Ended Risk & Compliance Coordinator (Re-advertised)

The Job

Job title: Risk & Compliance Coordinator ( Re-advertised )

Employment category: G1

Reporting to: Country Director

Technical Report to:  Regional Risk & Compliance Specialist

Subordinates: None

Unit/department: Risk & Compliance

Location: Sana’a (with travel)

Authorization level: According to IDRA

Overall purpose of the role: Risk & Compliance Coordinator will ensure DRC-DDG Yemen is aligned with DRC internal policies, donor requirements and local laws.   The position will actively promote and support a culture of compliance, risk identification & management across all departments. Responsibility for the implementation of a set of controls to ensure compliance with DRC procedures and quality standards is a central purpose of the role. This includes identifying weaknesses in the application of controls and recommend action to address this situation.



  • Develop field compliance framework and tools/methods for periodic compliance review of high/medium risk areas identified in collaboration with SMT/Regional Risk and Compliance Specialist (RRCS)
  • Develop a periodic compliance reporting mechanism & provide regular reports to CO SMT and R-SMT through RRCS
  • Provide specialist technical support relating to Compliance & Risk to country SMT & be the ‘go to’ compliance and risk expert where DRC Iraq seeks advice and direction on DRC and donor procedures and policies
  • Develop donor compliance checklists for major donors of Yemen CO and ensure their usage by 1st line of defence managers across the operations
  • Assess the effectiveness of existing risk and compliance control measures to identify and mitigate risks and non-compliance. 
  • Based on Compliance checks & reports develop organizational wide targeted improvement plans including a suite of tools that improve control measures and organization understanding of donor regulations & relevant DRC policies. 

Risk Management:

  • Be the focal point for risk management & ensure effective implementation of risk management framework across the operations
  • Lead training initiatives relating to Risk Management
  • Lead discussion on risks regularly in SMT/E-SMT meetings & regularly monitor progress on implementation of response plan in risk registers
  • Support CO in development of risk registers for particular projects at proposal stage and developing action plan for risk management for particular projects


  • Ensure trainings on CoC for all staff
  • Develop and monitor accountability improvement plans
  • Conduct or direct internal administrative investigations of compliance issues in coordination with code of conduct intake committee. 


  • Advise Senior Management on gaps identified thorough internal and external audit reports.
  • Ensure the DRC internal policies are in accordance with country laws and are being followed; also ensure NGO laws is followed up by all sectors of DRC-DDG program.
  • Liaise with DRC Yemen lawyer with regard to legal cases; updating senior management and country director as required. 
  • Work closely with MEAL Manager to ensure that appropriate accountability mechanisms are in place to report on

Key Deliverables: (in bullet points)

  • Effective accountability frame work and control measures in place.
  • Ensure organization is in compliance with DRC-DDG internal policies and donor procedures/policies
  • Risk Matrix updated and disseminated as required

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • CD & SMT
  • Program: DRC & DDG HoPs, Coordinators, Area Managers, project managers
  • Support function: HOSS (finance, HR, SC and administration)
  • Safety
  • DRC Regional and HQ counterparts
  • Humanitarian actors: OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF
  • Donors: EU, ECHO,OFDA, SIDA, Danida, SDC, etc
  • Partners: Assorted Consortia


  • Strong Finance & budget management skills;
  • Attention to detail
  • University degree in relevant subject area;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with national staff and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment and undertake a proactive approach;

Experience: (include years of experience)

  • At least 5 years professional work experience in humanitarian organizations;
  • Experience with reporting, compliance, grant management
  • Knowledge of major donor compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of the local context
  • Experience with portfolio management and inter-departmental coordination
  • Experience in Finance & Human resource and logistics is an asset.

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English;





Striving for excellence


Taking the lead


Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here

Technical competencies





Project/Program Development

Portfolio Management



Technical Competencies are skills such as WASH, Logistics & Procurement, Accounting etc.

¨Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others

¨ Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level. ¨ Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

Last updated: February 2019, Audrey Crawford

How to Apply

All applications are required by 20th July. Due to the urgency of this hiring, screening and interview will be on a rolling basis and a candidate maybe selected even before the closing date.


  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 6 July 2019
  • Deadline: 20 July 2019