Risk and Compliance Officer US Non-profit Jobs – Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Job Title:    Risk and Compliance Officer

Organization:  Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Risk and Compliance Manager


About US:

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-profit organization which implements the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.


Job Summary:  The Risk and Compliance Officer will conduct risk and compliance related activities for the country program (CP) including sub-recipient compliance adhering to CRS policies, local laws, and donor regulations to help ensure effective delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and skills will help reduce risk to staff, to the effectiveness of our programming and to the people we serve through the application of the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·        Collaborate with the Risk and Compliance manager and CP leadership on strengthening internal control systems and processes.

·        Conduct systems verification and identify risk issues, weaknesses/ inefficiencies, anomalies, challenges, and propose solutions to address them and improve system integrity.

·        In collaboration with the Risk and Compliance Manager, conduct regular internal control reviews to assess the effectiveness of controls in operations and program management systems and processes for the country program including the sub-offices in accordance with CRS Policies and Procedures.

·        Help implement and advise on the sub-recipient financial management policy (SRFMP)

·        Support the planning and performance of internal audits, control reviews and compliance assessments, conduct audit activities as applicable. Help analyze results and provide recommendations.

·        Support the design and facilitation of trainings and institutional capacity strengthening plans for CRS and partners in consideration of donors’ requirements and partners’ systems and procedures.

·        Support the country program’s external and internal audits and the coordination of action plans to close out audit findings.

·        Support and facilitate the monitoring of progress, and the evaluation of effectiveness of all agreed actions arising from the findings and recommendations of country program reports and documenting progress on periodic action plan.

·        Support internal investigation of reported potential and alleged incidents of collusion and fraud.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant for the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Risk and Compliance Officer job must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or other relevant Bachelor’s strongly preferred. Accounting and other relevant certification(s) a plus.

·        A certification in CPA, CIA and ACCA will be an added advantage.

·        Minimum of four years of work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 3 of these years entailing audit, compliance or risk management experience.

·        Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations and familiarity with international standards for internal control and risk and compliance management (e.g., COSO, ISO)

·        Good relationship management skills. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally.

·        Good analytical, planning, organizational, and systems thinking skills.

·        Ability to make sound judgment.

·        Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines.

·        Good technical writing skills.

·        Ability to work effectively under pressure and flexibility.

·        Able to professionally maintain confidential information.

·        Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics

·        Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

·        Strong customer service orientation with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·        Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.

·        Language: Fluency in oral and written English with ability to write technical reports required.


Agency-Wide Competencies (for all CRS staff): These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.

·        Serves with Integrity

·        Models Stewardship

·        Cultivates Constructive Relationships

·        Promotes Learning


How to Apply:

All candidates should Email a cover letter and CV only to ug_recruitment@crs.org. Large files and/or scans of documents will lead to rejection of your application, in the subject

line of the email, copy and paste – RISKANDCOMPLIANCEOFFICER only. All applications that do not contain this exact subject line will be rejected and not read.


NB: Only selected candidates will be notified


Deadline: 30th March 2021


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