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New Job Opportunity United Nations at UNICEF Tanzania – Risk & Compliance Specialist

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Risk & Compliance Specialist, (P3), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania # 00121775 ( Temporary Appointment)
Job no:
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Level: P-3
Location: United Republic of Tanzania
Categories: Emergency, Operations, Security, Administration, Audit and Investigation, Ethics
works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most
disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To
help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.
For every child, commitment.
Tanzania Country Office is a large Country Programme which operates in a
challenging and sensitive economic and political environment. The
office has 4 Sub offices and a total 158 staff and over 30 consultants.
The office, with an annual budget of over US$ 70 million works with
over 149 Government partners and 67 Civil Society organizations.
Tanzania is a DAO country for the United Nations, an initiative that
aims at a more unified and coherent UN structure and UNICEF takes the
lead in most of the initiatives including the CBO and also leads the
Admin & common premises, Supply and Procurement working groups.

main outcome of the assignment is to assess the functionality and
implementation of all UNICEF relevant program requirements including,
HACT quality assurance activities, peer review and audit
recommendation/implementation and sustenance, program monitoring,
internal control compliance, budget and funds monitoring, and enterprise
risk management.

How can you make a difference?
the supervision of the Deputy Representative Operations the Risk and
Compliance Specialist will be responsible for strengthening risk
assurance and compliance efforts, assessing programmatic and operational
risks and challenges which require management attention, guidance and
decision in making sure that resources are continuously, effectively and
efficiently geared towards achieving results for children.

This role will bring together all the components of risks managements in
programmes and operations, including the management of implementing
partnership under HACT.

Risk and Compliance Specialist will be
responsible to ensure that key management, operational and programmatic
risks are systematically identified, reviewed holistically, integrated
and managed effectively to inform management, operational and
programmatic decisions within the UNICEF TCO.

He/She will be
responsible for providing complementary 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 TCO level.

He/she will ensure the
achievement of risk management objectives follows organizational rules
and regulations, and acceptable ethical behavior; internal controls;
information and technology security; sustainability; and quality
assurance. Moreover, he/she will provide analysis and report on the
adequacy and effectiveness of risk management and internal controls.
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1. Risk management support

  • Support
    the office management team in the annual risk assessment process and
    monitor reliability of reports and their compliance with applicable
    rules and regulations.
  • Ensure the monitoring of risk mitigation action plans including a mid-term review.
  • Lead the office peer reviews process, undertake visits to project sites and field offices to verify the quality of performance.
  • Ensure
    the risk management approach is embedded in any project/proposal, in
    office governance committees’ review of submissions and in any major
    decision made by the management.

2. Compliance support

  • Review the office systems, procedures and processes for compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Enforce
    and strengthen internal controls to ensure that systems are in place to
    prevent, detect and report non-compliance. Support the process for the
    preparation of the annual Statement of Internal Control (SIC) by the
  • Review internal work processes in Programme and
    Operations to ensure that accountabilities are clear and placed at the
    adequate levels as per global policies and/or best practices.
  • Establish
    a risk-based system to periodically and systematically review a sample
    of activities (Programme and Operations) to ensure they are carried out
    according to established work processes and in compliance with UNICEF
    policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure smooth preparedness of internal
    and external audit, conduct a quality assurance and follow-up on the
    implementation of the recommendations and provides feedback to the
  • Periodically test compliance with the Table of
    authority and adherence to the delegation of authorities in line with
    UNICEF policies and Procedures; and ensure staff understand the roles
    and responsibilities delegated to them.
  • Review the conformity of
    statutory and non-statutory committees, assess committee members have
    been trained/oriented on their roles and responsibility.

3. 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.
  • Advise the management on lessons learned from investigations and measures to be taken accordingly.
  • Ensure
    the implementation of the global anti-fraud strategy, suggest internal
    fraud prevention mechanisms and alert the management on any fraudulent
    issues as well as unethical behaviors detected.
  • Lead the process of Fraud risk training / orientation to staff, Partners and suppliers.

4. Oversight and advisory to the Management

  • Serve as a secretary to the risk management task force for the TCO,
  • Help
    advise the management on actions to be taken to enforce and strengthen
    accountabilities for a robust, responsive and transparent governance
  • Contribute to effective management process by participating in key governance meetings (particularly CMT, PMT and OMT).
  • Coordinate
    Risk assessment and control activities with other UN agencies by
    representing the office in meetings related to Risks and Compliance

5. Create awareness/capacity building

  • Establish
    a system to document and report weaknesses in internal control and
    implement actions aimed at addressing internal controls gaps (SOP, NFR,
    memos…) and building the capacity of responsible staff.
  • Analyze
    cause and effect of policy changes to the operations of the office,
    anticipate changes and advise on the new way of doing business.
  • Support the implementation of a continuous learning and development plan for the Risk and Compliance function.
  • Ensure
    that management provides staff with access to relevant training and
    that staff and other personnel understand key UNICEF policies including
    PSEA, Fraud and Ethics, etc.

6. Any support needed Support and perform duties as might be required by the supervisor and management from time to time

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To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An
    advanced university degree (Master’s or higher*) in Business
    Administration or Financial Management, Operations Management, Strategic
    Management, Risk Management, Audit, Investigation, Internal Control,
    Statistics and Data Analysis or Accounting certifications are considered
    as assets.
  • *A first University Degree in a relevant field
    combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be
    accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.


  • At
    least 5 (five) years of professional work experience in Risk and
    Compliance, or another directly relevant area, several of which in
    internal control and or audit. Experience in financial management,
    particularly developing and implementing financial control systems, ERM,
    audits, internal control preferably with international organizations,
    NGOs and UN.

Language required:
Fluency in
English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local
language of the duty station is considered as an asset

Other skills:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing complexity and change

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For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS).
UNICEF’s competencies required for this post are nurture, leads and
manages people (I), builds and maintains partnerships (II), demonstrated
self-awareness and ethical awareness (II), innovate and embraces change
(II), drive to achieve results for impact (II), manages to achieve
ambiguity and complexity (II), thinks and acts strategically (II) and
works collaboratively with others (II).

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is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and
encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality,
religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with
disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the
aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual
exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and
discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding
principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these
standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference
and background checks. Background checks will include the verification
of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates
may be required to provide additional information to conduct a
background check.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by
the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by
UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject
to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2
(Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with
UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before
taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to
withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or
medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements
are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

position is not considered an elevated risk role. However, UNICEF
reserves the right to conduct further vetting/ assessment within the
scope of child safeguarding as appropriate.



considers higher educational 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 at
The Vacancy is open to all internal and external candidates.
Advertised: 05 Sep 2022 E. Africa Standard Time
Deadline: 19 Sep 2022 E. Africa Standard Time

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