Risk & Compliance Agent

at Catholic Relief Services
Published November 16, 2023
Location Maseru, Lesotho
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


Catholic Relief Services is currently recruiting for six RISK AND COMPLIANCE AGENTS in Maseru Thaba-Tseka, Semonkong & Mokhotlong, Lesotho:

You will conduct risk related activities for the country program (CP) including sub-recipient compliance adhering to CRS policies, local laws, and donor regulations to help ensure effective delivery of high-quality programming on Bokamoso Ba Bana (3B) Project, to the poor and vulnerable. Your knowledge and skills will help reduce risk to staff, to the effectiveness of our programming and to the people we serve through the application of the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the supply chain management team on strengthening internal control systems and processes related to commodity distribution and management.
Help identify risk issues and challenges and solutions to address them.
Support the planning and performance of internal audits, control reviews and compliance assessments, conduct audit activities as applicable. Help analyze results and provide recommendations.
Support the design and facilitation of trainings and institutional capacity strengthening plans for CRS and primary schools.
Support external audits and the coordination of action plans to close out audit findings.
Basic Qualifications:

High school required. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Business Administration or other relevant Bachelor’s strongly preferred. Accounting and other relevant certification(s) a plus.
Minimum of 3 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 2 of these years entailing audit, compliance, or risk management experience.
Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations and familiarity with international standards for internal control and risk and compliance management (e.g., COSO, ISO, COBIT)
Required Languages – English and Sesotho, required.

Travel - include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to 35%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Good relationship management skills
Good analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills
Ability to make sound judgment
Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with accounting systems.
Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.

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