Risk and Compliance Specialist International NGO Jobs – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Country
Director
About US:
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:  The Risk and Compliance Specialist will assist
the finance and grant management team in ensuring all DRC Uganda operations are
implemented within acceptable DRC and donor guidelines. Be the focal point for
DRC Uganda on compliance matters.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Design, Implement and maintain testing systems to ensure that all
    field offices are following DRC procurement, administrative policies and
    accepted accounting principles.
  • Carry out quarterly internal financial reviews to ensure that DRC
    and donor guidelines are implemented and followed. This includes but not
    limited to finance, procurement and administration and involves monthly
    financial and non-financial transactions/documents reviews and providing
    feedback to line managers for action.
  • While using the Compliance Self Checks (CSC), assist DRC Uganda
    field and country offices in developing recommendations and action points
    to improve on gaps identified;
  • Carry out internal compliance assessments to ensure that DRC and
    donor guidelines are implemented and upheld and that the findings are
    captured in the risk register/issues log.
  • Establish processes for the Finance and Grants team in consultation
    with Country Head of Support Services to ensure proper workflow, filing,
    and archiving of key documents is in place.
  • Coordinate and schedule necessary training of finance and
    non-finance staff to ensure that DRC and donor requirements are
    understood.
  • Quality assurance and provide input on day to day Project Cycle
    management process flows, As a member of the Risk Management Task force,
    input into CO risk registers and IL to ensure comprehensive reporting and
    escalation on risk and compliance.
  • Work closely with Country Head of Support to provide effective
    support in Counter Fraud measures to address Fraud Risk
  • Conduct partner capacity assessments and flag high-risk concerns to
    management and ensure mechanism is in place to monitor for sub-contracted
    partners.
  • Induct partner organizations in DRC rules and relevant donor
    requirements and monitor their performance for compliance.
  • Conduct partner reviews and ensure a system is in place for follow
    up action.
  • Conduct due diligence of partners and suppliers against main donor
    databases.
  • Maintain the audit recommendation tracking sheet and ensure timely
    reminders and follow with managements for implementation of the
    recommended actions;
  • Regularly review and suggest improvements to internal control
    environment on existing processes as well as new proposed internal
    processes. Provide instruction on compliance issues at kick-off meetings
    throughout the country.
  • Support Management during start up or field office closures to flag
    and identify risk potential risk and areas of exposure to management.
  • Receive and review institutional and high-risk donor financial
    reports from budget holders prior to submission to donors.
  • Lead on external audits in the country and coordinate pre-audit
    document completion as per organizational audit policy.
  • Take Lead and coordinate donor capacity and system assessments.
  • Support the Country SMT by conducting of investigations where
    necessary
  • Any other task as given by the Country Grants Manager and Country
    Director.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Risk and
    Compliance Specialist job placement must hold a Post graduate degree in
    Business Administration, Finance or Accounting
  • Degree in Accounting
  • Three years of relevant experience with an international NGO in
    grant accounting.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Proven experience working with the major donors, UN, ECHO, EU, BPRM,
    UNHCR & DANIDA among other donors;
  • Audit background;
  • Excellent computer skills. Proficiency in excel is a key
    requirement;
  • Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor;
  • Proven commitment to accountable practices;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Languages: Fluency
    in English.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their online applications at the link below.
Deadline: 29th November 2019
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