Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Support Office in Somalia
Duty Station: MOGADISHU
Posting Period: 04 November 2022 - 18 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Audit-UNSOS-194037-F-Mogadishu (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) based in Mogadishu. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Adviser, Office of the Head of UNSOS, the Risk Management and Compliance Officer will implement and maintain the risk management process in accordance with Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC) guidance, develop cross-cutting risk management and compliance guidance as well as training /awareness materials for the Mission’s various components. The Risk Management and Compliance Officer facilitates the alignment of internal control measures against identified risks integrating risk management into all aspects of strategic and operational mission planning, and day-to-day operations.


Within the delegated authority, the Risk Management and Compliance Officer will perform the following duties:

• Conducts research, collates and disseminates data on risks related to the implementation of all aspects of the Mission mandate and support functions, coordinates identification of risks, their subsequent review and the development of risk mitigation measures.
• Develops, proposes for approval and maintains the mission risk register, facilitates subsequent review and the development of risk mitigation measures.
• Provides briefings and advice on risk management policy, guidance and methodology at the Mission level and works in collaboration with the Mission stakeholders to promote risk ownership, accountability and improved risk mitigation.
• Acts as the ERM Secretariat, ex-officio of the Mission Risk Management Committee, facilitates the establishment and coordinates the activities of the Committee ensuring that identified risks are recorded, assessed and prioritized and appropriate action taken.
• Reviews and updates the Mission Risk Register, specifying the activities and progress of the risk management initiative and ensure that all required risk information is recorded in the risk management system for analysis and reporting purposes.
• Follows up on the risk response and risk treatment plans raised in the Mission Risk Register.
• Coordinates with Audit Response Team on the status of audit recommendations from Board of Auditors and Internal Audit Division to report to the Risk Management Committee.
• Works closely with mission personnel to ensure completion of requisite trainings on Enterprise Risk Management, ongoing dialogue regarding risk management and the integration of the risk management process into both strategic planning and day to day operations.
• Prepares the annual report for the USG DMSPC and USG DOS on the status of risk management in the Mission.
• Ensures the alignment of risk management with internal control measures; coordinates with the Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget (OPPFB) on the Head of Entity assurance statement.
• Monitors and evaluates the Mission's success in managing risks, coordinates for this purpose with the Policy and Best Practices Officer to identify and disseminate lessons learnt and best practices.
• Mission coordinator for the Organizational Resilience Management System (ORMS).
• Focal Point for UN Financial Disclosure Programme (UNFDP) for UNSOS.


• Professionalism - Thorough knowledge of and application of relevant operational, administrative and protocol policies to ensure adherence to relevant guidelines and procedures and overall quality of outputs; Proven tact and discretion in dealing with highly confidential and sensitive matters, as well as excellent interpersonal skills; Demonstrated initiative and ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Teamwork - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; Is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

• Planning & Organizing - Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate; Amounts of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.


Advanced university degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) in Business, Administration, and Management, Logistics, Risk Management, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Political Science, Law or related field. Professional certification in accountancy (e.g. Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant) is desirable. A first-level university degree with two years of relevant professional work experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years' work experience in research, public administration, organizational development, operations management, project management or related fields is required.

Experience providing services to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required.


Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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