Compliance and Risk Management Officer

World Health Organization

Hanoi, Vietnam

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

The incumbent will provide assessments to country office leadership of operational, political, programme, and reputational risks facing the country office(s) including compliance with regulatory organizational systems. The incumbent will provide proposals, measures, and guidance to mitigate
risks and ensure the accountability, transparency, and compliance of the office(s) with WHO administrative rules and regulations.
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.
  • Deliver consistent, high quality, and professional, risk- and compliance-based country-office assessments, including of the managerial Key Performance Indicators.
  • Determine office compliance with WHO rules, regulations, and procedures, including the optimal use of resources, in line with global compliance programmes.
  • Present on 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 office with actionable recommendations.
  • Support country office leadership in the assigned country office on integrating risk management into decision-making, programme design and planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and contingency activities.
  • Identify constraints to transactional compliance and facilitate organizational support, if required.
  • Support the head of the WHO office to implement internal and external audit recommendations and follow up on open findings and recommendations.
  • Promote a country-office culture of risk awareness, accountability and compliance in programme and administration through education, training, and knowledge generation.
  • Contribute to the development of corporate knowledge products on compliance and risk management.
Required Qualifications:
  • A bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, or law, or finance, or economics, or risk management, or accounting.
  • At least five years of relevant experience, with proven international exposure, in general management, oversight and/ or implementing internal control or accountability frameworks and related monitoring processes and systems in complex public and/or private-sector organizations.
  • Implementation and/or monitoring of accountability frameworks in WHO or other United Nations or international, public-sector organizations.
  • Statistical analysis tools and techniques.
  • Implementation of risk assessment/risk management and/or compliance tools or systems for international organizations.
  • Verbal and written communication, and training skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style, including internal consulting skills. 
  • Ability to extract and analyse all relevant types of evidence and to draw reasonable inferences and
  • conclusions.
Language Skills:
  • Expert knowledge of English.