Compliance Officer is needed in Kakuma, Kenya

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Job Description

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 30 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


Across two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, and four counties (Garissa, Turkana, West Pokot and Nairobi), the IRC implements programs in the sectors of health, Nutrition, governance & rights, and women’s protection & empowerment, Economic Recovery and Development, as well as providing emergency response through a network of four field offices and a range of institutional and community-based partnerships.


The Compliance Section of IRC is responsible for supporting and promoting an ethical and compliant work environment within the Kenya Country Program, through proactive prevention initiatives to raise awareness and promote behaviors consistent with IRC’s Code of Conduct; and to provide timely review of alleged wrongdoing inconsistent with IRC values and policies under the supervision of the ECU Investigation team. The compliance section also promotes a culture of integrity, ethics and compliance in the behavior of staff, incentive workers and volunteers and coordinates consistent and effective follow up as needed when there are allegations of misconduct. It also provides guidance, facilitates, and supports compliance of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) Kenya country program and the implementing partners to local laws, IRC policies and procedures and donor guidelines, regulations, and contractual commitments.

The Country Program is seeking to recruit a Roving Compliance Officer under a regular contract, to be based in Kakuma under the direct supervision of the Compliance Coordinator and will further support the Hagadera, Lodwar and Nairobi offices.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Compliance Officer will provide support to the Compliance Section in the conduct of investigations into allegations and support prevention initiatives.

In carrying out this overall function, the officer will:

 Assist in reviewing cases reported.
 Assist in drafting documents and communications with respect to cases under investigation, including investigation plans, witness statements and other documents.
 Assist in conducting interviews with subjects, complainants, or witnesses.
 Assist in identifying, collating, and analyzing potential evidence.

 Assist in undertaking compliance/system reviews and preparing reports.
 Assist in following up with relevant departments in ensuring timely response to compliance audit requirements and recommendations.
 Assist in monitoring mitigation measures to be implemented by the Country Program.
 Assist in the implementation of prevention strategies to promote a culture of ethical and compliant behaviors across all field bases, offices and areas of operation.
 Assist in partnership management – reviewing the selection process of the partners, the reviews and evaluation of processes from a compliance perspective. Review the partners’ agreements or contracts, ensuring compliance to IRC policies and procedures.
 Assist in promoting a culture of reporting on ethics and compliance concerns and client responsiveness. Undertakes other related tasks as required.


 Bachelor’s degree in a relevant social science e.g. Criminal Justice/Criminology, sociology, law, finance, or a comparable field
 Experience in conducting research and investigations,

 Proven ability to analyze data to report critical information.

 Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate information accurately, clearly and swiftly.
 Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing, in English and Kiswahili a plus.
 Excellent analytical, presentation, and reporting skills.
 Ability to respond to changing priorities.
 Ability to work independently on own initiative.
 Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
 Evidence of successful experience in compiling and conducting training workshops.
 High level of integrity, professionalism, self-motivation and sense of urgency
 Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose and values.
Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes.

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