Pathfinder International
Compliance Officer
Posted date 28th February, 2024 Last date to apply 3rd March, 2024
Category Community & Social Services
Status Closed

Local Compliance Officer  

Based in Karachi  

Pathfinder Overview

Pathfinder International is a global leader in sexual and reproductive health. We place reproductive health care at the center of all that we do—believing that it is not only a fundamental human right, but is critical for expanding life opportunities for women, families, communities, and nations, and paving the way for transformations in environmental stewardship, decreases in population pressures, and innovations in poverty reduction. Pathfinder provides women, men, and adolescents with a range of quality health services—from contraception and maternal care to HIV prevention and AIDS care and treatment. Pathfinder strives to strengthen access to family planning, advocate for sound reproductive health policies, and, through all of our work, improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Job Summary

Provides overall support for the development and implementation of Pathfinder Country organizational compliance, internal audit, and risk management programs. Assist in the development and implementation of risk management and mitigation plans to ensure compliance with applicable Country and international laws and regulations; donor requirements; and Pathfinder policies, procedures, and standards of conduct.  Maintains Pathfinder’s library of policies and procedures and compliance training resources.  Supports key compliance, internal audit, and risk management assurance activities in the Country and, where possible, in other operations within Pathfinder’s global footprint.

Key Job Outcomes:

Compliance Plan Implementation

Provides overall support for the development and implementation of the Pathfinder compliance program within the Country Country Office, including policy review and management, maintenance of compliance training, deployment of compliance communications and reporting, and integration of compliance into other Pathfinder processes. 

Risk Assessment & Mitigation

Assists with the implementation of risk management and mitigation plans.  Supports Global Compliance/Internal Audit function, and other stakeholders on risk identification. Supports in the development of a risk dashboard within Pathfinder Country.

Policies & Procedures

Oversees the Pathfinder Country library of all policies, including implementing a version-control system. Oversees development and revisions of compliance-owned policies and regulations, including coordinating rollout and training of new or updated policies.

Compliance Issues

Ensures staff are aware of appropriate channels for reporting compliance issues and coordinates with the Compliance Team to ensure appropriate tracking of compliance issues.

Compliance Assurance

Supports key compliance assurance including deployment of effective and efficient mechanisms to prevent, detect, identify, and correct noncompliance with applicable law and regulations, donor requirements, and Pathfinder policies and standards. Understanding of internal control frameworks and professional internal investigation practices.

Project Management & Participation

Participates in cross-functional project team meetings when required, within the Country Office..

Support Internal Audit Activities and Implementation of Corrective Actions:

Performs regular audits of Pathfinder Country and donor awards transactions, Pathfinder’s monitoring of sub-recipient program and financial reporting and compliance with donor requirements, accounting records, procurements, management of supplies and equipment, sub-awards, planned payees and training participants, HR records,  award closeout checklists and exercises, and control systems for conformity with generally accepted principles and practices, Pathfinder International policies and US Government auditing standards. Verifies implementation of corrective actions following Internal Audit activities/engagements.

Misconduct and Fraud Investigation

Lead Internal Audit/Compliance investigations into organizational fraud and misconduct within Pathfinder Country and at Group level upon request. Partners with Human Resources function serving as a business partner for training and counseling.


Produce professional-standard work papers/draft reports and contribute to the determination and implementation of corrective actions.


Implements country awareness initiatives such as delivering fraud and corruption awareness trainings and inductions to staff, vendors, consultants, partners, subs, etc., and proactively develops, recommends and monitors fraud mitigation actions.

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Audit, Finance, Management, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated understanding of basic accounting principles and COSO internal control framework
  • 7 years’ experience in compliance, finance, or audit, including experience developing and executing organizational strategies, systems, and processes
  • Management, including experience developing and executing organizational strategies, systems, and processes.

Preferred Education and Work Experience

  • Master’s degree in Audit, Finance, Management, or a related discipline.
  • 3 years’ experience as an INGO Compliance Officer or Internal Auditor
  • At least 3 years of international non-profit experience, including experience with grants and contracts funded by USAID and foundations.

Competencies & Attributes:

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:

  • Compliance Program Development: Foundational knowledge of the elements of an effective compliance program
  • Compliance Regulations and Requirements: Foundational knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies applicable to international NGOs working under grants and contracts funded by USAID, other governments, foundations, and other donors.
  • Policies and Procedures:  Foundational knowledge of best practices in the development of business policies and procedures, including knowledge of methodologies for assigning responsibility and accountability.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Foundational skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including timely implementation and reporting of compliance program policies, processes, procedures, and activities.
  • Training and Development: Ability to develop and deliver training to small and large groups.


Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

  • Analytical, Communications, and Influencing Skills: Proven analytical ability and deep written and oral communication skills, including the ability to persuade others at all levels of the organization.
  • Multi-tasking Skills: Ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time and work cooperatively with multiple stakeholders.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently and as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detail-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proactive: Ability to independently identify and solve problems
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices, and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, and child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.

Other Information:

  1. Travel required (20% or less)
  2. Uses cellular and office phone, laptop or desktop computer.
  3. This job description format focuses on the main duties of the position and is not intended to list every potential task or assignment.
  4. Duties can and will change to meet the changing priorities of the department and organization.

Application procedure / How to apply:

  • Interested applicants are requested to include the contact details for at least 3 references in their resume.
  • Kindly apply through below link:
  • Please submit your application via this website no later than March 03, 2024.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Statement

Pathfinder International provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Safeguarding and Protection Statement

Pathfinder is committed to the safeguarding and protection of the people we serve and our staff. We have zero tolerance for any type of behavior that inflicts harm on children, young people, adults, our staff, and partners including sexual abuse, harassment, bullying, and exploitation. We do everything possible to ensure that we recruit only those who are suitable to work with us. We expect that everyone we hire will abide by our safeguarding and related policies and will report any suspected or known violations. This job is subject to a range of vetting checks as legally permitted in the country where they are being hired. By applying, the job applicant acknowledges they understand our intent to verify suitability to work with us.

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