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Risk and Compliance Consultant, Somaliland

Risk and Compliance Consultant, Somaliland

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Job title: Risk and Compliance Consultant

Status: Consultantancy (4 months)

Department: Risk and Compliance

Based in: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Reports to: Country Representative


Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to be healthy by providing access to products and services that range from mosquito nets to HIV testing.

There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds  - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

We are looking for a Risk and Compliance Consultant for our Somaliland Office. PSI Somaliland is currently implementing an exciting large scale Health Service Delivery and Demand Creation program across Somalia in collaboration with implementing NGO partners.

Join us!

PSI is the prime recipient and implementer for two large scale DFID grants in Somaliland/ Somalia. We also manage our portfolio through implementing NGO partners who help us impement this program across Somalia.


We are looking for an experienced risk and compliance consultant (internal audit) who has experience with donors like the Global Fund, USAID, UNICEF and DFID. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding service to our internal and external partners, so an outgoing personality, strong collaborative spirit and dedication to team work is a prerequisite and a key success factor.


Terms of reference

  • In collaboration with the PSI Internal Auditor, conduct a full compliance assessment (100% audit) for PSI Somaliland covering the period August 2015-April 2017 to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of controls, efficient use of resources, and compliance with PSI, donor and local legal requirements and regulations.
  • Identify any instances of non-compliance with PSI global, donor, local policies and procedures, control weaknesses and errors in the recording of transactions.
  • Design test procedures to not only identify instances of non compliance with donor regulations and PSI policies , but also flag suspected cases of fraudulent transactions.
  • Follow up and perform an advisory role on the implementation of 2015 GIA audit recommendations
  • Develop a risk management plan and a risk register for the organization

Expected outputs

  • Prepare a report documenting findings and develop recommendations to address the identified issues and control weaknesses. Agree on the  timelines for corrective action with responsible managers by 1 August 2017
  • Make a report on the status of implementation of 2015 GIA audit recommendations.
  • Where fraudulent transactions have been suspected, make verbal and written presentations to the Country Representative for review and action.
  • Enterprise Risk Management plan and a risk register.


Our needs

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting or related fields  and  Certified Public Accountant(CPA ) Authorized Chartered certified accountant (ACCA )  or Certified Internal Auditor  (CIA).
  • A minimum of five years work experience, two of them in a similar audit role.
  • Familiarity with PSI, Global fund, DFID, UNICEF and USAID and other donor’s rules and regulation and their compliance requirements.
  • Compliance/ Finance experience in conflict/ post conflict environments
  • Familiarity with automated accounting systems such as Lawson and QuickBooks.
  • Knowledge of IIA Standards and GAAP governing not-for-profit organizations a distinct advantage.
  • Superior communications skills, verbal and written, including the ability to engage effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion.
  • Demonstrated strong moral and ethical foundation.
  • Willing to travel to field locations in Somaliland/ Somalia. 


Please send the following documents to somjobs@psi.org

  • Cover Letter highlighting your relevant experience
  • CV that speaks to the above skills requirements

To succeed in this role you must be self-motivated, have a strong sense of accountability and ability to deliver on time results.


PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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