareness initiatives such as delivering fraud & corruption awareness trainings and inductions to staff, vendors, consultants, partners, subs, etc.

and proactively develops, recommends, and monitor fraud mitigation actions.

Basic Requirements Compliance Program Development: Foundational knowledge of the elements of an effective compliance program Compliance Regulations and Requirements: Foundational knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies applicable to international NGOs working under grants and contracts funded by USAID, other government, foundations, and other donors.

Policies and Procedures: Foundational knowledge of best practices in the development of business policies and procedures, including knowledge of methodologies for assigning responsibility and accountability.

Program and Project Planning and Management: Foundational skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including timely implementation and reporting of compliance program policies, processes, procedures, and activities.

Training and Development: Ability to develop and deliver training to small and large groups.

Organizational Competencies: Analytical, Communications and Influencing Skills: Proven analytical ability and deep written and oral communication skills, including ability to persuade others at all levels of the organization.

Multi-tasking Skills: Ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time and work cooperatively with multiple stakeholders.

Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently and as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Proactive: Ability to independently identify and solve problems Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices, and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR.

Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.

Organized Required Education, Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Audit, Finance, Management, or related discipline Possession of professional qualifications in Accounting such as ACCA, CPA is added advantage Demonstrated understanding of basic accounting principles and COSO internal control framework7 years’ experience in compliance, finance, or audit, including experience developing and executing organizational strategies, systems, and processes.

At least 3 years’ experience with NGO as Compliance Officer or Internal Auditor, including experience with contracts funded by USAID and foundations preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Pathfinder International provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Safeguarding and Protection Pathfinder is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve and our staff.

We have zero tolerance for any type of behavior that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, our staff and partners including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and exploitation.

We do everything possible to ensure that we recruit only those who are suitable to work with for us and expect that everyone we hire will abide by our safeguarding and related policies and will report any suspected or known violations.

This job is subject to a range of vetting checks as legally permitted in the country where they are being hired.

By submitting an application, the job applicant acknowledges they understand our intent to verify suitability to work with us.

Closes: 4th February

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Compliance officer

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