Risk and Compliance Officer NGO Job Placements -CARE International

Job Title:    Risk and Compliance Officer
CARE International
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:   Head of Grants and Compliance
About US:
CARE is a global
leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere
for our unshakeable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE works around the
globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We seek a world
of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all
people live with dignity and security. We put women and girls in the centre of
our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have
equal rights and opportunities. CARE has been working in Uganda for 50 years
and in 2019/2020, we improved the lives of 2.6 million people (60% women). Our
goal for the next five years is to reach ten million people, through our gender
transformative, resilience building, and lifesaving programs.
Job Summary:   The
Risk and Compliance Officer will support the Grants Section in effective risk
management and compliance to donor regulations and overall CARE policies and
procedures, thereby improving risk culture and integrity in CARE Uganda. He
/She will advise the Head of Grants and Compliance of any potential risks that
may affect the reputation, safety, security, delivery of grant obligations and
related financial exposure of the CARE Uganda. 
The incumbent shall
assist in reviewing the adequacy of risk management and compliance systems, structures,
procedures and capacities across the CARE partner operations(sub recipients),
and support development and delivery of measures as appropriate for their
S/he will be seen to
lead, innovate and be responsible for:
·       Supporting the CO programs accomplish their
objectives by evaluating, in a systematic and disciplined way, the
effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance.
·        Determine
compliance with selected policies, procedures, donor requirements as well as
local laws and regulations. Perform special reviews and due diligence as
·       Make recommendations to the HoG and Sub
grantees that will increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control
systems of functions reviewed.
·       Liaise with sub grantee management teams to
identify and remediate organizational gaps identified during compliance audits
and assessments as well as ensuring internal processes and policies relating to
compliance are instituted, understood, and maintained.
·       The position reports to the Head of Grants
and Compliance. S/he collaborates closely with program and support staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Risk management 40% of time
·        Support in Risk Identification, Analysing and Evaluating, Treating/Responding and
·       Prepare
compliance activities, short and long-term plans and annual budgets for the
compliance activities. Undertake the
comprehensive compliance activities of the donor contracts (and sub grantees).
Based on the same conduct focused compliance audits on topics of concern.
·       Identify
potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develop / implement
action plans for
resolution of problematic issues; and provide guidance and advice on how to prevent
or address similar situations in the future
·       Understand the
root cause of various risk/ exposures and provide crisp and precise guidance
to the organization regarding the execution
of compliant business practices and activities;
·       Evaluate and contribute to the improvement of risk
management, control and governance process in the following areas:
Compliance with internal policies
and external regulations.
Accomplishment of operational
Reliability and integrity of
Efficiency of processes.
Safeguarding assets from loss and
·        Ensure that HoG is immediately notified of
concerns or reports of violations relating to
accounting, internal controls, auditing, regulatory, or financial
matters; violations relating to sub grantees; or violations of any of the
policies that are designed to ensure ethical operations of the grants;
·       Propose changes
in the policies and procedures for the general operation of the Compliance
Program and its related activities to prevent
illegal or improper conduct;
·       Conduct training
and education programs for internal policies, donor requirements and
applicable government laws and regulation
changes and topics identified as potential risk areas.
Compliance management 35% of
·       Prepare
compliance activities short and long-term plans and budgets for the compliance
activities related to Sub-grantees
·       Support
comprehensive compliance activity of the grants operations an
d conduct focused compliance audits on topics
of concern.
·       Identify
potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develop / implement
action plans for
resolution of problematic issues; and provide guidance and advice on how to prevent
or address similar situations in the future.
·       Support training
and education programs for internal policies, donor requirements and
applicable government laws and regulations,
changes and topics identified as potential risk areas.
·       Provide
appropriate rec
ommendations to
ensure the compliance with Donor’s requirements, legally and ethically bounded
internal and external regulations.
·       Prepares and
shares the quarterly reports on significant risks, compliance and management
issues and makes recommendations for
appropriate action.
·        Works with Sub-recipients to improve their
·       Follow up or/and
assist in implementation of the Internal and External auditors’
Capacity Building of
Sub-Recipients & Program Staff  20%
of time
·       Ensure CI
Procurement, Property Management and administration, Agreement and Sub
agreement policies and procedures are
understood and complied with.
·       Support the
Orientation and refreshers for staff (CARE and Partner staff) in grants
management and key compliance issues
·       Work with CO
grants leadership on tailored trainings and support the design of tools and
·       Share lessons
Promote Gender Equity and Diversity and Safeguarding
practices All the time
·       Practice a
behaviour that is consistent with CARE’s core values, and promotion of gender
equity and diversity goals;
·       Plays a
champion/change agent role in identifying and implementing initiatives that
ARE’s commitment to
gender and diversity.
·       Be a champion
/change agent and ensure CARE Safeguarding policies and procedures are
adhered to by our partners and the staff that
S/he works with both directly or indirectly
·       Where possible
make appropriate recommendations to CO managemen
t on enhancing prevention strategies. This could include collecting and
analysing information on actual/potential risk factors for vulnerability to
sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse and elaborating measures to address
Perform Other Duties as Assigned (including)  5% of time
·        Perform other duties as assigned by
At least Bullet two other
responsibilities that the y might be tasked with e.g. supporting the budget and
planning process or Auditing processes or something that is not directly in
their docket
Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; successfully
completes assignments; sets standards of excellence rather than having
standards imposed; ensures interactions and transactions are ethical and convey
Maintains social, ethical, and organizational norms; firmly adheres to codes of
conduct and ethical principles inherent to CARE.
Communicating with Impact: Diplomatically, logically and clearly conveying information and ideas through
a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the
recipient / audience and helps them understand and retain their message.
Facilitating Change: Supports and manages the change process at CARE Uganda by developing a culture
affirmative of change; encouraging others to seek and act upon opportunities
for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and
opportunities; critically analyzing evolving and fluid situations; facilitating
the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace; actively
engaging with resistance to change.
Strengthening Partnership: Identifying and utilizing opportunities within and outside of CARE Uganda
to develop effective strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas/departments/units
or external organizations to achieve CARE’s objectives.
Management Excellence: Makes the connection between values and performance. Influences the performance
of others, and ultimately, the performance of the organization. Sets direction,
coaches & develops, promotes staff wellness & safety, practices &
promotes compliance, models gender equity & diversity, communicates
Developing Teams: Using appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help
build a cohesive team; facilitates the completion of team goals
Diversity –
Promoting, valuing, respecting and fully benefiting from each individual’s
qualities, background,
race, culture, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyle, perspectives or
interests; creating
and maintaining a work environment that promotes diversity.
Expected to well adjust with the country, the CO operating environment and with
the Project team to function effectively and efficiently
Coaching –
Ability to demonstrate to enhance skills and capacity of staff working in the
field and office for them continue to serve CARE in the future program

