IRC is looking for Audit and Compliance Officer

                        Job Description


Job Title: Audit and Compliance Officer
Band / Level / Grade: 8B
Department Turkey Country Program
Location: Antakya, Turkey
Term 12 months

Reports to:

Audit and Compliance Coordinator

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.


The Syria crisis is often described as the worst humanitarian catastrophe since the end of the Cold War. Inside Syria, 7.6 million people are internally displaced and 12.2 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 4.8 million in hard-to-reach areas. There are 4 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. This is no short-term humanitarian episode. The devastating human consequences to huge numbers of people will endure for decades. The destruction of relationships, communities, livelihoods, homes and infrastructure will take years to repair.

IRC is offering a robust humanitarian response to the Syria crisis with an annual budget in excess of $140 million and a rapidly expanding portfolio, supported by more than 1,250 staff in the region. IRC is undertaking programs in Syria and the neighboring countries of Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan in the fields of health, child protection, education, women’s protection and empowerment, NFI and food distribution, cash assistance, water and sanitation, and livelihood programming. Our work in these challenging settings gives rise to some of the most pressing issues facing contemporary humanitarian action, including questions of access, security, funding and coordination.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Audit and Compliance Officer (ACO) will support the Audit and Compliance Coordinator to deliver on the compliance and internal audit functions of IRC Turkey, ensuring that IRC Turkey’s programs, including its sub-grantees/partners, are fully compliant with IRC’s and its donors’ rules and regulations. This will be achieved through the systematic examination and evaluation of the adequacy, reliability and effectiveness of internal policies, rules and guidelines and the extent to which established internal controls are complied with.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To stay informed of and monitor country program’s adherence to IRC procedures and policies in relation to Supply Chain, Finance, HR and Programs as set out in relevant IRC manuals and guidelines.
  • To familiarize oneself with donor rules and regulations in relation to Supply Chain, Finance, HR and Programs as set out in grant agreements.
  • To familiarize oneself with relevant fraud and anti-corruption policies and lead effective communication of these policies to staff and partners/sub-grantees.
  • To Support Audit and Compliance Coordinator preparing and coordinating periodic Internal Audit plans & donor compliance reviews, based on risk assessment.
  • To Support Audit and Compliance Coordinator on documentation of findings, interviews, logs and communications with internal and external parties.
  • To review the adequacy and effectiveness of IRC Turkey’s and its partners/sub-grantees systems and internal policies, rules and guidelines, assessing the extent to which these controls offer adequate protection against error, fraud and loss of all kinds.
  • Under the direction of the Audit and Compliance Coordinator, review the extent to which those internal policies, rules and guidelines are complied with, including conducting walk-throughs and tests that systematically assess whether systems and controls are operating as per policies, procedures and donor regulations.
  • Take part in regular internal audits at both country head office and field office(s) based on the agreed Internal Audit plans;
  • To support Audit and Compliance Coordinator producing reports with findings and issues identified during the audit.
  • To support Audit and Compliance Coordinator producing monthly activity reports for submission to the Country Director.
  • Taking role in conducting any ad-hoc internal audit and compliance investigation assignments as requested by the Country Director or Regional Director.
  • If requested, support and/or participate in investigation under the supervision of the Audit and Compliance Coordinator.
  • To support Audit and Compliance Coordinator documenting any obvious successes, useful practices, and challenge/learning areas for the purposes of institutional learning.



  • Supporting the Audit and Compliance Coordinator to assess and implement a comprehensive risk management approaches are effectively embedded throughout the country program.
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Audit and Compliance Coordinator.


Professional Standards

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Audit and Compliance Coordinator
Indirect Reporting:
Country Director

Internal: Global Internal Audit and Global Assurance

External: None

Job Requirements:

  • Experience working as an auditor or in risk compliance is desirable;
  • At least 2 years accounting or finance experience;
  • A demonstrated knowledge of finance, accounting and internal controls;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other financial information;
  • Strong communication skills – verbally and in writing in English and Arabic;
  • Prior NGO experience with knowledge of donor rules and regulation, is desirable;
  • Strong planning, organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities;
  • Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel ;
  • Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose and values;


Working Environment:  The position will be based in Antakya, Turkey with frequent travel within Turkey.


Returning National Candidates:  We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the Country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the Syria Response Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation,   return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply. IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs.

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