Risk Officer Noa, Kampala, Kampala

Last update 2024-07-22
Expires 2024-08-22
ID #2206570768
Risk Officer Noa, Kampala, Kampala
Uganda, Central Region, Kampala,
Modified June 26, 2024


ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT: This job is located at the Uganda Country Office based in Kampala, Uganda.

The job holder will be part of the Uganda Country Office Risk Management Function, responsible for promoting and embedding risk management initiatives in WFP’s Uganda country operation.

Functional guidance, support and supervision is provided by the regional Risk Advisor and the Enterprise Risk Management Division in Headquarters.

The job holder will report to the Head of the Country Office Risk Management Function.

PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT: Provide support in the establishment and enhancement of risk management activities; contribute to the application of controls and compliance with policies and procedures and to the overall effectiveness of operations and optimization of WFP resources.

The Risk Management Unit in Uganda aspires to be a supportive partner and advisory capacity for all teams in the Country Office to help them enhance their performance through managing risks systematically and effectively.

The unit pursues an integrated approach to risk management and assurance that aims to facilitate the design and implementation of resilient and successful WFP programmes.

This is achieved through monitoring, reviewing, and constructively challenging the risk management and internal control processes of the Country Office.

The guiding objective is to enable the teams to make most of their resources and therefore translating them into maximum impact for the people WFP serves.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority): Contribute to embedding risk management in planning and decision-making across the office and all aspects of WFP operations through monitoring of key risk appetite metrics and risk indicators, and regular updating of risk registers, including progress towards implementing the risk mitigation actions.

Support the collection of feedback and data on risk management performance and contribute to potential new implementation approaches.

Support relevant managers in their regular and ad hoc risk assessments in country and field offices to: identify and assess risks; contribute to the development and design of mitigation actions; assess effectiveness of the internal controls; and prepare risk information for management to share with external stakeholders.

Support the discussion with functional experts and risk management focal points on: identifying trends and emerging issues; contributing to the preparation of guidance and/or checklists; enhancing knowledge on WFP policies, rules and procedures; conducting periodic risk and/or control assessments; Utilize available risk management tools to link risk, oversight and evaluation information; review and analyze risk management activities, risk exposure and mitigation actions in draft Country Strategic Plan (CSP)/Interim CSP including budget revisions.

Collect information/training needs and contribute to the preparation of training programmes or information sessions for colleagues and partners to enhance understanding of risk management and compliance with WFP policies, rules, regulations and procedures.

Specifically, the job holder is expected to regularly engage with and travel to WFP Uganda’s area and field offices to strengthen risk management capacity.

Using the Three Lines Model, participate in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) by First Line colleagues for managing the risk and accountability process, support risk and accountability reviews, contribute to training materials and modules, etc., to minimize risk to the organization.

Contribute to management accountability across functional units, including through the preparation of comprehensive reports summarizing the status of compliance of internal controls, key oversight themes, and using risk information (e.g., risk indicators, incident reporting) to highlight areas out of risk appetite and contribute ideas on required actions in areas of risk and compliance vulnerability.

Support the completion of the annual Executive Director’s Assurance exercise survey, collect and review inputs.

Support managers to prepare and plan for Internal Audit and External Audit, collect essential documents, organize briefing meetings and follow-up on recommendations.

Support the promotion and dissemination of the 2021 Revised Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption (AFAC) Policy and WFP’s adherence to Zero Tolerance for Inaction, including assisting managers in their fact-finding reviews and fraud risk assessments by collecting and analysing data on fraud incidents, fraud risk metrics, and fraud risk appetite, supporting training in AFAC standards.

Provide support to meet related incident management requirements.

Fulfil a leadership role regarding the Country Office’s third-party risk management efforts, specifically the provision of oversight of WFP’s cooperating and implementing partners.

Other duties as required including potentially serving as Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) focal point (e.g., supporting OCI avoidance plans and procedures).

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE: Knowledge of governance, organizational structures, strategy, and major initiatives of international organizations.

At least 4 years of relevant experience in risk management, compliance, audit, programme/project management or related fields.

Has conducted monitoring and reporting activities, has knowledge of results hierarchy, performance metrics and measurement.

Has participated in risk analysis and risk mitigation strategies development and/or implementation.

Has participated in conversations with various functional teams on impact, timing or planning initiatives, using analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills as well as resourcefulness, initiative, good judgement, tact and diplomacy.

Has contributed to risk management activities, including assessing and recommending effective internal controls and mitigation actions, preferably in organizations that use modern enterprise risk management frameworks, techniques and systems.

Has led capacity development initiatives for staff and/or partners.

Demonstrated familiarity with the UN’s Harmonised Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) is an advantage.

STANDARD MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS Education: Advanced University degree in the fields of risk management, law, audit, business/public administration, international development, or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses in audit, performance and risk management or other related fields.

Language: National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

Application Deadline: June 28, 2024

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Risk officer noa, kampala

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