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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.

🚩 Vacancy Announcement n°: 832851

📢 Job Title: Risk and Compliance Intern

📌Type of Contract: Intern

➡ Unit / Division: Risk and Compliance

📍 Duty Station: Chisinau

➡ Duration: 3 months

⏰ Closing date: Thursday 23 May 2024, midnight (Central European Time)

About WFP

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian organization saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity, for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do, and the vision of the... future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves.

To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

What will you do in this position?

This job is based in Moldova and will be supporting the risk and compliance responsibilities in both Moldova and Ukraine.

The job holder will directly report to the Risk and Compliance Officer in Ukraine and will be required to review WFP Moldova and WFP Ukraine country office processes.

You will support the CO Risk and Compliance team in providing 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.

Why work with us?

➡ WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

➡ WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse and multicultural working environment.

➡ WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of trainings, accreditation, coaching, mentorship and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities.

➡ A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe.

➡ WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, leave plus a medical insurance.

How can you make a difference?

In this position, you will have to:
• Support the CO Risk and Compliance Officer (based in Ukraine) in ensuring that risk assessment is embedded in planning and decision-making by developing and monitoring key risk appetite metrics and risk indicators and regular updating of risk registers, including progress towards implementing the risk mitigation actions.
• Promote and disseminate policies, guidance, good practices, and lessons learned related to the operation's internal controls and risk management.
• Provide regular updates/reports to Management on matters related to risk, compliance and quality, including emerging risks and opportunities; escalate risks, as required.
• Facilitate periodic and ad-hoc risk reviews with functional experts and Management to identify the key risks and opportunities to the operation and design appropriate risk responses; facilitate, monitor and report on the implementation of agreed responses. Ensure the risk register is regularly updated.
• Identify lessons learned and root cause(s) of recurring systemic issues in operation; prepare recommendations on significant matters requiring management action or intervention or changes to global level policies/procedures.
• Proactively contribute to ideas on the enhancement of adequate internal control systems with clear accountabilities, including performance planning and risk management systems, monitoring and oversight processes and techniques, tools, and processes to support their implementation.
• Prepare comprehensive reports on 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 formulate sound recommendations on required actions in areas of risk & compliance vulnerability.
• Assess information/training needs and prepare and deliver training to enhance understanding of risk management and compliance with WFP policies, rules, regulations and procedures. Provide training in WFPs Anti Fraud and Anti-Corruption standards.
• Any other tasks as required by the supervisor.

To join us in saving lives, changing lives, you will have:

Education: To be currently enrolled in a university degree and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies; OR to be a recent graduate (maximum 6 months after graduation). To have attended university courses in the last 12 months. Degree in business/public administration, project management, audit, finance, accounting, international development, or other relevant field and/or professional qualification in project management, audit, performance and risk management or other related fields.

Experience:
• Has conducted monitoring and reporting activities, demonstrating knowledge of results hierarchy, performance metrics and measurement.
• Conducted a risk analysis and developed risk mitigation strategies and performance plans.
• Demonstrated experience in leading and performing oversight and fact-finding reviews.

Knowledge & Skills: Have experience in undertaking Risk Management and Auditing, including assessing and recommending adequate internal controls and mitigation actions in organizations that use modern enterprise risk management frameworks, techniques and systems.

Language: Fluency (level C) in English

Standards of behaviour: The WFP Leadership Framework describes the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

Leads by Example with Integrity

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Applies Strategic Thinking

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives

Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP. Candidates' alignment with these behaviours is assessed in our selection process.

Before you apply...

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

We aim to achieve parity and inclusion in our teams in Ukraine.

WFP is committed to an accessible, inclusive recruitment process. Please contact us at global.inclusion@wfp.org to advise us of any disability related reasonable accommodation or accessibility requests you may have. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.

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 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.

How do you apply...

To be considered, you are invited to apply via WFP's recruitment portal. CV and cover letter must be submitted in English language.

Only those who are short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next steps of our recruitment process.

We also encourage you to create your candidate profile and set up WFP job alerts to learn more about all the opportunities available to join us and make a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

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