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Interim Senior Compliance Officer, USG

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
    • Legal - Broad
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
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Established in January 2016, the Global Awards Management Unit (AMU) is a global unit spanning New York, Washington DC, London, Brussels, Berlin, Bonn, Bangkok, and Amman. It has responsibility for identifying, securing and managing all funding from statutory donors, and was designed as an end-to-end business process owner and support structure for IRC’s grant lifecycle. The Unit is organized into five teams, called ‘pillars’: Strategic Partnerships & Analytics; Program & Grants Support; Compliance & Policy; Business/Program Development; and Training & Curriculum Development. The Global AMU is a bridge between donors and the field: providing expert technical advice to the field, while maintaining portfolio-level visibility to ensure consistency and compliance, and manage risk. This unit ensures that donor compliance policies and procedures are implemented consistently, and supports all staff working across the grants management cycle for all restricted funding from global government sources. 

The Purpose of the Role

The Interim Senior Compliance Officer – US Government Donors is responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory donor rules and regulations within his/her assigned portfolio. This role ensures a culture of compliance by providing advice and guidance on statutory donor rules and regulations for grants and contracts, enforces administrative policies, and promotes adherence to procedures to ensure that all IRC staff, project partners, subcontractors, and sub-awardees are in compliance with USG statutory donors and local government requirements. The Interim Senior Compliance Officer provides guidance to relevant staff to improve their understanding of the terms and conditions of grants and contracts by providing donor compliance advice and training so that programs are delivered responsibly with minimized compliance risk. The role also advises implementing teams in areas of risk analysis and mitigation.
Major Responsibilities: 
•Act as focal point for all major compliance matters related to US Government donors (State Department, USDA, DOL, etc);
•Strong knowledge of 2 CFR 200 and accompanying USG regulations 
•Advise both program and finance stakeholders of any changes made to USG compliance regulations and assess their impact on IRC programs; 
•Engage with field offices and regional teams as needed to provide input and develop solutions on major USG compliance matters;
•Work closely with the Sr Director and the compliance team to develop IRC policies, guidelines, tools and templates as needed to ensure optimal implementation of USG compliance requirements;
•Working with the AMU C&P Subaward and Partnership team, engage with field offices (domestic and international), regional teams, and technical units to provide advice, input and develop solutions on Subawards.
•Working with the AMU C&P Subaward and Partnership team, serve as a donor expert for the development of USG specific subaward templates.
•Serve as the IRC’s in-house organizational expert on USG grants and contracts rules and regulations, staying abreast of all financial, administrative, and contract related business practice developments;
•Disseminate award/contract policy changes in a timely and user friendly manner throughout the agency as needed;
•Assist country programs in resolution of any USG award management issues, such as delays in agreement signing, delays in payments, audit findings, irregular interpretation of award terms, etc.
•Work closely with the Sr Director of Compliance and the Director of Training to provide training on USG compliance matters;
•Other responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director.
Job Requirements: 
•5-7 years of relevant professional experience;
•Demonstrated experience and expertise in interpreting and applying statutory and regulatory language in executing awards and contracts from USG entities and in maintaining a current knowledge of changes in the language, application and enforcement of this language;
•Experience in organizational problem solving, operations, high performance management in complex organizations;
•Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience working with a variety of USG agencies such as DOS, DOL, USDA, DHS, CDC, etc;
•A positive thinker and collaborative problem solver.
•Previous experience with large international nonprofit organizations preferred;
•Strong interpersonal relations, teambuilding and communication skills;
•Previous experience providing compliance training in a multicultural setting.
Working Environment:  
•Standard office working environment
•This role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace.  
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Equality, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l’Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l’exploitation et les abus, la protection de l’enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l’intégrité financière, et les représailles. 
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