Contracts & Compliance Lead (Global Role, Flex Location)

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: WaterAid
Closing date: 24 Jun 2021

Want to use your skills in compliance to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?
Join WaterAid as Contracts and Compliance Lead to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work? award-winning organisation.
The Institutional Funding and Partnership (IFP) as a custodian of International Programme’s Restricted Programme Funding Strategy is responsible for supporting WaterAid to secure and manage sustainable restricted funding to deliver on its programme ambition through:

  1. Cultivating and securing income from WaterAid Institutional Donors for all WaterAid Federation programmes
  2. Supporting the effective design of restricted funded programmes/bids (esp. on strategic, h igh value and/or complex opportunities) across all income streams (Institutional, Members, Strategic Partnerships)
  3. Ensuring the enabling environment is in place for the effective management of all restricted income (Institutional, Members and Strategic Partnerships) across WaterAid UK.
    WaterAid is pursuing an ambitious strategy for growth and diversity of restricted funding, broadening its base among UK and European donor markets, multilaterals and IFIs, and with special emphasis on commercial opportunity. As the funding portfolio expands, increased effort and capacity is being mobilised to strengthen contractual management and compliance.
    The principal role of the C&C Lead is to oversee a small team to support WaterAid in managing restricted programme funding effectively and in compliance with funders’ requirements, in the context of an increasingly commercial funding portfolio of the organization. This entails advising on high value and / o r high-risk contracts, overseeing and improving internal contract management and compliance systems and supporting training and guidance, and supporting WaterAid’s analysis of and response to relevant external trends in aid mechanisms (eg. consortium programming, payment by results and commercial tendering).
    In this role, you will be the focal point for ensuring that the organisation can deliver a high standard of contractual compliance, quality assurance, and risk management in restricted donor funding.
    You’ll also:

  4. Spearhead new compliance initiatives, including for commercial contracts, through the development and improvement of organisational policies and practices, with other departments as appropriate, and follow up training, contract-specific tools and guidance

  5. Support country and regional teams with review, offer advice and help negotiate high value or high-risk contractual agreements and renewals relating to the funding of WaterAid’s programme

  6. Maintain an overview of the funding landscape to the extent relevant to WaterAid’s compliance and funding management responsibilities.

  7. Contribute towards the development and implementation of a strategy to optimise opportunities for restricted funding and react to changes in the external funding environment to improve the amount and the quality of WaterAid’s income, influence, and partnerships and ensure funding contracts remain an asset, not a liability

To be successful, you’ll need:

  • Proven track record of experience in award management (including commercial contracts);
  • Strong analytical skills particularly pertaining to risk analysis at the project or organisational level;
  • Ability to deal with complex contracts and multiple stakeholders, including experience in reviewing and negotiating donor contracts and legal agreements;
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience of providing business leadership for information management systems and processes for donor contracts and compliance in a complex working environment

Salary: Circa ?51,500 with excellent benefits
How to Apply:
To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into the same document in either Word Document or PDF format. Applications will close 23:59 on 13/04/2021. Availability for interview is required from w/c 26/04/2021.
Additional Information:
This role could be based in London (Canary Wharf) or in any other location where WaterAid has a presence. You will need to have the right to work in any of the countries where you will be based. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.
WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at

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