Risk and Compliance Manager Non-profit Careers – Water Mission

 Water Mission
  • Jinja, Uganda View on Map
  • Post Date : November 15, 2021
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Job Description

Job Title: Risk and Compliance Manager

Organisation: Water Mission

Duty Station:  Jinja, Uganda


About US:

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. To date, we have served more than 7 million people in 57 countries. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about our Statement of Faith and Christian Mission.


Job Summary:  Under the guidance of the Country Director, the Risk and Compliance Manager is responsible for performing risk and compliance tasks and setting up and monitoring the control environment within Water Mission’s Uganda program following established standards and procedures. This position requires that the person resides or can flexibly shift to Jinja as well as frequent travels to remote locations within Uganda to carry out assessments, inspections, or training.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate the Water Mission’s Uganda office’s Risk and Compliance Strategic Plan
  • Set up the Risk and Compliance Unit based on Water Mission’s Uganda office’s Strategic Plan
  • Work with all department heads to identify departmental Key Risk Indicators
  • Set up a Risk Register for Water Mission’s Uganda office
  • Put in place a weekly and monthly Key Risk Indicator Measurement Framework
  • Prepare monthly reports to management on the Risk and Compliance Environment
  • Conduct monthly compliance audits to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements
  • Set up a Regulatory Control Matrix for Water Mission’s Uganda office to ensure compliance with all regulatory acts and guidelines
  • Review the policies with Water Mission’s Uganda office to ensure Group/HQ and Regulatory Compliance
  • Ensure sufficient controls are set up in all departments to avoid any gaps, breaches, or possible fraud
  • Follow-up registration of the organization with all relevant legal and regulatory bodies that govern the entity’s operations and enforce adherence to all the appropriate sections. Examples include the; Financial Intelligence Act, NGO Board, Anti-Money Laundering Act 1, 2013 and its Regulations of December 2015, etc. to avoid related penalties.
  • Participate in the organization’s strategic development meetings and contribute to establishing well researched, reliable internal controls and monitor adherence to those controls
  • Track the implementation status of agreed donor and statutory audit recommendations with management, departmental heads, and staff
  • Prepare and conduct compliance/internal control trainings for staff on internal controls, risk management, policies and procedures, laws and regulations based on current trends and standards
  • Carry out scheduled, as well as impromptu, compliance spot checks as and when deemed necessary
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned by your supervisor and/or management from time to time
  • Assist in Proposal development (especially the Risk Management sections)
  • Provide support in developing program plans, budgets, schedules, and reports

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  • Professional Accounting or Auditing qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, CISA, CIA. Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Uganda is desirable.
  • At least six years experience in internal/ external audit practice, finance, risk management in a reputable NGO, commercial organization, or institution
  • Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity
  • Commitment to Continued Professional Development in order to remain abreast and well-informed regarding professional standards and internal business requirements
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of Tax Laws, Leadership Codes, Police Act, the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, and Labor Laws
  • Strong working knowledge of industry legal requirements and controls (e.g. Anti-Money Laundering)
  • Track record of integrity and commitment to professional ethics
  • Attention to detail and strategic thinking style
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills and the ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Capable of working independently and in a team environment and delivering within strict deadlines
  • Ability to make frequent field travels to the refugee settlements in Arua, Yumbe, Zombo, and Kiryandongo districts and other operational areas in and around Busoga sub-region


How to Apply:

All Interested candidates should apply online at the link below


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