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Compliance and Risk Management Officer


OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : Located within the Regional Director's office (RDO), the role of Compliance and Risk Management Officer is to be the regional focal point for compliance and risk management issues, systematically gather, review and assess Western Pacific Region (WPR) risks, assess probability and impact; and proactively drive proper action by budget centre managers. The incumbent will seek to periodically review, assess and integrate internal control compliance into all policies and managerial decisions through close collaboration with Director, Programme Management (DPM) and Director, Admiistration and Finance (DAF) and their respective teams. The incumbent will liaise with internal parties across the different levels of the Organization, developing and presenting to the Regional Director and Senior Management an annual work plan of delivery of compliance and risk management across the Region. Description of duties: Work closely with Divisions and budget centres in WPR: 1. Administer the implementation of policies and procedures introduced by WHO Headquarters (HQ)/ Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics (CRE) and assist DAF/DPM in development of WPR specific policies and procedures (if required) for risk management and contingency planning, develop and recommend appropriate tools to systematically record, monitor and report on a wide range of organizational risk areas, facilitate securing of internal support to mitigate identified risks;2. Using Compliance monitoring tools, assist DAF/DPM by identifying internal constraints which undermine compliance within WPRO's programme and operations, and propose corrective measures, review the current approaches available on assessing, measuring, and mitigating risks;3. Work closely with Budget and Finance Office (BFO) to understand risk and compliance findings by Auditors and support timely and appropriate implementation and closure of open internal and external audit recommendations and reports. Bring audit findings into the overall risk management and compliance work in the region; 4. Using the tools introduced by HQ/CRE propose risk mitigation and compliance measures in key organizational areas, including inter alia procurement, human resources, finance and security in collaboration with the primary focal points of these respective units;5. Regularly monitor and report to DAF/DPM on the status of the risk register and be alert to emerging internal risks, as well as the effectiveness of the instituted risk measures;6. In coordination with PDO and BFO, provide guidance to budget centres on the implementation of the annual work plan for risk-based office reviews; provide clear and consistent updates, analyses and reports on risks and threats with actionable recommendations. Support the development of internal capacity building for risk management at all levels of the Organization; participate in the development of training tools in risk management and compliance applicable to the different audiences in the Region and foster a and a culture of risk management and compliance, raising staff awareness;7. Coordinate with budget center to ensure timely submission of Risk Register and Internal Control checklists as per schedule published by HQ/CRE; and8. Perform any other adhoc activities as assigned by the Regional Director and Senior Management. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, International Business, Finance, Law, Economics or related field is essential. Training in Enterprise resource planning (ERP) system analysis, auditing, risk management and/or programme evaluation an advantage. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. Skills: Understand complex interrelationship of factors that create risks and rules and systems that lead to non-compliance to contribute to successful accomplishment of the objectives of the WPR. Focus on impact and results and respond positively to feedback. Advocate and provide policy related clarifications at various levels of the organization. Use mature professional judgement reporting independently significant issues directly to senior executives. Maintain confidentiality and exercise judgement with respect to sensitive information. Assist DAF/DPM Divisions in the processes of achieving consensus on weaknesses identified pin compliance and risk management and ways to remedy them. Remain open to change and manage complexities. Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative work style.Competencies:1. Producing Results2. Communicating in a credible and effective way3. Moving forward in a changing environment4. Creating an empowering and motivating environment5. Ensuring the effective use of resources Experience: At least 7 years of combined relevant experience at the national and international levels in complex organizations, in areas under general management, internal control frameworks and related monitoring processes and systems is essential. Demonstrated experience in designing, policy development and implementing risk management andinternal control frameworks and/or compliance monitoring systems an asset. Languages: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Working knowledge of other UN languages would be an advantage. Additional Information: Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO: to learn more about WHO's operations Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel (subject to conditions), education grant (subject to conditions) for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.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 (including an English translation for documents in other languages). 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 these will be reviewed individually.This vacancy notice is published in English only. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Post Adjustment: 46.6 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Manila
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2015-12-14

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