Risk and Compliance Officer P4, Panama
Programa Mundial de Alimentos
Panama City, Panama
hace 5 días

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and / or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

Are you a senior Risk and Compliance professional interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger?

Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organization investing in its people?

If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.


Applications must be submitted by Sunday, July 10, 2022 (11 : 59 PM CET)


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

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  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse, and multicultural working environment
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, coaching, mentorship, and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across the various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
  • We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)

    This position is located at the Regional Bureau of Panama (RBP) which covers the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean Country Offices (COs) covering both the Risk and Compliance responsibilities.

    As Risk and Compliance Officer P4, you are part of a regional team and report to the Deputy Regional Director with functional supervision from the Chief of the Enterprise Risk Management Unit.

    You operate in countries with a higher risk profile and perform with a high degree of independence, individually, or lead a risk & compliance team.


  • As Risk and Compliance Officer P4, you provide advice and make recommendations to establish effective risk assessment and risk management activities;
  • you ensure the application of controls and compliance with policies and procedures; and contribute to the overall effectiveness of operations and optimization of WFP resources by championing the mainstreaming of WFP’s risk and compliance framework.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Ensure risk assessment is embedded in planning and decision making through monitoring of key risk appetite metrics and risk indicators, and regular updating of risk registers, including progress towards implementing the risk mitigation actions.
  • Provide specialised advice to RB and CO management and staff on risk & compliance issues and on maintaining an effective internal control environment to support operational efficiency.
  • Provide assistance and advice to ensure that the use of all WFP resources conforms with approved CO strategic plans / project plans, WFP rules and procedures, and donor funding agreements.
  • Provide advice and promote enhancement and / or initiate establishment of adequate internal control systems with clear accountabilities including performance and risk management systems, monitoring and oversight processes and support their implementation.
  • Develop and / or contribute to the development of compliance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by 1st Line of Defense colleagues for managing the risk and compliance process, including criteria for conducting risk and compliance missions, training materials and modules, etc.
  • following the international best practices.

  • Facilitate periodic and ad hoc risk assessments led by relevant managers in regional, country and field offices to : identify and assess risks, evaluate effectiveness of the internal controls, assess the potential for fraud and corruption in operational activities.
  • Recommend appropriate actions to the relevant units or management level, and contribute to corporate learning.

  • Review and challenge risk management effectiveness across the office and all aspects of WFP’s operations.
  • Support managers in their fact finding reviews and fraud risk assessments. Collect and analyse data on fraud incidents, fraud risk metrics, and fraud risk appetite, provide training in AFAC standards.
  • Promote accountability across functional units, prepare comprehensive reports summarising the status of compliance of internal controls, key oversight themes, and using risk information (e.
  • g. risk indicators, incidents) to highlight areas out of risk appetite and formulate sound recommendations on required actions in areas of risk & compliance vulnerability.

  • Support managers in analysing, preparing and sharing risk information with external stakeholders to contribute to UN system-wide engagement and collaboration with donors and partners
  • Assess information / training needs and prepare and deliver training programmes or information sessions for colleagues and partners in RB or CO to enhance understanding of risk management and compliance with WFP policies, rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Provide guidance, support and technical advice to Risk and Compliance Advisors / Officers in the region / country ensuring effective capacity building.
  • Demonstrate leadership and functional skills by effectively leading a team and building staff capabilities for high performance results.
  • Take responsibility for an equitable and inclusive workplace which incorporates all dimensions of the WFP diversity and inclusion framework.
  • Other duties, as required.

    EDUCATION : You have :

    You have :

  • Advanced University degree in business / public administration, finance, accounting, international development, audit or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and / or training / courses in audit, performance and risk management or other related fields.
  • EXPERIENCE : You have :

    You have :

  • Eight years of relevant progressively responsible experience in leading, undertaking and / or contributing to risk management activities, including assessing and recommending effective internal controls and mitigation actions, in various organizations that use modern enterprise risk management frameworks, techniques and systems.
  • LANGUAGE : You have :

    You have :

  • Fluency (level C) in the English and Spanish languages.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language : Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and / or Portuguese (A WFP’s working language)

    These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

    Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

    Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

    Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

    Is inclusive and collaborative , and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

    Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

    Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

    Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role / responsibilities within WFP.


    Mobility is and continues to be, a core contractual requirement in WFP. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed term as well as a rotational contract with a probationary period of one year.

    WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.

    The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Panama City, Panama to take up this assignment.


  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete, and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable).
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application.
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  • Please contact us at wfprecruitment wfp.org in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
  • All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications.

    WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority.

    Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

    No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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