Risk & Compliance Officer / Consultant

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



Republic of the Congo


Job Description:



Contract type and duration : Regular Consultant for 6 MONTHS

Date of issuance : 24 August 2018

Closing date : 06 September 2018




These jobs are located in large Country Offices (COs) with complex operations. The job holders operate individually or might lead a small compliance team and report to the Country Director. Functionally, Compliance Officers report to the Director of Performance Management and Monitoring Division. Frequent travel to WFP Field Offices is required.




To assist the Country Director to oversee internal control systems and their effective implementation, identify weaknesses, inconsistencies, potential fraud and corruption, and recommend improvements and enhancements to ensure efficiency of operations and optimization of all WFP resources.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


1. Provide expert advice to CO management and staff on risk & compliance issues and creation of viable control environment to support operational efficiency.

2. Provide assistance in ensuring that the use of all WFP resources is in conformity with approved CO strategic plans/project plans and donor funding agreements.

3. Provide advice on enhancement and/or initiate establishment of adequate internal control systems including performance and risk management systems, monitoring and oversight plans and support their implementation.

4. Contribute to the development of compliance Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for managing the risk and compliance function, including criteria for conducting risk and compliance missions, training materials and modules, etc. following the best international practices.

5. Undertake periodic and ad hoc reviews independently or with relevant managers in country and field offices to assess effectiveness of the internal controls, identify risk areas, assess the potential for fraud and corruption in operational activities and recommend required actions to the relevant units or management level.

6. Facilitate accountability across functional units, prepare comprehensive reports and formulate sound recommendations on required actions in areas of compliance vulnerability including procedural and regulatory amendments.

7. Review and provide advice on internal policies and procedures and monitor their consistent and correct application.

8. Undertake timely follow-up of the implementation of audit, evaluation and other oversight bodies’ recommendations and associated management actions.

9. Act as a focal point and/or support the designated Performance and Risk Management Champion (PARC) in the CO for annual performance planning and reviews, risk assessment and updating of CO risk registers, including operational level risk registers and progress towards implementing the risk mitigation actions.

10. Prepare periodic progress reports on the status of compliance and internal controls in the office.

11. Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.

12. Assess information/training needs, and prepare and deliver training programmes or information sessions for managers and staff in CO to enhance compliance with WFP policies, rules, regulations and procedures.

13. Supervise staff and provide them training and technical guidance.

14. Other as required.






Advanced University degree in business/public administration, finance, accounting, international development, audit or other relevant field, or First University degree

with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses in audit, performance and risk management or other related fields.


Fluency (level C) in both English and French.

Work Experience

At least 8 years of relevant working experience




• Has gained programme/project management experience• Has conducted monitoring and reporting activities, demonstrating knowledge of results hierarchy, performance metrics and measurement• Has conducted risk analysis and developed risk mitigation strategies

• Having been a Head of Area or Sub-Office would be an added value






Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.



Contract type and duration : Regular Consultant for 6 MONTHS

Date of issuance : 24 August 2018

Closing date : 06 September 2018

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement