Ukraine Crisis Response (UCR) - Risk & Compliance Manager
World Vision International
Bucharest, Romania
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With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 34,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Employee Contract Type :

International Assignment - Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Job Description :

Possible position locations : Romania, Ukraine, Moldova

Application Deadline : We will be accepting applications until the right candidate is found.

The escalation of conflict in Ukraine has forced more than 5 million people - mostly women and children - to flee to neighbouring countries.

With the escalating crisis, the needs are growing by the hour. More than half of Ukraine's children have either fled for safety within the country or are living as refugees.

Since the conflict started, our teams have been on the ground assessing and responding to the urgent needs of those searching for safety.

We are currently scaling up our multi-country response across three countries (Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine) and are recruiting for many key positions that will make a direct impact on the lives of people who have been caught up in conflict.


As the Risk & Compliance Manager, you will support the Ukraine Crisis Response (UCR) and will provide holistic Risk, Compliance, Incident and Investigation Management oversight.

You will promote a culture of integrated and effective Risk and Compliance Management and will work cross-functionally and collaboratively to achieve the function's objectives.

You will be expected to understand and evaluate World Vision International's unique organisational environment and apply a deep understanding of technical principles to develop an effective Risk & Compliance function.

The role covers three main areas :

Risk Management

  • Oversee the contextualization of the Worl Vision (WV) Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework and Policy in a manner that is commensurate with the size, complexity and risk profile of the UCR and in a manner that builds risk awareness and promotes risk-based decision making.
  • Support leadership to establish risk governance structures (e.g. Risk Committee).
  • Support UCR leadership in developing, implementing and continuously improving Risk Management structures and processes (including a strategy, risk register and risk appetite statement) and ensure that those structures and procedures are in alignment with the WV Enterprise Risk Management Policy and Framework.
  • Support the identification, analysis, evaluation, mitigation and monitoring of risks and ensure that key findings are captured within the UCR Risk Register, reflected within the Risk Management system Riskonnect and reviewed on a regular basis.
  • Monitor and analyse risks within the UCR internal and external context to conduct comparative analysis with incident data and other sources of risk data for a holistic view of the risk profile.
  • Ensure that significant and fast moving risks are escalated to leadership on a timely basis.

  • Build strong partnerships with all departments to understand the risks to their functions and support strengthening department specific risk management processes.
  • Train and support UCR team on Risk Management principles and practices and in regards of the usage of Riskonnect.
  • Evaluate existing mitigation measures and provide feedback to management on their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Compliance Management

  • Support functional management and line management to ensure that policies, procedures and waivers are well defined and in compliance with global policies, applicable to external context and compatible with external regulations.
  • Together with respective functional and line management coordinate the implementation of policies, procedures and standards to ensure that staff across UCR well understand key requirements and how to meet them.
  • Ensure monitoring of global, local and external policies and regulations is conducted through the Integrated Compliance Monitoring Tool (ICMT).
  • Ensure that an inclusive, data-driven approach is used that reflects compliance gaps so that the UCR is able to articulate and mitigate compliance risks.
  • Ensure that relevant compliance violations are documented, reported and investigated according to respective policies and procedures and reflected across available WV systems and processes.
  • Incident & Investigation Management

  • Coordinate the Integrated Incident Management (IIM) approach within the UCR to ensure that respective incidents are being reported, managed and followed-up on.
  • Provide training on incident reporting, Incident Management principles and practices as well as the usage of the Incident Management system EthicsPoint.
  • Compile data from EthicsPoint and conduct analysis for a holistic view of incident data and trends and communicate key trends.
  • Ensure that incidents and investigations are analysed and relevant Lessons Learned, and After-Action Reviews, are applied throughout the Response, reducing the likelihood and impact of repeat incidents.
  • Coordinate investigations within UCR in response to incidents, allegations and complaints with relevant functional owners (i.
  • e. People & Culture, GIIU, Safeguarding).

  • Ensure investigations are conducted legally, ethically, on a timely and cost-effective basis and in compliance with relevant policies and regulations.
  • Provide support and guidance to senior managers overseeing investigation.
  • Lead or participate in investigations if needed.
  • If necessary, create and supervise an investigative team on specific investigations where required.

  • Five years of working experience in relevant field (report writing, academic research, international non-governmental organizations work, law, risk and data analysis, grant quality and compliance) is preferred
  • University (Bachelor essential, master’s preferred) relevant to the field of international relations, political science, disaster management, international development, humanitarian law, data management / information systems, international / political studies, sociology, population studies and other related fields)

  • Risk & Compliance, Governance or Fraud approved international certifications will be considered an advantage

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and oral and written communication skills in English.
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