Compliance Specialist

World Learning is seeking candidates for a Compliance Specialist. World Learning is an 80-year-old global non-profit organization with operations in 77 countries. Through its award-winning international education programs ; The Experiment in International Living (EIL), the SIT Graduate Institute, SIT Study Abroad and the International Honors Program (IHP) ; World Learning fosters global citizenship by connecting over 3,000 young ambassadors annually across cultural differences and social barriers. Through its International Development & Exchange Programs, World Learning practices what it teaches, undertaking community-driven international development, training and exchange projects in sixteen countries. For more information visit

This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Senior Compliance Specialist.

General Description
This is a professional position that requires excellent management, interpersonal, and cross cultural skills, as well as in depth knowledge of donor funded international development programs. The Compliance Specialist will help ensure that project implementation complies with donor requirements, Federal regulation, and local law. The Compliance Specialist must be detail-orientated and able to assist in overseeing the administration of World Learning DC office and project field offices, and provide expert guidance on compliance and security issues.
Specific Responsibilities
• Update the status of legal documentation for IDEP field office database;
• Update DOS allowance list and notify relevant IDEP staff of changes;
• Assist with project start-ups and close-outs as needed;
• Maintain field office address and staff lists;
• Ensure Security Plans for country offices are updated on a regular basis;
• Assist with migrating department electronic files to web-based software;
• Attend outside meetings re: relevant topics as necessary;
• Draft summaries of key compliance requirements for World Learning awards;
• Obtain documents and authentications required for overseas operations;
• Prepare and submit Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) subaward reporting;
• Review lease agreements for program participants;
• Review teaming agreements and independent contractor agreements;
• Assist in ensuring subcontracts contain required “flow-down” clauses;
• Assist with internal trainings delivered to IDEP staff;
• Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Required Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree, Masters Degree preferred, from an Accredited University.
• At least 6 years relevant experience in federal grants/contracts management.
• Demonstrated management and organizational skills – especially with time-sensitive work.
• Ability to compose reports in an organized, logical, and concise manner.
• Demonstrated expertise with researching, interpreting, and applying donor regulations.
• Knowledge of FAR, AIDAR, OMB circulars, administrative requirements, and other applicable rules and regulations regarding implementation of federal awards.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong logical attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
• Demonstrated experience in exercising discretion and judgment.
• Proficiency in MS Word and Excel
• Occasional international travel may be required.

How to apply

Additional Comments:
To apply, please visit our website at and click on the “Compliance Specialist” position. Please note, a resume and cover letter are required when applying to this position. Applications are due no later than October 11th, 2013.
World Learning is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Washington, District of Columbia
World Learning

1015 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20005, United States