Compliance Officer PRF – 2403-01002-1468

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Job Overview


Position: Compliance Officer
Job Location: Erbil
Reporting to: Country Representative
Working area: Erbil
Number of positions open: 1
Last date for application: March 23rd 2024




Key relationships:

Iraq Office Staff

General objective of the position:
The Compliance Officer will be responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of compliance policies and procedures for SAMS programs in Iraq and North East Syria. Based in Erbil, the Compliance Officer will report directly to the Country Representative, with technical guidance provided by the Regional Compliance Manager.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Compliance Oversight:

  • Implement and oversee compliance policies and procedures in accordance with SAMS guidelines and donor requirements.
  • Conduct regular compliance assessments to identify and mitigate potential risks.
  • Monitor and evaluate program activities to ensure adherence to relevant legal and regulatory standards.

Training and Capacity Building:

  • Provide training on compliance requirements to program staff, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Regional Compliance Manager to enhance the compliance capacity of the team.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of compliance activities, reports, and assessments.
  • Prepare regular reports for the Country Representative and Regional Compliance Manager.

Donor Compliance:

  • Ensure compliance with donor regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate with the finance and program teams to facilitate donor audits.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and assess potential compliance risks and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.
  • Advise the Country Representative and Regional Compliance Manager on risk management issues.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Foster effective communication and collaboration with program teams, partners, and relevant stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Regional Compliance Manager to address cross-regional compliance issues.

Key Other Duties:

  • Perform any other related duties assigned by your immediate supervisor;
  • Reporting mechanism will be for functioning and technical advices to Operation Coordinator on monthly basis











Mandatory Qualifications required

•        Minimum 5 years’ experience

•        Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; advanced degree or certification in compliance is a plus.

•        Proven experience in compliance, preferably in the humanitarian or healthcare sector for at least 5 years.

•        Strong understanding of donor regulations and compliance requirements.

•        Excellent communication, training, and interpersonal skills.

•        Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a cross-cultural setting.

•        Fluent in English; knowledge of Arabic and Kurdish is an advantage.

•        Willingness to travel within the region as needed.


  • Proficiency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic and Kurdish is an advantage.



  • Attention to Detail
  • Time Management
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Familiarity with compliance software and tools.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and systems.
  • Experience with data analysis and reporting tools.
  • Knowledge of information security principles and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills for building relationships with program staff, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Capacity to conduct training sessions and workshops on compliance-related topics.
  • Strong analytical skills to identify and assess potential compliance risks.
  • Proven ability to develop strategies for mitigating risks and improving compliance processes.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage and maintain compliance documentation and reports.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultural norms and practices.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing circumstances and requirements.
  • Ability to navigate complex and challenging environments.






The salary will be defined regarding the on-going salary scale on-going.


Interested candidates may please send their resume and fill the application in the following link:

Only applications through the provided link will be considered.


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