Mercy Corps Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

Mercy Corps Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator Jobs in Uganda


About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.

In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.Now, and for the future.

We help people overcome poverty and conflict. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives.

To grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs.

We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions.

During our 34-year history, our work has improved more than 170 million lives in more than 115 countries around the world.

Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate monthly meetings of the IRMG, and support information gathering and analysis to support effective discussions during these meetings.
  • Coordinate assessment of risk management and accountability practices among INGOs working in Uganda.
  • The objective of the assessment will be to map out and analyze current NGO accountability standards and approaches to risk management and mitigation in Uganda, and identify gaps, synergies and points of commonality – including the most frequent patterns of fraud and misconduct in Uganda, with practical recommendations for how to address them;
  • Based on the results of assessment, support preparation of guidelines for risk management and accountability for INGOs in Uganda;
  • Facilitate awareness raising sessions and training to increase INGO capacity to prevent, mitigate and respond to risks.
  • This will include curriculum development taking into account the needs and priorities of INGOs of varying sizes.
  • Coordination of data collection to contribute to the discussion led by donors on “the costs of doing business” to have effective systems in place and an estimation of what the “return on investment” will be for INGOs and donors;
  • Support advocacy by the group to a wide range of donors and UN agencies;
  • Support active engagement with the UNHCR led Steering Committee on Refugee Feedback, Referral and Resolution Mechanism (FRRM) and the common system that UNHCR plans to pilot
    in a number of settlements.
  • Coordinate communication between the IRMG and donors, the Ugandan Government and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate establishment and support to subgroups of IRMG member staff on specific topics, identified in the risk assessment, during the workshops or in other IRMG learning and sharing forums.
  • Conduct overall administrative management of the initiative including work planning, budget management and reporting to donors.

    Qualifications, Knowledge and experience
  • The position will be open to national and international candidates with strong skills and a proven track record at a senior level in risk management or a related field.
  • B. Sc. or MA university degree in human resources, business administration, finance, accounting or a related business field is required (A certification in the field will be an advantage, e.g. CPA, CIA).
  • 5 years+ related work experience with a business or not-for-profit organization;
  • Strong background in compliance, safeguarding and internal controls; experience in auditing or investigating wrongful conduct
  • Thorough understanding of aid accountability, codes of conduct, and principles around protection and safeguarding.
  • Ability to work with various administrative and program levels in the organization;
  • Strong organizational and research skills with a broad understanding of various program sectors and activities;
  • Extensive knowledge of compliance and safeguarding donor rules, regulations including USAID, ECHO, DFID, UN, etc.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, diplomacy, tact and ability to achieve results collaboratively with individuals not under supervisory control.
  • Skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to deliver training and prepare training materials.
  • Self-motivated and able to deliver without close supervision.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should apply online by 30 December 2018
  • For more information and job application details, see; Mercy Corps Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator Jobs in Uganda

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