Risk Assurance Manager NGO Jobs – Plan International

Job Title:        Risk Assurance Manager
Organisation: Plan
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Country
About US:
Plan International
was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s
development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a world
in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect
people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious, political
or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary:  The Risk Assurance Manager contributes to our
global purpose by supporting the Risk Assurance function to create a
comprehensive approach across the organisation to identify, test, evaluate,
treat and monitor risks and opportunities that could negatively impact on the
successful delivery of Plan International Uganda’s country strategy and
objectives. The Risk Manager reports directly to the Country Director and
supervises the two Internal Controllers and has oversight of the risk
department’s operational budget. The position is a key member of the Country Management
Team (CMT) with frequent engagement with the Country Leadership Team (CLT).
Programme Area and National Programme Managers. The role of the Risk Manager is
to lead the department as a supportive and engaging with colleagues and aligned
with the critical behaviour of Working Well Together. Even though the role
ensures check and balances of appropriate internal controls are in place and in
practice, the role is not that of audit or “watch-dog” but will build awareness
of Plan International’s zero tolerance policies and help ensure these are
understood across both Plan and partner staff. The role ensures there is a
comprehensive, coordinated and consistent quality in the process to report on
key risks and implementation of risk management strategy and influence change
to strengthen organisation wide accountability
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Lead and oversee risk assessments across all Plan International
    Uganda programmes and support functions
  • Provide assurance to management regarding risk management,
    governance and control processes and provide innovative best practices to
    make improvements
  • Required to conduct special audits and investigations as needed and
  • Strengthening capacity and building awareness staff and local
    partners on best internal control practices and standards.
  • Ensure that Plan International Uganda is adhering to the global risk
    register and policy
  • Responsible to ensure that all Audit Actions are logged and acted
    upon within agreed timelines.
  • Prepare a six-monthly internal control review plan for projects,
    departments and partners and share with CLT/CMT accordingly.
  • Perform special assignments, investigations, and performance audits
    as needed.
  • Conduct regular capacity strengthening of local partners as per
    areas identified in due diligence
  • To disseminate frameworks, tools and formats for risk assessments;
    including coordinating training on process, review of status of risk
    registers, state of affairs for management follow up with the designated
    risk, control and action owners
  • Support management in assessing enterprise wide risks and
    identifying emerging risks.
  • Assist organization in evaluating effectiveness of risk mitigation
    strategies, and designing adequate internal controls to enable
  • Effectively plan and document audits using quality plans, and
  • Participate in coordination of outsourced audit activities including
    external audits.
  • Supervise, coach, motivate and evaluate performance of staff in the
    risk assurance department following Plan’s Human Resource Manual.
Dealing with
  • Fraud – develop and disseminate preventive measures and controls
    which ensures less time is spent reacting to situations and more time is
    spent taking advantage of opportunities and,
  • Investigating fraud cases detected or reported.
Child Protection
Policy and Gender Equality & Inclusion Policy Responsibilities (mandatory
for all staff)
  • Adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, Code of
    Conduct and reporting any emerging issues.
  • Responsible for the implementation of the Policy standards as they
    apply to area of responsibility plus the development of actions to address
    identified gaps and monitoring their effectiveness.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safe Guarding
    Children and Youth and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully
    embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy
    including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable
    to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to,
    ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their
    responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of
    Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns
    are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
Commitments Responsibilities
  • Design and support implementation of programmes that are aligned
    with the Sponsorship Commitments, ensuring that the interventions benefit
    Sponsored Children.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Plan International Risk Assurance Manager
    job opportunity must be a Certified internal auditor (CIA)
  • CPA/ACCA/QICA qualifications or degree in a relevant discipline is
    essential but not a prerequisite.
  • Experience and skills in auditing of community based organisations
    and grant funded projects.
  • At least five years of working experience in a similar position in a
    reputable institution, preferably an (I)NGO.
  • Good computer skills with the ability to work with SAP or other
  • Practical experience of risk identification, evaluation and a good
    understanding of risk management.
  • Strong analytical skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 28th December 2018
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