Risk Officer Job Careers - Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

Job Title:        Risk Officer
Organization: Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Audit and Compliance Manager

About US:
Uganda Coffee Development Authority was established as a public Authority, and its mandate is to promote and oversee the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting production, controlling coffee quality, and improving the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to the farmers.

Job Summary: The Risk Officer will support the Audit and Compliance Manager in the implementation of the day-to-day operations of risk management program designed to protect UCDA against all financial, physical and human resources exposures and risks, including general liability, property damages, and other risks

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Render support in planning, designing and implementing an overall risk management process for UCDA
  • Develop and manage processes to identify and evaluate Organizations' risks and risk control assessments.
  • Establish and quantify the organization’s risk appetite
  • Responsible for regular monitoring and reporting of risks to process owners/head of departments to ensure they are aware of risks relevant to their parts of the organization.
  • Offer technical support and training to staff to build risk awareness within the organization.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Management from time to time. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s Degree (First Class or Upper Second class) in Finance and Accounting or B. Com (Accounting /Finance Option) or BBA (Accounting Option) from a recognized university.
  • Full professional qualifications in Accounting (ACCA, CPA (U), IIA)
  • At least five years of related experience in risk management or internal audit position.
  • Impeccable level of integrity, professionalism, teamwork and analytical skills and a good eye for detail.
  • Good problem-solving and decision-making abilities;
  • Ability to understand broad organization issues
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Good computer skills are needed with proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Good negotiation skills and the ability to influence people;

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified applicants should send an application letter, detailed curriculum vitae with at least three (3) traceable referees and certified copies of academic certificates addressed to:

The Board Secretary / Director Corporate Services,
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)
Coffee House, Plot 35, Jinja Road
P.O. Box 7267, Kampala-Uganda

Email to: ucda_hr@ugandacoffee.org (E-mail size shouldn’t exceed 2 MB. All attachments should be in PDF)

Deadline: 24th July 2017 (by 17.00 hrs. Local Time)

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