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Compliance Officer – Kampala

Compliance Officer – Kampala


About the Role

GOAL is currently seeking to recruit a Compliance Officer based in Kampala. If you are familiar with working within the international development aid sector and have a strong background in the areas mentioned, then this role is perfect for you!


The Compliance Officer will be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating GOAL’s activities to ensure effective compliance with internal policies and procedures and with rules and regulations of its donors with the ethical and normative standards that are required and applicable in Uganda national legislation.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role, you will need:


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or business Administration (Accounting), Commerce (Finance/Accounting)
  • ACCA/CPA at least level 2.
  • Minimum years (2) years’ experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge and experience in donor rules and regulations, financial or audit.


  • Experience in Anti-Terrorist Check-ups and other sanctions on lists required by different donors and/or management of automated systems on this subject.
  • Experience in verification of compliance with internal control policies and procedures with emphasis on the areas of Logistics, procurement, finance, partnership, human resources.
  • Experience in compliance review of reports submitted by Sub-Agreements signed with partners and preparation of reports.
  • Experience in support for compliance reports and/or internal audit of different areas such as Subsidies, Human Resources, Purchasing, Inventories, Distribution, control of advances for activities and travel expenses.
  • USAID project experience

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of the role will be:

  • Gain understanding of GOAL and donor requirements from the proposal process to the final project audit.
  • Gain understanding of internal procedures as well as donor requirements related to procurement, finance, partners, etc.
  •  Acquire knowledge and keep GOAL Uganda Program staff informed, emphasizing compliance risks.
  • Continuously acquire knowledge of specific donor requirements and understand the type of analysis that donors perform when conducting audits, with emphasis on USAID/BHA, ECHO, EU, Water share, Charity water, Irish Aid, Norad, MCF and other donors specific to the GOAL Uganda program.
  • Make quarterly compliance reports, based on the quarters assigned by HQ, through the review of transactions, use the standard GOAL format and submit it to the HQ compliance department for review. The quarterly report requires substantive reviews of transaction documents in relation to Human Resources, Procurement and other areas that represent risks, to ensure that GOAL’s processes/procedures have been applied and that there is an audit trail.
  •  Keep a record of all action points and recommendations from quarterly reviews and present it to the Systems Director, socialize it with the appropriate areas, and develop joint plans for closing findings and follow up until they are cleaned up.
  • Follow-up to the Risk Register of GOAL Uganda and ensures quarterly reviews.
  • Follow-up to findings and action plans from HQ’s internal audits and the Consolidated Finding List (CIL)
  • Collaborate with the Systems Management for the implementation and updating of internal procedures required by HQ
  • Train the HR and Systems staff in Compliance with the rules and regulations of Donors, System for Anti-Terrorist Check and other sanctions, national legislation of Uganda and others that may be assigned.
  • Advise when required to the different areas within the organization, including finance, procurement, logistics and programs, on various issues related to the requirements of the donor and GOAL throughout the duration of the project. This will include advising at the proposal preparation stage, signing an agreement, establishing partnerships, during implementation (especially in relation to procurement) and at the reporting stage to ensure that specific donor requirements are being considered.


General terms and conditions


Code of Conduct and Accountability within GOAL

GOAL is an equal opportunities employer and has values and behaviours framework which defines our code of conduct. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability.

  • Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, Code of Conduct, health and safety, data protection and confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.
  • Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.
  • Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.



Children and vulnerable adults a must be safeguarded to the maximum extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury, and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.



Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a global team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.


General description of the country programme:

First operational in Uganda in 1979, the current GOAL Uganda country programme focuses on Health (including WASH, Health Accountability and Nutrition programming); and a market based systems approach to improving agricultural livelihoods and WASH. GOAL Uganda mainstreams gender, child protection, social behaviour change and resilience strategies across all programming. GOAL works on a district focused approach and uses a mixture of direct implementation and partnerships with national and international civil society organizations, local government, the private sector and communities to give effect to our mission.


GOAL Uganda has a skilled team of approximately 120 personnel and manages an annual operating budget of approximately €8.7 million (2018). GOAL is currently operational in the North, South, East and West of Uganda with six established offices in Kampala, Lira, Bugiri, Fortportal, Moroto, Hoima, Kaabong and Agago Districts. GOAL Uganda country programme is funded by a number of donors who include Mastercard, charity: water, Irish Aid and some small foundations.


Our package includes a competitive salary, health insurance cover for up to 3 dependents, comprehensive 24-hour personal accident cover, terminal benefits equivalent to one month for each completed year of service and our working hours provide for a half day on Fridays.  GOAL promotes a learning and development environment with training & study opportunities aligned to our staff development policy.


How to Apply:

All Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit their applications by email with at least 3 reference contacts (current or former Line Manager) from the last three employers and daytime contact number to;  indicating the title “Compliance Officer” in the subject line by 13th June 2023PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES.


Deadline: 13th June 2023


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