Senior Technical Advisor, TQLA – Project Compliance

March 7, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

Family Health International (FHI 360)

Family Health International (FHI 360) is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Technical Advisor, TQLA – Project Compliance
Job Requisition ID: 2023200417
Location: Abuja
Job type: Full time
Supervisor: Director, Program Operations
Basic Function

Under the direction of Director Program Operations, the position holder will carry out independent appraisals of the effectiveness of policies, procedures and standards by which Global Fund’s financial resources are managed.
H/She will support NASCP to demonstrate transparent utilization of financial data and mutual accountability of financial resources for greater program outcomes.
Ensure that tools, and systems are deployed to support NASCP and MOH teams with capacity for value-based financial management, with direct measurements of value creation to project beneficiaries and the society.
This position holder will support the NASCP and MoH teams to gain key insights around preventing, detecting, reporting, and correcting noncompliance practices, including fraud, waste, and abuse of program resources [in line with Global Fund Operational Policy Manual.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strengthen the compliance structures, policies and procedures in NASCP by supporting NASCP to set up a compliance and Anti-money Laundering (CAML) committee at their head office in Abuja, with CAML focal performs designated in each state of the country.
Facilitate in a Master level compliance training to be organized and hosted by NASCP, with participants including all members of the CAML, as well as state level compliance focal persons and work with NASCP team to ensure that step-down trainings are integrated into any upcoming NASCP led workshops for program managers and providers of direct services.
Strengthen compliance policies and procedures to address AML, safeguarding and internal controls, and support teams to ensure all standards are duly followed.
Sensitize NASCP program staff on the key roles they must play in preventing, detecting, reporting and correcting potential noncompliance or fraud, wastage and abuse (FWA) of program resources by ensuring staff are sensitized to comply with applicable financial laws and regulations in Nigeria, as well as the publicized rules, regulations and policies of the Global Fund.
Promote the culture of transparency and data use for decision-making, by ensuring NASCP program staff will be supported to identify the need for positive change and value-based resource utilization, to influence change and program impact.
Assist to establish a compliance hotline in NASCP, and ensure its is disseminated in the open, where program teams and beneficiaries can access to report any compliance violations, share information, or indicate any activity that they deem as illegal, dishonest, or a violation of professional standards.
Deploy financial management tools to bolster compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and accountable use of GF resources by tracking to verify that all deployed funds are allowable, allocable, and reasonable in line with approved workplans and rates. Verify that funds are received by intended recipients as indicated in the budget and for the purpose(s) described in the workplan.
Track to verify that recipients of project funds (frontline workers and field managers) deploy the same for the intended use(s), e.g., for supportive supervisory visits conducted, trainings held, etc., with bankable means of verification (MoV) available for audit purposes.
Work with NASCP national office and their counterparts at state levels to identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risks. Prioritize areas of greatest risk (i.e., requiring urgent attention); then, work with field staff to prevent occurrence, detect occurrences early, report occurrence and/or develop/implement corrective actions, immediately, to resolving the issues. Provide general preventive guidance to forestall future occurrence or deal with similar situations in the future.  
Track to ensure accurate, fair and transparent keeping of all books of account for the project, including checking accounts, inventory registers and other accounting records. Ensure adherence to statutory standards of financial management, consistency, sincerity, periodicity, prudence, and permanence of methods. Support MOH to maintain complete financial transactions in well organized, and comprehensive records in appropriate books of account.
Review processes and documentation for cash advances, retirements, petty cash management and refunds made in favour the grant, staff, or volunteers
Support NASCP finance staff to prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, including budget pipeline and budget variance analysis (BVA). Conduct periodic spot checks to verify financial data and relevant supporting documentation (e.g., training records, supportive supervisory records, etc.,), as well as perceived or actual conflicts of interest by project actors. Any instance of conflict of interest or noncompliance shall be reported to the GF, immediately.

Qualifications and Requirements

BS / BA Degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 9 – 11 years relevant experience.
Or MS/MA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent, and 7 – 9 years relevant experience.
3-5 years’ experience in internal control functions.
Familiarity with Global Fund Procurement and Financial policies
CPA, ACA, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is an advantage.
Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices.
Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills.
Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems. 
Maintain confidentiality for sensitive issues or projects and use judgment and decision-making to execute duties and responsibilities.
Handle financial and quantitative information with accuracy and precision; resourceful in gathering, verifying and analyzing financial data.
Strong understanding of risk management and internal control issues.
Good communication and report writing skills.
Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis.
Work independently with initiative to manage high volume workflow.
Resourceful through technology, research skills, and relationship building among several organization teams and units and professional organizations.
Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
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