Compliance and Risk Management Officer

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World Health Organization




WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations with objectives to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. The WHO Nepal Country Office directs and coordinates the authority for health by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity. The Country Office continually improves its administrative efficiency in managing financial and human resources in a results-oriented and transparent manner. This is crucial for the organization to deliver appropriate technical assistance to the Government. The objective of the Programme is to deliver WHO core functions at the country level, with particular focus of the Organization’s directing and coordinating role for international work. The specific unit objective is to facilitate programme delivery by carrying out budget and financial management in an efficient and effective manner and provide analytical advice to programme delivery collaborators, staff and consultants in all aspects of administrative and financial operations including budget and finance, human resources, procurement, travel, logistics, etc. The incumbent will look into the compliance and risk management aspects of financial implementation; identify/respond to risks, maintain a record of risks mitigated/averted and suggest better ways and means of financial implementation.


Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Nepal, direct supervision of the Administrative Officer, and in coordination with, and under the technical guidance of functional units and departments at headquarters and regional levels, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Work in coordination with, and under the technical guidance of functional units and departments at headquarters, and regional levels, under the supervision of the head of WHO office.
  •  Deliver consistent, high quality, and professional, risk- and compliance-based country-office assessments, including of the managerial Key Performance Indicators.
  • Determine office compliance with WHO rules, regulations, and procedures, including the optimal use of resources, in line with global compliance programmes.
  • Present on a scheduled basis to head of the WHO office and senior management the analyses, reports, and results of the systematic assessments of risks and issues of non-compliance in the country office with actionable recommendations.
  • Support country office leadership in the assigned country office on integrating risk management into decision-making, programme design and planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and contingency activities.
  • Identify constraints to transactional compliance and facilitate organizational support, if required. Support the head of the WHO office to implement internal and external audit recommendations and follow up on open findings and recommendations.
  • Promote a country-office culture of risk awareness, accountability and compliance in programme and administration through education, training, and knowledge generation.
  • Contribute to the development of corporate knowledge products on compliance and risk management.




  • A university degree (bachelor’s) in a relevant field(such as business or public administration, law, finance, economics, risk management accounting).



  • A minimum of five years of work experience relevant to the position (in general management, oversight and/ or implementing internal control or accountability frameworks and related monitoring processes and systems in complex public and private-sector organizations).


  • Implementation and/or monitoring of accountability frameworks in WHO or other United Nations or international, public-sector organizations. Statistical analysis tools and techniques. Implementation of risk assessment/risk management and/or compliance tools or systems for international organizations. Verbal and written communication, and training skills Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style, including internal consulting skills. Ability to extract and analyze all relevant types of evidence and to draw reasonable inferences and conclusions.

Language Skills”


  • Expert knowledge of English.





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