Finance and Compliance Manager


Job title: Finance and Compliance Manager
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
Start date: ASAP
Working hours: 40 hours/week
Location: Marrakech, Morocco



The Finance and Compliance Manager shall primarily work on the USAID Religious and Ethnic Minorities Activity (REMA), which is implemented by the High Atlas Foundation (HAF) and its partners in Morocco. REMA collaboratively develops and pioneers a unique intercultural approach to the participatory and educational preservation of Morocco’s identity heritage. It is implemented in five key locations of renowned significance to both Jewish and Christian heritage in Morocco,  inclusive of former and current residents of all faiths and backgrounds. The program aims to engage local communities in Morocco to capture, preserve, and transmit their collective memories in order for them to take ownership in the vitalization of their own histories, identities, and futures.

The Finance and Compliance Manager works closely with the Deputy Chief of Party and other REMA program staff to ensure the smooth operation and effective implementation of the program. They directly supervise and manage the financial activities related to program implementation throughout Morocco.

In this role, the Finance and Compliance Manager will:

  • Support the program teams, sub-recipients, and partners in adhering to HAF organizational policies and to ensure compliance with donor financial and administrative regulations, including activities and communication to build capacity of financial and administrative management throughout the entirety of the program, as well as respond to issues in a timely manner;
  • Meet financial reporting requirements and liaise with donor contacts to ensure satisfactory management of funds;
  • Research, analyze, and implement improvements to financial and administrative procedures;
  • Collect and organize monthly financial activity data to meet HAF and donor financial reporting requirements;
  • Maintain documentation of administrative and programmatic activities per donor regulations including internal and external communications across and among sub-recipients and donors, key personnel changes;
  • Comply with all policies, procedures and requirements listed in the HAF Employee Handbook.

Candidate Profile

  • At least 3 years of experience in financial management, preferably in working with U.S. government grants and/or cooperative agreements, USAID experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with USG regulations regarding allowable costs, procurement processes, and reporting requirements;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and facilitation skills;
  • Experience in a managerial position;
  • Knowledge of common workplace softwares (i.e., Microsoft Suite, Google Suite), particularly Excel and Google Sheets;
  • High working proficiency in English and Arabic required; French language skills a plus; proficiency in Tamazight and/or Tachelhit languages preferred;
  • Experience and interest working in cultural heritage preservation is an asset.

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to no later than December 15, 2021 at 12pm. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis leading up to the deadline, and HAF reserves the right to proceed with hiring prior to the stated application deadline; therefore, timely applications are encouraged. Immediate availability to start is highly preferred.