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17 Jul 2023

Senior Internal Compliance Manager at THPS

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Job Description


Tanzania Health Promotion Support (THPS ) is an indigenous NGO established under non-governmental organization act No 24 of 2002 in 2011. THPS works in partnership with the Government of Tanzania (GOT) through Ministries of Health (MOH) in Mainland and Zanzibar; Ministry of Gender, Youth, elderly and special groups; Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), and the Ministry of Home Affairs with a goal of ensuring accessible high-quality health care services to Tanzanians; through the strengthening of health and community systems.

THPS is looking for skilled, enthusiastic, creative, energetic individuals to fill the following vacant positions:

Position Title : Senior Internal Compliance Manager (1 position)

Reports to : Executive Director with dual reporting to

Finance/Audit Committee Chair

Location : HQ- Dar es Salaam

Overall Functions:

The Senior Internal Compliance Manager is responsible for the quality and performance of internal compliances for both financial and operations at THPS by providing the Executive Director(ED)and the Audit and Finance Board Committee with an opinion on the overall adequacy and effectiveness of THPS internal operations on internal controls, compliance, risk management and governance issues.

The Senior Internal compliance function is a key part of the assurance provision to THPS Board of Directors and Management. Its prime objective is to provide the ED and the Audit and Finance Board Committee, in an economical, efficient and timely manner, with an objective evaluation of, and opinion on, the overall adequacy and effectiveness of THPS’ Internal controls, compliance, risk management and governance.

The Senior Internal Compliance Managers’ function will be independent in determining the scope of an internal compliance assignments, performing the work and communicating the results of compliance work. The Senior Compliance Manager will have free and unfettered access to both the Executive Director and Finance/Audit Committee Chair in order to operate independently and objectively

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • The Senior Internal Compliance Manager will advise the ED of the risks to which the organization may be exposed if the scope of compliance check is limited or qualified in any way.
  • Manage THPS’ Internal compliance function, including oversight of THPS’ external co-sourcing partner relationships that are required to provide and deliver the assurance framework.
  • Develop and maintain an Internal control strategies and Annual compliance check plan designed to provide an evidence-based opinion aligned to THPS risk profile. The plan should outline resources and skills required to meet the assurance needs to the Executive Director, the Trustees and Audit Committee in a focused, high quality and cost-effective manner.
  • Prepare and Present Board papers to the Board Audit Committees meetings
  • Keep on updating policies and procedures to guide the internal controls systems, work and provide support the teams, process owners to comply with the procedures in place end ensure to mitigate risks associated with processes and operations.
  • Follow up to ensure the external audit findings and recommendations are implemented within the allowable period before the next audit
  • Undertake and deliver to a high-quality assignment included in the annual internal review plan.
  • Provide consultancy support, where appropriate, without taking on managements’ responsibility.
  • Contribute to ensuring that financial controls and other assurance processes and activities are appropriate and robust throughout THPS.
  • Work closely with Finance Managers and Chief Operations Officer and other team members to identify and address key control issues and capacity gaps through assurance processes.
  • Undertake specific compliance and assurance reviews as and when necessary to address significant assurance concerns e.g. special and specific reviews as mandated by the Board or management.
  • Provide technical direction in finance systems development to ensure appropriate procedures and control are built into key processes from the start.
  • Work with the management team to raise awareness of risk management within THPS.

Note: The responsibilities are not meant to be an exhaustive list of tasks. The need for flexibility is required and the job holder is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required:

  • Bachelor Degree in Finance/B Com Accounting, from a recognized College/University.
  • ACPA(T)/ACCA is mandatory
  • Minimum five years’ experience working in an internal audit department or recognized audit firm is preferred.
  • Experience working for USG funded NGOs will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft word, Excel, and outlook.
  • Be of high integrity and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Proven record to work under minimum supervision and meet deadlines.
  • Reading, written, and verbal fluency in English and Kiswahili
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Method of Application

Interested applicants should send an email [email protected] attaching their application cover letter one page maximum and CV four pages maximum by 28/07/2023 with a position title as a subject line, for example: “Internal Compliance Officer”. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting online.

THPS is an equal opportunity employer; wom

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