UN Jobs – Risk Management and Compliance Officer – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:    Risk Management and
Compliance Officer

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About UNHCR:

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.


Job Summary:  Reporting to the Senior Risk Management and
Compliance Advisor, the incumbent will support operational managers in
effective risk management and compliance thereby improving risk culture and
integrity in the organization. The incumbent shall assist in reviewing the
adequacy of risk management and compliance systems, structures, procedures and
capacities across the Operation, and support development and delivery of
measures as appropriate for their strengthening. The incumbent will be part of
a network Risk Management 2.0 practitioners and will support corporate
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) capacity to ensure coherence of approach,
identify and address systemic root causes requiring a corporate-level response,
and the sharing of best-practice.


Compliance with relevant policies and rules in operational management
constitutes a significant component of risk mitigation. Therefore, this
position will include review of compliance and support to address any issues
arising, with analysis of reasons for non-compliance and appropriate measures
going forward.


The incumbent will work with managers and staff to assist and build their
capacities to identify and address risk and compliance issues in their areas of


Key Duties and

  • Provide support on risk management
    approaches, tools and compliance issues to management and staff.
  • Support the integration of risk management
    in operational planning and decision-making processes.
  • Support the review of risks across the
    operation, including identification, analysis and assessment.
  • Support the design and implementation of
    risk mitigation actions as appropriate.
  • Assist the risk advisor and functional
    units in the operation with all aspects of risk management.
  • Maintain and update the Corporate Risk
    Register as an active risk management tool.
  • Support the coordination and delivery of
    relevant trainings, workshops and other capacity building initiatives
    relevant to risk management and compliance internally and with partners.
  • Contribute to improving procedures that
    integrate risk management and compliance within the Operation.
  • Assist in the coordination and the
    follow-up on the oversight entities recommendations (audit, inspection,
    evaluation as well as internal compliance monitoring/coordination review
    assignment), and take appropriate action with the operation¿s focal points
    to address any problems or difficulties arising from monitoring of the
  • Undertake support missions in the
    operation as necessary and agreed/requested.
  • Contribute to inter-agency forums and
    discussions related to risk management and compliance.
  • Prepare/contribute relevant inputs to
    reports and analysis as requested.
  • Access to staff and records as required
    to perform work.
  • Represent the Senior Risk Management and
    Compliance Advisor as assigned.
  • Assist in the review of the risk and
    compliance across the operation.
  • Perform other related duties as


Qualifications, Skills and

  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Risk Management and
    Compliance Officer job opportunity should hold; For P3 – 6 years relevant
    experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with
    Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree in
    Business Administration, Management, Law, Economics, International
    Relations or other relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience in project
    management. Good knowledge of UN/UNHCR regulations and policies.
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR/UN information
    systems (MSRP, Focus etc.) and standard computer applications (Excel,
    Word, Access, Visio, etc.).
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity,
    objectivity, impartiality and fairness.
  • Very strong analysis and drafting
  • MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data
  • IT-Microsoft Office Productivity
  • PG-Resource Planning; eg. FOCUS, Global
    Focus Insight;
  • IT-Computer Literacy;
  • MG-Project Management;
  • MG-Risk Management;
  • UN-UN/UNHCR Administrative Rules,
    Regulations and Procedures;
  • IT-MS Access;
  • IT-Microsoft Excel;
  • MS-Analysis;
  • LE-Forensic Audit and/or Fraud
  • (Functional Skills marked with an
    asterisk* are essential)
  • Language Requirements: For International Professional and Field
    Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty
    station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs:
    Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not
    English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of
    English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.



  • Professional qualification in
    accounting, audit, fraud, public administration.
  • General specific learning/training in
    the fields of evaluations, risk and programme management.
  • Knowledge of and working experience with
    Enterprise Risk Management frameworks.


How to Apply:

All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged
to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after
reviewing the job details.




Deadline: 4th March


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