Internal Risks Officer Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

Job
Title:         
 Internal Risks Officer
Organization: Mercy
Corps
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Mercy Corps is an
International NGO that exists to alleviate poverty and oppression by helping
people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been
fully registered in Uganda as an operational NGO. Currently Mercy Corps has an
office in Kampala and is implementing Food Security programs which comprise of
Water and Sanitation, Livelihood and Agriculture and Conflict Mitigation
Management Program in North and North Eastern Uganda. We implement programs in
the northern districts of Pader, Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo, Kaabong, Abim and Kotido
with funding from USAID, USDA, Walmart Foundation, SDC, DFID as well as other
private donations.
Job Summary:  The Internal Risks Officer assists the country
program in reviewing, documenting and establishing effective financial and
operational controls over country program’s administrative and programmatic
activities in its field offices and programs sites. The Internal Risks function
reviews financial, operational and other management information to ensure
adequate internal controls are in place to mitigate risks in compliance with
laws, regulations, donor requirements and Mercy Corps policies and procedures. The
Internal Risks Officer will assist the Internal Risks Manager (IRM) in
reviewing, documenting and establishing effective financial and operational
controls over country program’s administrative and programmatic activities in
its field offices and programs sites. The Internal Risks Officer will examine,
review and analyze records, reports, financial statements and management
practices to ensure adequate internal controls are in place to mitigate risks
in compliance with laws, regulations, donor requirements and Mercy Corps
policies and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Risk and
Compliance:
  • Under the guidance of the IRM, regularly perform reviews of various
    transactions and supporting documents to ensure transactions are in
    compliance with Mercy Corps policies and procedures and grant agreements
    and regulations;
  • For both the country and field offices, under the supervision of the
    IRM, perform internal control reviews of in-country processes including
    cash management, procurement, logistics, and stock management including
    food commodities, assets management. Assist in the preparation of action
    plans to address findings and monitor the status of action plan
    implementation;
  • Support the IRM in the preparation of a Country Office Risk Register
    in conjunction with program managers and ensure quarterly updates. Assist
    the IRM in the development and monitoring of the entity wide Risk
    Management Action Plan as well as the Fraud Risk Management Action Plan.
  • Assist the IRM in conducting regular anti-corruption and fraud
    prevention trainings to all staff.
  • Stay current on the active programs and grants of Mercy Corps Uganda
    as well as their specific regulations and requirements. Under the guidance
    of the IRM, assist in the monitoring of grant-specific compliance
    trackers.
  • As needed, assist the IRM in drafting prior approval, waiver and
    other compliance requests to the donor on behalf of Mercy Corps in
    coordination with HQ Compliance, the country Finance Manager and
    individual program managers/directors.
  • Perform other related special projects and duties as determined and
    assigned by the IRM.
  • Corruption Incident Response
  • Under the guidance of the IRM, ensure all reported incidents are
    reported to the HQ and logged in the Country Office Corruption Incident
    Register.
  • Prepare and maintain the Country Office Fraud Register and
    Dashboard.
  • Under the direction of the IRM, perform corruption enquiries and
    investigations to determine the facts, circumstances and scope of any
    allegations raised.
  • Under the direction of the IRM, collect, analyze and document
    results of investigations and prepare investigation reports with relevant
    observations and recommendations.
  • Ensure that all relevant evidence gathering and storage protocols
    are observed and that all relevant documentation is properly filed and
    stored.
  • Perform any other duties as determined and assigned by the IRM.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Mercy Corps Internal Risks Officer job
    opportunity should a Bachelor’s University degree in finance, accounting
    or a related business field is required; CFE, CPA or ACCA is a plus;
  • Three years of related work experience with a business or
    not-for-profit organization;
  • Strong background in investigations, accounting, compliance or
    internal control reviews; experience in investigations and/or auditing
    strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work with various administrative and program levels in
    the organization;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and research skills.
  • Strong communication skills-able to tailor communication to required
    audience
  • Knowledge of donor rules and regulations including USAID, ECHO,
    DFID, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial and operational data analysis;
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their E-mail applications
including a cover letter clearly stating the salary requirements, updated CV
(with three professional referees), and copies of academic
qualifications/certificates addressed to the Senior HR and Legal Manager, Mercy
Corps Uganda to: ug-mcjobs@mercycorps.org
Deadline: 20th July 2018
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