Issued on: January 15, 2020
Submit by: February 29, 2020
Subject: Call for USAID Compliance Specialist Consultant
Location: Remote (Washington DC preferred)
Duration: Anticipated 20 days, with possibility for extension and for ongoing consulting to respond to compliance questions
1. Position Summary
World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), Inc. is seeking a Consultant who is specialized in federal grants/contracts management with a strong focus on USAID cooperative agreements. The Consultant will assist WOCCU with a review of current policies, procedures, and internal controls, with attention to ensuring donor compliance and recommending best practices. In addition to review of existing WOCCU policies, the Consultant will respond to compliance-related questions as needed.
2. Scope of Work
A. Compliance Review
- Review WOCCU's policies, procedures, and internal controls related to prime award and subaward management, including recruitment, personnel, field office operations, procurement, and financial management, among others.
- Make recommendations for areas of improvements, including updates to policies, procedures, and internal controls as feasible, and identify resources to support recommended improvements as needed,
- Review roles and responsibilities within WOCCU and make recommendations needed to enhance compliance.
B. Ongoing Compliance Support
- Providing as-needed guidance on specific questions on award management during proposal preparation and project implementation to ensure compliance with donor/client requirements
- Deliverable 1: Findings Report
- This report will outline findings from the Consultant’s review of WOCCU’s policies, procedures, and internal controls. Importantly, this report will identify areas of both strengths and weaknesses, and provide a detailed plan of policies/procedures requiring update,
- Deliverable 2: Updated and New Policies/Procedures
- Based on the areas identified in Deliverable 1, the Consultant will provide revised policies and procedures for high priority topics. Where required, the Consultant will draft new policies and procedures,
- Deliverable 3: Analysis and Recommendation of Roles & Responsibilities Memo
- This memo will include an analysis of current roles and responsibilities (as pertains to compliance and award management), and will propose changes to roles and responsibilities within WOCCU’s organizational structure recommended to increase internal controls
4. Period of Performance
The period of performance for the Compliance Review (A) portion of this scope of work will be as soon as possible through April 30, 2020. The assignment is anticipated to take up to 20 days; the final number of days will be based on the final work plan developed in coordination with the selected consultant. There is the potential for consulting on an on-going basis to address compliance questions as they arise.
- A Bachelor’s degree, masters preferred.
- A minimum ten years related experience working with USAID regulations, including specific knowledge of 2 CFR 200, FAR/AIDAR, OMB Uniform Guidance, Standard Provisions, ADS, and other donor rules and regulations regarding implementation of Federal awards.
- Experience working for a USAID implementing partner is preferred, with an understanding of corporate policies, administrative and business procedures, and internal controls.
- Proven attention to detail.
- Ability to work under tight timelines with little oversight, while maintaining high standards.
- English fluency is required
Qualified candidates must submit the following information. Only complete applications will be considered:
- Cover letter detailing their relevant work experience, qualifications for this role, and a brief proposed work plan for carrying out the work per previous experience;
- Proposed rate;
- Contact information for 2-3 references.
Application materials should be submitted via email with the subject line “WOCCU Compliance Specialist” to [email protected]. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected]. The Consultant must comply with WOCCU and donor rules and regulations.
This bid solicitation in no way obligates World Council of Credit Unions to award a contract, nor does it commit World Council of Credit Unions to pay any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of the application. World Council of Credit Unions reserves the right to vary any part of this bid solicitation at the time of award if it becomes necessary.