UN Careers – Senior Risk Management & Compliance Adviser – Risk Management – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: D1
About US:
The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14,
1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute
of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead
and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent
solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and
well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness,
as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the
Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary:  The Senior Risk Management & Compliance
Adviser – Risk Management will be part of a network of Risk Management 2.0
practitioners and will collaborate with the Chief Risk Officer and this network
to ensure strengthening of risk culture across UNHCR. Special attention is paid
to coherence, identification of systemic issues requiring a corporate-wide
response, and sharing of good risk management practices and lessons learnt.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Advise and support the
    Representative/Bureau Director on risk management, compliance, and
    oversight matters, assisting him/her in discharging his/her responsibilities
    and accountabilities to manage risks comply with policies and procedures;
  • Ensure risk management, ethical and
    integrity considerations are integrated into decision making, planning,
    monitoring, evaluation, reporting and contingency activities in the
    Operation(s)/Bureau under the Area of Responsibility (AoR);
  • Promote collaboration of different
    functions within the operation/Bureau/divisions to address cross cutting
    risks and issues;
  • Support the Representative/Bureau
    Director in the implementation of oversight recommendations to improve
    risk management, compliance and quality of outputs;
  • Represent UNHCR in relevant internal and
    external task forces/meetings on risk management and oversight matters;
  • Work with internal and external
    oversight entities, develop and implement procedures to collect relevant
    data and efficiently track and report specific issues, trends and
    cross-cutting matters representing a high risk to the Operation(s) under
  • Prepare or review and input to
    management reports to external stakeholders;
  • Assist the Representative/Bureau
    Director in formulating the Operation¿s/Region’s communication strategy on
    risk management, compliance, quality and oversight related matters;
  • With assistance from and in coordination
    with the ERM Unit, Global Learning Centre, and other Headquarter Services,
    as required, train UNHCR teams and partners to raise awareness of and
    skills in risk management, and to strengthen the culture of integrity and
  • Promote and disseminate policies,
    good-practices and guidance on risk management in the operation/region.
    Provide field based support and guidance jointly with Headquarters for
    corporate risk management developments and initiatives;
  • Provide regular updates to the
    Representative(s), Bureau Director, Chief Risk Officer and Inspector
    General on matters related to risk, compliance and quality, including on
    emerging risks and opportunities;
In-situ and roving
posts only
  • Coordinate and facilitate the risk
    review exercises with functional experts and management to agree on the
    corporate risk register, and appropriate risk responses; facilitate,
    monitor and report on the implementation of agreed responses;
  • Analyse risk management, compliance, and
    oversight findings and recommendations. In coordination with the Bureau
    and HQ, identify lessons learnt and root cause(s) of recurring systemic
    issues in the Operation. Prepare summary reports, with recommendations, on
    significant matters requiring management action or intervention, or
    changes to corporate level policies/procedures;
  • In consultation with the Chief Risk
    Officer, assess the methodology, tools and practices related to the
    implementation of risk management activities in the Operation to
    strengthen integrity identify root causes of risks, and propose mitigating
    measures with a focus on prevention.
Bureau posts only
  • Coordinate and quality assure the risk
    review exercise in the operations under the AoR. Monitor that appropriate
    action is taken to mitigate the identified risks;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the Bureau
    risk review and ensure it reflects the key risks in the operations under
    the Bureau;
  • Coordinate the development of
    cross-functional risk-based regional oversight monitoring plans of
    operations under AoR.
  • Analyse risk management, compliance, and
    oversight findings and recommendations. Produce a regional risk report on
    a regular basis, summarizing key oversight themes and using risk
    information (e.g. metrics, risk indicators, incidents) to highlight the
    highest risks at the regional level, identify lessons learnt and root
    causes. Recommend improvements and enhancements on significant matters
    requiring management action or intervention, or changes to corporate level
    policies / procedures;
  • Conduct risk-based monitoring and
    support missions to countries under their AoR to assess the adequacy of
    risk management and compliance systems, structures, procedures and
    capacities – report back to the Chief Risk Officer in order to help
    improve enterprise wide risk management methodologies, tools and
  • Perform other related duties as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Senior Risk Management & Compliance Adviser – Risk
    Management job opportunity should hold 17 years relevant experience with
    Undergraduate degree; or 16 years relevant experience with Graduate
    degree; or 15 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree in these
    fields; Business Administration; International Affairs; Political Science;
    Risk Management; or other relevant field.
  • Prince2-Project Management;
  • HCR Risk Management Basics & ERM
  • A minimum of eight years of experience
    in a senior managerial/leadership positions involving, amongst other
    things, responsibilities relating to risk management, compliance and
    quality of results.
  • Knowledge of and working experience with
    Enterprise Risk Management frameworks.
  • Experience in liaising with governmental
    and / or diplomatic authorities as well as international institutions and
    partner organizations.
  • Excellent judgement with proven ability
    to deal with complex interrelated issues and strong analytical and problem
    solving skills to develop solutions that address root causes.
  • Excellent communicator with strong
    interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Strong management skills in
    collaboration, team building, capacity development and with ability to
    deliver quality results on time.
  • Exposure to and experience in UN or
    humanitarian field operations and emergencies in various geographical
    locations and multiple functional areas.
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity,
    objectivity, impartiality and fairness.
  • Language Requirements: Knowledge of English and/or UN working
    language of the duty station if not English.
  • Good working knowledge of UNHCR’s
    mandate, field operations, organizational structure, and policies &
    procedures. Certification in risk management.

Functional Skills
  • MG- Risk Management;
  • TR-Training/Coaching/Facilitation;
  • MG-Change Management
  • MG-Project Management;
  • MS-Provide support, advice, and guidance
    in the relevant field;
  • MG-Strategic Planning;
How to Apply:
All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the
link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job
Deadline: 19th August 2019
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