Senior Risk and Compliance Manager at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)


Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria m 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience: 7 years
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit 

Job Summary

You will be responsible for analyzing moderate to complex project and operational activities using fraud tools to detect and prevent fraudulent activities. In addition, the incumbent will provide high-level review, operational internal controls, and risk management expertise with emphasis on quality reporting and risk management strategies that address organizational accountability and resilience. The post holder is expected to bring innovative perspectives to the country program to influence and implement fraud and risk management reform in an ever changing operating environment. 

Roles and Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement enterprise risk management systems and processes that is geared towards enhancing fraud risk management and oversight. 
  • Develop risks model to identify, evaluate and respond to possible risks associated with the CP programmatic and operational activities. 
  • Lead annual risk assessment and planning process to develop and maintain the CP Risk register, annual risk and compliance plan and ensure the plan is responsive to and aligned with the risk profile of the CP. 
  • Perform high level and complex investigations regarding actual and suspected fraud activities, providing oversight and appropriate resolution to the Country Program Leadership. Supports the establishment of fraud risk tolerance guidelines with donors ensuring the risk of exposure of the organization is within these guidelines. 
  • Lead Risk & Compliance initiative by implementing action plans related to risk assessment and annual planning, review exercises and reporting to the CR, Region, HQ and External stakeholders.
  • Serve as lead on all FAM procedures reported within the CP and ensure result based corrective action plans in FAM reporting.
  • Prepare anti-fraud training materials and lead on all trainings related to fraud prevention, fraud reporting and Risk Management across the CP, partners, and vendors. 
  • Respond to inquiries of donors, Office of Inspector General regarding fraud risk management issues at the Country program or Partners level. 

Required Languages – English

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 30%. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

  • Strong relationship management skills 
  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees, partners, donors, and other external stakeholders. 
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and systems thinking skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Demonstrated progression in career with increasing responsibilities. 
  • Ability to make sound judgment. 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Fraud and risk management experience in non-governmental organizations 
  • Familiar with case investigation and fraud risk controls 
  • Good in data analytics, interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Self-motivated and be able to work under pressure.
  • Coaching and training abilities 

Basic Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in accounting, Business Administration or other relevant field preferred. 
  • Accounting or audit certification highly preferred (E.g. ACCA, ICAN, CIA etc.) 
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiner Professional certifications. 
  • Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations; knowledge of COSO’s Internal Control Framework or The Institute of Internal Audit’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. 
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in audit, risk, and fraud management. At least 5 of these years of experience must entail audit, compliance, fraud, or risk management experience with International Non-Governmental Organization. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of people management experience. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in accounting, Business Administration or other relevant field preferred. 
  • Accounting or audit certification highly preferred (E.g. ACCA, ICAN, CIA etc.) 
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiner Professional certifications. 
  • Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations; knowledge of COSO’s Internal Control Framework or The Institute of Internal Audit’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. 
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in audit, risk, and fraud management. At least 5 of these years of experience must entail audit, compliance, fraud, or risk management experience with International Non-Governmental Organization. 
  • Minimum of 5 years of people management experience. 

Method of Application

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