Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Risk and Compliance Technical Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


Position:                                          Risk and Compliance Technical Officer

Reports to:                                      Risk and Compliance Manager 

Supervision of:                               N/A

Duty station:                                  Yangon (Country Office) 

Travel:                                             40%                   

Duration and type of contract:   (renewable depending on funds and performance) 

Please review the details Job description here. 

Support the Risk and Compliance unit in evaluating the soundness, adequacy, and effectiveness of operating policies, procedures, and controls, in the areas of programme, finance, HR, Administration, and Logistics and procurement and make recommendations for improvements in accordance with NRC’s operational standards as expressed in the various policy documents, handbooks and other guidelines.Support in Monitoring compliance in the implementation of NRC’s policies, procedures and controls through regular spot checks, field visits and in-depth reviews.Support in developing and monitoring standard filing and referencing system which ensures that complete documentation exists for all transactions.Support in monitoring action plans to implement recommendations made in internal and external audits and evaluations through the update of the Recommendation Tracker. Support the Risk and Compliance unit to prepare, manage and follow up on external audits. Follow up with all units covering all area offices for donor project audits.Conduct vouching checks for transactions as part of NRC SSD Policy through the implementation of the Transaction Checklist in collaboration with relevant staff. Conduct and support on the monthly spot checks to ensure all operations covering all area offices adherence to the Securing Supporting Documentation procedures (SSD) 

Generic professional competencies: 

Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contextsDocumented results related to the position’s responsibilitiesConversant with INGO and NGO programming (i.e. shelter, education etc.). Basic knowledge of English  

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Experience in working in risk and compliance positions both in the private sector as well as in humanitarian/recovery contexts.Documented results in establishing and/or consolidating effective compliance systems.Minimum 1-3 years’ experience working as an auditor / compliance role, preferably including experience in an Internal Audit function and in the NGO sector.Advanced working knowledge of MS Office package. Bachelor’s degree relevant for the position or extensive experience in the compliance/audit sector. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We work in crises across more than 31 countries, providing emergencies and long-term assistance to millions of people every year. We stand up for people forced to flee, advocating their rights. NORCAP, our global provider of expertise, helps improve international and local ability to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. NRC also runs the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, a global leader in reporting on and advocating for people displaced within their own country. Employment with NRC may lead to employment in or deployment to Regions, Countries, Areas or Offices that may be host to considerable health, safety and Security risks. NRC takes this very seriously and we have procedures in place to reduce known risks, but will never be able to take away all risks. NRC is an equal opportunities employer and aims to have staffing diversity in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, nationality and physical ability.

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