Background & Description

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is a Pakistan-based Trust that has been working since 2008 to strengthen all forms of democratic accountabilities in the country. TDEA has been awarded a USD 45 Million Contract by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the Citizens’ Voice Project. Up to 500 grants to community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, professional and business associations, research institutes, think-tanks and public institutions; have been stipulated under the three components of the project i.e. 1) Strengthened Voice 2) Enhanced Capacity and 3) Increased Public-Private partnerships.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparation of checklists, in line with policies and procedures of TDEA and USAID regulations (FARs, AIDARs, CFRs, OMBs, ADS, AAPDs and CIBs), as amended, with reference to the different expense heads for carrying out the routine compliance testing.
  • Performing the compliance review of TDEA - CVP transactions and activities against the provisions contained in the contract between the TDEA and USAID as per defined SOPs.
  • Performing the compliance review of Subcontractors against the provisions contained in the sub - contracts between the TDEA and Sub - contractors.
  • Performing the PO/Contract level compliance pertaining to the procurements of the project.
  • Preparation of Internal monthly Compliance report covering the instances of non – compliance found in the vouchers and underlying records prepared by TDEA- CVP Finance unit on monthly basis.
  • Preparation of Semi Annual Compliance report covering the following:
  • Major findings over 6 months covering all the instances of non-compliance in relation to TDEA – CVP and subcontractors. 
  • Analysis of the trends of discrepancies
  • Analysis of actual activities against work plan,
  • Recommending remedial measures.
  • Record Compilation for all working papers and correspondence.
  • Develop training modules for staff regarding compliance requirements of policies and procedures and USAID/ donor contractual provisions.
  • Impart training to staff on compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the immediate supervisor.

DUTY BASE

The Compliance Officer position will be based in Islamabad but may feature travel within Pakistan, as and when required. 

Requirements and Skills

 

  • Masters’ Degree in Finance, Commerce or Business Management/ACCA/CMA qualified with 3 years of progressive experience in compliance and auditing; or CMA/CA/ACCA Finalist / Inter trained from a reputable CA firm with up to one year of post-training exposure/work experience.
  • Familiarity with USAID Financial management rules and regulations with respect to contracts will be an advantage
  • Must have good Analytical, IT and Communication skills
  • Acquaintance with QuickBooks or other Accounting software will be added advantage
  • Detailed orientation, good time management skills and resourcefulness
  • Demonstrated problem solving approach and ability to “think out of the box”
  • Fluency in English and Urdu required
  • Females are encouraged to apply

 

How to Apply

Visit the TDEA-CVP website for online application. 

About Organization

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) was established in October 2008. It was a spin-off of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). After having conducted the largest domestic observation of general elections -2008 in Pakistan and influencing the subsequent process of electoral reforms, member organizations that formed FAFEN decided to formalize the network by acquiring legal status as a prerequisite to sustainability of the landmark work. Following exhaustive discussions that spanned more than a year, FAFEN member organizations decided to transform the network into a legal entity. The establishment of TDEA and subsequent process of institutionalization was a step towards sustainability of work initiated in the area of election observation, voter education and electoral reforms advocacy. Subsequently, TDEA was registered under Trust Act 1882.

TDEA developed a defined governance structure keeping in view the statutory requirements and dynamism of the network that drew its strength from participatory decision-making, inclusiveness and collective action. While Trust can take any measures to achieve its objectives, The Trust Deed empowers TDEA to execute its programs through FAFEN in advancement of its objectives and to ensure a maximum outreach to its beneficiaries — general pubic of all ages, gender, race, ethnicity, creed and religions in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. TDEA is governed under its Compendium of Policies and Procedures, which define governance and processes for the day-to-day management of its functions. As a forward-looking organization, the Trust organizes itself to maximize efficiency, output, internal accountability and transparency.