DAI Recruitment: Senior Compliance Officer | Dailytrust

DAI Recruitment: Senior Compliance Officer

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Job Title:

Senior Compliance Officer

Reports To/Supervisor

Compliance Manager

Role Location

Bauchi based and with travel to project state offices in Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Gombe and Sokoto, and other locations as needed, and per current security situation

Contract Duration

August 2022 – August 2025

Type of Contract

Naira Based Contract


 Competitive – Firm Details Available on Request.

Organizational Context


The purpose of the five-year (2020-2025) “State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness” (“State2State”) Activity is to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of selected state and local governments (LGAs) in Nigeria. This will be achieved by: strengthening governance systems (with a focus on public financial management [PFM] and procurement, as well as monitoring and evaluation) related to the delivery of services in key sectors (basic education, primary health care, and water, sanitation and hygiene [WASH]); increasing government responsiveness to citizen  needs and priorities; and improving government and civil society capacity to manage conflict (through work on prevention, mitigation and reconciliation with the same sectoral partners, not stand-alone assistance to the police or judiciary). State2State will achieve this purpose by facilitating the strengthening of subnational governance systems in a sustainable manner, supporting the efforts of local reformers and building on locally derived solutions including, to the extent possible, reforms already working in other parts of Nigeria.


The Senior Compliance Officer will:


  • Support the Compliance Manager in developing a targeted, risk-based, and coherent annual compliance plan, disseminate the plan to management and core operations teams and ensure strict adherence/implementation of the plan within stipulated timelines; 

  • Conduct periodic internal reviews and investigation of compliance issues to ensure that procedures are followed and prepare detailed findings memoranda for management and advise on next steps; 

  • Review all areas of DAI/State2State operations including grants, procurement, vehicle usage, stock management, finance, IT, human resources, TIP compliance, legal compliance, and inventory control to identify and mitigate risks; 

  • Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes; 

  • Review documentation such as procurement and human resource records to ensure there are no violations of standards or regulations; 

  • Provide employee training on compliance-related topics, policies or procedures; 

  • Monitor the implementation of company policies and procedures; 

  • Conduct independent review of procurement processes; 

  • Review documentation on subcontracts and grants to ensure that the overall project implementation complies with USAID rules and regulations and DAI policies and procedures; 

  • Participate in the development and implementation of systems that result in improved operational efficiency and reduced organizational risk; 

  • Analyze trends and collect statistics and submit quarterly reports on operational risks; 

  • Support internal/external audits, and coordinate action plans to close out audit findings; 

  • Conduct investigations on instructions from the Compliance Manager related to suspected fraud, waste or abuse, ensuring timely completion of investigations while maintaining confidentiality; and 

  • Perform other duties, of a related and reasonable nature, as assigned by the Compliance Manager. 


Impact of Results  

The Senior Compliance Officer will support the Compliance Manager in managing and advising on compliance matters relating to finance, human resources, procurement, programmatic and subcontract efforts to ensure these activities are carried out according to USAID rules and regulations and DAI policies and procedures.



Bachelor’s degree in Law, Finance, Business Administration or equivalent field of study. A Master’s degree preferred with consideration of experience in lieu of an advanced degree.


Minimum of 3 years of practical work experience in compliance and a maximum of 7 years total work experience for USAID or international development organizations



  • Working knowledge of US Government operations, policies, and procedures, and FAR regulations preferred. 

  • Demonstrated experience in USAID contracting and grants under contract (GUCs), and other USG international development regulations. 

  • Knowledge of project management procedures for planning and processing international development projects and for establishing plans, specifications, monitoring and management of development projects. 

  • Knowledge of USG procurement regulations and of the FAR/AIDAR. 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

  • Capacity, willingness and ability to train and be trained. 


Language requirements:

Essential: Fluency in English, written and spoken.

Desirable: Fluency in one or more of the local languages spoken in the state of interest is preferred.


Assessment Type

Capacity Based assessment.


Qualified candidates should apply using the link https://reliefweb.int/job/3868107/senior-compliance-officer

on or before 9th August 2022. DAI Nigeria will only contact candidates that are successful at this pre-qualification stage.

Applications from women, people with disabilities and young people who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.


More information about DAI can be found on the DAI website; www.dai.com


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