Chemonics seeks a Compliance Director for the anticipated $50-99.99 million USAID-funded New Agriculture – Harvest project in Ukraine. The activity aims to enable grain and oilseed farmers, including marginalized and underserved groups, to return production of important food export crops to pre-war levels while improving production efficiency and profitability, and will position farmers to market their crops more successfully and profitably.
The compliance director will provide risk management oversight for Ukraine New Agriculture’s financial, operations, procurement, and subcontract and grantee processes. They will work closely within the project office team to serve as a risk management and compliance resource for all aspects of the project, providing review and quality control of documents and activities as related to established USAID, U.S. government regulations, and Chemonics corporate standards and best practices.
- Establishes internal procedures and controls to ensure that the compliance tools and adherence throughout the project are effective and efficient in preventing, detecting, identifying, and correcting noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations
- Builds capacity of staff and counterparts (subcontractors, vendors, etc.) through regular trainings of processes and on regulations, organizational policies, code of conduct, and compliance matters
- Ensures compliance of finance and accounting procedures for all transactions; conducts periodic audits of finance and accounting files, ensuring that all transactions contain appropriate back-up documentation, are coded correctly, and are entered into the electronic accounting file on a timely manner
- Provides leadership to grants and procurement team in review of award management tools and best practices, including compliance reviews of RFQ/RFP/RFAs, subcontracts, grants, procurement documentation, and negotiation memos
- Ensures the project is compliant with relevant USAID, U.S. Government, and Chemonics rules and regulations, related to organizational policies, code of conduct, compliance matters, personnel/labor, etc.
- Engages with local counsel related to Ukrainian laws and regulations applicable to labor law, real estate, procurement, customs, and operations as required.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, international development, or related field
- Minimum 8 years of related experience in compliance and financial oversight and management, with an emphasis on government contracting
- Comprehensive understanding of project and contract management, as well as U.S. Government regulations and guidelines
- Extensive experience with a wide variety of contracts and subcontracts types required, e.g. fixed price, IQC, cost reimbursement, incentive fee, and performance-based
- Experience in responding to audit inquiries, working closely with external parties to ensure a high degree of compliance
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively both orally and in writing, and deliver presentations, training, and facilitate meetings effectively
- Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to solve complex problems.
- Fluency in English required, proficiency in Ukrainian is preferred
Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached with “Compliance Director” in the subject line to UkraineNewAgRecruit@chemonics.com by September 24, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.
Chemonics is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics. Military veterans, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.