Senior Compliance Officer at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

You can apply for the Senior Compliance Officer at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) – The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) an international Catholic organization is open for applicants who are qualified to fill the role of Senior Compliance Officer at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS).


JSR works in 56 countries accompanying, serving, and advocating for the rights of refugees and internally displaced persons in conflict zones, detention centers, camps, and urban settings, and on remote borders.

Any applicant who wishes to apply for the role must go through this article to get proper information regarding the position and the company.

About Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) as earlier stated above is an international Catholic organization that was founded at the Vatican State as a foundation in November 1980 as a work of the Society of Jesus. The organization got registered officially registered on March 19, 2000.


Currently, JRS carries out services at both national and regional levels with the support of an international office in Rome.

The organization is dedicated to accompanying, serving, and advocating for refugees and other persons who are forcibly displaced. JRS programs can be found in 51 countries, assisting refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers in cities, and those detained in detention centers. The primary areas of their service are education, disaster relief, healthcare, livelihood activities, and social services. JRS projects directly benefited over 733,400 people as of the end of 2016.

Job Details For Senior Compliance Officer at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

    • Job Type – Full Time
    • Qualification – BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience – 5 years
    • Job – Borno
    • Job Field – Finance / Accounting / Audit, NGO/Non-Profit

Job Summary For Senior Compliance Officer at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

The Senior Compliance Officer is tasked with the responsibility and duty of monitoring the performance of all financial and operational functions within the JRS project ensuring that the financial and operational activities in JRS are in compliance with Nigeria’s laws (tax laws, CSA laws, and government pension agency laws), donor rules and regulations, and JRS policies and standards.

Below are the key responsibilities affiliated with the Position:

  • Develops an annual customized compliance monitoring and evaluation plan including tools, standards, and ethical considerations, and evaluates all project locations in line with specific donor requirements.
  • Conducts risk assessment for financial and operational landscape. Identify high-risk activities and provide a mitigation plan.
  • Offer practical advice on how best to comply with financial, logistics, HR policy, and donor guidelines on programs.
  • Conducts quarterly audits, investigations, and status of audit recommendations reports for submission.
  • Meets with National Grants/Compliance Officer and Country Director on a regular basis, or as requested by the Country Director.
  • Ensure quality control of Partner organization activities in line with the project plan and donor requirements.
  • Ensure project implementation is in line with the proposed timeline based on the agreement with the donor.
  • Periodically reviews and updates the compliance monitoring checklist and other tools to stay current with JRS and funding partners, procedures, and policies.
  • Assesses the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance within JRS Nigeria policy framework and identifies gaps in procedures and controls systems and provides recommendations to the Country Leadership Team for strengthening them.
  • Tests internal controls, targeting high-risk areas, including workshops, inventory control, cash advance management, payroll, and Fleet Management.
  • Documents internal control weaknesses and compliance deviations and their impact and makes recommendations to address these weaknesses.
  • Identifies gaps in knowledge and skills and provides recommendations for training.
  • Prepares detailed reports of each compliance review and other task assignments, with prioritized findings and recommendations.
  • When necessary, collaborates with an internal and external audit on investigations of whistleblower cases, suspected fraud, mismanagement, loss of assets, etc.
  • Follows up on recommendations from the internal and external auditors to ensure the recommendations have been implemented and adhered to.
  • Stays abreast of laws, directives, and current trends in the local legal and NGO environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director.

Required Profile

Experience and Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Management, Project management, or any related discipline with five (5) years of relevant experience in a similar position.
  • An advanced degree in international development, project management, and project control with three (3) years of relevant experience in a similar position.
  • Professional certification in Project management, Project control, Accounting, Internal Audit, Fraud Examination, and Procurement
  • Extensive familiarity with program grant rules and regulations especially with ECHO/EU Grants.


    • Excellent planning, management, and organizational skills.
    • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills.
    • Have good computer skills and mastery of MS Office tools in addition to other relevant software.
    • Trustworthiness, integrity, and accountability.
    • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks, and maintain attention to detail.
    • Ability to adapt to working conditions and tasks that may change with the reality of the field.
    • Demonstrate initiative and personal discipline.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills, active listening skills, initiative, personal discipline, etc.


    • Adhere to JRS values and abide by the code of conduct and other policies.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
    • Mastery of English (fluency in spoken and written languages) and any local language including Hausa and Kanuri.

How To Apply

Intending applicants who are qualified should forward their CVs to: using the position they are applying for as the subject of the email.


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