JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: COMPLIANCE OFFICER

The  International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights is a human rights organization created in 2014 working in partnership with local activists in Latin America to build grass roots movements that promote and protect the rights of populations marginalized because of gender, ethnicity, race, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Race and Equality has a dynamic capacity-building approach to promote human rights race and combat discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Our work largely focuses on the rights of Afro-Latinos, LGBTI people, indigenous peoples, women and other marginalized communities.  Using a combination of litigation, community mobilization, human rights reporting, research and advocacy methodology at the domestic and international level, we join our partners in developing and implementing strategies for change. We work with our partners to combat racial discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) through a holistic multi-faceted approach. Critical to this work is expanding the role of NGOs representing marginalized communities at the regional level.  Hence our program includes building the capacity of our partners for advocating for the full incorporation of discrimination issues at the Organization of American States (OAS) and litigation within the Inter-American Human Rights System, in coordination with domestic litigation, policy advocacy and community mobilization. Using the Universal System is crucial for the advancement of human rights, in particular the Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures Mandates, and the Universal Periodic Review. Race and Equality works extensively in the UN system.

Job Description:  Working in close partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Programs, and the Finance Department, the Compliance Officer will develop and maintain compliance policies in accordance with industry regulations, DC and Federal laws and regulatory frameworks, especially the 2 C.F.R. 200, FAR and AIDAR; design risk management strategies including control systems to address cases of violation of internal organization policies; advise management on the company’s compliance with laws and regulations; ensure organizational activities and operations are carried out in accordance with applicable laws and frameworks; remain up to date with the same; establish and maintain compliance metrics; maintain up to date written documentation and policies related to organizational business activities; conduct due diligence to ensure that grant funds are not diverted from their identified purpose; review and pre-approve all contracts with vendors; perform compliance audits to determine whether established protocols are being followed; create compliance resource library for staff members to reference when they have questions or concerns; act as primary point of contact for resolution of contract issues and disputes; other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Advanced university degree in business administration, law, finance or a related field; 3 to 5 years of experience working in compliance in an NGO setting; Strong knowledge of 2 C.F.R. 200, FAR and AIDAR and related regulations; must have, or be willing to obtain, a compliance certification; superior attention to detail in order to identify and correct risky practices; understanding of industry policies, protocols and best practices; strong verbal and written communication skills; mature political judgment; ability to effectively collaborate across teams; ability to work under pressure; excellent oral/written communication skills in English and Spanish are required; knowledge of Portuguese and French helpful; US work authorization required.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and scale in non-governmental organizations.

Apply:  No calls please.  Send immediately cover letter, resume, and writing samples in English and Spanish by email to jobs@raceandequality.org

Start date: August 2021.

Afro-descendants, women, and LGBTI persons are encouraged to apply.

Race and Equality is an equal opportunity employer.

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