Compliance and Risk Assistant

World Health Organization

Cairo, Egypt

The CRM will promote and uphold the highest organizational standards, codes of conduct and core values. The CRM will liaise independently with internal parties cross the different levels of the Organization, developing and presenting to the Regional Director its annual work plan of delivery of compliance and risk management across the Region. CRM conducts due diligence in accordance with the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors across the three levels of the Organization
Description Of Duties:
  • Review comprehensive due diligence and risk assessment for proposed collaborations between the World Health Organization (WHO) and non-State Actors, in alignment with the WHO Framework of Engagement with non-State Actors (FENSA).
This includes:
  • Assisting in examining non-State actors, such as NGOs, private sector entities, philanthropic foundations, and academic institutions, to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information and documentation provided.
  • Assisting in evaluating risks associated with proposed engagements and formulating appropriate recommendations and risk mitigation measures for management's consideration. 
  • Provide guidance and assistance to WHO EMR staff regarding FENSA procedures and requirements for planned collaborations with non-State actors.
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance relevant internal logs, tracking sheets, and monitoring tools to effectively monitor and track compliance-related activities.
  • Monitor retrospective FENSA reviews and compliance checks to ensure adherence to established guidelines and protocols.
  • Perform necessary compliance and assurance tasks concerning scheduled and ongoing assurance missions at various WHO EMR Country Offices.
  • Perform any related compliance duties as assigned by the Regional Compliance and Risk Manager.
Required Qualifications:
  • Essential: Completion of secondary school education supplemented by training in Business Administration, management, political/economic/social sciences/international law.
  • Desirable: University degree in Business Administration, management, political/economic/ social sciences/international law or international relations.
  • Essential: At least 5 years of relevant experience in reviewing engagements with non-state actors and/or supporting operational compliance reviews and risk management.
  • Desirable: Experience in engagement with non-state actors, preferably in the context of public health. Working experience in the UN system or with an international nongovernmental organization.
  • Good knowledge of WHO rules, manuals, practices/procedures and routines.
  • Good filing and organizational skills.
  • Good analytical skills, multitasking and adaptability to challenging situations.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Producing and delivering quality results in pressing situations and conflicting priorities
  • Use of Language Skills
  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.
  • Desirable: Beginners knowledge of French.
  • Other Considerations (e.g. Physical Workplace Condition, if other than normal office environment; IT Skills; etc.)
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications especially Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.