Compliance Officer

Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam

Reports To: Compliance Manager

Location: Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

There is both an ethical component and a programmatic component to the compliance officer’s role. The role is crucial in helping organization manage risk, maintain a positive reputation, and avoid lawsuits.

Main Responsibilities:

1. Facilitate daily review of all payments such as travel advances, advance liquidations, working advances, staff payment requisitions, vendor payment requisitions, petty cash requests, mileage reimbursement requests and others as assigned by the Compliance Manager and controller

2. Assist in review of financial, operational or program processes as directed by the Compliance Manager and Controller and recommend changes to address any identified gaps

3. Assist in program trainings, campaigns, meeting and others as assigned by the Compliance Manager and Controller in order to observe, perform physical inspection and/or verify execution of the activities in accordance to the established SOPs, policies or existing regulations.

4. Assist, in conjunction with the Compliance Manager and Regional Audit Team, planning and/or execution of audits or review projects to strengthen internal controls across all HJFMRI locations. i.e. Southern Highland, TDPF and other.

5. Help in review of staff per diem reports, allowance rates and advance liquidation reports submitted by staff, and recommend policy changes and control changes to further enhance accounting systems in the Mbeya and Dar es Salaam offices.

6. Assist in conducting independent audits and investigations, as needed, at the discretion of the Compliance Manager or Controller. Other duties as assigned by the Compliance Manager, Controller and /or ED

7. Communicate to Compliance Manager/Controller/ ED any noted inconsistency identified during review or in the course of carrying out his/her duties

8. Assist in day to day monitoring and oversight of all aspects for statutory compliance for HJFMRI Tanzania, including local reporting and compliance with applicable tax rules and regulations, as stipulated by the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and other regulatory bodies within Tanzania.

Desired Skills and Qualities:

  • Analytical; ability to collect and analyze data (e.g. financial or operational) to establish trends/patterns and identify any variations/deviations from the norm
  • Computer Adept; experienced in use of computer systems and applications such as Microsoft Office Tools (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for analysis, report writing and presentations.
  • Team Player; capable of working with others in a constructive, supportive and productive manner
  • Good Communicator; able to share views, opinions and present matters clearly in a private and/or public setting
  • Flexible; ability to adapt to changing environments and capable of working in different settings (e.g. at office or in the field)
  • Responsible and Accountable; works diligently and able to take ownership of his/her work.
  • Self-driven; capable of thinking creatively and establish own initiatives independently to strengthen the control environment or improve efficiency and effectiveness of program processes

Qualification and Experience:

  • Advanced Diploma/University degree in Accounting, Finance or any other Business Majors from a recognized institution.
  • Investigation skills
  • A minimum of 3 years working experience in audit, compliance, accounting/finance or risk management field

HJFMRI is an equal opportunity employer; women are highly encouraged to apply.


The role of a Compliance Officer, is to ensure HJFMRI-TZ is in compliance with national laws, donor and organizational rules and regulations while observing professional standards, accepted business practices, and strengthening internal controls.

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