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Compliance Officer – WHO Uganda

Compliance Officer  (2002878)  
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Job Posting: Jul 14, 2020, 11:46:31 AM
Closing Date: Aug 4, 2020, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala
Organization: AF_UGA Uganda
Schedule: Full-time  
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Risk management is embedded in all aspectsof WHO activities from strategy development to day to-day operations across theOrganization. In the development of policies, procedures and operational plansunder each of the pillars, risks or events that may damage the reputation ofthe Organization or affect its ability to achieve its objectives are assessedand mitigation measures are considered. In addition, in the conduct of theirday-to-day activities, managers and staff identify, assess, prioritize, andcontrol risks within their areas of responsibility with the aim to minimize,monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of adverse events or tomaximize the realization of opportunities.


1.Serve as the Country Office focal point for risk management and compliance initiatives (such as the risk register and the internal control self-assessment check-list), to coordinate their implementation in the country office and support the senior management in the preparation of feedback to AFRO/HQs concerning such initiatives, as well represent the country office in the WHO compliance network;

2.UsingCompliance monitoring tools identify internal constraints which undermine compliance within WCO’s programs and operations, and propose corrective measures, review the current approaches available on assessing, measuring, and mitigating risks.
3. Work closely with operations manager to review internal and external audit reportsin order to; understand risk and compliance findings by Auditors, identify systemic issues, compliance-related findings and recommendations; follow up and track progress the implementation of audit recommendations; generate lessons learned from audit reports and bring these into the overall compliance and risk management.
4. Recommend appropriate tools to systematically record, monitor and report on a wide range of organizational risk areas; facilitate securing of internal support to mitigate identified risks.
5. Using the tools introduced by HQ/CREpropose risk mitigation and compliance measures in key organizational areas,including inter alia procurement, human resources, finance and security in collaboration with the primary focal points of these respective units.
6. Regularly monitor and report to AFRO on the status of the risk register and be alert to emerging internal risks, as well as the effectiveness of the instituted risk measures; coordinate with the budget center to ensure timely submission of Risk Register and Internal Controlchecklists.
7. Support the development of internal capacity building for risk management at the country office; and participate inthe development of training tools in risk management and compliance applicable to the different audiences in the country office in order to foster a culture of risk management and compliance as well as raise staff awareness on the fundamental principles of WHO/AFRO’s administrative framework and internal control mechanisms.
8. Perform any other activities asassigned by the Head of Country Office and Senior Management.



Essential: University degree in business administration, public administration, international business, finance, law,economics or related field.
Desirable: Master’s degree in business administration,public administration, international business, finance, law, economics or related field


Essential: At least 5 years of combined relevant experience at the national level in complex organizations, in areas under general management and administration, internal control frameworks and related monitoring processes and systems.

Desirable: Previous experience in a compliance/audit function is an asset.


–>Extensive knowledge of WHO administrative rules, procedures and systems and understanding of the complex interrelationship of factors,rules and systems which lead to non-compliance

–>Demonstrated solid analytical skills.
–>Ability to interpret policy and apply correctly.
–>High level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise judgment with respect to sensitive information.
Good communication and presentation skills

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.



Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at UGX 176,233,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only 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 through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.



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