Job Opportunity: Compliance Coordinator
Number of Position: 1
Location: Gaziantep / Turkey
Reports to: Regional Compliance Director
Please note that this position is a local hire position.
Global Communities’ Office of Humanitarian Assistance (OHA) has developed a strategy for the organization’s response to the Syria crisis, anchored in a field presence. Specifically, OHA is responding directly to Syria, intensifying GC’s assistance to Syrian IDPs. This is being carried out through an approach to programming where projects focus on sustainability rather than relief delivery. GC is a fully registered organization in Turkey and has built its humanitarian response capacity in Turkey.
Global Communities (GC) is seeking professionals with Finance/Accounting/Internal Audit background to hire a full-time Compliance Coordinator based in Gaziantep, Turkey to facilitate the compliance of organizational functions with donor and local regulations, internal policies, and controls. This position is based in Gaziantep and will report to Regional Compliance Director.
- Stay informed of and ensure adherence to GC and donor procedures and policies in relation to Supply Chain, Finance, HR, and Programs as set out in relevant manuals and regulations.
- Develop and update compliance department plan, in coordination with Regional Compliance Director.
- Review the adequacy and effectiveness of GC’s and partners’ systems and internal policies, rules, and guidelines, ensuring that these controls offer adequate protection against error, fraud, and loss of all kinds. Contribute to the risk identification and assessment processes in the organization.
- Perform and lead Compliance Reviews performed by Compliance Officers, according to the approved plan, as well as based on special requests, including but not limited to GC and partners’ financial records, accounting systems pertaining to fixed and movable assets, performing investigations, conducting process walkthroughs, tests and other types of engagements.
- Support Regional Compliance Director in proactively identifying potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk and developing corrective action plans, including providing general guidance on how to prevent similar situations in the future.
- Summarize results of the reviews through clear and concise reports with a strong focus on addressing the risks and providing value-added, solution-driven recommendations for management’s follow-up, referencing corresponding policies, guidelines, and outlining recommended corrective actions.
- Produce high quality internal departmental supporting documents to reflect all issues observed through the above-mentioned procedures, in line with the existing methodologies.
- Lead the Syria Vetting process in coordination with GC’s support and program staff, as well as GC Headquarters.
- In coordination with supervisor and other compliance staff, develop and deliver training, capacity building, and support to GC staff and/or partners in support of Standards of Conduct, fraud prevention, and other areas, to enhance their knowledge and understanding of GC and donor policies and procedures.
- Provide clear written feedback and comments for GC’s field-level policies, procedures, manuals and other key documents at their development or modification stage, ensuring their alignment with relevant policies and regulations from GC headquarters and our donors.
- Under the direction of Regional Compliance Director, undertake or assist in investigations of misconduct, fraud, corruption as necessary, ensuring objectivity, impartiality, and fairness in accordance with generally recognized investigative standards and GC procedures.
- Produce timely and accurate regular and ad-hoc reports for management and departmental needs.
- Maintain proper electronic filing system, providing evidence and solid supporting documentation for all compliance reviews and initiatives performed by the department.
- Ensure a solution-oriented approach at all times, including email correspondence internal departmental meetings or discussions with other teams, developing recommendations, etc.
- Supervise Accountability Coordinator and provide guidance in planning and coordinating outreach activities related to Feedback Mechanism, to ensure that projects are carried out with participation from all affected communities and information is shared accordingly.
- Ensure that Feedback reporting is on track, with Feedback inputs included in regular, end-of project programmatic reports whenever necessary, and regular updating of the Feedback Dashboard on Power Bl.
- Monitor that all feedbacks are resolved in a timely manner, and that complex cases or issues requiring broader attention are elevated to Regional Compliance Director, SMT, or submitted for resolution to the Compliance staff or other committees, as appropriate.
- Supervise, mentor, and evaluate Compliance and Feedback staff, communicating clear performance goals and standards, offering regular performance feedback, and prompt resolution of problems.
- Review work papers produced by Compliance staff, provide written suggestions for revisions, ensuring adherence to quality standards, and keeping a clear trail of review notes and edits.
•Ensure a high level of confidentiality and security of entrusted data at all times.
•Any other job-related tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Education and Training
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Financial Management, Business Administration, Economics, Audit, or other field related to Compliance.
- Demonstrated familiarity with and understanding of USAID donor regulations.
- Familiarity and experience with Turkish regulations related to finance, commerce, and governance is required.
- Completion of the Certified Internal Auditor program would be strongly preferred.
- Experience in undertaking interviews, inspections, and investigations would be an advantage.
- Minimum of 4 years of progressive experience in the field of compliance, audit (internal or external), financial management, sub-award management, internal control evaluation, etc.
- Professional experience working in a similar organization (international NGO) is strongly preferred.
- At least 2 years’ supervisory experience is required
- Strong analytical and reporting skills; demonstrated ability to solve complex problems.
- Demonstrates integrity and fairness, as well as the ability to remain objective and neutral towards all parties involved.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively both orally and in writing, produce formal reports and deliver presentations, training, and facilitate meetings effectively.
- Ability to work independently while being a strong team player, be proactive problem-solver.
- Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves established goals.
- Accuracy and attention to detail.
- Ability to work under pressure.
- Excellent command of Microsoft Excel, good knowledge of standard office programs.
- Must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties, and work irregular hours
- Ability and confidence to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) at all levels of the organization
- Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments.
- Proficiency with English and either Turkish or Arabic languages, verbal and written is required.
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Our mission is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.
About Global Communities
We don’t tell the community what to do, they tell us.
Global Communities is a global development organization committed to working in partnership with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable, impactful changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Development is not something we do for people; it is something we do with them. We believe that the people who understand their needs best are the people of the community itself.
We make a difference by engaging with communities, governments, the private sector, and NGOs as partners for good—bringing together complementary strengths and shared responsibilities to work toward common goals.
Global Communities has existed for more than 60 years. Until 2012, we were known as CHF International and, before that, the Cooperative Housing Foundation. We are a non-profit organization.
What distinguishes our work?
The power of what we do lies in our ability to develop relationships that put the people of the community at the forefront of their own development. Enriched by the ability to build trust and understanding, it is our heartfelt focus on community and partnership that distinguishes our work.
Global Communities currently works in more than 20 countries around the world in Africa, Asia, Europe & the Caucasus, Latin America & the Caribbean and the Middle East.