Compliance Officer - USG & Special Projects

Job Type

Full Time


Details: $10168 - $11168 per year



Start Date


Application Deadline



New York, NY
New York
United States


Requisition ID: req2129

Job Title: Compliance Officer - USG & Special Projects

Sector: Awards Management

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: USA-New York, NY - HQ

Job Description


Over the past 80 years, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) has developed unparalleled expertise in responding to emergencies and helping uprooted communities to rebuild. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC's mission is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. The International Rescue Committee UK is part of the IRC global network, which has its headquarters in New York and London. The IRC is on the ground in more than 40 countries, providing emergency relief and rebuilding lives in the wake of disaster. Through 28 regional offices in cities across the United States, the IRC also helps refugees resettle in the US and become self-sufficient. The IRC is committed to a culture of bold leadership, innovation in all aspects of our work, creative partnerships and, most crucially, accountability to those we serve. The IRC is a tireless advocate for the most vulnerable.

Key Working Relationships

Other AMU pillars, Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU), Finance, Office of the General Counsel (OGC), IRC UK and other European offices, Supply Chain, US Programs, and International Programs Departmen


  • Under the direction of the Sr. Compliance Officer - USG, act as a focal point for all major compliance matters related to US Government donors (State Department, USAID, USDA, DOL, etc), the Global Fund and other U.S. Program Donors as assigned;
  • Knowledge of 2 CFR 200, 45 CFR 75 and FAR regulations;
  • Develop and maintain strong relations with key staff at various USG agencies, as well as IRC internal stakeholders: IPD, Finance, ECU, and OGC as needed;
  • Work with the Sr Compliance Officer to advise both program and finance stakeholders of any changes made to USG compliance regulations and assess their impact on IRC programs;
  • Engage with field offices and regional teams as needed to provide input and develop solutions on major USG compliance matters;
  • Work closely with the Sr Compliance Officer and Sr Director and the compliance team to develop IRC policies, guidelines, tools and templates as needed to ensure optimal implementation of USG compliance requirements;
  • Working with the AMU C&P Subaward and Partnership team, and under the direction of the Sr. Compliance Officer - USG, serve as the subaward/partnership focal point for U.S. Programs and engage with field offices (domestic and international), regional teams, and technical units to provide advice, input and develop solutions on Subawards, specifically USG Contracts and Cooperative Agreements. Working through the OTIS system, review all U.S. Programs pre-subaward documentation and subaward instruments for compliance with donor and IRC policies and procedures;
  • Support a USP portfolio including the processing of subwards;
  • Assist in providing technical support for regional and financial controllers regarding USG compliance on budgetary issues;
  • As instructed and under the direction of the Sr. Compliance Officer - USG, assist country programs in resolution of any USG award management issues, such as delays in agreement signing, delays in payments, audit findings, irregular interpretation of award terms, etc.
  • Under the direction of the Sr. Compliance Officer - USG, as needed, represent IRC in external fora and liaise with donors and partners as needed;
  • Work with the Sr. Director of Compliance and Policy on special unit projects (approximately 20% time);
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Sr Compliance Officer - USG.



  • 3-6 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in interpreting and applying statutory and regulatory language in executing awards and contracts from USG entities and in maintaining a current knowledge of changes in the language, application and enforcement of this language;
  • Developed understanding of professional business standards required to create a high performing and accountable environment;
  • Experience with USG contracts and CAS compliance a plus;
  • Experience in organizational problem solving, operations, high performance management in complex but low resource organizations;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and prior experience working with a variety of USG agencies such as DOS, USAID, DOL, USDA, DHS, CDC, etc;
  • Previous experience with international nonprofit organizations preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills;
  • Previous experience providing compliance training in a multicultural setting a plus.Language skills in French, Spanish, or Arabic a plus but not required

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.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l'Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection de l'enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l'intégrité financière, et les représailles.



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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