UN Careers – Risk Management Officer – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Job Title:      Risk
Management Officer

Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Vacancy Notice: Internal/ External Vacancy notice UNOPS/002/2020

Position Number: UNOPS/002/01

About UNOPS:

United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the
UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and
development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the
world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners
with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and
cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international financial
institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes
significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Work with the team in ensuring response to the recommendation by the
internal audit is in place:

shortfalls in evidence-based decision making and carry out or oversee the
preparation of any special studies, process mapping and analysis as requested
by management.

support of systems strengthening, transparency and accountability; liaise with
relevant Sectors and offices to monitor and identify critical and emerging
issues; recommend approaches and alternatives; anticipate political and
sensitive issues, research information, gather facts, develop alternatives and
coordinate a timely response on audit recommendation.

strengthen internal control mechanism, of particular finance, programme,
supply, livelihood and cash-based intervention, ensure relevant SOPs are set in
place and implementation and monitoring are being done in timely and regular

Risk management: Follow up on the identified high risks
mitigation and prevention measures;

participation in UNHCR Coordination Model and ad hoc multi-functional meetings,
support establishing linkages where risks are identified between sector
expertise, fundraising opportunities, and programming requirements in line with
field priorities to support a clear understanding of the country context,
analysis of the regional and national development plans, identification of main
partners, and strategic positioning of UNHCR in the potential operational
niches identified, including private sector opportunities.

the Principle Risk Management & Compliance Advisor in her liaison with
external stakeholders (e.g. Donors, Government Officers, Partners etc.) both as
a resource person and a Secretariat in coordination of related meetings and
production of relevant documentation;

strategic analysis of the key cross cutting studies, reports and trends, and
formulate recommendations for integration into risk assessments.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal
candidate for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Risk
Management Officer job opportunity should hold an Undergraduate degree
(equivalent of a BA/BS) in Finance, Political Science, Economics, Public
Policy, International Relations or other related fields is required.

5 years of previous relevant job experience with at least 3 years of experience
in audit, finance, risk assessment, and complex strategic policy analysis is

delivering in a demanding, results-oriented environment while working within
tight time constraints to meet deadlines with high quality work is required.

A proven
ability to act with discretion and diplomacy is required.

written and spoken English, including drafting and editing skills is required.

computer skills for MS Office Suite, specifically Word, SharePoint, and Excel
are required.




and Creativity


and Organizing



experience in UN and familiarity in programming, supply, finance and admin is

exposure to UNHCR refugee operations and function relating to operations and
programme activities is desirable

How to Apply:

If interested in
joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.

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Deadline: 9th June 2020

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