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Enterprise Risk Manager - Kampala National Office


Position: Enterprise Risk Manager

Report to: National Director.

Location: National Office Kampala, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

The Enterprise Risk Manager will be responsible for overall risk identification, analysis, and management. She/he shall recommend and ensure the implementation of measures to minimize organizational risk, as well as ensure compliance with policies, procedures and standards. This includes planning and designing appropriate tools to strategically review and determine risk levels, propose approaches and systems to mitigate risks and effectively track progress in the implementation of recommendations on risk mitigation.

The Risk Management Advisor will provide advice on risk management and will coordinate and ensure all Internal and External Audit recommendations are implemented within 90 days. She/he will be a key member of WV Uganda Integrated Protocol Hotline (IPH) and will be the administrator for Integrated Incident Management System (IIMS)

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

  • Manage the implementation of all aspects of the risk functions of WV Uganda, including risk identification, analysis and management

  • Lead and define WV Uganda Enterprise Risk Management framework and the development of WV Uganda Risk Register.

  • Advise Senior Leadership Team on risk management and to incorporate risk considerations into strategic decision-making and ensure alignment between NO strategy and WV Risk Policy

  • Lead the implementation of WV Internal Audit and external audit recommendations. Ensure all recommendation are being implemented within the agreed time lines and report on progress to WV Uganda National Director and Finance Director.

  • Coordinate the quarterly review of WVU Risk Register, which involves comparing estimated risks with criteria established by the organization such as costs, legal requirements and environmental factors, and evaluating the organization’s previous handling of risks

  • Lead WV Uganda Risk Management Committee and ensure the updated Risk Registers are communicated across the offices in all levels.

  • Represent WV Uganda Management in Board Audit and Risk Committee meetings.

  • Be a key member of WV Uganda Integrated Protocol Hotline (IPH) Committee, and manage WV Uganda Integrated Incident Management Reporting (IIMS)

  • Liaise with WV Global Investigator unit in conducting whistle-blower investigations, and ensure ultimate accountability on investigation conclusions follow through by line management.

  • Conduct special reviews & investigations directed by the National Director or SLT and ensure that internal controls are developed and implemented by various departments, Programs/Projects, Clusters and Bases

  • Liaise with WV Uganda external auditor and coordinate WV Uganda Annual Statutory/External Audit

  • Manage and consolidate WV Uganda annual Internal Control Self-Assessment (ICSAT)

  • Conduct organization-wide training and awareness sessions on internal control and risk issues; and establish risk awareness and zero-fraud culture within WV Uganda

  • Develop and submit quarterly reports on risk status of WV Uganda to Finance Director and National Director.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Management or related field with a subject of study in Risk Management. Certified Risk management is preferred.

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

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

  • Strong writing and communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

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

  • Membership in a professional risk management association, or willingness to obtain within 1 year.

Travel and /or Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Deep understanding of identification and management of organisational potential and inherent risks

  • Comprehensive knowledge of risk management practices and principles

  • Extensive experience in risk-based internal audit with strong knowledge and understanding of governance practices, internal control systems and ability to monitor risk management activities, internal audit and assurance practices

  • Persistence and ability to overcome resistance or challenge differing perspectives with well-reasoned and logical explanations

  • Strong communication skills-able to tailor communication to required audience

  • Solid know-how in sponsorship programs, standards and requirements is highly desired

  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and tracking compliance with policies and procedures

  • Experience in audit management

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

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and donors

  • Strong interpersonal and human relational skills