Compliance and Risk Management Officer – P4 Job at World Health Organization – in Delhi, Delhi

Job Description

India, NCT, New Dehli

Nonprofit/Community/Social Services


Date: 19/10/2021


The office of the Regional Director provides leadership, strengthens governance and fosters partnerships, collaboration with countries, the UN systems, and other partners, stakeholders in order to fulfil the mandate of WHO for Universal Health Coverage. The overall objective is to ensure the efficient and effective development, implementation and evaluation of the collaborative programmes of WHO in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR).The specific objective of the programme are to identify Regional risks, maintain a risk register record, evaluate it according to its likely impact on probability and proactively have it managed by risk management owners. The Compliance Officer will periodically review, assess and integrateinternal control compliance into all policies and managerial decisions


Under the broad direction of the Regional Director (RD), and in collaboration with other organizational entities (e.g. HQ, Regional management offices and technical departments and WHO Country Offices (WCOs), the incumbent will perform the specific duties:

Support SEA Region (SEAR) policies and procedures for risk management, transformation,compliance and contingency planning, enhancement of tools to systematically record, monitor and report on a wide range of organizational risk areas and facilitate securing of internal support to mitigate identified risks.

Coordinate and lead SEAR risk management cycle through Risk Management Tool (RTM) and Internal Control Framework self-assessment by assisting all Budget Centre Managers in identification of risks and implementation of mitigating strategies

Identify internal constraints which undermine compliance within SEARO’s programme and operations, and propose corrective measures, review the current approaches available on assessing, measuring and mitigating risks.

In coordination with DAF Office, assist with follow up on open internal and external audit reports and recommendations and Country Programme and Administrative management reviews with the overall aim of enhancing and improving compliance, transformation, risk management and related processes and procedures.

Support the integration of risk management process into the planning processes and compliance framework. Articulate SEA risk management accountability frameworks and ways in which accountability can be monitored and measured against.

Regularly monitor and report the status of the risk register and be alert of emerging internal and external risks, as well as the effectiveness of the instituted risk measures.

Coordinate the implementation of the annual work plans for risk and compliance based Budget Centre reviews; provide clear and consistent updates, analyses and reports on risks and threats with actionable recommendations.

Support the development of internal capacity building for risk management and compliance at all levels of the Organization; develop training tools in risk management and compliance applicable to the different audiences in the Region and foster a culture of risk management, accountability and compliance, raising staff awareness.

Perform any other duties as assigned.



Essential: Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, Finance, Law, Economics or related field.

Desirable: Training in risk management and programme evaluation.


Essential: At least seven years’ experience in planning, general management, internal control framework and related monitoring processes and systems, some of which should be at the international level. Good experience using ERP systems.

Desirable: Experience in designing, policy development and implementing risk management, compliance and internal control framework. Experience in working in WHO and/or the UN system, together with specific experience of using Oracle. Experience in working in a multicultural environment


Understand complex interrelationship of factors that create risks to successful accomplishment of the Organization’s objectives. Focus on impact and results and respond positively to feedback Provide policy advice to senior management Use mature professional judgement reporting independently significant issues directly to senior management Maintain confidentiality and exercise judgement with respect to sensitive information. Achieve consensus on weaknesses identified in processes for evaluation, compliance and risk management and ways to remedy them Remain open to change and manage complexities. Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative work style.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Moving forward in a changing environment

Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of other UN language.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2762 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

Please note applications should be submitted through WHO’s online recruitment portal. Please visit www.who.int/careers to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy.

A written test may be used as a form of screening

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

The written test for shortlisted candidates will be tentatively be held in week starting 22 November 2021– 26 Movember 2021. Candidates are advised to make themselves available during that period

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.


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Expiry date: 09/11/2021

Job type: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term)

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