Compliance Manager at the International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) 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, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Compliance Manager

Requisition ID: req33308
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full Time
Sector: Compliance
Employment Category: Regular
Open to Expatriates: No
Ability to Travel: 30 % of time

Job Overview / Summary

  • The Compliance Manager will support the Compliance Coordinator to oversee ethics and compliance related functions across the country program.
  • The core purpose of the role is: To build a safe and compliant working environment within IRC, through proactive prevention initiatives to reduce wrongdoing and timely, coordinated action where behavior is suspected to be inconsistent with IRC values and policies.

Major Responsibilities
Prevention: Create a safe and compliant environment:

  • Provide oversight to all country field office locations to ensure compliance with internal IRC policies and procedures, applicable Nigerian laws and donor regulations.
  • Conduct regular spot-checks and compliance assessments; document findings and propose solutions and mitigating measures.
  • Support in the investigation of allegations of suspected fraud and misconduct
  • Contribute to supporting partner compliance including the due diligence and onboarding process, reviewing and analyzing agreements and supporting documentation, conducting trainings and ad hoc compliance support as needed.
  • Support donor and internal audits and provide technical support on the timely implementation of audit findings and action plans in conjunction with key country program staff.
  • Participate in grant start up and close out meetings.
  • Instill a strong culture of ethics and compliance by providing on-going training, capacity building and advice to staff and partners as needed.
  • Support records management and archiving processes to assist with the proper filing of documentation.
  • Support on special projects and other tasks as assigned by your line manager.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Position Reports to:  Compliance Coordinator
  • Position directly supervises:  none
  • InternalAll sectors and departments.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Audit, Finance or other relevant subject area.
  • Work Experience: 4 – 7 years’ experience working in finance/audit/compliance or other relevant function. Experience in the NGO/humanitarian sector is highly desirable.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Previous investigations experience including strong interviewing and report writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to develop positive relationships with team members.
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations diplomatically and in a confidential manner
  • Commitment to upholding and modeling IRC’s core values (the IRC Way), demonstrating high standards of ethics and integrity.
  • Self-motivated, highly responsible, flexible, and culturally sensitive. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel to other IRC field sites and field project sites to promote ethics and compliance awareness.
  • Previous experience in conducting capacity building and training sessions
  • Knowledge of institutional donors regulations would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Hausa is desirable.
  • Computer skills are required – MS Office package and Internet.

Working Environment:

  • The situation in northeast Nigeria continues to be volatile and the security phase is orange or red depending on location.
  • While this position will be based in Maiduguri, this position covers all IRC field offices and expected travel to field sites is 30-40%. This is a national position.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

July 2024