Internal Control & Compliance Coordinator (Maternity Cover) job at Save the Children
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Internal Control & Compliance Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting ]

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Save the Children

Deadline of this Job:
26 September 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, September 12, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Role Purpose:
Reporting directly to the Country Director, the ICC is accountable for assessing, monitoring and help mitigating both internal and external risks across the Country Programme; and providing effective challenge to the quality of management oversight on key functions within the Country Programme. Developing high quality approaches and systems, the ICC works closely with function/department leads and other senior staff, ensuring effective monitoring and response to external risks, associated with: local government and authorities, compliance with policy and regulations, legal and local political issues and coordinator of the country office risk management plan. Collaborating with teams across the country programme, the SCI Regional Office, Global Assurance and Centre for relevant areas, the ICCC will also ensure that high quality, effective systems are in place to monitor and respond to internal risks, associated with but not limited to: partnerships and local NGO relationships, compliance with SCI policy and regulation, child safeguarding, fraud and corruption.

Key Areas Of Accountability
• Ensure effective monitoring of the policy and regulatory environment in all areas of operation and collaborate with relevant function/department leads to develop effective response and mitigation measures
• Maintain relationships with key staff within local authorities and government departments, sharing and collecting appropriate information
• Maintain relationships with key staff in local and international NGOs, sharing relevant information
• Act as an independent and objective assessor of compliance and quality in the country programme.
• Deliver an annual programme of compliance work, on mission-critical business areas and controls, to a consistent methodology. Deliver high quality, solutions-focussed, value-adding reports that are solutions-driven.
• Ensure that function/department leads are aware of critical internal policies and support them in developing plans and measures to mitigate risks
• Where appropriate, support SCI’s Counter-Fraud unit by leading internal investigations (whistle blowing and fraud), actively participate in the partner assessment process, monitor partnerships with local organisations, raise any concerns or issues with the relevant manager and support the development of mitigation measures. These may include the delivery of child safeguarding, fraud and corruption awareness training, supported by an internal review of relevant procedures and reports.
• Assist the Head of Finance and reporting to coordinate effective external and internal audit processes, in the absence of a financial controller.
• Ensure the effective implementation of the child safeguarding policy across the country programme and that all staff access training and support.
• Play a key influencing role in building the control environment and broadening the understanding of risk, controls, oversight and accountability in the organisation.
• Be innovative. Explore new areas/methodology to cover unreached i.e. where assurance is not adequately provided by any review.
• Participate in Country Programme operational and strategic planning processes
• Ensure a high level of SCI policy awareness among all staff in the country through proactive manner
• Coordinate the country office risk management plan preparation and interact with the regional risk and control committee for the risk management plan

Contract Duration: 12 months

Qualifications And Experience

• Relevant professional qualifications (CPA/CA/ACCA)
• Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, with a minimum of 3 years spent working at NGO
• Experience in fraud awareness and case investigation management
• An unquestionably high level of integrity and ethics
• Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working in complex financial systems
• Understanding of strategic finance issues with strong influencing skills, sharp business acumen and sound judgment
• Experience of working effectively, independently and with minimal supervision
• Strong relationship builder with a proven track record in forming good business partnerships and utilising collaborative approaches
• Excellent communication skills, initiative, the ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently is essential
• Strong analytical, problem solving skills.
• Available to travel frequently to all country locations.
• Fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili

• Experience with Save the Children award management and financial systems (AMS and Agresso)
• Experience in audit management
• Sound understanding of critical SCI policy

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 26 September 2022  
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 12-09-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 12-09-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 12-09-2065
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