Compliance and Risk Management Officer

World Health Organization

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office.Work in coordination with, and under the technical guidance of functional units and departments at headquarters and regional levels, under the supervision of the head of the WHO office.Manage and deliver consistent, high quality, and professional,risk- and compliance-based country-office assessments, including of the managerial Key Performance Indicators. Provide inter-country analyses, with trends and emerging risks.Determine office compliance with WHO rules,regulations, and procedures, including the optimal use of resources, in line with global compliance programmes. Presenton a scheduled basis to head of the WHO office and senior management the analyses, reports, and results of the systematic assessments of risks and issues of non-compliance in the country offices, with actionable recommendations.Guide country office leadership in the assigned country offices on integrating risk management into decision-making, programme design and planning, monitoring,evaluation, reporting and contingency activities.Identify constraints to transactional compliance and recommend corrective strategies, approaches, or measures including facilitating organizational support. Propose innovative solutions for business strategy, risk management and compliance challenges grounded in regulatory expertise.Guide the head of the WHO office to implement internal and external audit recommendations and follow up on open findings and recommendations.Propose measures, policies, and procedures, to enhance the performance and effectiveness of WHO's risk management and compliance programme.Promote a country-office culture of risk awareness, accountability and compliance in programme and administration through education, training, and knowledge generation, adapting corporate tools.Operationalize measures and tools to mitigate organizational risk and enhance compliance with accountability frameworks in emergency settings. In collaboration with the Compliance and Risk Management network, propose enhancements to the risk management accountability frameworks.Contribute to the development of corporate training tools, policies, procedures, and knowledge products on compliance andrisk management. Perform other related duties as required.
Required Qualifications:
  • Advanced university degree (master's level or above) in a relevant field (such as business or public administration, law, finance,economics, accounting).
  • A minimum of seven years of work experience relevant to the position (general management, oversight and/ or managing internal control or accountability frameworks and related monitoring processes and systems in complex public and private-sector organizations), with some of it obtained in an international work environment.
  • Implementation and/or monitoring of accountability frameworks in WHO or other international organizations. Implementation of measures, tools or systems to address deficiencies in risk management and compliance systems. Statistical analysis tools and techniques. Implementing creative responses or solutions to identified programme or operational risks, particularly in emergency settings. Ability to extract and analyze all relevant types of evidence and to draw reasonable inferences and conclusions. Design, implementation or management of risk assessment/risk management and/or compliance tools or systems for international organizations. Strong verbal and written communication and training skills Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style.
Language Skills:
  • Expert knowledge of English or French interchangeable depending on the duty station.