World Health Organization Compliance and Risk Management Officer Jobs in South Africa

World Health Organization Compliance and Risk Management Officer Jobs in South Africa

Objectives of the Programme

  • Under the strategic direction of the AFR Compliance and Risk Management Committee (comprised of AFR's Executive Management), the COT/GMC shall manage AFRO's compliance programme on a day-to-day basis and be the focal point for all compliance issues in the African region.

  • The COT/GMC will collaborate with WHO/HQ and other regions' related structures in the area of compliance work and support AFRO clusters, Inter Country Support Teams (ISTs) and the 47 Country offices and Liaison offices in providing high-quality advice on audit and compliance issues.

    Description of Duties

  • Under the direct supervision of the Director/GMC, the incumbent shall coordinate and lead the regional compliance work. Duties include:

  • Manage the COT/AFRO Team and prioritize its work according to risk assessments and guidance received from the AFRO's Compliance and Risk Management Committee. Ensure that AFRO's compliance programme complies with international business standards;

  • Administer the implementation of policies and procedures introduced by WHO Headquarters (HQ)/ Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics (CRE) and develop and propose AFRO specific strategies, policies and procedures that effectively mitigate operational, compliance and risks management in the GSM context; develop and recommend appropriate tools to systematically record, monitor and report on a wide range of organizational risk areas, facilitate securing of internal support to mitigate identified risks. Actively identify compliance risks and re-assess risks at regular intervals;

  • Act as central focal point for compliance and risk management issues in the African Region and foster knowledge and awareness among AFRO staff of WHO regulations, rules, policies, procedures and internal controls;

  • Lead and standardize compliance reviews of activities of the 47 WCO and the Clusters as well as of selected functional areas (procurement, travel, budget monitoring, etc.). Organize and coordinate programme management and administration reviews of WCOs and Clusters, involving multi-disciplinary review teams (Technical, GMC, HQ and other regions);

  • As mandated by IOS, organize and carry out investigation work on suspected fraud cases;

  • Act as secretary of the AFRO Compliance and Risk Management Committee comprised of AFRO Executive Management (organizing meetings, preparing meeting documents, coordinate the implementation of the Committee's decisions);

  • Supervise support to WCOs to facilitate the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations. Identify generic control weaknesses and assist budget holders to overcome these weaknesses. Report to Executive Management on the implementation of the internal and external audit recommendations;

  • Identify best practices and support the development of internal capacity building for risk management at all levels of the
    Organization; develop training tools in risk management and compliance applicable to the different audiences in the Region and foster and promote a culture of risk management and compliance, raising staff awareness;

  • Provide analysis and obtain information, as requested by the Director GMC, for senior management decisions. Prepare reports for AFRO's governing body on status of compliance and risk management activities in the region

  • Monitor Managerial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of all budget centers in the region, regularly report on performances to Executive Management and coordinate support to budget centers with low performances;

  • Coordinate assessments of control systems in Ministries of Health in the AFR region for accounting and reporting of Direct Financial Cooperation funds in the context of due diligence and assurance activities;

  • Perform any other related responsibility as assigned by theDirector, GMC.

    Required Qualifications


  • Essential: Master's level degree in management, public administration, law or other related fields.

  • Desirable: Certification in auditing such as certified internal Auditor.


  • Essential: At least ten (10) years of experience at national/international level in management, auditing, compliance work.

  • Desirable: Knowledge/working experience with WHO or UN Agencies would be an asset. Operational audit and management experience are highly desirable.


  • Knowledge of auditing and compliance principles and their application. Broad knowledge of financial, logistics, procurement, IT, HR matters. Good knowledge of management and Global Management System principles.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in oral and writing. Maturity of judgment, tact, integrity and discretion. Ability to establish effective working relationships with people of different nationalities and cultural background. Ability to apply IT technology when needed.

    WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork

  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

  • Communication

  • Producing results

  • Knowing and managing yourself

  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

    Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of French.

  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Portuguese.

  • The above language requirements are interchangeable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; World Health Organization Compliance and Risk Management Officer Jobs in South Africa

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