Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator US Non-profit Careers – Mercy Corps

Organisation: Mercy
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Mercy Corps is a
leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is
possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world,
we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over
adversity and build stronger communities from within, now, and for the
future.  We help people overcome poverty
and conflict. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people
transform their lives. To grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately
advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer
innovative, sustainable solutions. During our 34-year history, our work has
improved more than 170 million lives in more than 115 countries around the
Job Summary:  The Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator
will coordinate Internal Risk Management initiatives by the INGO IRMG,
including facilitating assessments, development of guidelines, facilitating
training, and coordinating internal and external communications for the group,
including advocacy.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Facilitate monthly meetings of the IRMG, and support information
    gathering and analysis to support effective discussions during these
  • Coordinate assessment of risk management and accountability
    practices among INGOs working in Uganda. The objective of the assessment
    will be to map out and analyze current NGO accountability standards and
    approaches to risk management and mitigation in Uganda, and identify gaps,
    synergies and points of commonality – including the most frequent patterns
    of fraud and misconduct in Uganda, with practical recommendations for how
    to address them;
  • Based on the results of assessment, support preparation of
    guidelines for risk management and accountability for INGOs in Uganda;
  • Facilitate awareness raising sessions and training to increase INGO
    capacity to prevent, mitigate and respond to risks. This will include
    curriculum development taking into account the needs and priorities of
    INGOs of varying sizes.
  • Coordination of data collection to contribute to the discussion led
    by donors on “the costs of doing business” to have effective systems in
    place and an estimation of what the “return on investment” will be for
    INGOs and donors;
  • Support advocacy by the group to a wide range of donors and UN
  • Support active engagement with the UNHCR led Steering Committee on
    Refugee Feedback, Referral and Resolution Mechanism (FRRM) and the common
    system that UNHCR plans to pilot in a number of settlements.
  • Coordinate communication between the IRMG and donors, the Ugandan
    Government and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate establishment and support to subgroups of IRMG member
    staff on specific topics, identified in the risk assessment, during the
    workshops or in other IRMG learning and sharing forums.
  • Conduct overall administrative management of the initiative
    including work planning, budget management and reporting to donors.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a B.Sc. or MA university degree in human
    resources, business administration, finance, accounting or a related
    business field is required (A certification in the field will be an
    advantage, e.g. CPA, CIA).
  • Five years of related work experience with a business or
    not-for-profit organization;
  • Strong background in compliance, safeguarding and internal controls;
    experience in auditing or investigating wrongful conduct preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of aid accountability, codes of conduct, and
    principles around protection and safeguarding.
  • Ability to work with various administrative and program levels in
    the organization;
  • Strong organizational and research skills with  a broad understanding of various program
    sectors and activities;
  • Extensive knowledge of compliance and safeguarding donor rules,
    regulations including USAID, ECHO, DFID, UN, etc.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, diplomacy, tact and ability to achieve
    results collaboratively with individuals not under supervisory control.
  • Skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analyzing data.
  • Ability to deliver training and prepare training materials.
  • Self-motivated and able to deliver without close supervision.
How to Apply:
Please send your CV
and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below.
Applications may not exceed 2MBs.
People Performance
Plot 8 Kitante
Close, Kitante
P.O. BOX 12405,
Deadline: 22nd March 2019.
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