Risk and Compliance Advisor

at World Vision Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted February 20, 2021
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


    • Purpose of the Job.
      1. Developing Comprehensive Risk Profile

      •   Leads, facilitates, and advises all Division/Departments in assessing risks and designing risk management programs within their own departments. i.e. through completing the Riskconnect.
      •  Take lead in the development and implementation of systems, policies and procedures for the identification, collection, analysis and escalation of risk related information.
      •   Work with the ERM Committee to develop and maintain an updated NO Risk Register to prioritize specific risks to WV Ethiopia and ensure that regular monitoring of risk is carried out by Management.
      • Contribute towards the maintenance of effective internal control systems in the entire World Vision office by ensuring that risk identification is embedded in the routine operating procedures of the organization.
      •  Facilitates and monitors the implementation of effective Risk Management practices by operational Management and assist Risk Owners in defining target risk exposure and reporting adequate risk –related information throughout the National Office.

      2. Developing Risk Management Program

      •   Support National Director in Providing Professional leadership and working with the Senior Management and National Advisory Board (Finance and Audit Sub-committee) to contribute to the development and implementation of the organization’s Risk Management Program in a manner that fulfills the mission and strategic goals of the organization.
      • Document and ensure Communication of Key Risks to the leadership and National Advisory Board on Monthly and quarterly basis respectively, and determine that risk treatment Plans have been tracked and implemented by management within the agreed timelines.
      •  Work closely with the Risk Owners to ensure that suspected and actual identified risks are timely reported in the IIIM System as per the WVI Policy and Protocols. This includes and not limited to Frauds, Asset losses and misappropriations, Child Protection issues, Vehicle Accidents etc.

      3. Ensuring Compliance

      •  Ensuring that WV Ethiopia complies with donor (grant requirements) and government (statutory and legal) regulations and identifies risk areas. Risks identified incorporated and updated in the risk register.
      • Monitors other various specific risks such as noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations, Financial and other organizational policies.

      • 4. Risk Management Coordination

        •  Work closely with  Internal auditor and IPH committee, WV Ethiopia Attorney/legal advisor, Insurance, Security Officers, Financial Analysts and anybody investigating any incidences that may result to loss of WV Ethiopia assets, support the recovery of lost assets and communicate deterrent Measures e.g. Recovery of assets from ex-staff related party organizations and vendors, recover from  local and Global insurance.
          • ·  Coordinate special assignments and investigations at the request of the IPH committee and National Director, including but not limited to following up of, Anonymous reports, whistle blowers, leads from Financial Review Reports and bring it to the level of the Integrity and Protection Hotline ( IPH ) Committee to undertakecomprehensive investigation in line with WVI Investigation Protocols.
          • ·         Facilitates or Coordinates Quarterly ERM/FAR Committee Meetings, provides secretarial support to the committee and ensures that action items are followed up and implemented.
          •  Working closely with the Regional/CPO Risk Management committees to ensure Rollout of Risk Management Programs throughout the CPOs

          5. Serving as ERM subject Matter expert

          • Providing guidance and training on Risk Management Processes to the Cluster ERM and NO ERM/FAR Committee.
          • Awareness Creation to all Staff on all areas of Risk identification, Reporting and escalation in line with WV Integrated Incident Management Protocols. – IIMS Protocols.
          • Facilitate and coordinate  anti-fraud and anti-corruption training with Regional and Global office for WVE staff
          •  Training Risk Owners and all staff on Incident Reporting as per WV Policy.
          • Oversee implementation of Anti-Corruption Awareness Programs with WV Ethiopia at all levels of the Organization.
          •  Alerting Management to emerging issues and changing regulatory and Risk Scenarios.
          •  Educates and trains the National Board, leadership, staff and implementing partners as to the risk management strategy, and their respective responsibilities in carrying out the risk management program

      6. Risk Management and Compliance.

      • Ensure Quarterly Field Financial Reviews are performed at all levels (HO, RO, CPO and AP) for risk assessment and mitigation, and that issues arising there from are adequately and timely addressed.
      • Coordinate Annual Internal Control Assessments in all Departments, RO / CPOs/APs  and ensure that Internal Control Assessment Templates (ICAT) are completed and submitted by January 31st of every year.
      • Ensure adequate systems are in place for review of all AP’, CPO’s and IDPs disbursements for proper coding, expense allocation to various funding sources (T4) and are within WVI and WV Ethiopia Finance Policy.
      • Support the Finance Director to ensure that updated policies are in place to facilitate Field Finance operations.
      • Risk Management Training and antifraud policy at Clusters Offices.
      • Ensure that Ethiopian Government Regulations and laws are adhered to by WVE business processes and decisions.
      •  Risk Reports submitted on a timely basis.
    • Major responsibilities
    • In collaboration with the various Risk Owners this role will be responsible for coordinating and implementing WVE’s Risk and Compliance Management Programs. This position be a Risk Prime and support all Risk owners(all Director who are risk owners) in coordinating all aspects of ERM Process including Risk Identification and ReportingERM Committee Coordination \ FacilitationRisk Treatment MonitoringOwning and updating the NO Risk Registerand serving as the ERM Subject matter expert. 

Job Requirements

  • The holder of this position must have a minimum of a Bachelors’ Degree from a recognized University preferably in Finance/Accounting or Economics. MBA will be an added advantage.
  •  Membership to professional bodies like Institute of Internal Auditors, Institute of Fraud Examiners, ACCA and etc. are Preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 5years’ experience with regards to the management of resources, finances, people, assets and good understanding of designing, planning, implementation, supervising and reporting on integrated development, relief and/or advocacy projects;
  •  Should have at least 2 years’ experience as a risk management directly or indirectly.
  •  The holder of this position must be a mature and results orientated leader who can handle sensitive information and discern risk areas of WV Ethiopia and work with management to mitigate or prevent and protect the staff, organizational image, assets, and resources of the organization.

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Office based environment with frequent travel to the field;
  • Available to represent WVE at critical functions with the board and moments as needed
  • Travel required: up to 50% domestic travel and occasional International
  • Available to serve on other working groups as requested.


Applying Instructions

Interested applicants are required to attach Current CV with three references & fill employment application form which can be found http://docs.ethiojobs.net/wve-jaf.pdf ) and email before the closing date of this announcement to Recruitment_ethiopia@wvi.org and/or via ethiojobs.net


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