Risk & Compliance Director

at Save the Children
Published March 27, 2022
Location Kyiv, Ukraine
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  




The role holder is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of Risk, Internal Control and Compliance, Internal Audit and Fraud in the country office. This document is intended to clarify core, shared expectations of Risk and Compliance to existing staff and newcomers, to key stakeholders such line managers, technical advisors, regional leads, and those who rely on the risk/compliance/control/fraud work they do.


The role is a critical 2nd line of control for the organisation and requires independent and objective staff. The role should therefore report into the Country Director (CD) with a dotted line into the Regional Counter Fraud Lead and other members of the Regional Risk Committee.


In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.






Provide functional expertise to proactively support the organisation's risk identification and assessment processes. Utilise detailed knowledge of Board risk appetite to ensure that it is fully embedded and operationalised within the organisation. Individual will:


Be country expert in SCI Risk Framework tools and techniques (including PART/RMP/ Datix).

Provide expert insight support to award risk assessments

Acts as a risk focal point with the rest of the SCI risk network

Facilitate risk management processes and lead Country Risk Management Committee



Provide expert support to ensure risk prevention measures are fit for purpose.


Provide training to staff on key control and compliance risk prevention measures

Train staff/partners on fraud prevention training.

Provide expert leadership on internal control/ mitigation design for new projects or processes.

Provide surge support for risk prevention expertise to major humanitarian incidents



Provide compliance checks/ audit reviews to provide assurance on key risk management controls


Create and implement annual workplan of compliance / spot checks/audit reviews on key management controls E.g. field office audits, vetting spot checks

Review/attend key control meetings/ process and ensure that they are working & provide specialist input E.g. attending Finance Control Compliance meeting.



Provide independent reporting of risk, incidents & investigations


Independent reporting of risk v appetite and management of escalations as appropriate

Independent reporting of incidents in Datix that affect ability of an organisation to hit its objectives.

Lead coordinator of fraud & multi-faceted investigations

Fraud focal point/ investigator training

Whistle blowing service provision & follow up

Local owner of Datix system.



Track progress of risk actions so Country Director can provide appropriate annual assurance on risks.

Track audit/ investigation findings

Coordinate assurance documentation and risk appetite status to complete Risk Assurance letter

In order to be successful you will bring/have:


Demonstrable experience at a senior level within both the commercial and NGO sectors, is preferable

A strong interest in international development/humanitarian work

Broad spectrum programme experience, with strong analytical skills

Excellent business partnering and relationship building skills

Proven ability to have a highly strategic focus, whilst dealing competently with operational matters

The ability to understand and break down complex technical problems, both translating them into layperson's terms as well as finding solutions which work

Strong personal organisational and self-management skills with an ability to lead and work in teams and motivate others

Experience of managing teams, as well as indirect relationships

Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Willing to travel to support members directly or to relevant events as required.

Commitment to Save the Children values.

A minimum of 7 years of experience working fraud, risk or compliance support and/or leadership in NGOs

Professional proficiency in speaking and writing in English required

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This Role is offered on the basis of International terms and conditions. Also, interviews will be held on ongoing basis, adverts will be closed once a person is identified.


For non- EU citizens; Visa is to be obtained.


Interested candidates can send their CVs

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