Location: Based in either Kabul, Dubai or Amman

Deadline: Thursday 23rd April 2020

MOBY GROUP operates in South & Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Headquartered in Dubai, the group employs over 1,200 individuals across 16 businesses. MOBY has been widely recognized for its role in bringing news and entertainment to underserved populations. It serves over 300 million people through its activities in broadcasting, digital & online, production, strategic communications, publishing, music, sports and research. MOBY’s local-language content in English, Farsi, Pashto, Hindi, Arabic and Amharic spans a range of genres including dramas, reality television, lifestyle and music shows, sports, news & current affairs and children’s programs.


  • Review effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls and identifying gaps in mapped business processes in the Moby offices.

  • Review of contracts with legal team.

  • Monitors and coordinates all phases of grants and restricted contributions from award through close-out, including grants administration, compliance, reporting, and compliance with approved budgets, contract terms, and legal or regulatory requirements.

  • Conduct routine compliance reviews of grant programs.

  • Oversees policies and ensure that policies conform to applicable Federal law and standards of the OMB Uniform Guidance.

  • Works with finance team and program staff to ensure that key processes and systems are in place to manage grant risk assessments, donor financial compliance, and reporting management processes.

  • Reviews all proposed grants budgets prior to submission to ensure consistency with proposal requirements; accuracy in the calculation of salaries, direct and indirect expenses; compliance with established regulations; and makes recommendations to program staff for revisions when appropriate.

  • Works with managers and other members of the Finance team to streamline internal financial reports and reporting processes to deliver more efficient, more effective, and more useful reports and analysis.

  • Ensures compliance with current program budgets and spending policies, and proposes improved policies and systems regarding spending guidelines, cost savings, cost allocation, and annual planning.

  • Engages with program staff across the organization to monitor and revise program budgets throughout the year and life of project(s).

  • Works with members of finance team during annual audit to ensure that relevant information is transmitted to the auditors in a timely manner.

  • Makes sure that all grant related policies and procedures are updated regularly as per the updates in uniform guidance and international standards.

  • Able to work with the finance. Legal and program teams across regions to ensure proper compliance measures are taken and followed.

  • Ensure subrecipient monitoring procedures are compliant with federal and other applicable regulations and are consistent with sound business practices.

  • Able to adhere to reporting requirements of grants/cooperative agreements

  • Ability to prepare and review reports for submission to the client.

  • Provide guidance in interpreting and executing applicable regulations and subrecipient award terms and conditions.

  • Conduct periodic internal reviews or assessments to ensure that compliance procedures are followed.

  • Developing and overseeing control systems to prevent or deal with violations of legal guidelines and internal policies.

  • Responsible for conducting routine risk assessment exercises to identify risks involved and ways to mitigate risks to safeguard the Company.

  • Review and make recommendations of compliance processes and procedures

  • Able and willing to coordinate internal audit of the different departments and entities in regions to ensure compliance with HQ processes and procedures.

  • Capability to plan, stay focused and meet deadlines.

  • Good communication skills to explain compliance matters to both staff and upper management.

  • Good presentation skills to deliver compliance related trainings to the teams.

  • Supervise project implementations and lead the discussion on compliance policies

  • Able to interact with personnel from national and international agencies.

  • Fluent in English both written and spoken, knowledge of Pashto, Dari and/or Arabic will be desirable but not essential.


  • Excellent negotiation and communications skills.

  • Administrative and managerial skills.

  • Analytical ability and strong attention to detail.

  • Creative thinker & problem-solver applying analytical skills to business.

  • Interpersonal abilities to get along with diverse personalities.

  • Business oriented decision-maker and team player/builder.

  • Tactful, mature, courteous, flexible and a positive attitude

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, or law preferred.

  • Certification(s) related to grants management

  • Proven experience as compliance manager with International Organizations

  • Practical experience of grants/cooperative agreements’ management

  • Detailed knowledge of 2CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance)

  • MENA experience preferable

  • Experience in media industry preferable

  • Experience engaging with regulators, compliance officers or government entities.

  • Prior work with US government agencies

To apply, please send an updated CV to with the subject “Application for Compliance Officer”.