Operations & Compliance Manager


Job Title:       Operations & Compliance Manager

Reports to:   Director of Finance & Administration

Location:      D.C. metro area

About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is a bold public-private partnership that seeks to catalyze and coordinate a coherent global strategy to end modern slavery. Our mission is to end modern slavery by making it economically unprofitable.  

GFEMS will make grants across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core funding themes: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom.  The Fund’s strategy also includes the development of public-private investments across key industries and innovative approaches to evaluating what works in reducing the prevalence of modern slavery. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy and early investment priorities at www.gfems.org.

Position Summary

The Operations & Compliance Manager position is an exciting growth opportunity for a results-oriented, tech-savvy professional who enjoys identifying opportunities for and successfully implementing solutions to enhance organizational productivity while also achieving best-in-class compliance. You will work across the organization to manage and improve key operational systems, processes and policies, ensuring value-maximizing, compliant day-to-day operations of the Fund. This position will perform support and administrative tasks related to the functioning and productivity of the organization, intersecting financial, office, human resources, contract management, compliance, and operations needs. You will wear many hats, from developing and implementing technology-based and other business systems, supporting procurement processes, contributing to and ensuring implementation of organizational policies, supporting the organization’s HR functions, and facilitating smooth IT operations. You will support colleagues both in the US and abroad.


Business Operations

  • Identify and execute solutions to improve overall Fund productivity, including both maximizing the utility of existing software and systems and introducing new products and processes where necessary

  • Coordinate and collaborate across teams to enable, support and improve day-to-day business operations and processes with the goal of enhancing operations

  • Manage designated operational processes and provide administrative support associated with operational processes as required; assist in troubleshooting problems and issues as they relate to daily operational activities

  • Facilitate and coordinate integration of systems / software wherever possible

  • Execute special projects, including developing strategies and tactics for enhacing internal reporting and monitoring


  • Support all aspects of the Fund’s procurement for contracts and suppliers, including process compliance, pre-contract review and negotiation, post-contract timeline and payment monitoring

  • Support program staff to monitor compliance with contract terms

  • Actively document and identify variations/claims through tracking schedule

People Management

  • Support human resources processes as directed, across recruitment, onboarding,  retention

  • Support staff compliance with all internal policies, including educating and training staff where necessary


  • Support Board management and good governance, as directed

  • Ensuring functioning, productive office spaces, including identifying new spaces when necessary


This position requires  a creative tech-savvy team-player who can thrive in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, complex environment and meets the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity in a high-pressure environment, with demonstrated success enhancing productivity

  • Experience designing, implementing, and/or managing CRM and/or project management software solutions

  • Proficiency navigating contractual language; experience with U.S. federal grant compliance strongly preferred.

  • Familiarity with organizational change management principles

  • Advanced proficiency in a range of information technology and standard software programs (e.g. MS Office applications, Google Apps, Salesforce, other data management systems)

  • Highly skilled in organization, project management, and clear and concise written and oral communication

  • Ability to maintain a can-do attitude at all times and multi-task effectively across competing priorities

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment

  • Natural inclination to seek opportunities for process improvement, and a commitment to get the job done right

Note: At this time, GFEMS is only able to consider candidates with employment authorization in the US or Singapore.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter in a single PDF document labelled “firstname lastname - Operations & Compliance Manager” to jobs@gfems.org with subject line “Operations-Compliance Manager.” You should be prepared to provide references upon request. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Compensation and Benefits

This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected initiative. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record. GFEMS is prepared to offer a competitive benefits package.

GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.

Sara Beatty