Oxfam Great Britain - Compliance Manager - Jobs in Ethiopia

Oxfam Great Britain - Compliance Manager - Jobs in Ethiopia

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Working closely with the EA Node Africa, OI Compliance team, OGB Counter Fraud Team and Internal Auditors, the Country Compliance team works to ensure compliance in all the country programme and operations, prevent any associated risks and enhance the team understanding with Oxfam’s polices, donor regulations and country laws and support the country leadership in drawing the necessary actions in addressing any gaps and findings.

Job Purpose

The Compliance Manager plays a key role in strengthening management systems and reducing financial risks in both operational and partner-led programmes.

The role has a main goal to support the country programme to compile to internal and relevant external policies, risk mitigation and procedures.



  • Control applications of donor rules in project/programme activities.
  • Assess risk & compliance to the Executing Affiliate (EA) business rules in donor contract management.
  • Random checking of use of Funding System and compliance on the EA Contract Management procedures.


  • Verify application of ID financial procedures and flag issues and irregularities if appears.
  • Participate to staff training on financial procedures.
  • Organise spot checks on accounting process and quality of financial data.
  • Identify risks and advise line managers on solutions.
  • Assess use of accounting systems and make recommendations.


  • Verify application of ID Logistic Procedures and flag issues and irregularities.
  • Participate to staff training on logistic procedures.
  • Interpret logistic procedures for a better understanding by all staff
  • Organise spot checks on logistic activities such as procurement, fleet, warehouse, assets management and flag irregularities or risks to appropriate management line and advise on solutions
  • Assess use of logistic systems such as HELIOS and make recommendations
  • Review documents (filling system, archiving and quality of the documents)


  • Verify application of HR policies and Procedures and flag issues and irregularities
    Organise spot checks on HR activities such as recruitments, medical, benefits, payroll, Health and Safety, documentations and flag irregularities and recommended solutions.
  • Identify risks and advise on solutions.
  • Assess use of HR systems such as GOLD and make recommendations if issues arise.


  • Verify quality of admin support, identify irregularities and weakness and recommend solutions
  • Assess documentations and filling
    Tests compliance to legality (taxes, labour law, immigrations, etc…)
  • Spot checks administration activities such as travel visa, office and residences rents, etc.

    Job Requirements
  • Accreditation as an auditor, accountant, or legal council or substantial relevant professional experience; A CPA, CIA, ACCA, CFE certification is advantageous.
  • Relevant experience of 7-10 years for BA / Degree holders (i.e. Audits, donor’s contracts management, systems management), preferably in an international NGO, out of which 2 years should be supervisory/managerial experience.
  • Good understanding of information systems and information technology with a sound knowledge of their development and capabilities
  • Good knowledge of major donor requirements such as DFID, OFDA, ECHO, EU, WFP and UNICEF
  • Leadership experience of compliance across all business functional areas including regulatory compliance;
  • Experience of reviewing compliance and leading on successful improvement plans;
  • Good knowledge of the Ethiopian labour, tax and immigration laws
  • Strong knowledge of office management and ways of working
  • Strong commitment to Oxfam’s purpose, a broad understanding of the work culture in the “development” sector and its impact on key areas of responsibility and a commitment to humanitarian principles and action
  • Understanding of risk management
    Effective verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal and influence skills; fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic
  • Proven analytical skills and the use of these to problem solve and make firm decisions and systematic in approach with good attention to detail, with strong commitment to achieve results
  • Experience on training to improve operations’ implementation and persistence to achieve change in a challenging environment and stressful situations
  • Ability to undertake regular travel around the country (50%) within short notice
  • Ability to work independently with less supervision from line manager
  • High degree of integrity and honesty
  • Understanding of gender and diversity considerations within key areas of responsibility and commitment to addressing inequalities in the workplace and the programme

    How to Apply
  • As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile through HEthiopia@oxfam.org.uk or using Oxfam internal application portal or online by 27th May 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam Great Britain - Compliance Manager - Jobs in Ethiopia

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