Team Leader – Risk and Compliance Employment Placement – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Organisation: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Reports to: Head of Risk
& Compliance
Duty Station: Kampala,
About CRS:
Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which carries out
the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and
vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and
operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all
faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to
serving those in need.
Job Summary: The Team Leader
– Risk and Compliance will support Catholic Relief Services (CRS) by playing a
focal role in ensuring internal control and improving compliance with agency
and donor regulations. The incumbent will use established standards, policies,
and procedures to assist program implementation. He /she will also lead and
coordinate systems improvement initiatives and timely corrective actions, and
oversee implementation of adequate internal control procedures for effective
stewardship and management of resources.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Lead Assignments- Systems Reviews/Audits/Investigations & other projects as
assigned by the supervisor:
Manage and oversee and/or perform audits, internal
control reviews and compliance assessment activities for Country Program (CP)
and partners.
The incumbent will keenly analyze findings and make
recommendations to address identified control gaps.
Manage multiple assignments and ensure key steps
(planning, execution, reporting) are coordinated effectively with input from
key stakeholders.
Lead teams, coordinate, and provide professional guidance
with regard to internal control systems and financial compliance.
Propose strategies to strengthen country office
control systems and procedures.
Develop/modify audit programs and tools for internal
control reviews and compliance assessment.
Effectively document and write reports on findings
and recommendation to improve processes controls and systems.
Carry out special audits/investigations and
effectively report the outcome to supervisor and CP management.
Periodically support various CPs to develop risk and compliance trends
analysis. Audit Liaison and support to CPs:
Act as the primary contact person during internal
and external audits: coordinate preparation activities; oversee and guide
provision of support and documentation to auditors during audit; serve as a
critical advisor to CP management on management responses, etc.
Manage follow-up of recommendations and closure
activities for both internal and external audits; support, monitor and verify
audit closure; oversee that systems are in place to avoid recurrence of audit
Technically support EARO CPs on risk and compliance matters
Offer timely support to CPs and ensure risk
management and compliance systems and processes are aligned with Agency
policies and procedures, donor regulations, and applicable local laws.
Keenly analyze operating context and recommend
revisions to existing policies and procedures and/or new ones as appropriate.
Demonstrate knowledge and be first point of contact
for colleagues and management in various CPs on compliance-related issues.
Support CPs operations and program teams with risk
identification, analysis and mitigation.
Capacity Building:
Work closely with the supervisor and CP management
to identify knowledge and skills gaps and manage provision of capacity building
interventions in the areas of compliance and risk management to staff and
Develop training materials to facilitate workshops
and trainings as needed.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Manage and develop staff that can effectively
discharge the mandate of the Risk & Compliance function
Ensure responsibilities and performance expectations
are clearly communicated.
Ensure effective delegation of duties and tasks.
Organize assignments and tasks, expectations in a
way that fosters opportunities for staff to learn and develop.
Manage self and team development by providing
coaching, feedback, mentoring; support, resources, and reinforcement.
Complete all aspects of the CRS Performance
Management system on time and effectively to create a high-performance culture
and a positive work environment. Deal effectively and promptly with performance
Process and authorize all administrative documents
related to personnel management, such as Timesheets, TEVs, Leave Requests, etc.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate should hold a good University
Degree in Accounting, Finance, Risk & Compliance or related field or
equivalent work experience (A certification in the field will be an advantage,
e.g. CPA, CIA).
At least six years of professional experience in
finance, accounting, or grant management position, two of which as an auditor.
Prior experience with big 4 audit firms an
Past exposure and experience with internal control
and financial systems review.
Significant audit and financial review experience
Previous experience working with institutional
donors (e.g. USAID, EU, UN) preferred.
Working knowledge of CRS policies and systems highly
desirable; understands financial impact of activities.
Skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analyzing
Good problem-solving skills.
High level of language proficiency in English
(speaking, reading, and writing); able to make oral presentations and write
clear reports.
Ability to deliver training and prepare training
materials will be an asset.
Excellence influencing skills, diplomacy, tact and
ability to obtain cooperation of individuals not under supervisory control.
Self-motivated and able to deliver without close
Persistent and resolute.
Significant experience in auditing USAID-funded projects
is an added advantage.
Ability to use MS Windows and MS Office packages
(Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Accounting Applications.
Personal Competencies (for all CRS
These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used
by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the
desired results.
Serves with Integrity
Models Stewardship
Cultivates Constructive Relationships
Promotes Learning
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, updated
CV and three work references (names and contact information only) to:
Deadline: 15th September,

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