Quality and Compliance Controller

Jobb - Forum Syd

Forum Syd is now looking for a Quality and Compliance Controller. Are you interested in  contributing to a more just and sustainable world, where civil society has increased capacity to produce change towards human right and democracy?

Forum Syd is a civil society member organisation that works with development issues from a rights-based perspective. Our vision is “a just and sustainable world where all people have the power to effect change”. We work with sub-granting and capacity development to civil society organizations around the world and advocacy around development policies, Agenda 2030, civic space and aid effectiveness.

During the past few years we have been developing global work processes with our offices in Sweden, Lithuania, Kenya, Colombia, Somalia, Liberia and Cambodia; standardizing our ways of working, our planning-monitoring and reporting routines and our sub-granting procedures.

Are you highly strategic, structured and analytical? Do you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills? Are you known for your excellent skills in developing applications, reports as well as for establishing efficient working routines and processes? Then you are the one we are looking for!


The position of Quality and Compliance Controller is part of the Impact and Quality Assurance unit, that owns the global processes of impact and quality, assurance, grant management and method and capacity development.  You will join a motivated and high-performing team where there will be ample opportunity to influence, develop and align Forum Syd’s global work processes.

Forum Syd is now looking for an Quality and Compliance Controller for our office in Stockholm, Sweden.  This is a permanent position with six months probationary period,  starting as soon as possible. The position is located in Forum Syd’s office in Stockholm, Sweden, but articulates its work with our different offices in the world.  This is a full time position.  The position might require traveling to our offices in Colombia, Liberia, Kenya, Somalia, Cambodia and Lithuania.

Areas of responsibility

Strategically develop and implement Forum Syd’s framework for grant management in general and sub-granting in particular, and monitor the compliance with it. 

Ensure that Forum Syd’s framework for grants management aligns with internal and external requirements, including a rights-based approach, Forum Syd’s Theory of Change, donor conditions and the principles of Aid Effectiveness.

Contribute to the development of standardized Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation routines, provide support and assistance to Forum Syd´s programmes and projects in regards to their reports and evaluations, coordinate compliance audits to grantees

Administrate and maintain overview of Forum Syd’s portfolio of donor agreements.   

Qualifications required

Academic degree in Political Sciences, Social Sciences, International Studies or Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Master of Laws, or equivalent qualifications obtained in another way.

  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in the development sector.
  • Extensive experience with project management.
  • Very good understanding of development cooperation in general and Sweden’s support to the civil society in particular.
  • Very good knowledge in development theory and rights based approach to development, as well as gender, environment and conflict sensitivity.
  • Very good understanding of the principles of Aid and Development Effectiveness, including the funding modalities of programme, project and core support.  
  • Very good knowledge in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) and Result Based Management (RBM).
  • Excellent ability to express oneself orally and in writing in Swedish and English.


  • Language skills in Spanish, French, Russian, Somali, Portuguese or Arabic.  
  • Experience with Sida Civsam grant management.  
  • International experience with development cooperation.   

Application information

Forum Syd is working for equal opportunities for all. We encourage qualified applicants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, functional ability or ethnic and religious affiliation to apply for the position.

All personal data we receive at Forum Syd will be handled in accordance to the new Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read more here. Through your application you agree to us storing the information.

Candidates should submit an application consisting of CV (max 3 pages) in English and Cover Letter (max 1 pages) in Swedish  including summary of your key qualifications and relevant work experience for the position as Quality and Compliance Controller.

Send the application in an e-mail to address: jobb@forumsyd.org (subject heading: Quality and Compliance Controller) as soon as possible but no later than 12th of August.

Special information

Due to vacation we will not be able to answer any questions about the position during the period July 13 through August 10.

Contact details

Claudia Arenas, Head of Impact and Quality Assurance, claudia.arenas@forumsyd.org, 08 506 370 15
Desirée Köhler, Teamleader HR and Organisational Culture, 08 506 371 63

Union Representatives

Unionen representative: Karin Gregow, 08 506 371 62
SACO representative: Lotta Granberg, 08 506 371 26