These jobs are located in Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs) covering both the risk and compliance responsibilities. In RBs, the job holders are part of a team and will report to the Regional Risk and Compliance Advisor or Regional Risk focal point. In COs with lower risk profile the job holders may operate individually and report to the Country Director or the Deputy Country Director with functional supervision from the Regional Risk and Compliance Advisor where present, or the Chief of the Enterprise Risk Management Unit.
In lower risk environments, job holders operate individually or may be part of a risk & compliance team. In higher risk environments job holders operate as part of a team and report to Senior Risk and Compliance Advisor/Focal point.
Provide effective support in the establishment of effective risk assessment and risk management activities; application of controls and compliance with policies and procedures; and contribution to the overall effectiveness of operations and optimization of WFP resources by championing the
mainstreaming of WFP’s risk and compliance framework.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):
- Contribute to embedding risk assessment in planning and decision making through developing and/or monitoring of key risk appetite metrics and risk indicators, and regular updating of risk registers, including progress towards implementing the risk mitigation actions.
- Provide support to managers in analysing and strengthening existing processes on risk & compliance issues and on maintaining an effective internal control environment to support operational efficiency.
- Provide assistance in ensuring that the use of all WFP resources is in conformity with approved CO strategic plans/project plans, WFP rules and procedures, and donor funding agreements.
- Contribute to ideas on enhancement of adequate internal control systems with clear accountabilities, including performance and risk management systems, monitoring and oversight processes and techniques, tools, processes to support their implementation.
- Contribute to the development of compliance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by 1st Line of Defense colleagues for managing the risk and compliance process, including criteria for conducting risk and compliance missions, training materials and modules, etc.
- Support relevant managers in their regular and ad hoc risk assessments in regional, country and field offices risk assessments to: identify and evalutate risks, assess effectiveness of the internal controls, and assess the potential for fraud and corruption in operational activities.
Contribute to risk management effectiveness across the office and all aspects of WFP’s operations.
Support managers in their fact finding reviews and fraud risk assessments. Collect and analyse data on fraud incidents, fraud risk metrics, and fraud risk appetite, support training in AFAC standards.
- Contribute to accountability across functional units, prepare comprehensive reports summarising the status of compliance of internal controls, key oversight themes, and using risk information (e.g. risk indicators, incidents) to highlight areas out of risk appetite and contribute ideas on required actions in areas of risk & compliance vulnerability.
- Support managers in the preparation of risk information for management to share with external stakeholders such as UN system-wide engagement, donors, and partners.
- Assess information/training needs and prepare and deliver training programmes or information sessions for colleagues and partners in RB or CO to enhance understanding of risk management and compliance with WFP policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
- Support risk management focal points in region/country offices.
- Demonstrate managerial and functional skills by effectively managing staff and building staff capabilities for high performance results.
- Other duties, as required.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS (details to be determined by Post Managers):
This section is optional to describe other duties, skills & knowledge required for the specific job.
WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK: COMMON STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOUR
Upholds WFP values, principles, and standards
Respects others and values diversity
Stays focused and calm under pressure
Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn
Leads by Example with Integrity
Demonstrates and encourages others to uphold the WFP values, principles and standards
Values diversity using respectful and inclusive language, and encourages others to do the same
Stays focused and calm when under pressure, encourages others to do the same, and offers guidance and support to manage difficult situations
Demonstrates humility and a willingness to learn and share knowledge, frequently seeking and acting on feedback, and pursuing opportunities to develop
Delivers results for maximum impact
Adapts readily to change
Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments
Identifies and aligns objectives to the required outcomes, holding self and/or others accountable for the delivery of results for maximum impact
Delegates responsibly and provides appropriate support empowering others to deliver results
Responds readily to change in different contexts and adapts accordingly
Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative
Is inclusive and collaborative
Promotes inclusive teamwork and psychological safety by encouraging colleagues to collaborate by sharing ideas and openly raising issues
Gives timely and
Supports development for others by giving timely and constructive feedback
Builds and shares new perspectives
Seeks out, trusts and listens attentively to diverse views to capture, learn, build and share new perspectives
fulfils WFP’s vision
Embraces curiosity and new ways of doing things
Analyses and evaluates data
Considers the impact of decisions
Applies Strategic Thinking
fulfils WFP’s vision and operational outcomes to deliver meaningful solutions
Demonstrates curiosity, designs and implements new ways of doing things when relevant
Gathers data and different perspectives, shares knowledge and uses evidence to inform decision making
Implements decisions, considering the risks and implications of actions for teams, projects and other initiatives
Collaborates to deliver common objectives
Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships
Initiates and builds partnerships by identifying and promoting opportunities for mutual areas of interest and benefit
Collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives by sharing information and co- creating innovative solutions with beneficiaries when appropriate
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:
- Has gained programme/project management experience
- Has conducted monitoring and reporting activities, demonstrating knowledge of results hierarchy, performance metrics and measurement
- Participated in risk analysis and risk mitigation strategies development and/or implementation
STANDARD MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Advanced University degree in business/public administration, finance, accounting, international development, audit or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses in audit, performance and risk management or other related
Typically three years of relevant progressively responsible experience in undertaking and/or contributing to risk management activities, including assessing and recommending effective internal controls and mitigation actions, in various organizations that use modern enterprise risk management frameworks, techniques and systems.
Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (a WFP working language).
National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s
language, if different
Deadline for application : September 30, 2022