Manager, Code Compliance

Montreal, Canada
05 Dec 2018
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time


Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Chief Compliance Manager, the Manager, Code Compliance is responsible for contributing to all activities related to WADA’s World Anti-Doping Code (Code) compliance monitoring program and in particular for reviewing stakeholders’ policies, statutes, legislation, rules or regulations to ensure their compliance with the Code. 
The Manager, Code Compliance is a member of WADA’s internal Compliance Unit, which coordinates the Agency’s activities related to the monitoring of the compliance of Code signatories (International Federations, National Anti-Doping Organizations, Major Event Organizations, etc.).


  • Review stakeholders’ policies, statutes, legislation, rules or regulations. Provide guidance and assistance to stakeholders in this area;
  • Coordinate WADA communications and correspondence related to compliance/non-compliance with Code signatories in relation to policies, statutes, legislation, rules or regulations;
  • Support the Compliance Unit in monitoring the status of Signatories’ compliance and in managing activities related to WADA’s Code compliance monitoring program. This includes:
    • Meetings of the internal Compliance Taskforce and of the external Compliance Review Committee; 
    • Compliance monitoring procedures; 
    • Developing and updating internal and external documents and protocols; 
    • As well as further developing WADA’s Code Compliance Questionnaire and Compliance Audit Program, in cooperation with other WADA departments.
  • Participate in WADA’s compliance audits of Anti-Doping Organizations when needed;
  • Contribute to revisions of the Code and the International Standards, and to the development of new International Standards where applicable;
  • Other duties as requested by the COO and the Chief Compliance Manager.


  • University degree in law;
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience;
  • Experience in reviewing legal documents and/or actively participating in processes related to the drafting and the adoption of legislative instruments;
  • Good knowledge of anti-doping, the World Anti-Doping Code and the International Standards;
  • Good working knowledge of international sport;
  • Experience working in an international setting would be an asset;
  • Ability to make clear and precise observations;
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems and develop practical solutions;
  • Ability to multitask and to work accurately under pressure;
  • Ability to manage and meet deadlines, organize and prioritize work;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Proficiency with the MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Ability to perform in a team environment and to work closely with a large range of stakeholders and different cultures;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse environment;
  • Excellent oral and written skills in one of the two WADA official languages (English/French) and very good command of the other official language; Spanish and other languages would be an asset;
  • Periodic evening and/or weekend work expected;
  • Fit with culture and organization values (e.g. teamwork spirit and love of sport).

Vision: WADA’s vision is a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.

Mission: WADA's mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.  

Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence

About us: WADA is headquartered in Montreal, Canada and has regional offices in Cape Town, Lausanne, Montevideo and Tokyo. As of August 2018, the Agency employs approximately 120 employees and is represented by 45 nationalities. We value the diversity of our employees – current and future – that, as a global team, endeavor every day to protect the rights of clean athletes worldwide.