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22 Jun 2022

Full-Time Jobs at ACTED (3 Positions)

ACTED – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Job Description

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide.

Horn of Africa: Transparency and Compliance Manager

You will be in charge of

Internal Audit management

Implement the approved national internal audit plan: conduct and supervise internal audit missions through a risk management approach

  • Audit Plan: Draft, implement and update the country audit plan (including IP Due diligences);
  • Conduct country Internal audit missions: plan, organize and conduct country/area audit missions according to the Country Audit Plan and the ACTED internal audit methodology;
  • Review and approve the country/area internal audit missions conducted by the area / country audit and compliance team;
  • Contribute in managing Implementing Partners relationship on compliance and audit aspects such as due diligences, mitigation plan follow-up;
  • Suggest measures for mitigating such risks to the CD, discuss the main findings and recommendations with the CD during the mission; draft an action plan (AUD-04B) to be discussed with the CD during the debriefing session;
  • Audit report: send the audit reports (AUD-04A) after regional and/or HQ approval;
  • Ensure the recommendation follow-up and actively participate in their implementation.

Control the implementation of the ACTED standard guidelines and FLAT System at the capital, area and partner’s levels

  • Control the monthly flow of documentation from the Areas and Partners to the Capital office; Review documentation compliance level on a random basis ;
  • Supervise the National Compliance Officer in compiling, filing and checking all project related financial, logistics, administrative, HR, and programme information (including documentation from the areas and the partners) in the designated project Compliance FLATS folder on a monthly basis (FLA 01 and FLA 03);
  • Support the Compliance Team in identifying the compliance issues by filling the compliance checklists (FLA 02);
  • Link with the other departments, share the compliance issues identified and the action plan to mitigate the risk. Ensure the follow-up of the action plan (AUD 04B).
  • Issue and/or review the Monthly Compliance Report (FLA 04) and the Audit TITANIC drafted by the Compliance Officer, obtain the Country Director review and approval and send it to HQ and Regional audit teams.

Control the compliance with country rules and regulations

  • Support upon request the Country Director and/or the HQ Audit Director in litigation cases (staff, suppliers, etc.) follow-up;
  • National and local legislation follow-up: in link with the Country Finance Manager and the Country Director, make sure that the national and local legislation is well followed (tax exemption, social security, labour law etc.);
  • Tax/VAT exemption follow-up: in link with the Country Finance Manager and the Country Director, make sure that ACTED complies with tax laws and that tax/VAT exemptions are requested in a timely manner.

Provide support to mitigate the high risks identified

  • Provide technical support to the Finance, Logistics, Admin, Audit and Programme departments and participate to the action plan implementation to mitigate the risks identified in 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 upon request of the Country Director and / or the HQ Audit, Legal and Transparency Director.

External audit : ensure the external audit and the due diligences preparation and follow up

  • Ensure the preparation of external audits and due diligences in close collaboration with the HQ Audit Department, the Country Finance Manager and the Country Director;
  • Review and approve the draft of the External Audit preparation (AUD-01) and ensure the update of Project, FLAT & External Audit Follow-up (AUD-00) by the Compliance Officer;
  • Train the implementing partners / country/area staff to the external audit preparation;
  • Contribute, in line with the Country Finance Manager in managing external audit preparation related to Implementing Partners expenses.
  • In close relation with the Country Director and the Country Finance Manager, facilitate and coordinate the audit, organize the kick off and close out meetings of each external audit;
  • Draft ACTED Management responses to the audit report, to be approved by the Country Finance Manager and the Country Director first and then by the HQ Audit Department. Follow-up the reception of the signed audit report;
  • Ensure the update of the External Audit Recommendations follow up (AUD-02) and ensure implementation of the recommendations from external audits;
  • When relevant to a project or mission registration, provide technical support to select external audit companies.

Training sessions / lessons learn / best practices

Capacity building and Training

  • Provide practical training on specific areas of ACTED procedures;
  • Coach, train, and mentor Compliance staff in the country.

Lessons learn

  • Contribute to proactive dissemination and use of knowledge gained through audit activities (internal and external audits) among international and national staff;
  • Participate in kick-off /closure meetings to share lesson learnt from previous audit and highlight donor guidelines.

Process improvement

  • Reinforce current procedures and the quality of ACTED internal control, based on international best practices, donors’ requirements and results of internal & external audits;
  • Upon request from the Audit Director, participate to the drafting of specific policies.

