RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes. We work with governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 5,000 tackles hundreds of projects to address complex social and scientific challenges facing our clients and the people and communities they serve. Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, and international development fields. RTI works in more than 75 countries and maintains offices on four continents. Our headquarters is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions.
RTI is seeking a Compliance Advisor to serve as a recognized expert in a broad range of compliance and performance matters in providing support of the CDC Tanzania, the Ministry of Health (MOH), and the PEPFAR interagency team.
- Serve as an advisor to the Extramural Branch Chief on all issues related to proper compliance to the USG rules and regulations by implementing partners receiving cooperative agreement/grant funding under the PEPFAR Tanzania portfolio.
- Provide extensive review of implementing partners operation process to ensure compliance of Notice of Grants Awards (NGA). The review requires World Documentation of discussions and recommendation on next steps. Deliverables are shared with the Extramural Team to ensure compliance of the NGA.
- Provide IP guidance and training annually on the Notice of Grants Award (NGA) and Grants Policy and Administration Manual (GPAM) to ensure IPs are in compliance with regulations pertaining to allocation of USG funds.
- Conduct site-visits across Tanzania to monitor implementing partners and ensure proper compliance with USG rules and regulations.
- Conduct annual review of work plans and budgets for compliance with Tanzania Country Operating Plan guidance.
- Review Management Decision Letters (MDL) to ensure all findings pertaining to audits of implementing partners are addressed. Draft appropriate corrective action plan and monitor for audit resolutions follow-up.
- Assist cooperative agreement team in tracking progress of all implementing partners’ audit resolutions including reports of outstanding audit reports and recommendation of corrective actions.
- Coordinate with PEPFAR office, Project Officers, and other agencies to communicate, attend meetings, and share compliance reports by implementing partners.
- Travel in-country and international to fulfill a specific programs monitoring or training requirements and share PEPFAR guidance and knowledge in extramural, financial, and program management with CDC staff and implementing partners.
Bachelor’s in Science and a minimum of five years experience in oversight, infrastructure, compliance, audit or HIV/AIDS health consulting in a resource-limited setting.
Minimum of two years prior experience working for PEPFAR programs.
Working level proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
Proficient in English and Kiswahili required
To apply please send your CV and cover letter to ITOPSS@rti.org. Please use Tanzania: Compliance Advisor in the subject line.
Chief of Party
Research Triangle Institute (RTI) has over 30 years’ experience assisting governments, communities, and the private sector in managing their environment and natural resources. We have delivered innovative, breakthrough solutions in key development sectors including: countering wildlife crime, forestry, protected area management, climate change, economic livelihood development, community engagement, and institutional capacity building.
RTI is seeking a Chief of Party (COP) for an anticipated USAID-funded Natural Resource Management activity. The purpose of the project is to support and strengthen capacity for biodiversity conservation.
The Responsibilities of the Chief of Party include:
- Effectively collaborate with, and build coalitions among, diverse stakeholders, including high level government officials, civil society organizations, international and local law enforcement agencies, local government units, private sector representatives, local communities, and universities and institutions; Serve as the primary point of contact with USAID and RTI’s home office;
- Collaborate and share knowledge with other countering wildlife trafficking initiatives, including those implemented by RTI and other organizations;
- Build innovate partnerships and promote sustainable initiatives;
- Administer the project’s financial oversight and procedures, ensuring compliance with accounting principles and USAID regulations;
- Supervise staff and coordinate programs with partners from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences;
- Manage any subcontracts and grants with local partners, ensuring the quality and timeliness of deliverables;
- Oversee performance monitoring and evaluation to ensure all project targets are met or exceeded – making recommendations for improvement in program implementation;
- Lead the team in effectively employing collaborating, learning, and adapting strategies throughout program implementation.
- Master’s degree in natural resources management/conservation or related field;
- Twelve years of experience in the implementation of large and complex projects relating to natural resources management and/or biodiversity conservation. Experience in a related technical area including conservation, tourism, private sector engagement, wildlife trafficking, or policy reform preferred;
- Five years proven leadership of mid-sized international donor programs with strong skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, and budgeting;
- Five years’ experience working with senior government officials, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders in natural resources management and/or biodiversity conservation;
- Proven ability to engage and work with private sector partners on conservation initiatives;
- Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multidisciplinary teams;
- Proven experience in adaptive management in conservation or similar programs;
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Proficiency in English required;
- Experience working in East Africa strongly preferred.