Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development, and food security to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil societies. ACDI/VOCA has approximately 34 projects in 19 countries and total revenues of approximately $128 million.
The Director of Compliance and Operations is a senior member of the Tanager management team. The Director will serve as a subject matter expert on a range of issues (compliance, procurement, operations, risk management) and provide strategic and operational guidance on full project life cycle compliance needs, from partnership arrangements, non-disclosure agreements, human resources, and procurement to asset disposition and project close out. The Director will co-lead with the Accounting & Systems Director the design and roll-out of standardized project and corporate-level policies, procedures and systems. Operating in a matrixed environment, the Director of Compliance and Operations will work directly with headquarters and country-based colleagues, as well as liaising with clients, donors, partners and subawardees on contractual matters. The Director will report to the Tanager President.
Compliance (25%): Provide guidance on compliance with national level regulatory framework (including registration, taxes, procurement, and labor laws); Identify and liaise with competent specialist counsel resources (legal, tax, etc) in all countries where Tanager operates; Provide guidance on consistent, principled human resources policies and protocols for all country operations; Clients/donors management: Review, approve and provide guidance on all contractual arrangements with clients/donors; Ensure compliance with various client rules, regulations and reporting requirements; Provide guidance regarding reporting requirements to clients/donors; Conduct field visits to ensure compliance with regulatory environment and contractual obligations; Serve as focal point for intra-organizational contractual arrangements with ACDI/VOCA Group.
Procurement (20%): Oversee procurement throughout organization; Manage contracting process for large corporate procurements; Support subcontracting arrangements including developing, negotiating and managing subaward agreements; Ensure that the procurement process is consistent, systematic, transparent, and compliant; Establish effective company-wide inventory system; Provide strong procurement, and compliance advice and support to the Accounting & Systems Director, project staff, and management.
Systems development (40%): Lead, co-lead or support refinement/development of standardized policies, procedures and systems that ensure operational and programmatic effectiveness, transparency and agility; Review and standardize human resources policies and practices for Tanager globally; Build the capacity of staff globally to adhere to all relevant policies, regulations, client contractual requirements, and to promote risk-efficient operations; Help refine, develop and/or roll-out project management protocols and tools to ensure that contractual commitments are delivered on time, on target, on budget; Build risk management framework related to contract management, procurement and other compliance areas.
Organizational representation and growth (15%): Represent Tanager with relevant government, donor, NGO and other agencies; Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with contracting points of contact with current clients and potential partners; Support new business development and initiatives; Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
BA in compliance, contracts or legal studies related field, MA preferred. Minimum of 6-8 years of experience providing compliance and contracts support for a range of clients, including foundations and private sector. Minimum of four years of experience training/mentoring colleagues. Demonstrated excellence in oral/written communication with all levels of the organization. Ability to read, analyze and interpret contractual documents, professional journals, and legal opinions relevant to Tanager’s projects and operations. Good interpersonal skills to collaborate with teams and effectively communicate with people of different backgrounds and levels of seniority. Proficiency with MS Office applications and SharePoint. Ability and willingness to travel to developing countries, as needed. Ability to perform well under pressure, multi-task, and meet deadlines.
While the requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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