GOAL Turkey is hiring a

Compliance officer

Çankaya, Turkey

General Description of the Program

GOAL began working in Turkey in 2014, responding to the needs of displaced refugees. Subsequently, GOAL has worked towards creating a multi-donor programme in the Hatay and Adana region with a particular focus on health care programing, whilst also incorporating livelihoods and emergency support components.

General Description of the Role

The main function of this position is to ensure that the GOAL Turkey programme is fully compliant with GOAL and its donors’ rules and regulations. H/She will work across all departments including programmes, finance, logistics, HR and GOAL’s internal audit and compliance unit, and will work under the supervision of the Assistant Country Director - Systems.

Essential Responsibilities 

  • To stay informed of and ensure adherence to the standard of GOAL procedures and policies in relation to Logistics, Finance, HR and Programmes as set out in the:
  1. Current HQ Logistics Manual & GOAL Turkey Procurement & Authorization Levels Chart
  2. HQ Finance Manual & GOAL Turkey finance procedures and polices
  3. GOAL’s Partnership Manual
  4. GOAL’s Training guidelines
  5. GOAL Turkey HR Manual
  6. GOAL Grant Management Guidelines
  7. GOAL Dublin HQ proposal / interim / final report checklists
  8. HQ Safety & Security policies & GOAL Turkey Security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  9. Have an understanding and awareness of GOAL’s M&E processes and guidelines, and how they contribute to the internal control environment
  • Monitor monthly – Track and provide updates of key compliance updates per donor/award across all GOAL departments:
  1. Link with relevant departments in resolving issues arising from monthly/quarterly reviews
  2. Monitor capital equipment purchased
  3. Monitor/archive the results of food tests
  4. Monitor international flights
  5. Monitor suppliers activity
  6. Monitor distributions activity
  7. Review ATC compliance
  8. Source and origin details logged and monitored for all procurement 
  9. Monitor expenditure by GOAL’s implementing partners
  • Timely and effective communication and filing of all results and findings of the above
  • Follow up and close any issues identified from audit & quarterly compliance report
  • File maintenance and administration tasks as required
  • Monthly programs audit of hard copy files kept in Antakya
  • Facilitate both internal and external audits as required
  • Review and reconcile stage payments to supplies
  • Assist the ACD-S and Partnership coordinator in conducting compliance training and developing training tools for GOAL partners/sub-grantees
  • To conduct any ad-hoc internal audit, compliance and financial investigation assignments as requested by the ACDS CD and/or Head of Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance, Roving Internal Auditors or HQ Compliance Department.
  • Any other duties as requested by ACD-S.


Qualifications Required 

  • University graduate, background in, management, administration, finance or related field;
  • Preferably a qualified accountant;
  • At least 2 years finance experience (audit experience strongly preferred);
  • Excellent computer skill in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel;
  • Ability to learn new systems and IT software quickly and effectively;
  • Organised and flexible, ability to respond to changing priorities;
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative, assess risk and make plans accordingly;
  • Good English, Turkish language skills (spoken and written) – Arabic an advantage;
  • Flexible and creative approach with a proven ability to resolve issues and identify solutions;
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to priorities work when under pressure;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication skills while interacting with colleagues and partners;
  • Previous NGO experience and knowledge of donors is an advantage.