Partnerships Incubator - Compliance Advisor (El Salvador)
Position: Compliance Advisor (El Salvador)
Anticipated Start Date: o/a December 15, 2022
Location: El Salvador or Remote (with travel)
Project: USAID’s Partnerships Incubator
Contract Duration: December 15, 2022 – June 30, 2023
Level of Effort: 200 hours (with possibility for increase)
The Kaizen Company is an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. Our proven solutions catalyze locally driven, organizational, and institutional performance improvements, and shift the development model into one that is bottom-up and ongoing. We leverage existing knowledge along with new technologies and innovative business models to support local reform that is sustained through market forces.
The Kaizen Company is seeking applications for the position of Compliance Advisor for the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Partnerships Incubator. We encourage candidates who are based in El Salvador to apply, but will consider remote candidates who are willing to travel to El Salvador to engage directly with partner organizations.
About the Partnerships Incubator
The Partnerships Incubator seeks to support USAID Missions and Operating Units in their work with new, local, and nontraditional partners by building the capacity of potential or current partners to implement USAID awards.
The Compliance Advisor is a part-time consulting position for the Partnerships Incubator. S/he will:
Advise and assist partner organizations during pre-award phases on resources, tutorials, and best practices for developing and documenting the policies and procedures for procurement, human resources management, risk mitigation, branding and marking, and other compliance requirements of USAID.
- Train partners to prepare for a NUPAS (Non-US Organization Pre-award Survey).
- Review partner systems (i.e. manuals, processes, allocation of responsibilities, procedures, etc.), determine if those systems are in compliance with USAID standards, and make recommendations for organizations to come into compliance.
- Advise partners how to structure departments and delegate responsibility within their organizations in order to manage awards compliantly.
- Assist partner(s) in building capacity of personnel and IT systems in the areas of governance, procurement, and human resources.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree and 10 years’ (minimum) experience.
- Experience with FAR, CFR, and AIDAR and/or the USAID-implementing partner paradigm is required.
- Demonstrated experience with new partnership development and delivering compliance capacity building support.
- Spanish language skills are required.
- Demonstrated computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Workspace is highly preferred.
- Demonstrated track record implementing training/workshops and/or designing training modules.
- Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to think strategically and plan for tactical execution.
- Solid communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Experience working in a fast-growth company or start-up environment.
- Professional capability to conduct industry research, identify best practices, and customize solutions to audience needs.
- NGO and/or USAID or other donor international (field) experience desired.
Qualified applicants should send a resume/CV with a cover letter outlining qualifications by November 30, 2022 via the link provided. No phone calls, please. Only finalists will be contacted.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified
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