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Risk Management and Compliance Officer

Publiée le 18.01.2020


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Poste proposé : Risk Management and Compliance Officer

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Bangui, in the Office of the Chief of Staff (COS) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Incumbent will report to the COS through the Senior Mission Planning Officer.


Within delegated authority, the Risk Management and Compliance Officer P3 will be responsible for the following duties:

Facilitates implementation of the risk management processes in accordance with the Organization's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Policy. To that extent:

• Participates in the development of the Mission Concept, Integrated Strategic Framework or similar planning documents, as well as mission budget proposals, ensuring that ERM is duly factored therein.
• Conducts research, collates and disseminates data on risks related to the implementation of all aspects of the mission mandate and support functions.
• Coordinates the identification of risks that adversely affect the delivery of the Mission's mandates and strategic objectives.
• Analyzes and evaluates risks in coordination with program managers ensuring that appropriate risk treatment options are selected.
• Develops, proposes for approval and maintains the mission risk register; facilitates its subsequent reviews and the development of risk mitigation measures; coordinates for this purpose with stakeholders at the mission level and the Audit Response and Boards of Inquiry Section (ARBOIS), DFS.
• Provides training and advice on risk management policy, guidance and methodology at the mission level and works in collaboration with the mission stakeholders to promote risk ownership, accountability and improved risk mitigation.
• Acts as the executive secretary of the mission Risk Management Committee, facilitates the establishment and coordinates the activities of the Committee ensuring that identified risks are recorded, assessed and prioritized and appropriate action taken.
• Coordinates the activities of the risk management focal points appointed by the Head of Mission.
• Monitors and evaluates the mission's success in managing risks, coordinates for this purpose with the Best Practices/ Knowledge Management team to identify and disseminate lessons learned and best practices.
• Ensures that risk information is maintained for analysis and reporting.

Ensures audit response and compliance. To that extent:

• Acts as the primary point of contact on all matters related to the activities of the oversight bodies (Board of Auditors, Office of Internal Oversight Services and Joint Inspection Unit) in the mission.
• Coordinates within the mission the annual work plan of the oversight bodies, organizes and participates in entrance/ exit conferences.
• Provides authoritative advice to senior mission management on the preparation of responses to reports of the oversight bodies, reviews responses for quality of substance and ensures timely submission of formal responses to oversight bodies' recommendations.
• Critically reviews the recommendations of the oversight bodies, Boards of Inquiry and other compliance activities in the mission and provides advice to mission senior management on their acceptability, taking into consideration the Organization's ERM framework, cost-benefit analysis, as well as competing priorities.
• Identifies and suggests alternative risk mitigation measures if the recommendations are to be rejected.
• Monitors the implementation of accepted recommendations, arranges for the verification of evidence and provides regular updates to mission leadership and ARBOIS, DFS as required.
• Aids in monitoring and implementation of recommendations of BOI, BOA, OIOS, MOSS/MORSS, Fire Safety and Aviation Safety.
• Briefs auditors on accounting, financial control and reporting procedures.
• Serves as a repository/custodian of all audit records.

Provides support to mission senior management on ERM, audit response and compliance matters. To that extent:

• Prepares and implements the annual work plan for risk management, ensuring work priorities and objectives;
• Prepares briefing for the Head of Mission and/ or senior management on risk management and compliance matters; prepares and submits the risk management and compliance report to UNHQ in accordance with the DPKO/ DFS risk management guidance.
• Facilitates and monitors the timely submission of letters of representation from the Director of Mission Support and Chief of Staff (COS) through the Head of Mission to the USG/DFS.
• Performs any other duties as required.

Profil recherché pour le poste : Risk Management and Compliance Officer
  • Advanced university degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) in Business, Administration, Management, Logistics Risk Management, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Political Science, Law or related field. Professional certification in accountancy (e.g. Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant) is desirable. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant professional work experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years' work experience in research, legal analysis; public administration, organizational development, operations management, project management, legal practices or related fields is required.
  • Experience working in an international organization is desirable. Experience providing services to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable. Direct engagement with peacekeeping management issues is highly desirable. Experience in formal risk management is highly desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

PROFESSIONALISM: Awareness of managerial and programmatic challenges of United Nations peacekeeping operations. Understanding of risk-management methodologies and related implementation issues. Ability to identify and analyze internal customer needs. Ability to work with minimal supervision and to define and achieve priorities. Excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspective and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Critères de l'annonce pour le poste : Risk Management and Compliance Officer
Métier :
Gestion, comptabilité, finance
Secteur d´activité :
Activités associatives
Type de contrat :
Région :
Bambari - Bangassou - Bangui - Berbérati - Bimbo - Birao - Bossangoa - Bouar - Bozoum - Bria - Kaga-Bandoro - Mbaïki - Mobaye - Ndélé - Nola - Obo - Sibut
Niveau d'expérience :
Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans
Niveau d'études :
Bac+5 et plus
Langues exigées :
Nombre de poste(s) : 1

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