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Risk & Compliance Manager

Job Description


Risk & Compliance Manager

The Risk and Compliance Manager will be responsible for World Vision Ghana’s (WVG) overall risk identification, analysis and management;, and shall recommend and ensure the implementation of measures to minimize WVG’s risk, as well as ensure compliance with policies, procedures and standards

The Package

  • The position is based in Accra with some level of domestic travel.

  • S/He reports to the Programme Effectiveness Director

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop World Vision’s risk identification and annual assessment plan, and facilitate the identification, measurement, assessment, monitoring, and control of the level of risks in World Vision Ghana

  • Conduct organization-wide training and awareness sessions on internal control and risk issues; and establish and maintain risk awareness culture within WV Ghana, and provide appropriate opportunities for organizational learning, including lessons learned from previous problems, on-going communication, training and development

  • Lead monitoring and reporting of significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in internal control and ensure that appropriate remedial actions are taken

  • Ensure that work practices are risk based and are in compliance with the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (SPPIA), the US Government Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAGAS) for US Government Funding and World Vision’s Financial Manual Internal Audit policies and procedures.

  • Evaluate and analyse new whistle-blower reports when received in accordance with WVI recommended criteria; conduct and advise on whistle-blower investigations; coordinate and lead evaluation; ensure ultimate accountability on conclusions and follow through by line management.

Education / Work Experience / Critical Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Business Management or related field with a subject of study in Risk Management or certificate in Risk management. ACCA an advantage

  • Preferred: Masters in Social Sciences, MBA or ACCA

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in Risk Management or related field.

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain strong interpersonal and working relationships in a dispersed international context.

  • Experience working in a large international organization and communicating cross-culturally.

  • Experience working in a Risk Management unit in a large international organization.

  • Education or experience related to Ethics and Compliance.

  • Background or experience with communications and/or technical writing.

  • Experience and demonstrated success working with and engaging senior leadership.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of risk management practices and principles.

  • Extensive experience in risk-based internal audit with strong knowledge and understanding of governance practices.

  • Ability to identify risk areas and prescribe measures to minimize risks.