Compliance Officer at Ministry of Health

Mongu, Full Time

Ministry of Health
Location: Zambia
State: Mongu
Job type: Full-Time
Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Zambia

Job Description

REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH PROVINCIAL HEALTH OFFICE
WESTERN PROVINCE
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL)
Provincial Health Office, Western Province with support from US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been implementing programs to improve the management of TB. STIs and HIV/AIDS care services in the Province since 2006. To further strengthen the programs, WPHO is inviting applications from interested persons who meet the minimum requirements to fill the following vacant positions on contract basis subject for renewal:
JOB TITLE: Compliance Officer
LOCATION: Provincial Health Office
REPORTS TO: Principal investigator
JOB PURPOSE:
The Job holder will be responsible for supporting the operations of the project to ensure adherence to regulatory standards and donor regulations to help ensure effective delivery of high-quality implementation of programs in the Province.
 
 
PRINCIPAL ACCONTABILITIES

Develop and monitor the implementation of project policies and procedures.
Conduct periodic internal reviews and investigations of compliance issues, to ensure that procedures are followed.
Maintain documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes.
Review documentation, such as procurement records, to ensure there are no violations of standards or regulations.
Provide employee training on compliance related topics, policies, procedures.
Perform and control the full audit cycle on risk management and control management over operations effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations
Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans
Obtain, analyze and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc
Prepare and present reports that reflect audits results and document process on compliance
Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement
Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings
Maintain open communication with managernent and audit committee
Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum
Conduct follow up audits to monitor managements interventions
Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding sectors rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards
Recommend resolution of compliance challenges or abrogation

JOB SPECIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Full grade 12 School Certificate with five (5) Levels
Must be between the age of 21 and 45 years
Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or other relevant Degrees strongly preferred in Accounting
Masters will be an added advantage
Must have four (4) years of relevant traceable experience in PEPFAR Programs, of which a minimum of two years entailing audit, compliance or risk management experience.
Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations and familiarity with international standards for internal control and risk and compliance management
Knowledge of GRZ and/or USG financial regulations
Ability to write technical papers and reports clearly in English
Ability to communicate fluently in English and local languages

Other skills/Attributes:
Computer literate, Managerial skills, good Interpersonal relations, ability to use initiative and trustworthiness.

Method of Application
Instructions for submission of applications

The applicants meeting the above job specifications and competencies should apply enclosing their application letter, detailed curriculum vitae. Photocopies of NRC, professional and academic qualifications and any other relevant documents.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A One (1) year contract will be offered to successful candidate subject to renewal depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Clearly mark on top of the envelope the position you are applying for.

Closing date is Monday, 29th August 2022.
Address applications to:

The Provincial Health Director

Provincial Health Office

Independence Road

P.O.Box 910022

Mongu