Senior Risk and Compliance Officer

TITLE: Risk and Compliance Senior Officer TEAM/PROGRAMME: Risk and Compliance LOCATION: Country Office – Egypt GRADE: 3 CONTRACT LENGTH: 1 year

CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.

ROLE PURPOSE:

The role holder is responsible for providing support to the Risk and Compliance Director. 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 Head of Risk and Compliance. The Head of Risk and Compliance will provide functional coaching/feedback and development to the individual and should be involved in their recruitment/ talent management/ objective setting processes.

Due to huge range of size and complexity of countries in SCI the exact level of resource required needs to be defined locally.

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.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

 

Reports to: Head of Risk and Compliance

Staff reporting to this post: None

Direct: as per country organisation

Budget Responsibilities: None

1. RISK IDENFICATION & ASSESSMENT –

Support the organisation’s Risk and Compliance Director in risk identification and assessment processes. Individual will:

· Be familiar of SCI Risk Framework tools and techniques (including SCARF)

· Provide insight support to award risk assessments (PART)

· Facilitate risk management processes (Fraud Risk Assessment)

· Conduct fraud risk assessments/compliance reviews as per the annual risk and compliance workplan, and prepare reports

Prepare and update the SCARF in line with the risk management processes.

2. RISK PREVENTION/ CONTROL & MITAGATION -

Provide support to ensure risk prevention measures are fit-for-purpose.

· Provide support on internal control/ mitigation design for new projects or processes

· Provide support for risk prevention expertise to major humanitarian incidents

3. CONTROL & MITIGATION TESTING COMPLIANCE -

Provide compliance checks/ audit reviews to provide assurance on key risk management controls’

· Support in implement the annual workplan of compliance / spot checks/audit reviews on key Management controls E.g. field office audits, vetting spot checks

· Review/attend key control meetings/ process and ensure that they are working & provide specialist input E.g. attending kick off meeting

4. INCIDENT RESPONSE/ INVESTIGATIONS (FRAUD/ MULTIFACETED) -

Provide independent reporting of risk, incidents & investigations

· Support in reporting of risk versus appetite and management of escalations as appropriate

· Report incidents in Datix that affect ability of an organisation to hit its objectives

· Conduct fraud investigations

· Coordinate Fraud / investigator training

5. ACTION TRACKING AND ASSURANCE

· Track progress of risk actions so unit head can provide appropriate annual assurance on risks.

· Track audit/ investigation findings

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (SCI Values in Practice)

Accountability:

· holds self-accountable to support achieving and role modelling Save the Children values

· holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.

Ambition:

· sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development

· widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others

· Collaboration:

· builds and maintains effective relationships, with their colleagues, members and external partners and supporters

· values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength

· approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.

Creativity:

· develops and encourages new and innovative solutions

· willing to take disciplined risks.

Integrity:

· honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree in development, and/or related field;

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

· Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar position within both the commercial and/or NGO sectors.

· A strong interest in international development/humanitarian work

· A programme experience, with strong analytical skills is preferable

· Excellent business partnering and relationship building skills

· Proven ability to have a highly strategic focus, whilst dealing competently with operational matters

· Strong personal organisational and self-management skills with an ability work in teams and motivate others

· 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

Additional job responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties where reasonable in view of their level of skills and experience.

The post also requires traveling to field offices.

Equal Opportunities

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Health and Safety

The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

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.

JD written by: Date: JD agreed by: Date: Job Description updated By: Head of Risk and Compliance Date: 30/1/2024 Evaluated: Date:

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12 May 2024

19 May 2024 - 22:59 EET

Egypt

Risk Management

Permanent

Full-time

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