Team Leader – Risk and Compliance US NGO Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Job Title:         Team Leader – Risk and Compliance
Organization: Catholic
Relief Services (CRS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Risk
& Compliance
About US:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit
organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United
States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at
the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and
as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values
and our commitment to serving those in need.

Job Summary: The Team Leader – Risk
and Compliance will play a key role in ensuring internal control and improving
compliance with agency and donor regulations. Use established standards,
policies, and procedures to assist program implementation. The jobholder will
steer and coordinate systems improvement initiatives and timely corrective
actions, and oversee implementation of adequate internal control procedures for
effective stewardship and management of resources.
Key Duties and
Lead Assignments- Systems Reviews/Audits/Investigations & other
projects as assigned by the supervisor:
  • Manage and oversee and/or perform audits,
    internal control reviews and compliance assessment activities for CP and
    partners. Analyze findings and make recommendations to address identified
    control gaps.
  • Manage multiple assignments and ensure key
    steps (planning, execution, reporting) are coordinated effectively with
    input from key stakeholders.
  • Lead teams, coordinate, and provide
    professional advice with regard to internal control systems and financial
    compliance. Propose strategies to strengthen country office control
    systems and procedures.
  • Develop/modify audit programs and tools
    for internal control reviews and compliance assessment.
  • Effectively document and write reports on
    findings and recommendation to improve processes controls and systems.
  • Perform special audits/investigations and
    effectively report the outcome to supervisor and CP management.
Support EARO CPs on risk and compliance matters:
  • Provide support to CPs and ensure risk
    management and compliance systems and processes are aligned with Agency
    policies and procedures, donor regulations, and applicable local laws.
  • Analyze operating context and recommend
    revisions to existing policies and procedures and/or new ones as
  • Demonstrate knowledge and be first point
    of contact for colleagues and management in various CPs on
    compliance-related issues.
  • Assist CPs operations and program teams
    with risk identification, analysis and mitigation.
  • Periodically support various CPs to
    develop risk and compliance trends analysis.
Audit Liaison and support to CPs:
  • Serve as the main contact person during
    internal and external audits: coordinate preparation activities; oversee
    and guide provision of support and documentation to auditors during audit;
    serve as a critical advisor to CP management on management responses, etc.
  • Coordinate follow-up of recommendations
    & closure activities for both internal and external audits; support,
    monitor and verify audit closure; oversee that systems are in place to
    avoid recurrence of audit findings.
Capacity Building:
  • Coordinate with the supervisor and CP
    management to identify knowledge and skills gaps and manage provision of
    capacity building interventions in the areas of compliance and risk
    management to staff and partners.
  • Develop training materials; facilitate workshops
    and trainings as needed.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Manage and develop staff that can
    effectively discharge the mandate of the Risk & Compliance function
  • Ensure responsibilities and performance
    expectations are clearly communicated.
  • Ensure effective delegation of duties and
  • Organize assignments and tasks,
    expectations in a way that fosters opportunities for staff to learn and
  • Manage self and team development by
    providing coaching, feedback, mentoring, support, resources, and reinforcement.
  • Complete all aspects of the CRS
    Performance Management system on time and effectively to create a
    high-performance culture and a positive work environment. Deal effectively
    and promptly with performance issues.
  • Process and authorize all administrative
    documents related to personnel management, such as Timesheets, TEVs, Leave
    Requests, etc.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the Catholic
    Relief Services (CRS) Team Leader – Risk and Compliance job opportunity
    should hold a University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Risk &
    Compliance or related field or equivalent work experience (A certification
    in the field will be an advantage, e.g. CPA, CIA).
  • At least seven years of professional
    experience in audit, finance, accounting, or grant management position.
  • Prior experience with big audit firms an
  • Excellent influencing skills, diplomacy,
    tact and ability to obtain cooperation of individuals not under
    supervisory control.
  • Experience and ability to recommend value
    added solutions.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Experience with internal control, Audit
    & financial systems review.
  • Previous experience working with
    institutional donors (e.g. USAID, EU, UN) preferred.
  • Knowledge of CRS policies and systems
    highly desirable; understands financial impact of activities.
  • Skilled in collecting, synthesizing and
    analyzing data.
  • High level of language proficiency in
    English (speaking, reading, and writing); able to make oral presentations
    and write clear reports.
  • Ability to deliver training and prepare
    training materials will be an asset.
  • Self-motivated and able to deliver without
    close supervision.
  • Persistent and resolute.
  • Experience in auditing USAID-funded
    projects is an added advantage.
  • Ability to use MS Windows and MS Office packages
    (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Accounting Applications.
  • Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS
    Staff): Serves
    with Integrity, Models Stewardship, Cultivates
    Constructive Relationships, Promotes Learning
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are encouraged
to send their cover letters, CVs and three work references (names and contact
information only) to
Deadline: 1st October
2017 by 5:00PM

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