Ended Compliance Assistant 

The Job

Category: Development/UN/NGOs

Position:     Compliance Assistant     

Location:    Sana’a

Reports to: SNR Compliance Officer

Reference:   HR-21-35

Duration:    Till December 31, 2021; Renewable based on fund availability and performance.

Note: Position is open to Yemeni Nationals only.

About RI:      

Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI France and RI-Europe.  Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.

Summary:

RI is currently looking for a qualified Compliance Assistant who-under the supervision of the SNR Compliance Officer-  will work closely with the RI programs, operations, finance and HR to ensure compliance with the organizational policies and procedures and donor regulations, document any weaknesses and their impact, and assist in making recommendations to address those weaknesses. S/he will assist in following up departments FPs on the audit ready and closeout checklists and ensure monthly follow-up with program & support FPs in all offices for proper back up and documentations in RI Archiving System Box.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Stay informed of and ensure adherence to RI and donor procedures and policies in relation to Supply Chain, Finance, HR and Programs as set out in relevant manuals and regulations.
  • Assist in liaisonining with the Auditors and arrange on providing them with the audit requirements and samples as instructed by the supervisor.
  • On a regular basis, review samples of transactions, financial vouchers, to ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures and donor regulations.
  • On a regular basis, review samples of Operation and Program activities to ensure compliance with organizational policies and procedures and donor regulations, documenting any weaknesses and their impact, and and assist in making recommendations to address these weaknesses.
  • Assist in following up with department’s focal points on the audit ready and closeout checklists and ensure monthly follow-up with program & support FPs in all offices for proper back up and documentations in RI Archiving System Box.
  • Participate in tender opening and conduct vetting and due diligence on vendors as a back up for the Cimpliance officer.
  • Participate in the regular internal audit field visits to RI sub-offices as requested by the supervisor.
  • Assist in Risk Identification and Assessment process and maintain and update regularly a Country Risk Register.
  • Ensure Audit tracker is updated in the Net Suite system and to properly upload all audit reports in the NS.
  • Upon request participate in the physical Inventory/Cash count either in quarterly basis or at the end of each calendar year.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating the Compliance Tracker with the findings/observation, Auditor’s recommendation and the timeline of conducting the corrective actions to remedy these findings.
  • Follow-up on program documentation.
  • Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through audit activities (internal and external audits) among all sstaff.
  • Ensure high level of confidentiality and security of entrusted data at all times.
  • Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • University degree in Audit, Finance/Accounting, Business Administration or Commerce.
  • Minumum 1 to 2 years of experience in the same field and experience with INGOs is preferable.
  • Understanding of the principles of non-governmental organizations is an asset.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good Audit skills.
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting systems and internal control mechanisms.
  • Understanding of the Yemen environment and local labor laws.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work well with people from diverse cultures and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Excel. Good command of other Microsoft Office applications.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability
How to Apply
  • Qualified candidates meeting the above Qualifications and requirements are requested to send their CVs in English to: sanaa.vacancies@ri.org
    before midnight of April 08, 2021 with the vacancy reference Subject: HR-21-35 + Applicant Full Name.
  • RECRUITMENT IS URGENT: Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and not to wait until the closing date.
  • Females Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Employer: Relief International
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 31 March 2021
  • Deadline: 8 April 2021
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