Senior Risk and Compliance Officer Job Vacancy – aBi Trust

Organisation: Agricultural Business Initiative (aBi)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Legal and Compliance Manager
About US:
The Agricultural Business
Initiative (aBi) Trust is a multi- donor entity jointly founded by the
Governments of Denmark and Uganda to support private sector led agricultural
development to achieve the objective of the Government of Uganda’s
Competitiveness and investment Climate Strategy (CICS). The mandate of aBi
Trust is to support the private sector actors to increase their contribution to
the agricultural sector by increasing land and labour productivity, and market
competitiveness thereby contributing to poverty reduction through economic
growth, wealth, and employment creation. aBi Trust strengthens competitiveness
of the Agricultural and Agro-processing sectors through two (2) interrelated
components: Value Chain Development (VCD) including trade-related Sanitary and
Phyto-Sanitary and Quality Management Systems (SPS/QMS) and Financial Services
Development (FSD).
Job Summary:  The Senior
Risk and Compliance Officer will guide the management of aBi on any potential
risks to the existence of the organisation, identify and assess threats, put
contingency plans in place and decide how to avoid, reduce or transfer risks.
He / she will be responsible for managing the risk to the organisation, its employees,
customers, reputation, assets and interests of stakeholders.
Key Duties and
  • In
    charge of the planning, designing and implementing an overall risk
    management process for the organisation;
  • Risk
    assessment: analyzing risks as well as identifying, describing and
    estimating the risks affecting the business; Risk evaluation: comparing
    estimated risks with criteria established by the organisation such as
    costs, legal requirements and environmental factors, and evaluating the
    organization’s previous handling of risks;
  • The
    incumbent will play a role in establishing and quantifying the
    organization’s ‘risk appetite’, i.e. the level of risk they are prepared
    to accept
  • Responsible
    for risk reporting in an appropriate way for different audiences, for
    example, to the Board of Trustees so they understand the most significant
    risks, to senior management to ensure they are aware of risks relevant to
    their departments and to individuals to understand their accountability
    for individual risks;
  • Corporate
    governance involving external risk reporting to stakeholders;
  • Carrying
    out processes such as appropriate insurance covers are taken, implementing
    health and safety measures and making business continuity plans to limit
    risks and prepare for if things go wrong. These processes need to be
    coordinated with the Corporate Services Manager;
  • Carrying
    out audits of policy and compliance to standards, including liaison with
    internal and external auditors;
  • Offering
    technical support. education and training to staff to build risk awareness
    within the organisation.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    Senior Risk and Compliance Officer should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Business, Economics, Finance or related field. Professional qualification
    of CIA, ACCA or CPA is a must
  • Applicants
    with risk management and compliance training will possess an added advantage.
  • At
    least five years’ experience in risk and compliance management. Prior experience
    in agricultural related sector is an added advantage.
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of operational, financial, quality assurance,
    and human resource procedures and regulations is a must.
  • Possess
    the ability to conduct periodic risk assessment and response plans.
  • Ability
    and experience in conducting internal monitoring and company audits
  • Articulate,
    effective communication skills.
  • Well-developed
    analytical skills and innovative strategic thinking
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should send their updated resumes with two career references
including their contact numbers and copies of academic and professional
certificates/ testimonials by email only to:
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted for interviews.
Deadline: 10th July

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