Regional Compliance Coordinator - Middle East

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
Job Summary
• Support the Global Ethics & Compliance Department in implementing its vision and strategy for regional and country programs by partnering with key stakeholders/leaders in promoting a culture of good stewardship, ethics and integrity over funding received to ensure alignment with donor requirements. • Provide managerial oversight over regional and country programs’ compliance functions in order to ensure that compliance support is rendered in accordance with the International Medical Corps’ (IMC) Ethics & Compliance Charter, ISO standards 19600, IMC policies & procedures and Donors’ regulations. • Lead the implementation of an Enterprise Risk Management framework for the region along with a risk based compliance program for field country programs. • Serve as a trusted strategic partner to key stakeholders at HQ, Regional and Country Programs by providing advisory business services, guidance on risk management through risk mitigation strategies/tools to minimize threats to the achievement of organizational objectives. • Provide oversight and guidance to country program compliance coordinators and regional roving compliance (if applicable) to ensure that regional and country program senior management teams are kept abreast of the adequacy of internal controls to mitigate risk, particularly significant/high risks, to the organization. • Ensure adequate training of regional and country program compliance functions on risk based compliance program, compliance with government grant regulations (e.g. USAID, DFID, OFDA, CIDA, etc.), compliance with local laws and International Medical Corps’ policies & procedures.
Leadership & Management Oversight • Lead, manage, and train a regional team of compliance functions located at the regional office and/or country programs where International Medical Corps works. • Be involved directly in the recruitment and performance appraisal of Regional (if applicable) and Country Program Compliance functions. • Support the implementation and management of an Enterprise Risk Management framework for all the country programs where compliance functions exist.
Risk Assessment & Reporting • Assess and report against the efficiency and effectiveness of the internal control of the regional office and country programs with regards to its administrative, human resources, security, financial, compliance, information technology, procurement, logistics, sub-grantees and asset control systems regionally and at country programs • Evaluate and report against adherence to the humanitarian accountability standards, child safety standards, minimum standards, audit findings, guidelines/manuals and established procedures of the country teams, identify gaps and suggest corrective actions. • Work closely with the Global Country Program Compliance Director on possible agency exposure, liabilities and legal cases across the organization and suggest improvements. • Assess the region and in-country capacity of different departments and with country teams prepare, organize and supervise the plan of trainings for IMC personnel in Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest, Anti-bribery/Fraud Policy ensuring that all IMC staff receives the trainings. • Support the Global Country Program Compliance Director to review and improve policies, procedures, manuals and assist in establishing protocols/systems to prevent fraudulent activities. • Participate in reviewing regional and/or country program proposals as needed. • Other duties as assigned by the Global Country Program Compliance Director. The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Representation & External Relations • Participate as needed in donor meetings and/or negotiations with donors regarding grant restrictions, procurement and compliance, including requests for waivers or exemptions from such requirements. • Participate and Coordinate with Regional Finance, Audit, Administration, I.T, Program, Ethics & Compliance, and Human Resource in strategy development, planning and problem-solving activities. • Actively engage and attend in Regional Office Management Meetings or other Regional Initiatives (i.e. Remote Management Team – RMT)
Compliance & Ethics:** Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
• Minimum of a college or university degree in Accounting or Business Administration; with a relative certification in auditing, grants management, risk and/or compliance management preferred
• Minimum 10 years managerial experience in a non-profit organization or equivalent experience, training and education
• Extensive experience in Risk, Compliance and/or Audit with exposure to administrative and financial management of overseas programs at the management level
• Experience with USAID compliance, including preferably Mission Order 21 in the Palestinian Territories.
• Demonstrated proper understanding of Enterprise Risk Management with agility and malleability to work with risk frameworks/registers
• Extensive experience in working with computerized accounting, auditing and/or compliance systems
• Comprehensive knowledge and working experience with USAID, EU, DfID and other donors
• Proven ability to manage a multi-cultural team of dispersed in various regions
• Solid problem solving and analytical skills
• Strong writing and presentation skills
• Proven capabilities in leadership required