Deadline: 04 August, 2020

Location: Kampala, Uganda

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Compliance Officer.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.


  • Serve as the focal point of the country office for risk management and compliance initiatives (such as the risk register and the internal control self-assessment check-list) to coordinate their implementation in the country office
  • Identify internal constraints which undermine compliance within WCO’s programmes and operations, and propose corrective measures, review the current approaches available on assessing, measuring, and mitigating risks
  • Work closely with operations manager to review internal and external audit reports in order to understand risk and compliance findings by auditors
  • Identify systemic issues, compliance related findings and make recommendations
  • Track progress of the implementation of audit recommendations, generate lessons learned from audit reports and bring the lessons into the overall compliance and risk management
  • Recommend appropriate tools to systematically record, monitor and report on a wide range of organisational risk areas
  • Facilitate securing of internal support to mitigate identified risks
  • Using the tools introduced by HQ/CRE, propose risk mitigation and compliance measures in key organisational areas including inter alia procurement, human resources, finance and security in collaboration with the primary focal points of these respective units


  • University degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, International Business, Finance, Law, Economics or a related field
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, International Business, Finance, Law, Economics or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of combined relevant experience at the national level in complex organisations, in areas under general management and administration, internal control frameworks and related monitoring processes and systems
  • Experience in a compliance/audit function is an asset
  • Extensive knowledge of WHO administrative rules, procedures and systems and understanding of the complex interrelationship of factors, rules and systems which lead to non-compliance
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Ability to interpret policy and apply correctly
  • High level of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise judgment with respect to sensitive information
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Expert knowledge of English

To apply and for more information, click here.

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