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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Our Mission The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world. Our Vision We envision a world where every person participates with dignity as an equal member of society, regardless of gender. Where every woman is free to decide whether or when to have children and whether...
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    Director of Compliance

    The Role:

    • The Director of Compliance is a critical member of the Center’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC). The Director of Compliance is also a leader within the Center’s cross-departmental team that oversees all aspects of the Center’s grants process, from solicitations to award implementation, partnerships, and program monitoring.
    • The Director of Compliance will have two overarching responsibilities. First, the Director of Compliance will contribute to the work of the OGC to ensure that Center staff across the organization meet or exceed their obligations under applicable laws, Center policies, and industry best practices. The Director of Compliance will help create and strengthen Center policies and processes, conduct trainings for Center staff and partners, and develop methods for monitoring and auditing compliance.
    • Second, the Director of Compliance will be chiefly responsible for the Center’s compliance with donors’ rules and regulations. The Director of Compliance will provide support and guidance to Center staff and partners regarding donor-related obligations. Among other things, the Director of Compliance will contribute to prospective donor analyses and assessments, conduct due diligence in response to donor requirements or requests, and create systems, tools and processes to ensure compliance with donor rules and regulations at every stage of the award lifecycle.
    • The Director of Compliance will further take on special project and assignments as requested by the General Counsel.
    • The ROLE will be based in Nairobi. Covid-19 vaccination is required for all US-based employees of the Center.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Center Compliance Generally

    • Contribute to the work of the OGC to ensure that the Center and its staff meet or exceed obligations under applicable laws, Center policies and industry best practices.
    • Create and strengthen Center policies and procedures, especially those relevant to grant eligibility and compliance.
    • Develop and conduct trainings for Center staff and partners regarding Center policies and/or donor-related obligations.
    • Create methods to monitor and audit compliance with Center policies and donor rules and regulations.
    • Assist the OGC from time to time in responding to claims or investigations concerning potential noncompliance with Center policies or donor-related obligations.
    • Special projects as designated by the Center’s General Counsel.

    Grants Compliance

    • Play a leadership role in the Center’s cross-departmental team that oversee grants.
    • Maintain deep understanding and mastery of donor regulations and policies.
    • Advise and support Center staff and partners with respect to donor-related obligations during all phases of the grants process, including but not limited to:
    • Solicitation and Propose Phase
    • Conduct analyses and assessments of donors, principally to determine the Center’s eligibility and ability to comply with donor rules and regulations.
    • Review solicitations and proposals, principally to provide assurance that the Center can and will meet any compliance obligations and to develop evidence of responsibility on the part of the Center or its partners.
    • Review pre-award partnership and teaming agreements.
    • Award and Implementation Phase
    • Review donor contracts and award agreements, principally to identify terms and conditions that present compliance risk or challenges.
    • Propose revisions to donor contracts and award agreements and advise Center staff regarding negotiations with the donors.
    • Elevate to the OGC terms that present risk to the organization or partners.
    • Interface with donors, as necessary, to address concerns or disagreements regarding award terms and conditions.
    • Develop and/or revise Center policies and procedures to conform to donor-related obligations, ensure compliance with donor rules or regulations, and/or expand eligibility for new funding opportunities.
    • Lead and/or assist in the development of award “kick-off” materials and tools to guide Program staff responsible for implementing the grant.
    • Conduct trainings for Center staff and partners regarding compliance obligations.
    • Develop and/or maintain materials and tools regarding the Center’s relationships with partners, including template partnership agreements and partner collaboration and assessment tools.
    • Support and guide Center staff regarding all aspects of partnerships, including partner selection, partner compliance assessments, partnership agreements and amendments, partner training and capacity building, partner monitoring and reporting, and partnership terminations and close-outs.

    Leadership Competencies:

    • Leading the Work (Strategy & Implementation): Generates new ideas, develops long-term objectives and strategies that align with institutional priorities, and translates them into actionable plans.
    • Leading Others: Inspires commitment; develops and empowers staff; identifies and mentors the next generation of organization leaders; establishes results-oriented culture in teams.
    • Leading by Personal Example: Models organizational values; takes action and is courageous; projects confidence and steadiness; learns from experience and is self-aware.
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Attracts, develops and retains a diverse team; recognizes the many dimensions of diversity and the particular harms of anti-Black racism and colonialism; considers equity in decisions and processes internally and externally; demonstrates inclusive leadership behaviors.

    Compensation: The annual salary for this position is KES 11,400,000. This salary is reflective of a position based in Nairobi. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment, if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting. Note that most of the salaries listed on our job postings reflect New York, NY salaries, where our National offices are headquartered.


    • Health: The Center pays up to 95%* of the premium for a comprehensive health insurance plan with no in-network deductible and best-in-class reproductive healthcare coverage, including infertility. The Center also offers Dental and Vision coverage. (* % may differ in various countries)
    • Flexibility: The Center currently operates in a hybrid model, allowing you to choose which days you work in the office and work from home
    • Well-being: The Center offers resources to help prevent and recover from burnout through different programs that enable mental, physical and community well-being. The Center offers generous leave including paid parental leave, personal days, vacation, sick and unlimited sick time for COVID. We are also closed the last week of December to allow staff to spend time with their loved ones.
    • Culture of Collaboration: Everyone at the Center is aligned to a specific goal, leading to a supportive and collaborative working environment.
    • Growth: You will be working with and learning from some of the top legal and operational minds, all passionate about the mission of advancing reproductive rights around the world. You will also be eligible for a stipend to use towards professional growth.
    • Global: You will get a front-row seat to update on the fight for reproductive rights in the global space. You will also have access to Employee Resource Groups to connect to colleagues that share similar interests/backgrounds/views.
    • Investment: After the first year of employment, the Center will contribute 7.5%* of your annual salary to a 401(k) (* only applicable in US and Kenya)

    Method of Application

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