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal
candidate must hold a University degree in Accounting/finance, accounting, or
related area from a recognized
·        Excellent written and oral communication
skills, with a fluent writing style and good
knowledge and practical use of English
·       Must be member
·       At least two
years of experience in auditing, compliance with working knowledge of classical
compliance techniques and tools
including problem solving, corrective action and auditing.
·       Experience
working in international NGO is desired;
·       Experience in
applying audit and compliance principles to NGO settings;
·       A post Graduate
in a related field
is an added advantage
·       Knowledge of
Risk Management (Audit, Compliance, Finance and Procurement)
·       Proven ability
to achieve and maintain a compliant organizational culture by partnering to
provide practical standards of compliance
that can be implemented and adhered to;
·       Knowledgeable
and connected in financial management system, knowledge of PeopleSoft
will be an added advantage;
·       An approach to
mirror our core values: commitment, accountability, respe
ct, effectiveness and diversity;
·       Capacity
building and facilitation skills
·       Ability to work
and communicate with a range of stakeholders
·       Operational
experience including planning, development and implementation of operational
·       Demonstrated experience with donor rules and regulations
in relation to risk management and mitigation
·       Proficient in
Computer with knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet usage;
·       Excellent
written and oral communication skills, with a fluent writing style and good
knowledge and  practical use of English.
·       Firm belief in
teamwork, gender equality, sensitivity to HIV/AIDS, conceptual understanding
of participatory approach and sustainable
·       Demonstrated
ability to plan and monitor workflows and performance in a complex
·       Ability to
produce high quality work and balance competing priorities within demanding
·       Good
understanding of fund accounting

and financial analysis
·        Excellent planning, organizational, analytical
and decision making skills;
How to Apply:
Candidates who are
interested in the above job should submit an updated CV and Application letter giving
a day time telephone contact and names, telephone contacts and email addresses
of 3 (three) work related referees only through our recruitment email:(ugarecruitment@care.org)clearly
indicating the job title in the email subject.
Deadline: Monday 13th July 2020 at 5:00pm
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