Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Senior Risk Management Officer Jobs in Uganda

Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Senior Risk Management Officer Jobs in Uganda

Scope of Work

  • He/she will work very closely with key stakeholders to assess the PR operational risks, review the effectiveness of the control mechanisms, develop action plans to manage and
    mitigate risk, ultimately providing assurance.
  • He/she is mandated with the overall
    management and oversight of risk management function.

  • He/she is also responsible for executing risk management assignments in accordance with
    the annual risk plan, and relevant policies, procedures and quality standards.

  • He/she is also required to assess and evaluate finance and procurement operations, and provide timely reports on risks and responses.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Provide project management support, including:

  • Monitor performance through programme risk management and quality control

  • Coordinate risk management activities, develop and implement risk mitigation plans.

  • Organize consultations with relevant stakeholders and coach them on how to
    effectively respond to various risks.

  • Prepare materials for presentation to Top Management, including the Country
    Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), the PR steering committee and any other Senior

  • Ensure follow-up of management letter recommendations, and effective grant
    implementation protocols.

  • Provide support to comply with grant agreements, country rules, laws, policies,
    procedures, and regulations.

    Data analysis, Evaluation, Monitoring, Reporting and Revision of Risk Management Tools:

  • Develop and maintain a risk management framework.

  • Monitor business continuity plans on a regular basis and optimize reporting across

  • Provide assurance on core business processes in risk management and governance.

  • Facilitate identification and evaluation of risks.

  • Monitor risk mitigation plans and emerging risks, and consolidate reports on risks.

  • Undertake periodic review of risk management processes for purposes of continuous

  • Advocate for the establishment of risk management culture.

  • Offer quality assurance and control self-assessment.

  • Focus on strategic organizational risks.

  • Provide support in revision of risk management tools to adjust for the new normal post COVID.

  • Support adaptation of grant agreements and re-assessment of risks, risk levels, root
    causes, outcome indicators.

  • Preform any other duties as assigned by management from time to time.


  • Advanced university degree in business or public administration, policy and planning,
    management, risk management, financial management, finance, economics or a related

  • Training in business process improvement or organizational change.

  • Professional training and certifications in risk management, project management,
    accounting, finance and audit.


  • At least 10 years’ work experience including five (5) years of strategic leadership in transformations, organizational effectiveness, strategy, reforms, and/or performance improvement.

  • Significant relevant work experience in performance
    measurement and management,
    risk management, finance, audit, and project management.

  • Experience in developing operational risk management tools and frameworks and
    integrating these in business processes and policies.

  • Experience in project management and demonstrated change management expertise
    with the ability to deliver impactful changes with minimal disruption to an organization.

  • Strong business focus and result orientation, with an excellent understanding of project dynamics for effective and impactful use of resources.

  • Demonstrated experience managing and delivering on time with tight deadlines and
    across disciplines.

  • Demonstrated ability for successful stakeholder management at operational and
    management levels within an organization.

  • Demonstrated ability to structure, plan and monitor, and adjust when necessary to
    accomplish objectives.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of project management principles and application in multi-cultural settings including International Public or Private

  • History of holding positions of incremental responsibility over time.

  • Experience in risk-based auditing or risk/control activities.

  • Practical understanding of the applicable regulatory environment.

  • Experience living and/or working in a country supported by the Global Fund.

    Required Competencies

  • Good track-record in strategic thinking and creative problem-solving.

  • Proficiency in computerized accounting packages.

  • Proven analytical skills turning data into meaningful business insights and actionable

  • High degree of personal initiative and the ability to develop it in others.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills, tact and diplomacy.

  • Strong critical thinking, analytical and communication skills.

    How to Apply

  • Applications must include cover letter, CV, certificates and testimonials, and be addressed as below and submitted online to by on Friday 4 December 2020.

  • The Coordinator

  • The PFM Reforms Coordination Unit
    Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development

    Floor 3 Finance Building, Office 3.4
    Plot 2/ 12 Apollo Kaggwa Road
    P O Box 8147
    Tel: 256-41-4707900

    Please Note

  • Terms of reference for the positions have been updated and individuals who previously applied encouraged to reapply.

  • Email subject should indicate file position applied for.

  • MQPED is an equal opportunity employer, any form of lobbying shall lead to disqualification.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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