Risk & Compliance Officer NOB at WFP


The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently recruiting interested and qualified Risk & Compliance Officer NOB in Nigeria. Here are the requirements and how to apply.

Job Description/Requirements


Provide advice and specialized support in the establishment of effective risk assessment and risk management activities; application of controls and compliance with policies and procedures; and contribution 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)

1.     Contribute to embedding risk assessment in planning and decision making through developing and/or monitoring of key risk appetite metrics and risk indicators, and regular updating of risk registers, including progress towards implementing the risk mitigation actions.
2. Provide support to managers in analysing and strengthening existing processes on risk & compliance issues and on maintaining an effective internal control environment to support operational efficiency.
3. Provide assistance in ensuring that the use of all WFP resources is in conformity with approved CO strategic plans/project plans, WFP rules and procedures, and donor funding agreements.
4. Contribute to ideas on enhancement of adequate internal control systems with clear accountabilities, including performance and risk management systems, monitoring and oversight processes and techniques, tools, processes to support their implementation.
5. 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.
6. Support relevant managers in their regular and ad hoc risk assessments in regional, country and field offices risk assessments to: identify and evalutate risks, assess effectiveness of the internal controls, and assess the potential for fraud and corruption in operational activities.
7. Contribute to risk management effectiveness across the office and all aspects of WFP’s
8. 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, support training in AFAC standards.
9. Contribute to 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 contribute ideas on required actions in areas of risk & compliance vulnerability.
10. Support managers in the preparation of risk information for management to share with external stakeholders such as UN system-wide engagement, donors, and partners.
11. 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.
12. Support risk management focal points in region/country offices.
13. Demonstrate managerial and functional skills by effectively managing staff and building staff capabilities for high performance results.
14. Other duties, as required.


Education: Advanced University degree with three-year experience in business/public administration, finance, accounting, international development, audit or other relevant fielld, or First University degree with 6 years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses in audit, performance and risk management or other related fields.

Experience: Typically five 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: Fluency (level C) in English language. 



Has gained programme/project management experience • Has conducted monitoring and reporting activities, demonstrating knowledge of results hierarchy, performance metrics and measurement • Has conducted risk analysis and developed risk mitigation strategies


1. Qualified female candidates are advised to apply.

2. Only Nigerian Nationals are eligible to apply for this position.

3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

4. WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on HIV/AIDS status.

5. 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

6. 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.

7. WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

8. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.



Interested and qualified applicants should follow the link below to submit CV and application letter.

Location: Abuja, Nigeria                      

Application Deadline: 08 November 2023, 00:59 CET

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Candidates who applied previously should not apply again.


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