Compliance Officer, Hargeisa – Somaliland-National Position (1 Position)

Finn Church Aid

Compliance Officer, Hargeisa – Somaliland-National Position (1 Position)

Position Title:

Compliance Officer

Reporting to:

Country Director

Duty Station:


Position Status:

locally hired position

Area of Operation:


Employment period

Starting in November 2022, 1 Year with the possibility of extension


FCA works to enable people to break the circle of poverty and violence. We are a rights-based actor, a Finnish organization with 70 years of experience, with operations in 15 countries. FCA is Finland’s largest NGO in development cooperation and second largest provider of disaster relief. Our action is guided by international human rights standards and principles. We realize our mission and vision through development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and advocacy work. We contribute to positive change by supporting people in the most vulnerable situations within fragile and disaster-affected areas. We consider three thematic areas as central to sustainable change: the right to peace (R2P), livelihood (R2L) and quality education (R2QE).

In Somalia and Somaliland FCA has been working under a right to peace thematic areas since 2008 including governance and reconciliation projects and later has expanded in quality education (R2QE) thematic area.

Primary purpose of the position:

Under the supervision of the Country, she/he will support FCA programs to ensure continued vigilance regarding the risks associated with violations of FCA’s Code of Professional Conduct and Policies, law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and investigation capacity. She/he will additionally collaborate with other FCA functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in encouraging a work environment that minimizes the potential for fraud & misconduct.

Main tasks:

  • Prepare/review Compliance guidelines, procedures, recommendations for corrective actions and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of FCA operations
  • Suggest measures for mitigating such risks to the CD, discuss the main findings and recommendations with the CD during the mission; draft an action plan to be discussed with the CD during the debriefing session.
  • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, corruption and other violations of fraud and anti-bribery policy with objectivity, impartiality, and fairness throughout the investigative process and in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and FCA guidelines
  • Contribute in managing Implementing Partners relationship on compliance and audit aspects such as due diligences, mitigation plan follow-up;
  • Prioritizes, plans and implements investigative work in consultation with the SAC Compliance Unit, develops terms of reference and investigative plans, and maintains records of all complaints and allegations of fraud and corruption from both internal and external sources.
  • On a timely basis, prepare high quality investigative work products, including Investigation TOR’s, preliminary inquiry reports, work plans, reports of investigation and case closing memoranda, that analyze and clearly present the information collected, are consistent with applicable policies and procedures, and require minimal revision.
  • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other parties, record interviews, acquire and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form
  • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the SAC Compliance Unit and others as appropriate
  • Training Development /Capacity Building
  • Develops training needs plan based on identified gaps in a period of audits, reviews, etc
  • Prepares training materials and presentations on particular topics and coordinates with Head of Offices an arrangement of an internal training for staff provinces
  • Provides training and capacity building based on identified risks and findings for staff at the field offices
  • To perform field, visit to field offices based on agreed plan on task implementation for the selected filed office


  • University degree in Audit, Accountancy, Business administration or other financial area preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, with a minimum of 2 years spent working at NGO
  • Ability to conduct quality control reviews of audit work products
  • Ability to collect and analyse complex data, to evaluate information and systems and to draw logical conclusions.
  • Ability to have a good written and verbal communications including active listening and presentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Fraud management related certification is a plus.
  • Experience in the non-profit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and international organizations
  • Experience in conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion, safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments
  • Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments
  • Experience examining forensic, financial and electronic evidence
  • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environment
  • Experience in fraud awareness and case investigation management
  • Computer fluency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

FCA practices zero tolerance against concerning aid diversion and illegal actions and may screen [contractor/external party name] (i.e. applicants, contracts, suppliers, consultants, etc.) against international lists to ensure due diligence and compliance with Anti-money laundering and Combating the Financing of terrorism requirements). FCA’s Child Safeguarding Policy applies to all FCA staff.

How to apply

Please apply by using the link no later than on 11th October 2022. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be short-listed and contacted for an interview on a progressive basis.


Closing date: 11-Oct-22