LOCATION : KAKAMEGA
In partnership with senior management, the Compliance & Internal Review Manager will objectively add value and improve EGPAF Kenya’s programming by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. The successful candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of various operational procedures and a sound judgement.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as an expert on applicable policies, procedures, rules, and regulations (specifically FAR, AIDAR and Contract Terms and Conditions). The position holder will possess superior presentation skills and will spearhead innovative sensitization of key contract provisions to various levels i.e. ELT, SMT, all staff, sub-contractors, vendors, etc.
Works with the Chief of Party, Finance & Administration Director and HQ to develop a targeted, risk-based, and coherent annual compliance review plan, disseminates the plan to management and core operations teams and ensures strict adherence/implementation of the plan within the stipulated timelines. The compliance review plan shall incorporate:
Budget reviews to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and contract requirements.
Compliance reviews of contract procurements
Through robust and proactive technical assistance and spot-checking, ensuring that Foundation project staff comply with applicable rules and regulations, applicable Foundation policies and procedures.
Compliance reviews of subcontract and consultant packages (subcontract, modifications, negotiation memos, etc.)
Compliance reviews of grantees under the GUCs program
Documents the compliance review process/methodology and prepares detailed findings memorandum for management (in-country and HQ)
Review various areas of the EGPAF operations including grants, procurement, stock management, finance, IT, HR, legal compliance and inventory as determined by the risk assessment
Maintains open and regular communications with Senior Management, Corporate Services staff in DC for compliance updates, learning of best practices from other countries, problem solving options, professional development, etc.
Ensures that all audit/compliance findings are tracked and is responsible for monitoring implementation status by the various managers, and will report on implementation status on a regular basis
Perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree will be an added advantage
Professional Accounting qualification will be an added advantage
Minimum 8 years relevant experience. The Foundation recognizes that a successful candidate may have a stronger background in either grants or contracts but multiple years of experience in USG (preferably USAID) contracts is required.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of U.S. Government acquisition regulations, such as FAR and AIDAR
Knowledge of U.S. Government grant regulations and policies, such as Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200.
Knowledge of contract management and procurement life cycle
Experience in accounting, budgeting, or financial management is a plus
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment
Excellent communications skills (oral and written), including editing and writing. Ability to make presentations to large groups as a subject matter expert and to facilitate technical discussions in assigned areas
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