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Risk and Compliance Coordinator

International Rescue Committee (IRC)



Job title: Risk and Compliance Coordinator

Reporting to: Country Director

Location: Kampala

Overall purpose of the role:

The Refugee Investment Facility (RIF) is a cross-country pilot initiative being implemented jointly between the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and i-Gravity – a Swiss firm specialized in impact investment and innovative finance solutions. The RIF offers impact-linked and concessionary loans to enterprises directly impacting refugees and communities in refugee hosting districts of Uganda and Jordan, based on four impact parameters: increased employability, increased decent and sustainable employment, increased access to services and products, and financial inclusion. During the pilot phase of the RIF, DRC and i-Gravity are expecting to generate knowledge from collected information which can be transformed into essential lessons learned which can be used to correct the Theory of Change.

The Risk and Compliance Coordinator will provide operational and administrative support to risk management principals in DRC Uganda, including but not limited to the Country Director, Head of Support Services and Head of Program, to improve risk management in the program as well as improve country operation analytics and decision-making. The position will actively promote and support a culture of risk and compliance management by ensuring risk and compliance management actions are in line with DRC policies, donor requirements and local laws.


  • Support risk and issue management workflows in line with existing operational risk management instructions.
  • Monitor and track escalation of high-very high risk and issues together with availability/delivery of impact mitigation resources.
  • Support the HOSS with tracking losses, providing support to ensure completeness/adequacy of the Loss Annex and providing timely analysis of loss status and trends.
  • Support the Country Director with the monthly KPI meeting and providing adhoc analysis as requested.
  • Adhoc support to finance for project audits and project compliance reviews.
  • Support the SOA and HOSS with the rollout of the legal compliance review in 2024.
  • Review and analyze internal and external audit reports to provide input on country risks and issues as well as development of compliance control measures.
  • Support the development of standardised risks and engage with relevant technical stakeholders to develop standardised risk identification guidelines.
  • Support the development of periodic compliance reporting mechanism for regional and country SMT.
  • Be the focal point for Core Humanitarian Standards policies, roll-outs and implementations across the DRC Uganda program.
  • Be the focal point for all legal matters related to expatriates’ work status in Uganda. This entails tracking their work permits, special passes and ensuring they are up to date, while also tracking progress with external government agencies to ensure no delays in processing the documents.
  • Update DRC’s NGO permit, other statutory documents and reporting to relevant authorities as needed (FIA, URSB, URA, PDPO etc), ensuring they are up to date. Any risks associated with the legal compliance in this regard to be flagged to SMT.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in Audit, Risk Management or Compliance role in humanitarian and/or development sector.
  • Accounting professional qualifications, preferably a master’s degree/ CPA/ACCA atleast level II
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with a well-developed ability to motivate and persuade at high levels.
  • Understanding of the local laws and sensitivity to the socio-cultural context.
  • Experience and use of tools and systems for risk management and compliance.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking ability;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with others to achieve results;


• Accounting proffessional qualifiecations, preferably a master’s degree/ CPA/ACCA atleast level II


  • Excellent Communication skills in English required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV of not more than four (4) pages and cover letter explaining their motivation and why they are suited for the post.

We only accept applications sent via our online-application form on www.drc.dk under Vacancies. Applications close on 20th January 2024.

Equal Opportunity

Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels in light of this, women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.

Equal Opportunity: DRC is an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethinic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.

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