Position: Compliance Specialist
Reporting to: COP / DCOP & AiD Management
Location: PMU Peshawar
Travel: Up to 15% travel to field offices
Associates in Development Pvt. Ltd. (AiD) is a Pakistan-based development and management consulting company which provides high-quality consulting services in the core areas of 1) Social Sectors; 2) Engineering & Infrastructure; and 3) Environment and Climate Change.
AiD has received USAID’s award for the Economic Recovery and Development Activity (ERDA), which is a five-year project designed to expand economic opportunities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including in Newly Merged Districts (NMDs). ERDA will promote sustainable economic growth by improving agriculture sector capacity and supporting allied MSMEs in the non-agriculture sectors.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Serve as a subject matter expert in USAID and U.S. Government Cooperative Agreement regulations. Responds to compliance-related questions, generating and/or reviewing sub-recipient agreements, and advising on various contractual matters. Articulates AID-ERDA position on matters of regulation and other contractual issues with internal and external stakeholders.
- Assess ERDA’s grants, contracts, compliance and procurement-related needs; designs and implements relevant policies, procedures, and trainings.
- Work under the supervision of the COP/DCOP and in close collaboration with the AID Home Office including but not limited to the Grants and Contracts Portfolio managers.
- Serve as the activity’s compliance specialist to ensure program and sub-awardees adherence to all applicable regulations, and award terms and conditions.
- Perform 100% verification of HR, Procurement, grants, and program documentation for compliance with ERDA’s policy manuals and USAID regulations.
- Perform spot verification of financial documents (vouchers, bank reconciliations, advance request, liquidations) to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with ERDA manuals.
- Monitor operations, procurement, finance and administration processes as a means to prevent and/ or identify possible violations including fraud, conflict of interest, or other violations of the ethical and moral duties of AID staff.
- Provide training and follow up coaching and mentoring as necessary to project staff and grantees on fraud prevention, detection and reporting.
- Actively and thoroughly respond, in an appropriate manner, to allegations of misconduct.
- Identify potential areas of financial vulnerability that are deemed high risk; develop/implement practical corrective action plans to resolve issues.
Education and Work Experience:
- ACA/CA-final, ACCA, ICMA, CIMA, M.Com, CIA, MBA-Finance,
- At least 10 years of related work experience in the field of financial management, accounting, internal audit, and compliance,
- At least 8 years of experience of compliance review and internal audit on USAID-funded projects at a senior level.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of pertinent regulations including OMB Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) and the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
- Expertise in USAID Assistance and Acquisition rules and regulations.
- Work experience in a compliance role is essential.
- Ability to provide training on complex technical topics in an easy-to comprehend format for end users with basic, intermediate, and experienced topical knowledge.
- Demonstrated experience analyzing financial documents and processes, interpreting contractual requirements and grants, operating instructions, policies, and procedure manuals.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality for sensitive issues and projects