CARE

Director of Audit and Compliance

CARE

Job Description

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from Agriculture and Climate Change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us. CARE is implementing projects through partners inside Syria to support vulnerable women, men, girls and boys affected by the ongoing civil war. We work both through partners and through direct delivery of humanitarian assistance across different parts of Syria. In addition, CARE supports livelihoods recovery and resilience programming across Syria. Most of our work is through cross border, remote-managed assistance modalities from neighbouring countries, working closely with Syrian Civil Society Organizations. Currently CARE’s core sectors in Syria are Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), WASH and Protection. Programming in Syria is high risk, with significant risk of fraud, corruption, disallowed costs, risk of underperformance, security risks, risks related to compliance with government regulations and donor compliance risks. CARE therefore is seeking for an international Internal auditor to build up a dedicated CARE Syria internal audit capacity. He/she will lead on building up CARE’s internal audit team. The position is intended for one year, in which we would aim to hire and train up a national replacement. Specifically, s/he she will lead on planning and conducting operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls. Determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations. Make written recommendations to senior administrators to increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control systems of functions reviewed. Perform special investigations as requested by the Country Director or Designate. The Internal Auditor ensures that compliance matters are appropriately considered throughout the organization. Additionally, the IA liaises with other teams, including Program Quality, Finance, Human Resources, Administration, Procurement and IT, to identify and remediate organizational gaps identified during compliance audits and assessments as well as ensuring internal processes and policies relating to compliance are instituted, understood, and maintained. Responsibilities:
  • Risk management Coordination

  • Ensuring Organizational Compliance with internal, government and donor requirements

  • Manages Audit Functions within CARE Syria

  • Fraud investigation

  • Staff management and Capacity Building

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or combination of relevant Education and Experience

  • 5 - 7 years of experience in a similar management role in humanitarian aid context, with strong understanding of risks in Complex Emergencies

  • Experience with major donors DFID, OFDA, ECHO

  • Experience managing a team

  • Strong demonstrated understanding of risk management in procurement and sub granting

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