Compliance and risk management specialist

World Health Organization

Port Sudan, Sudan

To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health and development agendas, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.


  • 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.
  • 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 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 and risk management.



  • Essential: Advanced university degree (master’s level or above) in a relevant field (such as business or public administration, law, finance, economics, accounting).
  • Desirable: Training or certification in risk management or a related discipline


  • Essential: 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.
  • Desirable: Demonstrated experience in implementing risk management and internal control frameworks within the UN system or in the private sector.


  • 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 analyse 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.

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English Language. 
  • Desirable: Beginners knowledge of other UN languages.