Risk and Compliance Coordinator

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Liberia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 9 Feb 2021

The role

The role is accountable for supporting the SMT to mitigate both internal and external risks across the Project Office and providing effective feedback to the quality of management oversight on key functions within the Project Office. Developing high quality approaches and systems, the Risk & Compliance Coordinator works closely with function/department leads and other senior staff, ensuring effective monitoring and response to external risks, associated with compliance with donor rules, policy and regulations, legal and local political issues. Collaborating with teams across the Project Office, SCI Regional Office, Global Assurance and the Centre, the role holder supports the project heads to implement high quality and effective monitoring systems. The person also aids programme leads to respond to internal risks associated with but not limited to commodities management and partnerships including sub agreement relationships in addition to compliance with SCI policies and regulations, child safeguarding, anti-fraud, bribery and corruption. Besides, as a member of the Extended Senior Management Team (ESMT), the Risk & Compliance Coordinator contributes to the overall strategic leadership, effective programme implementation, and operational efficiency of the Project Office, participating in all ESMT processes and reporting and presenting to SMT, where and when requested and proactively.


  • Minimum of BA/BBA/BSc. Degree in Auditing, Accounting & related fields with 5 years' experience
  • Audit, compliance, and risk management qualifications or certifications are desirable



  • Demonstrable experience at a senior level within both the commercial and NGO sectors, is preferable
  • A strong interest in international development/humanitarian work
  • Broad spectrum programme experience, with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent business partnering and relationship building skills
  • Proven ability to have a highly strategic focus, whilst dealing competently with operational matters
  • The ability to understand and break down complex technical problems, both translating them into layperson's terms as well as finding solutions which work
  • Strong personal organisational and self-management skills with an ability to lead and work in teams and motivate others
  • Experience of managing teams, as well as indirect relationships
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Willing to travel to support members directly or to relevant events as required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

Contract length: Open ended

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

How to apply:

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