UNHCR Senior Risk Management & Compliance Advisor Jobs in Uganda

UNHCR Senior Risk Management & Compliance Advisor Jobs in Uganda

The incumbent will be part of a network of Risk Management 2.0 practitioners and will collaborate with the Chief Risk Officer and this network to ensure strengthening of risk culture across UNHCR. Special attention is paid to coherence, identification of systemic issues requiring a corporate-wide response, and sharing of good risk management practices and lessons learnt.


  • Advise and support the Representative/Bureau Director on risk management, compliance, and oversight matters, assisting him/her in discharging his/her responsibilities and accountabilities to manage risks comply with policies and procedures;
  • Ensure risk management, ethical and integrity considerations are integrated into decision making, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and contingency activities in the Operation(s)/Bureau under the Area of Responsibility (AoR);
  • Promote collaboration of different functions within the operation/Bureau/divisions to address cross cutting risks and issues;
  • Support the Representative/Bureau Director in the implementation of oversight recommendations to improve risk management, compliance and quality of outputs;
  • Represent UNHCR in relevant internal and external task forces/meetings on risk management and oversight matters;
  • Work with internal and external oversight entities, develop and implement procedures to collect relevant data and efficiently track and report specific issues, trends and cross-cutting matters representing a high risk to the Operation(s) under AoR;
  • Prepare or review and input to management reports to external stakeholders;
  • Assist the Representative/Bureau Director in formulating the Operation¿s/Region's communication strategy on risk management, compliance, quality and oversight related matters;
  • With assistance from and in coordination with the ERM Unit, Global Learning Centre, and other Headquarter Services, as required, train UNHCR teams and partners to raise awareness of and skills in risk management, and to strengthen the culture of integrity and accountability;
  • Promote and disseminate policies, good-practices and guidance on risk management in the operation/region. Provide field based support and guidance jointly with Headquarters for corporate risk management developments and initiatives;
  • Provide regular updates to the Representative(s), Bureau Director, Chief Risk Officer and Inspector General on matters related to risk, compliance and quality, including on emerging risks and opportunities;

    In-situ and roving posts only

  • Coordinate and facilitate the risk review exercises with functional experts and management to agree on the corporate risk register, and appropriate risk responses; facilitate, monitor and report on the implementation of agreed responses;
  • Analyse risk management, compliance, and oversight findings and recommendations. In coordination with the Bureau and HQ, identify lessons learnt and root cause(s) of recurring systemic issues in the Operation. Prepare summary reports, with recommendations, on significant matters requiring management action or intervention, or changes to corporate level policies/procedures;
  • In consultation with the Chief Risk Officer, assess the methodology, tools and practices related to the implementation of risk management activities in the Operation to strengthen integrity identify root causes of risks, and propose mitigating measures with a focus on prevention.

    Bureau posts only

  • Coordinate and quality assure the risk review exercise in the operations under the AoR. Monitor
    that appropriate action is taken to mitigate the identified risks;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Bureau risk review and ensure it reflects the key risks in the operations under the Bureau;
  • Coordinate the development of cross-functional risk-based regional oversight monitoring plans of operations under AoR.
  • Analyse risk management, compliance, and oversight findings and recommendations. Produce a regional risk report on a regular basis, summarizing key oversight themes and using risk information (e.g. metrics, risk indicators, incidents) to highlight the highest risks at the regional level, identify lessons learnt and root causes. Recommend improvements and enhancements on significant matters requiring management action or intervention, or changes to corporate level policies / procedures;
  • Conduct risk-based monitoring and support missions to countries under their AoR to assess the adequacy of risk management and compliance systems, structures, procedures and capacities - report back to the Chief Risk Officer in order to help improve enterprise wide risk management methodologies, tools and practices.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
    For D1 - 17 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 16 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 15 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
  • Field(s) of Education
    Business Administration; International Affairs;
    Political Science; Risk Management; or other relevant field.
  • Certificates and/or Licenses
    Prince2-Project Management;
    HCR Risk Mgmt Basics & ERM Prg;
    Risk Management
  • At least 8 years of experience in a senior managerial/leadership positions involving, amongst other things, responsibilities relating to risk management, compliance and quality of results. Knowledge of and working experience with Enterprise Risk Management frameworks.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and / or diplomatic authorities as well as international institutions and partner organizations. Excellent judgement with proven ability to deal with complex interrelated issues and strong analytical and problem solving skills to develop solutions that address root causes. Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Strong management skills in collaboration, team building, capacity development and with ability to deliver quality results on time.
  • Exposure to and experience in UN or humanitarian field operations and emergencies in various geographical locations and multiple functional areas. Demonstrated high level of integrity, objectivity, impartiality and fairness.
  • Good working knowledge of UNHCR¿s mandate, field operations, organizational structure, and policies & procedures. Certification in risk management.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th August, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Senior Risk Management & Compliance Advisor Jobs in Uganda

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