Program Officer, Compliance

Job Overview:

The International Rescue Committee is seeking a Program Officer, Compliance for an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) program, Switchboard. Switchboard is a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the United States. Switchboard provides training and capacity-building services to ORR-funded refugee service providers in the United States, including resettlement agencies and affiliates, state agencies, ethnic community-based organizations, and others. More information about Switchboard can be found at

Switchboard maintains a large portfolio of partnerships that contribute expertise and support the delivery of training and technical assistance in various program areas. The. Program Officer, Compliance will be responsible for ensuring compliance with IRC and funder requirements, including grants management, finance, contracting, and documentation. This staff person may be located anywhere in the United States.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a main focal point for compliance-related tasks for the Switchboard’s portfolio of sub-award, consultant, and vendor partnerships, including sub-awardee compliance, due diligence, documentation, payment processing, monitoring, and close-out; ensure all partner, consultant, and vendor invoices are received, processed, and paid in a timely and accurate manner
  • In collaboration with PO, Partnerships, ensure all Switchboard partnerships are opened, maintained, and closed in accordance with the IRC’s Partnership Excellence for Equality and Results System (PEERS) as well as relevant funder rules and regulations while championing IRC’s partnership principles of equality, transparency, responsibility, complementarity, humility, and results-oriented approach
  • Coordinate with IRC’s Finance team by participating in budget versus actual (BvA) meetings; responding to budget-related inquiries; etc. In collaboration with Administrative Manager ensure accurate tracking of project expenses in IRC’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software (Microsoft Dynamics/Integra); serve as one of Switchboard’s dedicated purchase requisition (PR) creators.
  • Lead development and submission of grants management documents including continuation proposals, semi-annual project reports (developed by Switchboard’s monitoring and evaluation team); etc.
  • Support onboarding of new staff related to grants management by providing orientation to Switchboard’s scope of work, project model, eligibility requirements, etc.
  • Review partners’ programmatic reports and supporting documentation, flagging any compliance issues that may arise
  • Support additional compliance-related needs including accessibility regulations (Section 508 standards); appropriate accommodations needed by Switchboard’s users; maintenance of accreditation for continuing education units; etc.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (or equivalent experience)
  • At least four years relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in compliance, grants management, or finance for federally funded grants
  • Extremely strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience reviewing/monitoring program documentation and reports for program compliance
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage complex projects with strict timelines
  • Preferred: Familiarity with refugee resettlement and Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded programming

Working Environment: Standard office and/or remote working environment. This role may require working remotely full or part time and part time remote employees may be required to share workspace.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have lived experience as refugees, survivors of trafficking, or other populations the IRC serves.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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