CRS JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Risk and Compliance Officer (Ref.2019/011)
Department: Somalia Programming
Reports To: Country Manager
About Catholic Relief Services:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 100 countries around the world. CRS carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Through its programs, CRS assists poor and vulnerable persons based on need, and, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. It works through local partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates.
CRS has a long history of supporting local civil-society organizations in Somalia and has implemented development and emergency programming in multiple sectors, primarily supported by United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster (USAID/OFDA) and Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP). CRS’ programs in Somalia are currently focused in South Central Somalia, with a flagship OFDA project supporting integrated health, nutrition, protection and WASH interventions for IDPs and other vulnerable populations.
The Risk and Compliance Officer will conduct risk mitigation related activities for the Somalia country office 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. The incumbent’s 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.
Collaborate with the operations team and CP leadership on strengthening internal control systems and processes.
Identify risk issues and challenges and solutions to address them.
Help implement and advise on the sub-recipient financial management policy (SRFMP) and other partner capacity assessments such as HOCAI
As needed, support Nairobi CRS Ken/Som operations team with key in-country functions to facilitate procurement and supply chain per CRS and donor policies: e.g. due diligence on potential vendors.
Support the planning and performance of internal audits, control reviews and compliance assessments
Conduct audit activities and operations-focused monitoring visits/spot checks, as applicable. Help analyze results and provide recommendations.
Support the design and facilitation of trainings and institutional capacity strengthening plans for CRS and partners.
Support external audits and the coordination of action plans to close out audit findings.
As needed, serve as AAP focal point for specified projects: providing a neutral point of contact to collect and document feedback from beneficiaries, partner staff, and other key stakeholders per CRS and donor requirements.
Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Risk and Compliance, or other relevant field.
Minimum of 3 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 2 of these years entailing audit, compliance, risk management, or finance 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, COBIT)
Familiarity with accounting systems.
Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.
Strong writing skills in professional English is an advantage.
Good relationship management skills
Good analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills
Ability to make sound judgment
Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
Required/Desired Foreign Language: Fluent Somali and English
Travel Required: 25% to project sites outside Mogadishu (Afgooye, Cadaado, Baidoa, Luuq, Dollow, and possibly more)
Key Working Relationships:
Internal: Somalia Emergency Coordinator, CP Operations team, EARO Compliance, CRS Somalia project managers and project officers
External: INSO and UNDSS officers, Implementing Partner operations staff and senior management
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
Accountability & Stewardship
Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Written applications indicating the reference number of position applied for and CV including day-time contact phone numbers, as well as names and contact information of three references should reach the below-mentioned by Close of Business June 05, 2019.
Human Resources Manager
Catholic Relief Services – Kenya/Somalia Program
Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment. Further, CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment
CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation
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