Compliance Officer

Jerusalem | Full Time | October 2023
About MEET

Established in 2004, MEET (the Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow) is an educational excellence NGO that educates and empowers tomorrow’s most promising Palestinian and Israeli leaders to take action towards creating positive social and political impact in the Middle East.

In partnership with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), MEET delivers an intensive, three-year technology, entrepreneurship education, and leadership program that provides the tools and opportunities necessary to impact economic, social, and political change across the region. MEET leverages its alumni network of young leaders to enable swift and broadened impact through 3 core programmatic pillars, scaling MEET from a youth-focused program into a broader network of young proactive changemakers ages 15-30+ with the tools, capabilities, and experiences necessary to transform their communities.

MEET is fully bi-national, led by the students, alums, and bi-national staff and Board of Directors, ensuring that both Israeli and Palestinian voices are represented. MEET's Board is made up of leaders from all sectors of society, including some of the region's most influential entrepreneurs, VCs, philanthropists, and activists. MEET’s staff is comprised of professionals with deep expertise in shared society and bi-national work, educational programs, alumni community-building, tech and CSR.

Job Description

MEET has been selected as a MEPPA grantee for 5 years of funding and is beginning a new program for its student body and alumni community, Education2Action. The selected candidate will be involved in the implementation planning process, as well as planning the compliance oversight.

MEET is conducting a search for a Compliance Officer who will oversee the compliance for the E2A program for youth and young adults ages 15-30 from Israel and Palestine, to serve as a liaison between MEET and USAID, collect and verify program data, and support program documentation, reporting, evaluation, and financial management according to federal standards and regulations. We are currently looking for candidates who have experience working as part of USAID-funded projects, preferably at least one year as a Compliance Officer.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Serve as MEET’s liaison to USAID / WBG in all matters concerning E2A project: updating the AOR about project progress and outcomes, taking care of all correspondence with other USAID/WBG officials, and ensure MEET staff comply with all requirements on an ongoing basis (and revising policies and procedures as necessary).

Ensure project compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and USAID Policies and USAID / WBG mission orders and Implementing Partner’s notices, including but not limited to procedures and regulations regarding Mission Order 21 (vetting participants and suppliers, subaward reporting, inclusion of special provisions in contracts, etc.).

Maintain compliance to organizational policies, procedures and internal controls.

Write and revise core project documents as relevant and per USAID instructions (Implementation Plan, Monitoring and Evaluation Plan).

Work with the Director of Finance and Operations to allocate expenses to federal/costshare USAID-funded project budget lines, per jointly-determined allocation principles; maintain a detailed record of all project-related expenses; generate monthly reimbursement requests, quarterly and annual financial reports per USAID requirements and work with Accountant to ensure these records are reconciled with Hashavshevet records.

Document and gather information from staff on program activities, students and outcomes (attend events as relevant); and engage in ongoing Data Quality Assurance procedures, including but not limited to timesheets, attendance sheets and project outcomes (events, survey results, projects, etc.).

Write and submit narrative reports on a quarterly basis; write special event reports on an ongoing basis; create and maintain an up-to-date database of activities, outcomes, costs and/or participants on the DIS, and other online platforms.

Coordinate external audit process in annual project audits, including undergoing the fieldwork process with auditors and addressing findings, if any.

Ensure any and all other obligations outlined in MEET’s Cooperative Agreement with USAID are fulfilled (e.g., branding and marking requirements, VAT reporting).

Will be required to work on other administrative and financial projects, working directly with the CEO and Financial Director.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Previous experience working as part of USAID-funded projects required, specific 1 year+ experience as Compliance Officer a strong advantage

Very strong oral, written, interpersonal, and communication skills

Fluency in English (basic knowledge of Hebrew and/or Arabic an advantage)

Computer skills required in Word, Excel

Excellent organizational and presentation skills required

Deadline-driven and highly responsible

Quick learner, able to process large amounts of written information in a short time


Ability to work independently

Able to multitask

Able to embrace teamwork and communicate clearly with MEET staff

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