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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 9, 2022
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  • UNICEF contributes to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with a mandate to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF’s Nigeria country programme: Aims to accelerate the realization of the rights of all c...
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    Operations Specialist (Risk Compliance)

    How Can You Make a Difference?

    • In this role, under the supervision of the Deputy Representative Operations, the Operations Specialist will be responsible for strengthening risk assurance and compliance efforts in the context of a large/medium/small scale country office.
    • You will also be responsible for providing complementary expertise, 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 entity level.
    • In addition to this, the successful candidate will 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.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Risk management support: Provide guidance and support the office in the annual risk assessment process and monitor the reliability of reports and their compliance with applicable rules and regulations
    • Compliance support: Review the office systems, procedures, and processes for compliance with organizational rules and regulations and Enforce and strengthen internal controls
    • Fraud risk Management support: Support the management of the office in collecting evidence to respond to OIAI’s queries when initially assessing allegations of fraud and misconduct or during actual investigations
    • Oversight and advisory to the Management: Advise the management on actions to be taken to enforce and strengthen accountabilities for a robust, responsive, and transparent governance framework
    • Create awareness/capacity building: Establish a system to document and report weaknesses in internal control and implement actions aimed at addressing internal controls gaps.
    • Any support needed from the regional office: On request, support the Regional Office in conducting reviews exercises in countries where Risk and Compliance positions are not established.

    Requirements
    To qualify as an advocate for Every Child, You will have:

    • An Advanced University Degree in Business Administration and Financial Management. Operations Management, Strategic Management, Risk Management, Audit, Investigation, Internal Control, Statistics and Data Analysis or Accounting certifications are considered as assets.
    • At least 8 (eight) years of continuous professional work experience in Internal Audit, Internal Control, Risk and Compliance or another directly relevant area, several of which in internal audit. Experience in financial management, particularly developing and implementing financial control systems, ERM, audits, internal control preferably with international organizations, NGOs, and the UN.
    • Field experience /familiarity with the Emergency context
    • Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered an asset.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Builds and maintains partnerships - Level 2
    • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness- Level 2
    • Drive to achieve results for impact - Level 2
    • Innovates and embraces change - Level 2
    • Manages ambiguity and complexity - Level 2
    • Thinks and acts strategically - Level 2
    • Works collaboratively with others - Level 2
    • Nurtures, leads, and manages people - Level 2

    Core Competencies:

    • Communication
    • Working with People
    • Drive for Results

    Other Skill:

    • Emotional Intelligence.

    Remuneration
    We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UNICEF on jobs.unicef.org to apply

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