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Compliance and Risk Management Officer


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Jakarta
  • Grade: Mid level - P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
  • Closing Date: Closed


WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations with objectives topromote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. The WHO IndonesiaCountry Office directs and coordinates the authority for health by supportingthe Indonesian Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation ofnational health policies, strategies and plans, setting norms and standards,improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country healthsituation and building sustainable institutional capacity.The Country Office continually improves its administrative efficiency inmanaging financial and human resources in a results-oriented and transparentmanner. This is crucial for the organization to deliver appropriate technicalassistance to the Government.The objective of the Programme is to deliver WHO corefunctions at the country level, with particular focus of the Organization'sdirecting and coordinating role for international work. The specific unitobjective is to facilitate programme delivery by carrying out budget andfinancial management in an efficient and effective manner and provideanalytical advice to programme delivery collaborators, staff and consultants inall aspects of administrative and financial operations including budget andfinance, human resources, procurement, travel, logistics, etc. The incumbentwill look into the compliance and risk management aspects of financial implementation;identify/respond to risks, maintain a record of risks mitigated/averted andsuggest better ways and means of financial implementation.


Under the direct supervision of Administrative Officer and overallguidance of WR, the incumbent will:Work in coordination with, and under the technical guidance offunctional units and departments at headquarters and regional levels, under thesupervision of the head of the WHO office. Deliver consistent, high quality, and professional, risk- andcompliance-based country-office assessments, including of the managerial KeyPerformance Indicators. Determine office compliance with WHO rules, regulations, and procedures,including the optimal use of resources, in line with global complianceprogrammes. Present on a scheduled basis to head of the WHO office and seniormanagement the analyses, reports, and results of the systematic assessments ofrisks and issues of non-compliance in the country office with actionable recommendations.Support country office leadership in the assigned country office onintegrating risk management into decision-making, programme design andplanning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and contingency activities. Identify constraints to transactional compliance and facilitateorganizational support, if required. Support the head of the WHO office to implement internal and externalaudit recommendations and follow up on open findings and recommendations. Promote a country-office culture of risk awareness, accountability andcompliance in programme and administration through education, training, andknowledge generation. Contribute to the development of corporate knowledgeproducts on compliance and risk management.



Essential: A university degree (bachelor's) in a relevant field (such as business or public administration, law, finance, economics, risk management, accounting).
Desirable: Certification in risk management.


Essential: A minimum of five years of work experience relevant to the position (in generalmanagement, oversight and/ or implementing internal control or accountabilityframeworks and related monitoring processes and systems in complex public andprivate-sector organizations.
Desirable: Demonstrated experience in implementing risk management and internal control frameworkswithin the United Nations system or in the private sector is a significantadvantage. Some of the above-listed experience to have been obtained in aninternational context.


Implementation and/ormonitoring of accountability frameworks in WHO or other United Nations orinternational, public-sector organizations.Implementation of riskassessment/risk management and/or compliance tools or systems for internationalorganizations. Verbal and writtencommunication, and training skills Strong interpersonal skillsand a collaborative work style, including internal consulting skills. Ability to extract andanalyse all relevant types of evidence and to draw reasonable inferences andconclusions

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 64,121 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2036 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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  • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to
  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
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