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The Risk and Compliance Director (R&CD) is a critical senior leadership position that requires uncompromising integrity, project cycle management knowledge, risk environment analysis/outcome/solution mapping, and strong leadership skills. The purpose of the position is to assess the risk environment and devise strategies for effective management of CARE Somalia’s principal risks. This will require implementation of effective risk and compliance strategies, policies and frameworks, sound legal advice, governance arrangements, compliance with approved policies and procedures, as well as promoting ethical behavior across the CO. The position is responsible for overall guidance in reinforcing the continuum between risk identification, root cause analysis, implementation of risk mitigation measures and pre-emptive response to risks and the documentation regarding key risks and their resolutions.

The Risk and Compliance Director(R&CD) will therefore engage with country office leadership to identify potential risks in the industry and support the institutionalization of a more risk-informed management approach. Monitor strategic and critical operational risks that affect delivery and impact, with particular attention to non-compliance with donor policy as well as safe guarding and fraud/corruption.

The Risk and Compliance Director will assume a lead role in developing and implementing risk management policies and procedures, conducting risk assessments, risk and compliance reviews and/or and audits, providing training and guidance to staff, and reporting on risk-related matters to senior management.

While overall accountability of risk management sits with the Country Director and Country Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Risk and Compliance Director acts as a critical line of defense to the Country Director (CD) and SLT in the management of risk and plays a critical role in ensuring that the CO operates in a way that minimizes risk and maximizes its potential for success.

The position is required to benchmark risk and compliance standards and procedures against industry best practice. The position holder will be a member of the Country Senior Leadership Team (SMT), providing high-level, strategic contribution to the leadership of the organization.


Drive the enhancement and sustainability of CARE’s risk management framework

  • Develop a Comprehensive Risk Management Framework that ensures that all key risks – programmatic, financial, and operational are identified, assessed, measured, controlled, and managed promptly. This will require a thorough understanding of the organization’s activities, operations, and objectives to ensure that all risks are adequately addressed. Support the design of Risk Framework Components, enhance, build or expand risk identification, Risk Register and mitigation strategies.

Develop and implement CARE Somalia’s Compliance Plan

  • Conduct Periodic Risk Assessments and Prepare Risk Profiles as directed by the Country Director and SMT and prepare respective risk profiles that facilitate monitoring and addressing of the risk elements at CARE. This will require a good understanding of the organization’s operations and objectives to identify potential compliance risks.

Organizational Audit Program and Internal Control Risk Reviews

  • Ensure internal audit planning and execution places the right emphasis on internal control design and operation, technical GAAP accounting matters, and developing innovative compliance solutions. This will require a good understanding of accounting and auditing principles and the ability to identify areas of risk in the organization’s operations.

People management, risks culture and staff capacity building interventions.

  • Recruit talented staff to the risk management unit; lead the teams with technical capability, effective risk management program execution, moreover, with empathy and team cohesion.
  • Participate and/ or facilitate capacity building for all staff and partners aimed at strengthening risk management and compliance in the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline required, master’s degree a plus, preferably MBA and ACCA or CPA.
  • Demonstrable high level performance management and team working skills, with experience in managing a portfolio of multiple donors.
  • 8 years of professional experience with at least two years’ work experience in relief or development
  • Demonstrable understanding of project planning and management cycles
  • Knowledge of donor regulations, procedures, and requirements (USG, EU, ECHO, UN etc).
  • Ability to package review reports for management consumption and decision making.
  • Planning: Determine appropriate goals for an organization or department; goal oriented; sees the big picture; maintains a global perspective.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Highly organized, close attention to detail, and ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a fluid environment.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines.
  • Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice.

How to apply


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