Risk and Compliance Management Officer

World Health Organization

Pretoria, South Africa

Under the direction of the AFRO Compliance and Risk Management Officer, CRMA shall manage AFRO's compliance programme on a day-to-day basis and provide support on all compliance and risk management issues in the African region.
Description Of Duties:
Risk management support:

  • Serve as the AFRO Regional Office focal point for risk management and compliance initiatives (such as the risk register and the internal control self-assessment checklist), to coordinate their implementation in the country office and support the senior management in the preparation of feedback to AFRO/HQs.
  • In collaboration with WCO management team and relevant technical, functional units provide support in the monitoring of risk mitigation action plans.
  • Provide support to WCO team in ensuring the risk management approach is embedded in any programme and budget planning process, functioning of established office governance committees’ and in any major decision made by the management.
  • Assess information/training needs and prepare and deliver training programmes or information sessions for colleagues and partners in the country office to enhance understanding of risk management and compliance with WHO policies, rules, regulations, and procedures. Compliance Management
  • Develop risk and compliance annual program of work that covers functional areas (procurement, travel, HR, Imprest, cash management etc.), including the Emergency Programmes as relevant.
  • Ensure the program incorporates WCO risk factors including internal and external context and management and AFRO GMC /CRMA considerations.
  • Using Compliance monitoring tools carry out post facto reviews and analysis of all aspects of the programme and administrative and identify internal constraints which undermine compliance within WCO's programmes and operations and propose corrective measures.
  • Develop and present risk and compliance reports with functional units’ heads and management team and collaborate in the formulations of actions to address gaps. Follow up and report on the implementation of the actions.
  • Track and report on progress of implementation of recommendations and develop and implement appropriate training and capacity building actions as relevant. Coordination of Oversight and Assurance
  • Coordinate the follow-up on the oversight entities’ recommendations (IOS audit and External Audit) and take appropriate actions with the relevant focal points within the WCO units to address any issues arising from the monitoring of recommendations.
  • Track progress in implementation of audit and compliance recommendations; - generate lessons
  • learned from the reports and bring these into the overall compliance and risk management work in the country office.
  • Support the implementation of the WHO Policy on Prevention, Detection and Response to Fraud and Corruption and provide training and capacity building. Alert management on any fraudulent issues as well as unethical behaviors detected or reported.
  • As mandated by IOS through the AFRO CRMA support the investigation of reported and suspected cases of fraud in the WCO Other roles
  • Performance the secretarial work to support to the work of the local Compliance and Risk Management Committee (organizing meetings, preparing documents and follow up on implementation of committee decisions) as well as represent the country office as relevant in the global CRE network.
  • Support the implementation of a continuous learning and development plan for the local Compliance and Risk Management function.
  • Perform any other activities as assigned by the Head of Country Office and Senior Management.
Required Qualifications:
  • Essential: Advanced University degree (Master's level) in accounting, law, public administration and audit. Certification in risk management/auditing/compliance.
  • Desirable: Possession of an internationally recognized accounting qualification such as Certified Public Accountant or similar certification will be an asset.
  • Essential: At least seven (7) years of experience at national and international level in compliance/auditing, using an ERP system, such as Oracle or SAP.
  • Desirable: Work experience with WHO or other UN Agencies would be an asset.
  • In depth knowledge of the use of integrated financial management and reporting systems.
  • Proven ability to carry out risk and compliance reviews and inspections.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure to achieve multiple deadlines.
  • Proven knowledge and strong understanding in administration, procurement, and risk management.
  • Field experience /familiarity with Emergency.
Source: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2400981