IRD SA NPC: Risk and Compliance Officer

Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 18 November, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Location:  Pretoria /Johannesburg
Employment type: Fixed term contract
Reporting to Administratively to the COO/Country Director

Interactive Research and Development South Africa (IRD SA NPC) is a South African Section 21 not-for-profit entity and an affiliate of Interactive Research and Development Global (IRD Global), and has fully operational offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria (Gauteng) and in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal

Main purpose of the job:

The Risk and compliance officer will provide a support service to the organization to ensure the timely meeting of donor contractual compliance and regulatory conditions, and working closely with Technical Leads of projects. 
 
Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews internal documents and processes for compliance from time to time.
  2. Establish standards and procedures to ensure the compliance program’s effectiveness and efficiency, maintaining compliance to organizational policies, procedures and internal controls
  3. Conduct due diligence to ensure that USG funds are not diverted from their development purpose outlined in the agreement and are not vulnerable to corruption, extortion or otherwise benefitting malign groups.
  4. Actively train and mentor staff in the areas of US federal government compliance, ensuring that high standards are consistently met.
  5. Contribute to the development of financial systems and procedures for grants
  6. Review and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, adequacy of internal controls, reliability of financial reporting, compliance and applicable laws and the safeguard of assets within IRD SA NPC.
  7. Plan, perform and report back on internal audits to ensure that financial control, financial guidelines of donor organizations and other control procedures are in place properly implemented and managed on the project.
  8. Advise and monitor quality standards and value for money and make recommendations for improvement.
  9. Test internal controls, targeting particular high risk areas, document any weaknesses and their impact, and make recommendations to address these weaknesses.
  10. Develop and periodically review and update Standards of Conduct to ensure continuing currency and relevance in providing guidance to management and employees.
  11. Carry out necessary training of finance and non-finance staff to ensure that USAID requirements are met.
  12. Develop an annual internal audit plan for the organization with Finance and Administration Manager and prioritize plan based on risks identified
  13. Follow upon the implementation of audit recommendations and management actions.
  14. Where necessary, carry out investigations of alleged fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets or any other investigation. Immediately reports gross misconduct or suspected fraudulent activities to IRD SA NPC HR Manager and Finance & Administration Manager
  15. For each assignment as assigned, prepare a written report to present findings and conclusions to management.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned and agreed upon

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting concentration) /Auditing
  • 5+ years’ experience as auditor in an audit firm and experience in auditing NGOs
  • Minimum of 5-6 years of experience managing grants for donor organizations. Experience with USAID grants management system highly preferred.
  • Experience with US Federal Government assistance instruments and audits, including both Cooperative Agreements and Contracts.
  • Good understanding of internal audit including international trends and best practices
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets and client
  • Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationship at all levels
  • High level of confidentiality at all times
  • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization.

Interested candidates are welcome to apply, please provide two (2) current, relevant employment references. Submit a brief CV and supporting documents, indicating the job title in your cover letter and subject line on email to Lee-Anne Ogle: Human Resources Dept. @ fax +27 (0) 865722820 or e-mail jobs.sa@ird.global
 
Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 18th November 2020
 
Kindly note that placement is depend on project funding
 
Salary range CTC: Market Related. Bio-data will also be taken into consideration.
 
Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, kindly regard your application as unsuccessful
 
IRD SA is an equal opportunity employer

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