Economic Commission for Africa Risk and Resilience Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia
Economic Commission for Africa Risk and Resilience Officer Jobs in Addis Ababa EthiopiaECA’s mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.
The mission will be guided by ECA’s five new strategic directions which are
Advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solution to the continent;
Developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation;
Designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; Contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus;
Advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.
This position is located in the Office of the Director, Division of Administration (DoA) in Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa.
The Risk and Resilience Officer will report directly to the Director, DoA on implementation of the UN Organizational Resilience Management System (ORMS) at ECA, including business continuity and audit-related functions, and will have a dual reporting line to the directors of DoA and SPORD on risk management.
Within delegated authority, the Risk and Resilience Officer will be responsible for
Organizational Resilience Management System (ORMS) and Business Continuity Management (BCM)
•Implements ORMS and BCM as per policies and frameworks issued by UN Headquarters, details ECA policies and establishes governance structures;
Conducts a comprehensive risk assessment for business continuity;
Delivers plans to ensure coverage for core ORMS elements, to include
Crisis management decision making and operations coordination framework;
security support and response;
mass casualty incident response;
IT disaster recovery;
support to staff, survivors and their families;
Works with stakeholders to develop response and recovery plans and scenarios with the goal of achieving flexible and coordinated responses that reflect prevailing circumstances;
Mainstreams ORMS requirements into day-to-day work;
Establishes necessary system of maintenance and reviews, including readiness exercises;
Provide training and authoritative advice on ORMS and BCM
Audit and compliance
Acts as the primary contact for DOA on all matters related to the activities of oversight bodies (Board of Auditors, Office of Internal
Oversight Services and Joint Inspection Unit);
Conducts audit compliance activities for DoA including analyzing reports and recommendations of oversight bodies and boards of inquiry.
Provides authoritative advice to the Director, DoA on compliance and progress, also taking into consideration UN policy, operations and programme mandates, cost-benefit analysis, and competing priorities;
Provides advise on mitigation measures if report recommendations are to be rejected;
Ensures that accepted recommendations are implemented, and that sufficient evidence is provided to oversight bodies for closure of the recommendations. Appraises adequacy of follow-up actions taken in respect to recommendations and provides regular updates to Director, DoA;
Incorporates audit compliance into risk registers;
Briefs Senior Management on risk management and compliance matters; prepares and submits required reports to UN headquarters, in line with stated requirements.
Participates in implementing and maintaining compliance with the UN ERM framework at ECA, including related planning documents and budget proposals, ensuring that a risk-based approach is dully factored therein;
Conducts research and collates and disseminates data on risks related to all aspects of ECA mandates and operations. Ensures that data is maintained for analysis and reporting;
Coordinates identification of risks to delivery of ECA mandates and strategic objectives;
Analyzes and evaluates risks in cooperation with ECA stakeholders;
Develops, coordinates reviews and approvals and maintains ECA risk registers, facilitates reviews and development of risk treatment plans; coordinates for this purpose with ECA stakeholders and the Board of Auditors (BoA);
Provides training and authoritative advice on related policy, guidance and methodology at ECA and collaborates with stakeholders to promote risk ownership, accountability and improved risk management;
Knowledge and understanding of risk management theories and related concepts and approaches, crisis management, organizational resilience and business continuity planning.
Experience in implementing risk management models and measures, organizational resilience management and business continuity plans.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues.
Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.
Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience using various research sources, including internet sources and databases.
Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan work and manage conflicting priorities.
Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
shows persistence when faced with challenges;
remains calm in stressful situations.
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and in ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Ability to self-start and automate work, delivering results without major supervision.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience;
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments;
delivers outputs within prescribed time, cost and quality standards;
operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules;
supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments;
takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Advanced university degree in emergency management, business continuity, risk management, business or public Administration.
A relevant first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Certifications are required in one of the following areas: ERM and ORMS; business continuity; emergency preparedness and/or disaster recovery (ISO 22301 Certified Lead Implementer, DRII CBCP, BCI MBCI).
A minimum of seven (7) years of work experience is required covering both enterprise risk management and business continuity related to large-scale organizations such as the UN.
Proven experience is required in developing, implementing and managing plans including, but not limited to risk management, crisis management, physical security support and response, crisis communications and business continuity.
Experience in working in a UN system organization is desirable
Fluency in English is required; knowledge of French is desirable.
Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
How to Apply
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