Head of CO Risk and Compliance

Head of CO Risk and Compliance

The Opportunity

As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Egypt, the role holder is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of Risk, Internal Control and Compliance, Internal Audit and Fraud in the country office. This document is intended to clarify core, shared expectations of Risk and Compliance to existing staff and newcomers, to key stakeholders such line managers, technical advisors, regional leads, and those who rely on the risk/compliance/control/fraud work they do.

The role is a critical 2nd line of control for the organisation and requires independent and objective staff. The role should therefore report into the Country Director (CD) with a dotted line into the Regional Risk and Compliance Leader who has a dotted line into the Global Risk Director. 

The role holder is expected to monitor and report on the implementation of Global Assurance audit findings, and train and raise awareness on internal control systems and fraud prevention good practice within the country office and within partner organisations. The incumbent is expected to maintain a robust internal control and governance environment. You will proactively work with the Regional Fraud Specialist on key issues and opportunities to find and implement solutions at the country office level. You are also responsible for the stewardship of agency assets and reputation by ensuring compliance with local laws, regulations, and member/donor requirements. You are expected to interact closely with partner organisations on risk management and key compliance and control issues.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience, with ideally 2 + years spent within a country office capacity, A strong interest in international development/humanitarian work 
Broad spectrum programme experience, with strong analytical skills
Excellent business partnering and relationship building skills
Proven ability to have a highly strategic focus, whilst dealing competently with operational matters
The ability to understand and break down complex technical problems, both translating them into layperson’s terms as well as finding solutions which work
Strong personal organisational and self-management skills with an ability to lead and work in teams and motivate others
Experience of managing teams, as well as indirect relationships
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures 
Willing to travel to support members directly or to relevant events as required.
Commitment to Save the Children values

The Organisation
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.  

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday 
All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
Violence against children is no longer tolerated 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued. 
Application Information:
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy

Job description:

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Date advertised: 10 Sep 2020

Closing date: 23 Sep 2020 - 23:59 EET

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Department: Risk Management

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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