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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


Risk and Compliance Officer – P3


Limited Fixed Term



DUTY STATION (City, Country):

Yaoundé, Cameroon


2 Years (24 Months)


Cameroon CO operates in an increasingly complex environment, requiring sound risk management and compliance programmes. To strengthen these practices, the CO is recruiting a Risk and Compliance officer to support in the management and control of risk assessment and compliance issues of the operation. The job holders 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.

The Job holders operate individually or may be part of a risk & compliance team.


Provide advice and specialized 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):

1. Ensure risk assessment is embedded in planning and decision making through developing and monitoring of key risk appetite metrics and risk indicators, and regular updating of risk registers, including progress towards implementing the risk mitigation actions.

2. Provide advice to RB and CO management and staff in enhancing the existing processes on risk & compliance issues and on maintaining an effective internal control environment to support operational efficiency.

3. 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.

4. Proactively 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.

5. 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.

6. Support relevant managers in their regular and ad hoc risk assessments in regional, country and field offices: to identify and assess risks, assess effectiveness of the internal controls, and evaluate the potential for fraud and corruption in operational activities.

7. Support risk management effectiveness across the office and all aspects of WFP’s operations.

8. 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, provide training in AFAC standards.

9. Facilitate 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 formulate sound recommendations on required actions in areas of risk & compliance vulnerability.

10. Support managers in the preparation of risk information for management to share with external stakeholders such as UN system-wide engagement, donors, and partners.

11. 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.

12. Support risk management focal points in region/country offices.

13. Demonstrate managerial and functional skills by effectively managing a team and building staff capabilities for high performance results.

14. Other duties, as required.


Leads by Example with Integrity

Upholds WFP values, Respects others Stays focused and Demonstrates

principles, and and values calm under humility and a

standards diversity pressure willingness to learn

Demonstrates and Values diversity Stays focused and Demonstrates humility

encourages others to using respectful calm when under and a willingness to

uphold the WFP and inclusive pressure, learn and share

values, principles and language, and encourages others knowledge, frequently

standards encourages others to do the same, and seeking and acting on

to do the same offers guidance and feedback, and pursuing

support to manage opportunities to

difficult situations develop

Drives Results

and Delivers on


Delivers results for Delegates Adapts readily to

maximum impact appropriately change

Identifies and aligns Delegates Responds readily to

objectives to the responsibly and change in different

required outcomes, provides contexts and

holding self and/or appropriate adapts accordingly

others accountable for support

the delivery of results empowering others

for maximum impact to deliver results

Fosters Inclusive

and Collaborative

Is inclusive and Gives timely and Builds and shares

Collaborative constructive new perspectives


Promotes inclusive Supports Seeks out, trusts

teamwork and development for and listens

psychological safety others by giving attentively to

by encouraging timely and diverse views to

colleagues to constructive capture, learn,

collaborate by sharing feedback build and share

ideas and openly new perspectives

raising issues

Applies Strategic


Communicates and Embraces Analyses and Considers the impact

fulfils WFP’s vision curiosity and new evaluates data of decisions

ways of doing


Communicates and Demonstrates Gathers data and Implements decisions,

fulfils WFP’s vision and curiosity, designs different considering the risks

operational outcomes and implements perspectives, and implications of

to deliver meaningful new ways of doing shares knowledge actions for teams,

solutions things when and uses evidence projects and other

relevant to inform decision initiatives


Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Builds partnerships Collaborates to

deliver common


Initiates and builds Collaborates with

partnerships by partners to deliver

identifying and common objectives

promoting by sharing

opportunities for information and co-

mutual areas of creating innovative

interest and benefit solutions with

beneficiaries when



  • Has experience in procurement and finance procedures and processes
  • Has relevant project management experience
  • Has conducted monitoring and reporting activities, demonstrating knowledge of results hierarchy, performance metrics and measurement
  • Has conducted risk analysis and developed risk mitigation strategies



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, Procurement, Certified Fraud Examiners or other related fields.


At least five years of relevant progressively responsible experience in Risk/Finance related functions of which (2 or more years) experience in leading, 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 and French language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of other official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (a WFP working language).

Terms and Conditions

Limited Fixed-Term Appointment (LFT) position is a non-mobile staff appointment in the international professional category for a limited period for up to 4 years and is open to all nationalities (for HQ and RBs) or candidates must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment (for Country Offices). The position is based in Dakar, Senegal and the selected candidate will be expected to relocate. Incumbents of LFT positions are not eligible to apply for other mobile positions advertised internally through the Reassignment.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards (http://icsc.un.org) including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting an inclusive work environment in which diversity is valued and where no form of discrimination is tolerated. We aim to achieve parity in our teams in Western Africa. Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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