REPORTS TO: Interim CEO
Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots, civil society organization dedicated to securing and protecting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York, particularly their rights to develop their individual potential, to self-determination, and to be represented in all areas of life. WAW advocates for women’s rights and challenges the norms that underpin gender-based violence wherever opportunities arise to influence attitudes and bring about change.
Remote/Hybrid/ Queens Office – We are flexible.
The Compliance Officer oversees WAW’s operations’ seamless and transparent functioning in Afghanistan. This involves strict adherence to donor regulations and OFAC requirements. The position encompasses various responsibilities, primarily focusing on compliance, transparency, conflict of interest, and program planning and implementation. Please note that this role is a contracted consulting position for a duration of six months.
- Consult regularly with the Afghanistan Country Director (CD) about program conceptualization, project implementation, risk assessment, managing Taliban regulations, budget negotiations, and planning partnerships.
- Organize Bi-weekly check-ins with key Afghanistan staff (HQ, CSC, and UNHCR), both with and without the CD present, to understand the challenges and opportunities, create institutional coherence and continuity, and ensure their questions and concerns are properly followed up upon.
- Participate in bi-weekly Finance Meetings.
- Review and approve all procurement documents for Afghanistan over the amount of $1,000 and above.
- Ensure programmatic and operational compliance with donor requirements.
- Review and finalize all program reports from Afghanistan.
- Help the Afghanistan team to develop new policies and procedures when and where needed.
- Review, edit, and finalize all policies, memos, and key documents in English and local languages.
- Coordinate responding to the Afghanistan team’s technology needs, including system upgrades, digital security, and major IT purchases.
- Serve as liaison between the communications and development teams in New York HQ and the Afghanistan operations.
- Provide updates to the CEO and the Board regarding programs in Afghanistan.
- Serve as an advocate for the Afghanistan team at the New York HQ.
- Evaluate possible expansion opportunities in Afghanistan with funding prospects in mind and advise the CD about launching new initiatives when appropriate.
- Work with the third-party monitoring system to address any concerns or red flags.
- Advise the board on how they can properly serve as a governance body for the operation in Afghanistan.
- Work with the Kabul HQ team, CD, and third-party monitoring on corrective action plans to improve organizational performance and create better transparency.
- Follow-up with the Security Manager and the CD regarding risk factors affecting WAW’s operations in Afghanistan.
- At least five years of experience in managing programs and operations in Afghanistan.
- A bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is encouraged.
- Fluency in English, Dari, and Pashtu.
- Ability to write, edit, and proofread documents.
- Ability to build relationships and supervise staff remotely
- Extensive experience with audit requirements, UN grants, and federal regulations.
- Commitment to women’s rights and human rights.
Job Type: Full-time Contract position (40 hours per week) for six months. (With the possibility of renewal after six months)
Compensation: $7,000 – $8,000 Monthly
To apply, submit your cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please type Compliance Officer – [your last name] in the subject line and apply at your earliest convenience, as we are looking to hire as soon as possible. No phone calls, please.
Women for Afghan Women is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace. We consider all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socioeconomic status, marital or veteran status, pregnancy status, or sexual orientation.