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Male, Female, Both
High School Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Master Degree
United States
  • Organization: IRC
  • Location: Switzerland, USA
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Senior Compliance Officer
  • Close on:  1 Jul 2023

About Organization

IRC stands for “Internet Relay Chat,” which is a protocol used for real-time communication over the Internet. The IRC organization refers to the collection of individuals, groups, and companies who are involved in the development and maintenance of the IRC protocol and related software.

IRC was first developed in 1988 and quickly became popular among computer enthusiasts and early Internet users. It allows users to connect to chat rooms, known as channels, where they can communicate with other users in real time using text messages.

The IRC organization is made up of volunteers who contribute to the development and maintenance of the IRC protocol and related software, such as IRC servers and clients. There is no central governing body, and the organization operates on a decentralized model.

Today, IRC is not as widely used as it once was, but it still has a dedicated user base and is used by communities for various purposes, such as online gaming, open-source software development, and political activism.

About NGO Jobs in USA-Senior Compliance Officer

The Awards Management Unit (AMU), which was established in January 2016, is a global unit tasked with establishing, preserving, and enhancing relationships with public and institutional donors and establishing IRC as a partner of choice for executing programs for our clients. This entails working to broaden IRC’s contacts and portfolio, as well as assisting the successful and legal administration of awards, either directly or through partners. Business Development (BD), Training, Partnership, Strategic Planning & Operations, Compliance and Policy (including Subaward & Partnership), Strategic Partnerships Team (SPT), Program and Award Support (PAS), and Compliance and Policy (including Subaward & Partnership) are all included in the unit.

AMU Compliance & Policy (C&P) creates and maintains templates, instructions, and resources relating to donor compliance; it also keeps track of and disseminates updates to donor regulations and spreads compliance awareness within the IRC. The C&P team provides escalated help for difficult donor and partnership compliance issues and can conduct additional evaluations of agreements as necessary. C&P consists of staff members who are Subaward & Partnership (S&P) staff members who are experts on compliance and implementation of IRC’s internal partnership system and the operationalization of IRC’s partnership principles across all donors, as well as Donor Specialists who have knowledge of the rules and regulations specific donors must follow in accordance with their portfolio.


  • Accountable to Director for EU donors (currently covering UN portfolio as well);
  • Close ongoing coordination with C&P Senior Director, C&P (incl. S&P) colleagues, PAS and SPT colleagues in AMU;
  • Established relationship with Business Development (AMU), Training (AMU), Ethics and Compliance Unit, Finance, Office of the General Counsel, Global Supply Chain.

NGO Jobs in USA-Senior Compliance Officer Requirments

  • In-depth knowledge of UN entities’ and/or development banks’ rules and regulations for implementing partners is a MUST. Entities of particular interest are UNHCR, UNICEF, OCHA and WB;
  • A minimum of 7years relevant expertise;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: the ability to work productively both independently and in a team environment;
  • An understanding of compliance, risk, and ethics and a keen interest in learning and promoting donor compliance as an effective collaborative risk management tool and a way to create value for the organization;
  • Keen attention to detail and solution-focused/problem-solving approach to work;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively convey complex topics in a way that is accessible to non-specialists;
  • Experience of, and the ability to, read and analyze complex documents;
  • High level of tolerance for change; flexible work attitude and ability to meet unexpected demands;
  • Ability to successfully liaise with a range of staff and external stakeholders;
  • Experience in reviewing and/or negotiating donor awards and sub-award agreements/sub-contracts;
  • Experience in interpreting and applying statutory and regulatory language in awards and contracts from statutory donors;
  • Previous experience developing and providing (compliance) training in a multicultural setting and developing policies, guidelines, tools, and templates.


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