Compliance Manager (Re-advertised)

  American University of Afghanistan
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1418
Date Posted:Jun 14, 2017
Reference:N/A
Closing Date:Jun 29, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Programme
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:90

About American University of Afghanistan:

Founded:  

The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) is a private, non-profit university offering an American-style liberal arts education. We opened our doors in 2005 and currently offer 4 undergraduate academic majors and a new MBA program. We follow a strict non-discriminatory policy, and applicants from all ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are a young, dynamic university with a student population of nearly 950 students and we hope to reach 1,100 students by the spring 2013 academic semester. Construction has recently begun on a new 75 acre international campus.

Job Summary:

The Compliance Manager will oversee compliance and report for all grants, contracts, and MOUs at the American University of Afghanistan. S/he will be responsible for managing all data and information related to the entire portfolio of grants, contracts, and MOUs held by AUAF; tracking compliance markers; and ensuring timely, accurate, and comprehensive reports. S/he will also contribute to the development of high-quality funding proposals and programmatic and budgetary monitoring.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Manager is responsible for the overall requirement compliance for all grants, contracts, MOUs and other agreements held by the university, including the following duties:


Monitor and facilitate compliance of programs with donor and AUAF requirements and raise issues affecting external/internal compliance, projected inabilities to meet contractual obligations, report submission, and significant budget variances, as well as proposing remedial solutions to the senior administration;

Establish standards, procedures, and policies to ensure that the compliance programs throughout the project are effective and efficient in preventing, detecting, identifying, and correcting noncompliance with applicable rules and regulations;

Ensure compliance with regulations, USAID policies, and USAID/Afghanistan Mission Orders and Implementing Partners Notices;

Ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, and internal controls;

Provide internal reports on a regular basis, and as directed, keep senior management informed of the progress of compliance efforts;

Lead all donor reporting processes, coordinating with the relevant unit heads to ensure timely submission of high quality programmatic and financial reports;

Ensure quality information management through regular maintenance of grant files, reporting calendars, and internal documentation;

Provide technical guidance on core donor (USAID and US government) regulations to ensure compliance in program implementation and reporting;

Contribute to the grants review process and support the Development Office as needed in the development and coordination of high-quality proposals, memoranda of understanding, or concept notes for submission to donors;

Build capacity of staff in report writing, monitoring and other topics related to compliance; and

Support the senior administration team in other key grants management, program development, monitoring and evaluation, communications and external relations activities as requested.

Job Requirement:

Qualifications Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


The position requires the incumbent to reside in Afghanistan

Bachelor’s degree in international relations, business, law, or other relevant major

At least three years’ experience in development programs

Prior experience in grants management and compliance, including experience in USAID-funded grants

Excellent data management skills

Excellent writing skills, including familiarity with USAID reporting requirements

Prior experience in supervision and management of staff, including capacity building and training

Basic Qualifications Requirements:


Excellent interpersonal skills

Superior written and oral communication skills in English

Advanced computer skills

Ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes

Excellent analytical, project management, and organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:


Master’s degree in international relations, business, or other relevant major

Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Rules (FAR)

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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