**This role is open to CARE East and Central Africa Countries including, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, and DRC**
The primary function of the Regional Risk and Compliance Coordinator (RRCC) is to ensure effective risk management processes and internal procedures and policies are socialized, understood, and maintained through;
- Providing independent assurance and consulting services that improve operations of the Country offices
- Evaluating the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance.
- Determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, donor requirement as well as local laws and regulations. Perform special investigations as requested.
- Making recommendations to the COs that will increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control systems of functions reviewed.
The RRCC profile includes very strong accounting, financial management, supply chain, administration and fraud investigation knowledge, analytical skills, attention to detail, ability to work effectively under time pressure, very strong business partnering skills with the ability to influence CO senior staff, team player, proactive individual with the ability to offer structured guidance, ability to ensure that the right priorities are set for the CO finance team, proven experience in training finance and non-finance staff, proficiency in English.
1. Compliance Function
- The compliance function is integrated into the Award Management Solutions (AMS) Donor Compliance Assurance Unit in a matrix management style framework. The compliance function has a dotted line reporting to the AMS Director Donor Compliance Assurance.
2. Risk management
- Works with the CO to incorporate risks and issues identified in the compliance program health checks into ROAR.
- Evaluate and contribute to the improvement of risk management, control, and governance process.
- Ensure that the COs Senior Management and Regional Management team are immediately notified of concerns or reports of violations relating to accounting, internal controls, auditing, regulatory, or financial matters; violations relating to members of senior management; or violations of any of the policies that are designed to ensure that CARE operates in an ethical manner.
3. Fraud Management
- Ensure CARE International Policy on Fraud and Corruption – Awareness, Prevention, Reporting and Response is understood and complied with.
- Ensure Fraud incidents are timely reported to the Donors, CMPs, Award Management Solution and Regional Office.
- Share lessons Learned across the Region in fraud risk management.
4. Partnering with the wider organization
- Work with CUSA IA on the reported Fraud Incidents; ensure fraud investigation start on time, required reports are submitted to CUSA IA and Donor/CMPs and Country Offices take and report remedial actions on time.
- Work with CUSA IA to ensure Internal Auditor’s recommendations are implemented with the Country Offices within provided timeframe.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or Business Management and CPA/ACCA or equivalent.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in auditing, compliance with working knowledge of classical compliance techniques and tools including problem solving, corrective action and auditing Facilitation skills to conduct training sessions for small, medium, and large-sized groups.
- Experience with major donor audits (e.g., USAID, EU, ECHO etc.)
- Strong oral and written communication skills; Customer focused while handling multiple priorities.
- Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes, and procedures and adapt local practices to global standards.
- Good leadership, coaching, and negotiation skills.
- Ability to work on teams, work at a detailed level and understand the larger picture.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel and Word.
- Proficiency in using PeopleSoft.
- Core competencies include – Building effective teams; Functional/technical skills; process management; Organization agility; Managing diversity; Command skills; planning and communicating with impact.
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