Job Opportunity at HJFMRI-T, Senior Compliance Manager

Job Opportunity at HJFMRI-T, Senior Compliance Manager



Senior Compliance Manager  


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About HJFMRI Tanzania Program

The Walter Reed Program Tanzania (WRP-T) is a collaborative effort that supports PEPFAR funded HIV prevention and treatment activities in the Southern Highlands and within the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces (TPDF). HJF Medical Research In­ternational, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is a local non-profit that has supported these efforts since 2004 for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). PEPFAR activities are conducted in close collaboration with the Tanzania Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children; and the President’s Office of the Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), through the Re­gional and Council Health Management Teams.

HJFMRI-T provides care and treatment to people affected by HIV/AIDS and has been actively involved in HIV and AIDS programming, providing resources, personnel, and services to the Southern Highlands Zone. The program has expanded from support­ing the Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital to becoming a hub for anti-retroviral treatment in the zone; to community support through decentralized services, with the overall objective of implementing research, clinical HIV, prevention, care, and treatment ser­vices. HJFMRI-T currently operates in four regions in the Southern Highlands zone, which are Mbeya, Rukwa, Katavi, Songwe, and Ruvuma region for Voluntary Medi­cal Male Circumcision (VMMC) intervention. The program also supports TPDF in im­plementing comprehensive HIV prevention care and treatment programs in 21 sites throughout the country.

Employment opportunity:

HJF Medical Research International, Inc. Tanzania (HJFMRI-T) is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position listed below.

Job Title:  Senior Compliance Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Location:  Mbeya, Tanzania

Position Overview:

The Senior Compliance Manager will make sure that HJFMRI Tanzania is con­ducting its business in full compliance with all Tanzania laws, HJFMRI policies, guidelines and SOPs as well as donor rules and regulations. He will maintain pro­fessional standards, acceptable business practices, and internal controls. He will provide assurance to HJFMRI Tanzania leadership team that the Organization is operating within a compliant framework. He will work in close collaboration with HJFMRI Tanzania leadership team, Regional Internal Audit (IA) and Home Office Ethics and Compliance teams. He will support both programs – Tanzania Peo­ple’s Defence Forces (TPDF) and Southern Highlands (SHL) programs.

Job Opportunity at HJFMRI-T, Senior Compliance Manager

Main Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Design, implement and maintain a compliance monitoring programme and plan to ensure that HJFMRI Tanzania is operating within a compliant frame­work;
  • Liaise with HJFMRI Regional Internal Audit (IA) and Home Office (HO) Eth­ics and Compliance teams to conduct periodic assessments of HJFMRI Tanzania acquisition and payment processes and systems to identify ar­eas of vulnerability for fraud to occur, and provide recommendation of en­hancements to strengthen HJFMRI Tanzania systems and procedures;
  • In liaison with HJFMRI Home Office Ethics and Compliance and Regional Internal Audit teams conduct independent audits and / or investigations, as needed, at the discretion of the Executive Director or Home Office Ethics and Compliance Officer;
  • Conduct periodic reviews or spot checks of HJFMRI Tanzania business practices and transactions, to test their compliance with laws, regulations, HJFMRI policies and procedures;
  • Alert the Executive Director (ED) and Vice President Chief Ethics and Com­pliance Officer (CECO) upon learning concerns regarding fraud, forgery, misuse or theft of USG resources, bribery, conflict of interest, embezzle­ment, improper gifts, corrupt practices, kickbacks, new accounting prac­tices, billing issues, falsification or destruction of information, misman­agement of funds, unauthorized discounts or credits, significant financial overpayments in the amount of $50,000, human trafficking. The Vice Pres­ident CECO should also be brought into the loop whenever there is a pos­sibility of any misconduct relating to or affecting our contractual obligations or violations of our code of ethics and in matters where an investigation is needed;
  • In liaison with HJFMRI Regional Internal Audit and Home Office Ethics and Compliance teams provide guidance to HJFMRI Tanzania on the imple­mentation of internal audit recommendations in the most efficient and ef­fective manner;
  • Review HJFMRI Tanzania specific SOPs and recommend process changes to further enhance the control environment;
  • Coordinate the rollout and training of new or updated policies, SOPs and directives when required;
  • Stay abreast of regulatory changes, including local reporting and compli­ance with applicable tax rules and regulations, update and guide HJFMRI Tanzania on their implementation;
  • Conduct monthly review of statutory compliance for HJFMRI Tanzania, as stipulated by the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and other Tanzanian regulatory bodies;
  • Field country-specific ethics/compliance inquiries and liaise with the Exec­utive Director;
  • Participate in new hire and employee onboarding and training on ethics and compliance;
  • Provide supervision, mentorship and monitoring support to the compliance department;
  • Work together with HJFMRI Home Office, Regional Internal Audit and ex­ternal auditors to evaluate internal control issues affecting both program and support operations for potential risk exposures; continually monitor and update the assessment of the control environment, keeping abreast of significant control issues;
  • Assist in providing coordination and analytical support to Tanzania statuto­ry and financial audits, HJFMRI HQ annual audit, local government audits, compliance reviews and other inquiries.
  • Perform other ethics and compliance duties as directed by the Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications


  • University Degree in Accounting or Finance from a reputable academic institution.
  • Professional accounting certification, CPA certification is an added advan­tage.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ working experience in the same field, includ­ing three (3) years of experience in managing staff.
  • Demonstrate high integrity and strong values.
  • Good reasoning and judgment skills.
  • An analytical mindset with excellent organizational skills.
  • People (relationship building and maintenance) skills.
  • Assessment, interpretation and attention to details’ skills.
  • Sound understanding of the Tanzania regulatory and business environ­ment.
  • Good conflict resolution skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Job Opportunity at HJFMRI-T, Senior Compliance Manager

Applications Instructions

Cover letters and resumes should be sent by mail through post/EMS/DHL/ or any re­liable Courier to Senior Manager, Human Resources, P.O. Box 6396, Mbeya, or sent through e-mail to [email protected].

NOTE: To be considered, applicants must put the TITLE OF THE JOB in the SUBJECT LINE. Applications that are hand-delivered will not be accepted. The deadline for applying is 3rd December 2021. As detailed in the job description(s) above, those who do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.


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