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Risk and Compliance Officer at CARE

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 00


CARE International is a leading development organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE International in Malawi and partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.
CARE Malawi seeks to recruit well qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions based at its Head Office in Lilongwe.


Position Description

Reporting directly to the Country Director, the Risk and Compliance Officer leads in all compliance issues regarding CARE Malawi’s work. S/ he is responsible for providing independent assurance and consulting services that improve operations at the Country office (CO), supporting the CO accomplish its objectives by evaluating, in a systematic and disciplined way, the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance. The Risk and Compliance Officer is also responsible for determining compliance with policies, procedures, donor requirement as well as local laws and regulations. The successful candidate shall be responsible for conducting special investigations as requested and making recommendations to the CO that will increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control systems of the functions reviewed. In addition, the candidate shall be responsible for ensuring that compliance matters are appropriately considered at the CO level. S/he shall liaise with CO’s Senior Leadership Team to identify and remediate organizational gaps identified during compliance audits and assessments as well as ensuring internal processes and policies relating to compliance are instituted, understood, and maintained.

Specific duties and responsibilities shall include the following:

  • Support Country Office in Risk Identification, Analysing and Evaluating, Treating/Responding and Monitoring.
  • Prepare compliance activities, short and long-term plans and annual budgets for the compliance activities and undertake the comprehensive compliance activity of the CO.
  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develop/ implement corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues; and provide guidance and advice on how to prevent or address similar situations in the future frisk
  • Evaluate and contribute to the improvement of risk management, control and governance process.
  • Ensure that the CO Senior Management or any appropriate office are immediately notified of concerns or reports of violations relating to accounting, internal controls, auditing, regulatory, or financial matters; or violations of any of the policies that are designed to ensure that CARE operates in an ethical manner;
  • Develop training and education programs for internal policies, donor requirements and applicable government laws and regulation changes and topics identified as potential risk areas.
  • Follow up or/and assist in implementation of the Internal and External auditors’ recommendations.
  • Support the CARE USA, Regional Internal Audit and other external audit engagements and monitor Country Office compliance with the CARE USA policies and statutory obligations
  • Ensure CARE International Policy on Fraud and Corruption Awareness, Prevention, Reporting and Response is understood and complied.
  • Ensure Fraud incidents are timely reported to the Donors, CMPs, Award Management Solution and Regional Office. Support COs to Manage Communication with Donors and CMPs.
  • Conduct Investigations as per the Fraud Investigation Standard Operating Procedures.
    Playing a leadership role in identifying and implementing initiatives that enhance CARE’s commitment to gender and diversity.

Required minimum qualifications, experience and competencies

  • University degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Internal Audit or any related area from a recognized institution;
  • Must be a Certified Internal Auditor or a member of ICAM/ACCA Minimum 5 years of experience in auditing and/or compliance with working knowledge of classical compliance techniques and tools including problem solving, corrective action and auditing.
  • Extensive knowledge of Audit, Compliance, Finance and Procurement Knowledgeable in financial management system will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to work and communicate with a range of stakeholders including policymakers, government officials and NGOs;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with a range of international donors (i.e USAID, EU, DFID, CIDA, GIZ);

Method Of Application

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and experience and possess the required competencies should send their application letters with detailed CVs through email to addressed to the attention of:

The Country Director

CARE Malawi

P/Bag A89


Closing date for receipt of applications is January 19, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE has zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse and has a Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy which outlines expected behaviours and responsibilities of all staff and CARE related personnel (consultants, vendors, partners, project participants, etc.). All potential candidates will be required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and those successful will be expected to sign up to the Code of Behaviour contained in the PSEA Policy.