Senior Risk Management Officer Career Jobs – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

 

Job Title:    Senior Risk Management Officer

Organisation: Ministry
of Finance, Planning and Economic Development

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

The Global Fund to
Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is an international partnership
that provides grants to lower income countries with high disease burden such as
Uganda. Specifically, it focuses on prevention and control of the three
diseases HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. The Funds Coordination Unit (FCU)
was set up under the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
(MoFPED) as the Principal Recipient (PR) to provide oversight over
implementation of the Grants. Implementation of the programs is a
responsibility of the Ministry of Health (MoH).

 

The overall
objective of the FCU is to support MoFPED to ensure effective and efficient
operation of the interventions supported by the Global Fund resources and it is
intended to strengthen the decision by the Government of Uganda (GoU) to use
its national mechanisms, as articulated in the 2006 Long Term Institutional
Arrangements (LTIA) strategy. The FCU functions are vested in Public Financial
Management (PFM) Reforms Coordination Unit (RCU)

 

Job Summary:   Under the leadership of the Finance
Specialist, the Senior Risk Management Officer will provide focused capacity,
problem solving, forward thought insights and responses to improve the risk
management performance. He/she will analyze efficiency and effectiveness and
prioritize improvement opportunities, build responses and detail achievable
action plans for their implementation.

 

He/she will work
very closely with key stakeholders to assess the PR operational risks, review
the effectiveness of the control mechanisms, develop action plans to manage and
mitigate risk, ultimately providing assurance. He/she is mandated with the
overall management and oversight of risk management function.

 

He/she is also
responsible for executing risk management assignments in accordance with the
annual risk plan, and relevant policies, procedures and quality standards.
He/she is also required to assess and evaluate finance and procurement
operations, and provide timely reports on risks and responses.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Provide project
management support, including:

·       
Monitor
performance through programme risk management and quality control standards.

·       
Coordinate
risk management activities, develop and implement risk mitigation plans.

·       
Organize
consultations with relevant stakeholders and coach them on how to effectively
respond to various risks.

·       
Prepare
materials for presentation to Top Management, including the Country
Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), the PR steering committee and any other Senior
Management.

·       
Ensure
follow-up of management letter recommendations, and effective grant
implementation protocols.

·       
Provide
support to comply with grant agreements, country rules, laws, policies,
procedures, and regulations.

Data analysis,
Evaluation, Monitoring, Reporting and Revision of Risk Management Tools:

·       
Develop
and maintain a risk management framework.

·       
Monitor
business continuity plans on a regular basis and optimize reporting across
board.

·       
Provide
assurance on core business processes in risk management and governance.

·       
Facilitate
identification and evaluation of risks.

·       
Monitor
risk mitigation plans and emerging risks, and consolidate reports on risks.

·       
Undertake
periodic review of risk management processes for purposes of continuous
improvement.

·       
Advocate
for the establishment of risk management culture.

·       
Offer
quality assurance and control self-assessment.

·       
Focus on
strategic organizational risks.

·       
Provide
support in revision of risk management tools to adjust for the new normal post

·       
Support
adaptation of grant agreements and re-assessment of risks, risk levels, root
causes, outcome indicators.

·       
Preform
any other duties as assigned by management from time to time.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate must hold an advanced university degree in business or public
administration, policy and planning, management, risk management, financial
management, finance, economics or a related discipline.

·       
Training
in business process improvement or organizational change.

·       
Professional
training and certifications in risk management, project management, accounting,
finance and audit.

·       
At least
10 years’ work experience including five (5) years of strategic leadership in
transformations, organizational effectiveness, strategy, reforms, and/or
performance improvement.

·       
Significant
relevant work experience in performance measurement and management, risk
management, finance, audit, and project management.

·       
Experience
in developing operational risk management tools and frameworks and integrating
these in business processes and policies.

·       
Experience
in project management and demonstrated change management expertise with the
ability to deliver impactful changes with minimal disruption to an
organization.

·       
Strong
business focus and result orientation, with an excellent understanding of
project dynamics for effective and impactful use of resources.

·       
Demonstrated
experience managing and delivering on time with tight deadlines and across
disciplines.

·       
Demonstrated
ability for successful stakeholder management at operational and management
levels within an organization.

·       
Demonstrated
ability to structure, plan and monitor, and adjust when necessary to accomplish
objectives.

·       
Working
knowledge and understanding of project management principles and application in
multi-cultural settings including International Public or Private Organization.

·       
History
of holding positions of incremental responsibility over time.

·       
Experience
in risk-based auditing or risk/control activities.

·       
Practical
understanding of the applicable regulatory environment.

·       
Experience
living and/or working in a country supported by the Global Fund.

 

Competences

·       
Good
track-record in strategic thinking and creative problem-solving.

·       
Proficiency
in computerized accounting packages.

·       
Proven
analytical skills turning data into meaningful business insights and actionable
recommendations.

·       
High
degree of personal initiative and the ability to develop it in others.

·       
Demonstrated
interpersonal and leadership skills, tact and diplomacy.

·       
Strong
critical thinking, analytical and communication skills.

 

How to Apply:

Applications must
include cover letter, CV, certificates and testimonials, and be addressed as
below and submitted online to reap@finance.go.ug

 

The Coordinator

The PFM Reforms
Coordination Unit

Ministry of Finance,
Planning & Economic Development

Floor 3 Finance
Building, Office 3.4

Plot 2/ 12 Apollo
Kaggwa Road

P.O. Box 8147 Kampala.
Uganda

 

Please Note:

·       
Terms of
reference for the positions have been updated and individuals who previously
applied are encouraged to reapply.

·       
Email
subject should indicate file position applied for.

·       
We are
an equal opportunity employer, any form of lobbying shall lead to
disqualification.

·       
Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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