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Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent. Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward.
Global Risk Manager
Provides overall support for implementation of Pathfinder’s organizational compliance program and serves as the subject matter expert for organizational risk assessments and compliance training. Develops and advises on organizational strategies to ensure compliance with applicable US and international laws and regulations; donor requirements; and Pathfinder policies, procedures and standards of conduct. Supports Compliance team in developing and maintaining reporting channels and overseeing misconduct investigations as appropriate.
Key Job Outcomes:
- Compliance Program Implementation: Provides overall support for the development and implementation of the Pathfinder compliance program, including risk identification and management, compliance training and communications, internal reporting, policy management, and integration of compliance into Pathfinder business processes.
- Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Conducts periodic risk assessments and develops risk management and mitigation plans to ensure compliance with applicable US and international laws and regulations; governmental and nongovernmental donor requirements; and Pathfinder policies, procedures, and standards of conduct. Assists with implementation of risk management and mitigation plans. Supports Chief Compliance Officer, Internal Audit, and other stakeholders on risk identification process. Supports in the development of a risk dashboard at the organizational and country-level.
- Policies and Compliance Training. Supports development and revisions of compliance-owned policies and regulations, including coordinating on rollout and provision of ongoing guidance. Develops training program and materials, ensuring donor rules and regulations are incorporated.
- Investigations and Compliance Issues: Ensures staff are aware of appropriate channels for reporting compliance issues and coordinates with Compliance Team on tracking compliance issues. Conducts data analyses to identify trends, patterns of misconduct, potential misconduct, and other threats to the workplace and recommend solutions for mitigation. Supports Compliance Team in overseeing and conducting investigations which might involve misconduct by employees, sub-awardees, agents, or vendors across Pathfinder offices by partnering with other Business Unit leads e.g. Internal Audit, HR, Procurement.
- Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates in cross-functional project teams. Supports compliance-related activities as requested.
Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
- Compliance Program Development: Advanced knowledge of the elements of an effective compliance program and ability to operate in an international matrixed organization.
- Compliance Regulations and Requirements: Foundational knowledge of the laws, regulations and policies applicable to international NGOs working under grants and contracts funded by USAID, other government, foundations and other donors.
- Enterprise Risk Management: Advanced knowledge of risk management techniques and governmental and donor expectations for effective compliance programs.
- Training and Development: Proven expertise in developing and delivering training programs for small and large groups.
- Policies and Procedures: Foundational knowledge of best practices in the development of business policies and procedures, including knowledge of methodologies for assigning responsibility and accountability.
- Investigative Capabilities: Able to identify issues, analyze data, problem-solve, and make independent judgments. Ability to draft and finalize comprehensive written reports detailing the results of investigations.
- Program and Project Planning and Management: Intermediate skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including timely implementation and reporting of compliance program policies, processes, procedures and activities.
- U.S. Compliance: Detailed knowledge of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and Department of Justice compliance program expectations
- Strategy Development and Implementation: Highly developed critical thinking and strategy skills to craft approaches that promote the long- term goals of the organization.
Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
- Analytical, Communications and Influencing Skills: Proven analytical ability and deep written and oral communication skills, including ability to persuade others at all levels of the organization.
- Multi-tasking Skills: Ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time and work cooperatively with multiple stakeholders.
- Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently and as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
- Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
Required Education, Training and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required and minimum 5 years of experience
- 5 years of experience in compliance, legal, or audit
- Required experience in enterprise risk management, policy governance, and project or program management, in the private or public sector
- Prefer experience in international non-profit, including with regulatory and legal requirements of grants and contracts funded by USAID and foundations
- Prefer: Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) certification or knowledge of US and International privacy law
- Travel required (less than 20%)
- Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)