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Risk and Compliance Manager

Publiée le 02.09.2021


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Poste proposé : Risk and Compliance Manager

Job Title: Risk and Compliance Manager
Reports to:  RTA Risk and Compliance
Department:  West Africa Regional Office (WARO)
Country/Location: To work as a national staff based in a CP within WARO.
Job Summary:

  • The Risk and Compliance Manager assists the regional and country level management to analyze, develop and implement systems which allow the agency to increase operational efficiency and promote a competitive niche in different operational areas within an environment of Compliance and adequate Risk Management. Support is provided to the Region and Country Programs in developing a Culture of Compliance and Risk Management, as well as the capacity to proactively manage risk and be compliant with agency and donor policies and standards. The position will also be instrumental in regional and country-level capacity-building in identification, assessment and management of all categories of risk (excluding Safety & Security Risks) identified in CRS’ Internal Control Questionnaires, annual Risk Reports, FAM (Fraud Allegation Management Policy and Procedure).
  • Roles and Key Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical assistance to the CPs Operations Teams to strengthen the various management systems in place, formulation of additional systems/processes, as needed, and provide recommendations to ensure that such systems are compliant with Operational Excellence standards.
  • Oversee compliance with Agency, donor requirements, local law and regulation through periodic reviews and assessments of Country’s country activities.
  • Plan and conduct compliance and capacities assessments and develop plan to improve effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with Technical Advisors on compliance related matters, implementation of audit recommendation, Proper stewardship of resources.
  • Anticipate, identify and address challenges which, may affect efficient use of resources.
  • Support CPs at all stages of the Fraud investigation process and liaise with Ethics Units on fraud related matters. Tracks status of open cases and support CPs for effective implementation of Corrective Action Plans.
  • Track and support implementation of sub-recipient financial management policy (SRFMP).
  • Provide support and technical assistance to CP during Internal and external Audit.
  • Collaborate with audit, risk and compliance leads in HQ and the regional level and CP leadership on implementing and strengthening internal control systems and continuous process performance improvement.
  • In collaboration with Risk and Compliance Staff in country, anticipate and identify risk issues and challenges and the most appropriate solutions to address them.
  • In collaboration with CP management, programming, and/or operation leads, design and facilitate relevant risk training sessions and contribute to relevant components of institutional capacity strengthening plans for CRS and partners.
  • Support HQ in roll out of relevant policies.
  • Provide technical assistance specifically to the Senegal.
Profil recherché pour le poste : Risk and Compliance Manager

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or other relevant field preferred. Accounting or audit certification highly preferred.
  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt or Project Management Professional certifications preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 3 of these years entailing audit, compliance or risk management experience
  • Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations; knowledge of COSO’s Internal Control Framework or The Institute of Internal Audit’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Required Languages –French (excellent) and a good understanding of English

Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 40 %. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  

  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills
  • Ability to make sound judgment
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Knowledge of data analytics techniques and process performance improvement leading practices
  • Knowledge of accounting systems
  • Coaching and training abilities.
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)  

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.  
  • Integrity  
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation 
  • Builds Relationships  
  • Develops Talent 
  • Strategic Mindset 
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities: CP Risk and Compliance Staff.

Key Working Relationships:  

Internal: Risk and compliance staff in CO and HQ, Head of Operations, Country Representatives, Country Finance Officer, Ethics Unit Internal Audit department, Regional Team, Regional Directors, HQ (finance, Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance…).
External: Donors, external audit firms, Legal counsel, Local authorities…

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.  

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.  

Application: Qualified candidates should send electronic version of their application along their CV with 3 professional references and a cover letter by September 15th, 2021.

Candidate's commitment to CRS Safeguarding Policy

By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics. 

Women are encouraged to apply  

CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. 

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female candidates are encouraged to applyCountry Representative.

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Risk and Compliance Manager
Métier :
Gestion, comptabilité, finance
Secteur d´activité :
Activités associatives
Services collectifs et sociaux, services à la personne
Type de contrat :
Région :
Ville : Ouagadougou
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Langues exigées :
anglaisbon niveau
Nombre de poste(s) : 1

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