Transparency/Compliance Management

  • Minimize risk of fraud and corruption by ensuring adherence to ACTED FLATS procedures, ACTED Code of Conduct and ACTED Anti-Fraud Policy;
  • Upon request of the Country Director and/or the Audit Director, coordinate Fraud cases investigations;
  • Ensure the Fraud Register (FRA-04) is well maintained and updated;
  • Actively promote ACTED’s anti-fraud and whistle blowing policy within all ACTED offices in country.

Team Leadership

  • Update the organization chart and ToRs of the Compliance team according to the mission development;
  • Plan & conduct Audit and Compliance recruitments & appraisals; train & build capacities of the Compliance staff in country; identify staff with potential, and contribute to internal mobility strategy;
  • Ensure training and capacity building for the Compliance team members in order to increase the level of technical ability and skills within the department
  • Actively participate in country level coordination meetings by reporting on progress, and risks.

Other

  • Provide regular and timely updates on progress and challenges to coordination and other team members;
  • Warn the Country Director and HQ in case some major problems arise with a potential financial or reputational impact on the mission.
  • Perform any other related activities as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Postgraduate diploma in Audit, Finance, International Relations, Law or in relation with the position
  • 3-4 years of previous work experience in Audit (external and/or internal), Finance, Logistics, Administration orLaw
  • Previous experience in the aid & development sector is an asset
  • Proven capabilities in leadership and management required
  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and organizational terms
  • Demonstrate flexibility, dynamism and autonomy
  • Ability to work well and under pressure
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Previous experience abroad is an asset

Horn of Africa: Country Finance Volunteer 

You will be in charge of

Contribute to ACTED Compliance and Accountability

  • Provide support to the Finance Officer on controlling the compliance of the ACTED documentation by checking the accuracy, exhaustiveness and consistency of the information contained in these documents in line with ACTED and donors’ procedures for both capital and field expenses (scope to be determined by the CFM/CD); and provide discrepancies’ consolidated reports to the Country Finance Manager.
  • Support the Finance Officer in checking partners’ financial transactions and ensure correct allocations to respective budget lines through a check list; upon request, travel to the field and physically conduct a random sample of partners’ vouchers and ensure the financial transactions meet donor requirements
  • Suggest update and improvement of ACTED’s procedures in link with the CFM;
  • Support to external audits preparation.

Control of Monthly Internal Reporting tools

Accounting (PRATIC) review – between the 10th and the 15th

Check that :

  • the financial flows are lettered on a monthly basis in SAGA
  • flows cross-countries (including HQ) are well cross-referenced before local salaries payments
  • the Monthly InforEuro exchange rate table with the exchange rates entered in SAGA

Finance TITANIC review – between the 10th and the 15th

  • Crosscheck SAGA and Allocation Tables: in case of discrepancies, send a list of corrections to be validated by the CFM for the Finance Officer to correct data in SAGA or Allocation Tables;
  • Crosscheck the Allocation Tables and the monthly forecasts in the Budget Follow Ups (BFUs): in case of discrepancies, send a list of corrections to be validated by the CFM for the Finance Officer;
  • Crosscheck the consistency of data between SAGA, BFUs, CFU and DFU;
  • Crosscheck the Red Cell Game with the physical vouchers received at Country Office Level;
  • Crosscheck the Cofounding Follow-Up is in line with the BFUs (including a cofounding section);
  • Review the monthly ATROCE: general information, template, projects data, amounts reported and instalments received (both at field and HQ level)
  • Fill the TITANIC follow-up

Cost Control – between the 10th and the 15th

  • Detect possible variances on the Monthly Running Cost Follow-Up and inform CFM accordingly (through a memo);
  • Upon request of the CFM, conduct market surveys;
  • Prepare a monthly Finance Control Report

Cross-check the consistency of the analytical allocation between the Allocation Tables, the Staff Data base and the HR TITANIC.

Provide support to the daily tasks:

  • Preparation of Budgets
  • Draft of Financial Sheets
  • Preparation of Financial Reports
  • Midyear and Annual Accounting Closure
  • Archiving

Expected skills and qualifications

  • Msc in Finance, Audit, Business Management, Economics or equivalent
  • Finance and accounting skills required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel (mastering of the main database management formulas)
  • Ability to undertake responsibilities and to manage stress efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills, including advanced written and oral English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

How to Apply

Send your application (resume and cover letter) to jobs@acted.org Ref: T&CM/HoA and Ref: CFV/KEN Respectively..... Please note that ACTED does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process

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