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Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Officer (70-100%) P4

Geneva (Switzerland) | Brindisi | Rome | Valencia

  • Organization: UNICC - United Nations International Computing Center
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland) | Brindisi | Rome | Valencia
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-04

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Job Category Vacancy
Vacancy Notice Number ICC/20/MUL/3
Position Title Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Officer
Position Type Fixed-term
Number of Positions 1
Date of Issue 1/09/2020
Date of Closing 4/10/2020
Grade P4
Annual Salary Estimation Brindisi: USD 97,114; Rome: USD 101,746; Geneva: USD 133,725; Valencia: USD 100,128 (net, single rate, including post adjustment)
Duty Station Brindisi and Rome, Italy or Geneva, Switzerland or Valencia, Spain
Organizational Location/Unit GRC & QA Unit

Applications from women are particularly encouraged for this vacancy

Purpose of the Position:

The GRC Officer shall be responsible for supporting the ICC’s control environment by ensuring that: (i) Policies, procedures and processes are defined and updated; (ii) Risks are identified and managed; (iii) Controls are tested; (iv) Exceptions are remediated; and (v) Data is analyzed and used for continuous improvement and optimization.

Objectives of the Programme:

The objectives of the Centre, as stated by its mandate, are to provide information and communication technology (ICT) services (including training) on an inter-organizational basis.

Main duties and responsibilities:

At the direction of the ICC Director and under the supervision of the Chief of Staff, the incumbent is responsible for the following:

  • ICC Governance: Support the consistent review of the:
    • Decisions of the governing bodies
    • Alignment between strategic and tactical plans
    • Roles and responsibilities; and
    • Performance indicators
  • ICC Risk Management: Support the periodic:
    • Identification of threats and risk exposures
    • Assessment and management of risks
    • Monitoring of the implementation of corresponding mitigating controls
    • Update of the risk registers
  • ICC’s Quality Management and Compliance Programmes:
    • Design, implement, manage and improve quality and compliance programmes across all ICC offices
    • Manage compliance and improve business processes and operations by supporting a programme of internal audits and external assessments against adopted standards (e.g. ISAE 3402, ISAE 3000, CobiT, ISO20000 etc.)
    • Perform and/or manage internal reviews of ICC Projects and Services against the industry standards adopted by the Centre (i.e., PRINCE II)
    • Document and perform quality and compliance review and testing procedures
  • ICC’s Business Processes and Controls:
    • Support the design, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement of sound business processes across all ICC offices
    • Conduct reviews and monitor compliance with approved business processes and control frameworks
    • Using the Continuous Improvement Process, identify processes requiring improvement, coordinate prioritisation and implementation of these improvements using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Co-ordinate activities for fulfilling requirements of internal and external audits or assessments
  • Prepare relevant reports for ICC Management and Board (ICC Management Committee)
  • Perform other duties as required


Experience and Skills required:


  • Seven+ years of relevant experience in implementing, managing, reviewing and improving internal controls for governance, compliance and quality, IT audits, or assurance and risk management programmes
  • Track record of perfoming internal or external audits (financial/operational/IT) in accordance with relevant professional standards (note: ISO audits only do not fulfil this requirement)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and report to a governance board (i.e. audit committee or similar)
  • Highly proficient in audit methodologies, especially but not limited to those applicable in IT environments
  • Highly skilled in designing and implementing compliance and control frameworks including business process reengineering
  • Experience in business process and control optimisation, preferably within an IT organization
  • Proficient in IT governance and quality standards
  • Experience writing high quality documentation and reports
  • Excellent comprehension of internal controls requirements and implications, preferably in the United Nations’ context
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multicultural and diverse environments


  • Project management experience using a recognized standard (e.g. Prince2)
  • Knowledge of IT service provision business models
  • Knowledge of working practices within international organisations
  • Good understanding of financial, accounting and legal risks



  • Masters degree, or equivalent, in Business Management, Information Technology Management or related field
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)


  • Post graduate education in a related discipline
  • IT governance and/or risk management certification


  • Expert knowledge of English is required
  • Intermediate knowledge of another UN language is desirable


Annual Salary Estimation (net of tax at single rate): 

  • Brindisi, including post adjustment (32.1% on September 2020): US$ 97,114.
  • Rome, including post adjustment (38.4% on September 2020): US$ 101,746.
  • Geneva, including post adjustment (81,9% on September 2020): US$ 133,725.
  • Valencia, including post adjustment (36,2% on September 2020): US$ 100,128.

UNICC also offers generous leave and absence allowances, flexible working hours, overtime compensation, teleworking, access to training, and depending on eligibility other benefits such as relocation grant, dependency allowance, language allowance, or education grant.

Closing date for applications:

Applications will be accepted until midnight (Geneva Time) on 4th October 2020.


  • Technical and/or personality tests may be carried out as part of the selection process
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Though you may not be selected for this advertised position, the ICC will keep your application in a roster if your profile is deemed to be of potential interest for the Centre. You may thus be solicited by our HR department to participate in an interview for another position


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