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Financial Compliance Officer (Based in Washington, D.C.)

May 11, 2020

Summary Description

The Financial Compliance Officer (FCO) will work as part of the International Programs at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (TFK,) Tobacco Free Kids Action Fund (TFKAF) and Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI, a Program of TFK), hereinafter collective referred to as CTFK- to provide financial compliance expertise and assistance in managing a large and diverse portfolio of contracts and grants to individuals, businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGO), civil society groups and governmental agencies around the world. 

The FCO will assist in the review and negotiation of contracts and sub-grants, evaluate financial capacity of organizations applying for contracts, review financial reports for contracts and grants in the assigned portfolio, and monitor financial practices and spending to ensure compliance with TFK, U.S. and international donor financial policies and guidelines.  The FCO will coordinate the work with members of various departments and country teams within the International Programs and with the members of the Finance Department at CTFK.

This position requires great attention to detail, excellent coordination and communication skills, very good writing skills, as well as patience and ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced, results-oriented and supportive environment.

Primary Responsibilties

  • Promote efficient and effective use of TFK resources in accordance with CTFK and TFK’s donor policies and guidelines, and contributes to continuous improvement in the organization’s performance.
  • Assist the negotiation process for contracts and grants and provide expert advice on financial compliance policies that affect the contracting process.
  • Assess financial management capacity of organizations selected to be awarded grants as part of the International Grants Program managed by CTFK.
  • Evaluate costs and budgets for contracts and grants against the proposed scope of work, services or products to be delivered, and/or project objectives to ensure the most effective and efficient use of the allocated finds.
  • Assess financial compliance of contract and grants in the assigned portfolio with the TFK policies and guidelines.
  • Serves as financial management consultant and authoritative expert to grantee organizations regarding: financial planning; accounting and monitoring the use of grant funds; financial policies internal control systems.
  • Reviewing and analyzing invoices and financial reports to assess adherence to the agreed budget, consistency with the work completed, and compliance with the CTFK financial policies and procedures.
  • Participate in site visits and conduct project financial reviews, assess the financial management system of the implementing organization and provide advice on improving financial policies and systems.
  • Assist in developing and improving financial policies and procedures that serve the contract and grants management process at CTKF.
  • Provide accurate, timely assessment and analysis reports, respond to inquiries from contractors, grantees, and CTFK staff on issues relate to financial compliance of portfolio agreements.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Associate Director, Finance or Vice President of Global Operations.


  • Graduate degree preferred; international finance, international development or related degree with international focus preferred.
  • Experience working in an international operating, grant-making, or international finance organization or NGO. 
  • Experience with financial oversight, contracts management, project specific budgeting, and grant or contract compliance.
  • Knowledge of at least one foreign language desirable.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including editing and proofing with high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office; strong Excel skills; experience with contracts/grants management database (Flux, GIFTS Blackbaud, SalesForce) is desirable.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to operate independently with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • U.S. Work Authorization required

To Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and salary requirement to: Please reference the position code: FCO/IN’TG/09 in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. The Global Health Advocacy Incubator, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, advances public health policies to build a healthier and safer world. Drawing on our extensive global experience, we offer strategic support to develop and execute advocacy campaigns to pass laws and policies that save lives. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in the fight to reduce tobacco use in the United States and around the world. A non-profit organization established in 1996, the Campaign works with more than 130 organizational partners, including public health, medical, education, civic, corporate, youth and religious organizations. 

The Campaign does not accept any government or tobacco industry funding.