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The Danish Institute for Human Rights is looking for a Proactive compliance and due diligence Officer


The Danish Institute for Human Rights


Torsdag, 15. marts 2018 - 12:00


Proactive compliance and due diligence Officer



A unique opportunity to join the International Secretariat, a dynamic team supporting management and programme staff in DIHR´s International Division.

The International Secretariat is a key player, involved in all steps in the project cycle, including successful grant application and tendering processes, ensuring compliance with internal and external guidelines, contracts and policies.


The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) has a significant international portfolio. We promote and protect human rights by supporting effective national and international human rights systems. The International Division consist of three departments and a secretariat as well as nine local offices.  


You will join the International Secretariat, which supports the International Division’s management and staff by facilitating fundraising processes, the monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes, reporting, drafting and reviewing of contracts as well as providing support to the management team. 


Your role

Your position mainly involves support in the first phases of the project cycle. This includes supporting and sometimes leading the development of tender documents and contracts, which is conducted through ‘winning teams’. You will especially provide support related to donor compliance and due diligence, as well as making sure that internal guidelines are followed. You will ensure legal review of contracts. In addition, you will advise program managers during preparation of cooperation and consultancy agreements between DIHR and donors, foreign government entities, partners, private companies and external consultants.


The ideal candidate has a legal background, experience in international development work, as well as sound knowledge of finance and international tendering. Applicants should demonstrate a flair for compliance as well as particular aptitude for working effectively in a support function, collaborating across teams and driving successful processes.


  • Collaborate across departments to create a culture of compliance and due diligence.
  • Support, and at times lead, development of tender proposals and contracts.
  • Provide advice on compliance issues and carry out risk assessments in go/no-go and early stages of tender processes in collaboration with the Admin Department.
  • Due diligence review against internal and external guidelines of all tenders and contracts including legal and formality checks.
  • Keep up to date with and understand relevant laws and regulations (Danish procurement rules, EU procurement rules, EU granting rules, other relevant international frameworks).
  • Follow up with management in order to rectify irregularities and non-compliance issues.
  • Provide compliance training to project managers and economists according to life-cycle of tenders, contracts (project development, project implementation and project closure).
  • Assist Admin Department in reporting on current risk and compliance performance of grant and tender contracts.
  • Respond to donor and client compliance requests.


Your qualifications, expertise and experience:

At least 5 years of experience from international organisations, public institutions, the EU or other donor agencies.

  • Theoretical or practical knowledge of relevant laws and legal traditions for Danish and foreign contracts, including EU and DK procurement rules and procedures.
  • Experience in providing legal advice and assistance in an efficient manner.
  • Having an eye for details, a nose for mediating interests and a hands-on attitude in finding solutions.
  • Knowledge of DANIDA and EU grant modalities, including grant conditions.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Danish – written as well as orally.


Added-value of ideal candidate

  • Knowledge of different contracting modalities such as consortia and joint ventures.
  • Eager contributor to the DIHR winning teams for project proposal development, implementation and closure.
  • French speaking.
  • Knowledge of Public 360.

Personal skills

  • Very well organized. You are good at following through on initiatives and tasks.
  • Team player with the ability to inspire and motivate.
  • Agreeable and service minded by nature.


You will be reporting to DIHR’s Deputy Executive Director, Eva Grambye.


The duty station is Copenhagen. The position is a full time position (37 hours per week) and salary will be determined in accordance with Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations with the possibility to negotiate individual supplements.


Please submit your application and CV in English no later than 12.00 CET 15 March 2018 by using the form found on our website http://humanrights.dk/about-us/vacancies. We expect to conduct interviews 20 March.


The Institute strives to achieve diversity in its staff composition and therefore invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position.


Ms. Amalie Schmidt, Head of International Secretariat, International Division, [email protected] or + 45 91 32 56 46


Read more about the Danish Institute for Human Rights on our web site www.humanrights.dk


The Danish Institute for Human Rights is a state institution, independent of government with a national and international mandate provided by law. The Danish Institute is known by its partners for being collaborative and trustworthy and for taking responsibility for creating long-lasting solutions. This allows the Danish Institute to operate in the nexus between governments, NGOs and businesses.



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