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Risk and Compliance Officer

  • Location:
  • Salary:
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    1 week ago
  • Category:
    Accounting & Finance
  • Deadline:
    August 31, 2022

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance, and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:

You will conduct risk-related activities for the country program (CP) including sub-recipient compliance adhering to CRS policies, local laws, and donor regulations to help ensure effective delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.  Your knowledge and skills will help reduce risk to staff, to the effectiveness of our programming, and to the people we serve through the application of the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the compliance manager and CP leadership on strengthening internal control systems and processes.
  • Help identify risk issues and challenges and solutions to address them.
  • Help implement and advise on the sub-recipient financial management policy (SRFMP)
  • Support the planning and performance of internal audits, control reviews and compliance assessments, and conduct audit activities as applicable. Help analyze results and provide recommendations.
  • Support the design and facilitation of trainings and institutional capacity strengthening plans for CRS and partners.
  • Support external audits and the coordination of action plans to close out audit findings.

 Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or other relevant bachelor’s is strongly preferred. Accounting and other relevant certification(s) a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 2 of these years should entail audit, compliance or risk management experience.
  • Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations and familiarity with international standards for internal control and risk and compliance management (e.g., COSO, ISO, COBIT)

Required Languages – English

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 50%

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good relationship management skills
  • Good analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills
  • Ability to make sound judgment
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with accounting systems.
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff) 

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities: (none)

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Chief of Party I, Head of Program, Country Finance Manager, GF Finance Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain Manager, Operations Manager, HR Country Lead, programs and operations management teams.

 External: Partners and Donors

***Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. 

Please submit your application to: on or before 31st August 2022

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position. 

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer