Risk Management Coordinator Career Opportunity – East African Community (EAC)

Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station:  EAC Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Secretary General
Job Reference Number: EAC/HR//2014-2015/014
About EAC:
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
Job Summary: The Risk Management Coordinator will offer technical assistance on risk management for the assigned Departments/areas of the EAC Organs and Institutions and come up with the risk register that to be updated time to time.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Initiate and champion the risk management practices in the Community i.e. Plan, design and implement risk management process for the assigned areas by developing practical operating models;
  • Provide technical assistance in relation to Risk Management to EAC Management in designing processes, policies and procedures to identify and manage threats to the achievement of objectives over the assigned Departments/areas of EAC Organs and Institutions;
  • Manage the process of identifying and assessing the risks affecting the assigned Department/areas of EAC Organs and Institutions;
  • Actively facilitate the risk identification and assessment/ analysis workshops for heads of departments and compile the result into a risk registers of Units/Departments and Directorates;
  • Assist in selecting and implementing measures to control and mitigate risks including activities to avoid risks, transfer risks and terminate risks;
  • Monitor effectiveness of the processes used in identifying the external and internal risks that the assigned EAC Organs and Institutions face, evaluating the likely effect of these risks, proposing a range of control measures and monitoring and evaluating the success of these measures;
  • Manage, and assist in implementing, the plan of risk control actions (e.g. on health and safety measures, liaison with regulators, and business continuity plans etc.)
  • Actively coordinate monitoring and evaluation of the assigned areas of EAC Organs and Institutions’ success in managing their risks;
  • Organize appropriate risk reporting procedures in line with the EAC approved Risk Management Framework;
  • Ensure establishment of a strong, proactive risk management culture.
  • Assist in implementation of an appropriate risk reporting to unit heads and top management providing a plan on how to minimize any exposure;
  • Offer technical support, education and training to staff, commonly at management level of the assigned areas;
  • Ensure that Head of Department are aware of risks relevant to their areas of operations and the individual staff understands their accountability for individual risks;
  • Collaborate with Other EAC assurance services such as Internal Audit, Legal Departments, the Audit and Risk Committee and the Audit Commission to ensure compliance with established legal and regulatory requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the East African Community (EAC) vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized university
  • Professional Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA);
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in risk management
  • Advanced organizing and planning, negotiation, and numeracy skills;
  • Computer literacy i.e. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (speaking, writing and presenting in English).
  • Practical knowledge of the general tools and techniques of risk management;
How to Apply: 
All citizens of the East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda) are invited to by submitting their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees.
NB:  Please quote the respective reference number on both on the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Please also Note:
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
The complete applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of academic certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Send hard copies to:
The Director,
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
10th Floor PPF Tower
Cnr of Ohio Street & Garden Avenue:
P O Box 1559 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Fax +255(22) 2116379
E-mail to: esd@deloitte.co.tz
Deadline:  Monday, 10th November 2014.
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