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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
Under the strategic direction of the Director, General Management, the COT shall manage AFRO's compliance programme on a day-to-day basis and be the focal point for all compliance and risk management issues in the African region.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Monitor and facilitate compliance with WHO regulations, rules, policies, and procedures as well as internal and external audit recommendations in the African Region. Follow internationally adopted compliance principles and best practices in the following but not limited to, risk management, financial management, human resource management, administration, and procurement including integrity and transparency, and provides effective and efficient technical support and services to budget centers for risk management and compliance issues.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Compliance and Risk Management (CRM), the incumbent will be expected to work as part of a COT team with some independence to deliver effective risk management and compliance functions in the Region. The incumbent is expected to exercise strong inter-personal skills. He/She will have contacts with WHO Representatives, Directors, Programme Managers, Operations Officers in order to ensure effective, efficient and consistent risk management and compliance initiatives as well as with internal and external auditors on compliance related activities.
Use of Language Skills
Desirable: Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.
In depth knowledge of the use of integrated financial management and reporting systems. - Knowledge of auditing principles and their applications. Understanding of accounting and financial principles. - Proven ability to carry out compliance reviews and inspections. - Demonstrated ability to work under pressure to achieve multiple deadlines. - Proven knowledge and strong understanding in the area of administration, procurement, and risk management. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in oral and writing. Maturity of judgement, tact, integrity and discretion. Ability to apply IT technology when needed
Other Skills (e.g. IT)
Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook. Knowledge of an ERP system, in particular downloading data into Excel and performing analysis of huge amounts of data in Excel is required.
WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,233 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates
may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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