Operations Specialist (Risks and Compliance)

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Operations Specialist (Risks and Compliance)

  • Post Date:December 21, 2021
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  • Career Level Specialist
    Qualification Master’s Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

(Not open to Zimbabwean nationals)

Job no: 547037
Work type: Fixed Term Appointment – 1 Year
Location: Zimbabwe
Categories: Operations and Business Management

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, an opportunity!

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2021) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

For more information about UNICEF Zimbabwe please click here

You can also access and explore all new UNICEF vacancies and create job alerts via the UNICEF Zimbabwe website link below: https://www.unicef.org/zimbabwe/work-us

How can you make a difference?

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen within UNICEF Zimbabwe’s Operations Section, for a passionate and committed Operations Specialist (Risks & Compliance) (P-3). Under the supervision of the Deputy Representative Operations, the Operations Specialist (Risks and Compliance) will be responsible for strengthening risk assurance and compliance efforts in the context of a large-scale country office. He/She will be responsible for providing guidance, support, and monitoring related to the management of risk, including but not limited to the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of risk management practices at a process, systems, and office level.  He/she will manage the coordination of the financial quality assurance of funds disbursed through implementing partners, as well as supporting capacity building for partners. He/she will support the ERM / eGRC processes to ensure the achievement of risk management objectives follows organizational rules and regulations, and acceptable ethical behavior; internal control; information and technology security; sustainability; and quality assurance. Moreover, he/she will provide analysis and reports on the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management and internal control.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Risk management support
  • Compliance support
  • Fraud risk management support
  • Financial quality assurance
  • Oversight and advisory to the Management
  • Create awareness/capacity building
  • Undertake specific tasks as advised by the Supervisor

Please refer to the attached job description for more information: Job Description.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher*) in Business Administration and Financial Management. Operations Management, Strategic Management, Risk Management, Audit, Investigation, Internal Control or Accounting certifications are considered as assets.
  • A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of continuous professional work experience in audit or another directly relevant area, several of which in internal audit. Experience in financial management, particularly developing and implementing financial control systems, audits, preferably with international organizations, NGOs and UN.
  • Field experience /familiarity with Emergency

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
  • Works Collaboratively with others
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Innovates and Embraces Change
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically
  • Drive to achieve impactful results
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Applications close: South Africa Standard Time