GOAL Turkey is hiring a

Partner Compliance Officer

The main function of this position is to ensure that the Partners and sub-grantees of the GOAL Syria programme are fully compliant with GOAL and its donors’ rules and regulations. H/She will work across all departments of our Partners including programmes, finance, logistics, HR and GOAL’s internal partnership support team, and will work under the supervision of the Donor Compliance Coordinator (DC Co).


Key Duties:

  • To stay informed of and ensure adherence to the standard of GOAL and Donor procedures and policies in relation to Logistics, Finance, HR and Programmes as set out in the following:
    • GOAL Donor Compliance Manual
    • Donor grant agreements
    • GOAL Partnership Manual
    • GOAL Logistics Manual & GOAL Syria Procurement & Authorization Levels Chart
    • HQ Finance Manual & GOAL Syria finance procedures and polices
    • GOAL’s Training guidelines
    • GOAL Syria HR Manual
    • GOAL Grant Management Guidelines
    • GOAL Dublin HQ proposal / interim / final report checklists
    • HQ Safety & Security policies & GOAL Syria Security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Have an understanding and awareness of GOAL’s M&E processes and guidelines, and how they contribute to the internal control environment
  • Monitoring partner compliance with GOAL and donor rules and guidance throughout the lifecycle of our work with the partner including:
    • Assisting in completing partner pre-award assessments
    • Assisting in the development of partner MoU’s, from a donor perspective
    • Assisting in development of a partner capacity building plan
    • Monthly review of partner financial reports and backup documentation to confirm eligibility of spend
    • Communicating any issues to partners, and assisting them in resolving issues of non-compliance
    • Review and reconcile stage payments to partners/sub-grantees
    • Assisting with meetings and donor compliance trainings with partner organisations, as part of the capacity building plan
    • Maintaining a good relationship with GOAL’s partners, and answering any donor compliance queries they may have
    • Reviewing partner interim and final reports for donor compliance criteria, prior to submission
    • Liaise with IAC Co to ensure compliance across all partners of GOAL Syria – humanitarian partners/water units/local councils etc
    • Monitor capital equipment purchased by partners
    • Monitor partner suppliers activity
    • Monitor partner distributions activity
    • Review ATC compliance
    • Source and origin details logged and monitored for all partner procurements
  • Timely and effective communication and filing of all results and findings of the above
  • File maintenance and administration tasks as required
  • In collaboration with the DC Co, facilitate both internal and external audits as required
  • To conduct any ad-hoc internal audit, compliance and financial investigation assignments as requested by the DC Co, ACDS CD and/or Head of Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance, Roving Internal Auditors or HQ Compliance Department.
  • Any other duties as requested by DC Co.



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



GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation.  Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer


This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available.  GOAL’s work in Turkey is rapidly growing and changing and GOAL reserves the right to change your job title, description or duties, having reasonable regard to your skills. Employees are expected to assume new assignments enthusiastically and perform to the best of their abilities.


the deadline : 31st August 2016