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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator Job at Mercy Corps - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator

Jobs at:
Mercy Corps

Deadline of this Job:
22nd March 2019
Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Date Posted: 11th March 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 1000000 , Minimum: 700000 , Maximum: 3000000 , Period: MONTH

Position Description: Internal Risk Management Group Coordinator
Location : Kampala, Uganda, with travel to field location
Position Status : Full-time
Salary Level : 5
Duration : 1 Feb 2019 – 31 Jan 2020, with possibility of extension (pending donor funding)
Note: This role is being recruited by Mercy Corps, but the role supports Internal Risk Management Group of INGOs in Uganda and will report to INGOs Steering Committee.
About Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within, now, and for the future.
We help people overcome poverty and confl ict. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives. To grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. During our 34-year history, our work has improved more than 170 million lives in more than 115 countries around the world.
In line with global trends, international non-government organizations in Uganda are increasingly identifying fraud, corruption, safeguarding lapses and code of conduct breaches, including sexual exploitation and abuse, as growing risks to the aid sector’s ability to deliver accountable and high impact programs. As well as undermining program effectiveness, these issues also have the even more serious potential to compromise the safety and protection of program participants or staff and erode the trust of the populations being served by aid agencies and the sector as a whole. Thus, in the interests of accountability and safeguarding, the management and mitigation of these risks must be taken seriously.
In order to address these challenges, forty-seven INGOs based in Uganda have taken the initiative to form an Internal Risk Management Group (IRMG) – attended only by country directors. The members of the IRMG envisage the creation of a safe space to discuss misconduct and risk issues, raise awareness of risks with the entire INGO community, and share information and experience, including best practice in detecting misconduct and handling allegations. Organizations will support and learn from each other, share information and generally increase the risk management capacity and accountability of the humanitarian and development sector in Uganda. The IRMG will be facilitated by a full time coordinator, hosted by one of the members line managed by an elected steering committee of INGO directors. The goal of the IRMG will be to increase the safety of INGO program beneficiaries and improve the overall impact, accountability and effectiveness of INGO programs in Uganda.
The specific objective of the group will be to reduce or mitigate the risks of fraud and corruption, SEA and other breaches of organizational codes of conduct by INGO staff and third parties such as local partners, sub awardees, vendors, contractors and local volunteers.
To coordinate Internal Risk Management initiatives by the INGO IRMG, including facilitating assessments, development of guidelines, facilitating training, and coordinating internal and external communications for the group, including advocacy.

Refer to website for full description of the qualifications, skills and experience.

Refer to website for full description of the qualifications, skills and experience. The position will be open to national and international candidates with strong skills and a proven track record at a senior level in risk management or a related field.
Job application procedure
Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the address or e-mail below. Applications may not exceed 2MBs.
People Performance Group
Plot 8 Kitante Close, Kitante
P.O. BOX 12405, Uganda
Closing date is Friday, 22nd March 2019.
While we thank all applicants for your interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification. For the full job description, visit