Risk and Compliance Officer Job in Kenya

About The Role

PATH
Kenya through USAID Nuru Ya Mtoto Project seeks to recruit a Risk and
compliance officer who will ensure that the project’s operations and business
transactions are in compliant with the applicable donor regulations and laid
down PATH Kenya rules, policies, and internal controls. The successful
candidate will also ensure that all the project risks are identified in time,
analyzed and sufficient risk mitigation measures put in place in addition to
reviewing employees’ work and providing advice on compliance as well as
educating and training staff and local implementing partners (LIPs) on
compliance matters. 

Job Responsibilities 

Risk, Compliance, and
processes improvements 85%
 


Proactively
evaluate business processes to identify risks throughout the project and advise
programs, support teams, and senior management on necessary actions. 

Establish
and maintain project risk register with accurate and updated information. 

Provide
constructive suggestions relative to enhancing current procedures on the
existing PATH Kenya policies and procedures to accommodate situations in the
various field offices. 

Support
compliance reviews with respect to donor rules and regulations, both internal
and with project partners.  

Review
compliance with applicable local laws to safeguard project resources. 

Review
the application, adherence, effectiveness and efficiency of PATH Kenya policies
and procedures across the field operations. 

Review
PATH Kenya Money Transfer System of payment and the internal control measures
around the payment system. 

Review
and perform post payment verification of direct benefits received by
beneficiaries under the project, including but not limited to cash transfers,
school fees and commodity distribution. 

Jointly
work with the program team to ensure that the data in the various reporting
platforms such PRISM, KHIS, DATIM, DREAMS & OVC databases is of integrity. 

Plan
and execute spot checks for critical business processes. These shall include
field activities, meetings, workshops, HRH, Vehicles Usage etc.  

Collaborate
with internal audits, external audits and partner risk assessments and any
other due diligence activities as may be necessary. 

Review
audit queries/findings and recommendations and ensure sufficient internal
controls/risk mitigation measures are put in place. 

Supporting
in drafting and revising project policies, SOPs, handbooks, tools etc 

Capacity Building 10% 

Support
training of project staff related to PATH on donor regulations and PATH
processes. 

Work
closely with Grants and Compliance staff and program teams to develop, review,
and implement award/sub award management associated procedures within
pre-established parameters. 

Participate
on the partner/sub-awardee institutional capacity strengthening plans to ensure
effective, efficient implementation of projects. 

Address
employee concerns or questions on compliance. 

Budget Management 3% 

Ensure
compliance with approved program/project budgets and spending policies, and
initiate improved policies and systems regarding spending guidelines, cost
allocation, and annual planning. 

  Other 2% 

Perform
any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or designee from time to
time. 

Experience & Key Competencies Requirements

A
bachelor’s degree in finance, Business management or related field  

A
full CPA qualification or equivalent.  

At
least five (5) years of relevant /proven and progressive experience in the
health sector. Experience working in USAID-funded projects preferred.

Good
understanding of the regulatory landscape, industry knowledge and control
environment. 

Ability
to multi-task, handle pressure and work as a team player in a diverse working
environment. 

Flexible,
detail oriented and adaptable to changing priorities to meet strict deadlines. 

Strong
demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. 

Ability
to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision. 

Highly
analytical with strong attention to detail. 

Possess
sound business acumen.  

Ethical
and principled 

Ability
to interpret complex data and solve problems.  

Hands
on experience with data processing and analysis tools such as advanced MS excel 

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