Danish Refugee Council Risk and Compliance Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Danish Refugee Council Risk and Compliance Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 216381

Category: Accounting and Finance
Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: xxxx

Job Description

Title: Risk and Compliance Coordinator

Location: Addis Ababa

Reports to: Support Services Manager


Start of Contract & Duration: One year

Posting date: July 31, 2019


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), an international non-governmental organization (NGO), has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997.

DRC promotes and supports solutions to the problems faced by refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), and migrants.

The organization has offices across the region, and has been operational in Ethiopia since 2009.

With funding from bilateral and multilateral donors, DRC is currently implementing a range of activities across Ethiopia and Djibouti, including WASH and shelter provision, child and youth protection, gender based violence response, awareness-raising of migration risks, protection monitoring of migration routes, and livelihoods support for returning migrants or those at-risk of migration.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

The Risks and Compliance Coordinator will be a member of the Programme Management Unit, assisting the Chief of Party in ensuring the program is implemented in compliance with donor requirements in order to manage risk.

S/he will ensure the internal controls are robust enough to minimize risk and promote program quality and will be the focal person for all partners in the programme.

Responsibilities and Tasks


  • Ensure partner due diligence is completed in timely manner; lead administration of due diligence follow-up for all programme partners.
  • Develop guidance documentation on relevant DFID policies and guidelines to ensure up to date, and accurate understanding of key compliance issues by DRC team members and program partners.
  • Respond to queries by program partners on compliance to applicable regulations, including the Ethiopia Migration Program Operations Manual.
  • Develop and implement a compliance monitoring system to ensure all offices and program partners are following DRC and donor policies and procedures.
  • Carry out quarterly reviews to ensure that DRC and the program partners adhere to policies and procedures; this includes but is not limited to finance, logistics, administration and human resources; this involves financial and non-financial transactions and documents reviews and feedback to line managers for action.
  • Develop a training and capacity building plan on risk and donor compliance for all programme partners and conduct trainings for compliance, providing trainings on specific areas of concern as needed.
  • Maintain a program partner tracking file to monitor reporting status, disbursement status, and other key deadlines.
  • Develop and implement an archiving monitoring tool to guarantee project documentation is secure
  • Conduct regular field trips to provide technical support and guidance to the project sub-contractors on key risk and compliance issues.

    Risk Management

  • Review contract performance indicator data from all partners, monitoring progress, and
    escalating risks to the Chief of Party.
  • Serve as the main focal point for risks management for the program, update of the Risk Matrix and Issues Log on a monthly basis, and follow-up on corrective actions as required.
  • Develop an implementation plan for agreed mitigation measures relating to financial and contractual risks to the program, and ensure effective reporting of risks, mitigation measures, and changes in risk rating to the Chief of Party.
  • Conduct Compliance Self Checks and develop recommendations and action points to improve identified gaps, providing tailored training packages for area of concern as required
  • Follow up on audit recommendations
    Work closely with Head of Support Services to provide effective support in Counter Fraud measures to address Fraud Risk

    All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
  • Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
  • Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

    Job Requirements

    Experience and Technical Competencies

  • Minimum 5 years proven progressive experience in finance or compliance related positions (internal audit functions are a plus)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working for INGOs
  • Proven experience in working with financial management of projects funded by humanitarian donors, especially DFID
  • Solid, demonstrable knowledge and understanding of financial compliance and procedures, especially on DFID commercial contracts
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent skills in the use of computers (MS Word, Excel, Power Point);


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in financial management, business administration or related field


  • Amharic - fluent

  • English – fluent

    How to Apply

    To Apply

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

    We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies.

    Please forward the application and CV, in English through the stated website no later than August 14, 2019.

    For general information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.drc.dk.

    Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

    Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees.

    We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics

    We encourage only qualified Ethiopian Nationals to apply. DRC considers all applicants based on merit.

    Danish Refugee Council Risk and Compliance Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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