August 11, 2023

Job Overview

  • Category: Accounting and Finance
  • Position: Transparency and Compliance Assistant
  • Location: Addis Ababa 
  • Career Level: Junior Level (1+ – 2 years experience)
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Salary: TBC
  • Deadline: Aug 17, 2023

Job Description

  • Position:  Transparency and Compliance Assistant
  • Department: Transparency and Compliance
  • Hierarchy: Country Transparency and Compliance Officer
  • Contract Type:  Fixed Term
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Start Date: ASAP

Background on ACTED

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, in order to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their interventions seek to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.

ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced and committed team player to fill the Transparency and Compliance Assistant Position in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Position Profile

The Transparency and Compliance Assistant contributes to (i) controlling, on a risk-based audit approach, the implementation of ACTED’s processes in compliance with ACTED’s guidelines, specific donor guidelines, best practices and national regulations in the relevant country; (ii) developing & actively contributing to action plans agreed with country coordination in order to mitigate the identified risks, and to cope with priorities, budget constraints and organizational context.

S/he provides technical support and capacity building to the country FLATS staff to implement the action plan and address the issues.

S/he also provides technical support for donor external audits and due diligence preparation and follow- up.

S/he should comply and ensure compliance to the audit code of conduct.

Key responsibilities

1.     Internal audit function: contribute to (i) controlling, on a risk-based audit approach, the implementation of ACTED’s processes at the capital, area and implementing partner level, in compliance with ACTED’s guidelines, specific donor guidelines, best practices and national regulations in the relevant country and (ii) developing and participating to action plans agreed with the Country Risk and Compliance Manager (in any) or country coordination.

2.     Participate to donor external audits and due diligence preparation and follow-up.

3.     Training, lessons learnt and best practices: provide training sessions to reinforce the compliance level of country teams and implementing partners, propose improvement to ACTED’s current procedures, based on lessons learnt and best practices.

4.     Transparency / Compliance Management: Actively promote ACTED’s anti-fraud and whistle               blowing policy within ACTED country offices.

5.      Facilitate internal coordination and communication and mentor Country Risk and               Compliance Intern (if any) and the National Compliance Team.

Job Requirements

·       Masters or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting,  Financial Management/ Audit & other related Field.

·       At least 2 years of experience in international and/or local NGO in relevant field and position

·       Experience in Finance, Logistics, Administration

·       Proven capabilities in risk & compliance management is required

·       Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, and flexibility in different country cultural and organizational terms

·       Ability to work well and under pressure

·       Excellent English level, written and spoken as well as fluent in speaking and understanding of Local Language

·       Goal oriented with a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to the vision and goals of the organization.

·       Ability to prepare and write official computerized reports.

·       High degree of responsibility and ownership of work·        

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word & PowerPoint).

How to Apply

Application Procedure:

Qualified national persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work related referees and contacts to [email protected] and received on or before 5.00PM on 17th August 2023 with the subject line “Transparency & Compliance Assistant– Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ACTED will at no stage of recruitment process request candidate to make payments of any kind. Further, ACTED has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.

ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and any kind of misconduct. ACTED has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants and other stakeholders and has zero tolerance towards misconducts. Any candidate offered a job with ACTED will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

ACTED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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