Information Access Fund (IAF) Compliance & Closeout Officer, Philippines
We are seeking an Information Access Fund (IAF) Compliance & Closeout Officer to work across our two GEC (Region Two) Projects to ensure full observance of IWPR and USG (State Department/GEC) donor rules and regulations – particularly on subaward management given the huge importance and high value of these projects. The work covers all activities from subaward administration and monitoring phases to closeout phase. The Compliance and Closeout Officer will work primarily on the Global IAF award given the size of the total subaward budget.
This is part time role: 2.5 days a week (2 days+ for the GEC IAF Global & up to 0.5 days GEC South East Asia).
This is a long-term contract ending in April 2022.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Reviews all ongoing GEC subawards to ensure all processes and paperwork are complete, fully signed and dated (where relevant), and fully compliant with both IWPR procedures and USG rules and regulations;
- Works with GEC’s IAF Global Project Assistant and the GEC’s Southeast Asia Project Assistant to ensure that, within IWPR’s own intranet/Google Drive/AODocs system, there is an individual and fully complete and clearly structured and named file and file back-up for every subaward made under these two GEC (Region Two) Awards;
- Directs the closeout process (improving where deemed necessary and agreed), so as to ensure IWPR is in the best position possible for future IWPR audits – and potential and specific future USG audits (likely given the size of the award);
- As part of all of the above – to ensure the IWPR NOFO process under these awards is fully compliant, complete and documented;
- Keeps the GEC Region Two team fully updated and informed as to the system and work and to hold occasional briefings, technical assistance and ‘trainings’ as needed;
- Provides a simple monthly status report on the progress and suggests improvements to processes if/where necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and skills in pre-award / due diligence assessment, subaward management, monitoring and closeout; and subaward and program compliance management;
- Must have professional experience in subaward and program compliance management;
- Knowledge of donor rules and regulations, particularly that of the US Government;
- Ability to work independently and take initiative while working within a team;
- Adaptability and problem-solving abilities;
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
- Willingness to travel internationally when necessary, approximately six months in a year;
- Attention to detail;
- Ability to present/arrange and file information clearly and logically;
- Ability to teach or train colleagues.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Financial Management, or related field;
- A Certified Accountant (CPA) or Master’s Degree in Administration is preferred but not required;
- Minimum of five years of professional experience in donor compliance and subrecipient monitoring experience;
- Experience in donor and program compliance of multiple, large, complex, and multi-year programs around media, information, human rights, and governance.
IWPR is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. We encourage applications from suitably qualified candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who can help continue to evolve our culture and contribute to an inclusive environment.
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