Risk and Compliance Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Job Title:    Risk and Compliance Officer

Organization:  Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Reports to: Risk
and Compliance Manager


About US:

Catholic Relief
Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements 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 Risk and Compliance Officer will conduct
risk and compliance related activities for the country program (CP) including
sub-recipient compliance adhering to CRS policies, local laws, and donor regulations
to help ensure effective delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and
vulnerable. Your knowledge and skills will help reduce risk to staff, to the
effectiveness of our programming and to the people we serve through the
application of the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

with the Risk and Compliance manager and CP leadership on strengthening
internal control systems and processes.

systems verification and identify risk issues, weaknesses/ inefficiencies,
anomalies, challenges, and propose solutions to address them and improve system

collaboration with the Risk and Compliance Manager, conduct regular internal
control reviews to assess the effectiveness of controls in operations and
program management systems and processes for the country program including the
sub-offices in accordance with CRS Policies and Procedures.

implement and advise on the sub-recipient financial management policy (SRFMP)

the planning and performance of internal audits, control reviews and compliance
assessments, conduct audit activities as applicable. Help analyze results and
provide recommendations.

the design and facilitation of trainings and institutional capacity
strengthening plans for CRS and partners in consideration of donors’
requirements and partners’ systems and procedures.

the country program’s external and internal audits and the coordination of
action plans to close out audit findings.

and facilitate the monitoring of progress, and the evaluation of effectiveness
of all agreed actions arising from the findings and recommendations of country
program reports and documenting progress on periodic action plan.

internal investigation of reported potential and alleged incidents of collusion
and fraud.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Risk and Compliance Officer
job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or
other relevant Bachelor’s strongly preferred. Accounting and other relevant
certification(s) a plus.

certification in CPA, CIA and ACCA will be an added advantage.

of four years of work experience, ideally with an international organization,
with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 3 of
these years entailing audit, compliance or risk management experience.

of audit standards and compliance regulations and familiarity with international
standards for internal control and risk and compliance management (e.g., COSO,

relationship management skills. Ability to relate to people at all levels
internally and externally.

analytical, planning, organizational, and systems thinking skills.

to make sound judgment.

Able to
prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines.

technical writing skills.

to work effectively under pressure and flexibility.

Able to
professionally maintain confidential information.

conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of

resourceful and results-oriented

customer service orientation with excellent communication and interpersonal

in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information
management systems.

Fluency in oral and written
English with ability to write technical reports required.


Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff): 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.

with Integrity


Constructive Relationships



How to Apply:

All candidates should
Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files and/or
scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject

line of the email,
copy and paste – RISKANDCOMPLIANCEOFFICER only. All applications that do not
contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.


NB: Only
selected candidates will be notified


Deadline: 30th March 2021


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