If you dream of a future career in governance, risk, and compliance within the humanitarian or development sector, you now have the chance to get experience from and make significant contributions to one of the worlds leading NGOs the Danish Refugee Council (DRC).
Who are we?
We are currently looking for a highly qualified, dynamic, inclusive, motivated Risk & Compliance Specialist to join our Headquarters (HQ) team as a Maternity Leave Cover to support our ongoing work across our anti-aid diversion policy areas.You will join the Operational Policy, Tools, and Frameworks Section (PTF) within DRCs HQ Operations Department in Copenhagen, Denmark. PTF is a lead contributor to DRCs systematic approach to effective risk and compliance management in support of the organisations ability to achieve its objectives and mission.
About the job
In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact and contribute to DRCs anti-aid diversion workwhile helping us maintain a diverse and inclusive workplace. You will work to fulfil responsibilities as global lead for several DRC compliance and anti-aid diversion related policies. In so doing, you will provide essential support towards DRCs firm commitment to humanitarian principles, accountability, and integrity in relation to compliance requirements.
Your main duties and responsibilities will, among other tasks, require that you:
- Act as global lead for anti-corruption and anti-fraud, anti-terrorism, vetting, sanctions policy areas, including the provision of related tools, guidance, roll-out, awareness-raising, communication, and training resources
- Pursue the further development of policies in, for example, the areas of Third-Party risk management, money laundering, modern slavery, and human trafficking
- Provide expert knowledge, advice and support to management and key staff, as well ascontribute to external audit processes
- Contribute directly or indirectly to the development and provision of compliance solutions in pursuit of DRCs strategic objectives
- Support engagement and advocacy with donors and other external actors
- Build strong professional network with management and key internal as well as external stakeholders and counterparts
- When possible, represent DRC in external integrity, accountability, risk, and compliance fora
If you have a relevant master's degree and a passion for anti-aid diversion, then you are encouraged to apply. You must also have excellent communication and written and verbal English language skills (native/bilingual proficiency). Moreover, we also expect you to meet the following criteria:
- Strong understanding of anti-aid diversion in the humanitarian sector
- Consistent ability to act as trusted adviser and business partner
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment backed by strong teamwork skills
- Unwavering ethics & integrity in an often-times demanding work environment
- Excellent stakeholder management, and interpersonal skills supported by ability to establish and maintain strong professional relationships in a diverse and inclusive work environment
- Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills
- Highly motivated and proven ability to plan, sequence and prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
- Advanced user of Microsoft Office
- Experience with the development, roll-out, and provision of policy, procedures, tools, guidance, and training resources
- Previous experience in the international humanitarian and/or development sector
- Arabic, Danish, French, and/or Spanish language skills (limited working proficiency or above)
- Certified Fraud Examiner
- Exposure to audit, external due diligence, and donor relations
- Previous experience working with data analytics for fraud prevention, detection, and response
- Experience in a leadership role
- Exhibit a commitment to diversity and inclusion and the ability to work effectively with diverse teams
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRCs five core competencies to an advanced or expert degree:
- Striving for excellence:You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
- Collaborating:You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
- Taking the lead:You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
- Communicating:You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
- Demonstrating integrity:You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract length: 10 months with the possibility of extension
Working hours: 37 hours per week including lunch
Workplace: Borgergade 10, Copenhagen, Denmark
Start date: 1 January 2024
The position is temporary as it concerns a maternity leave cover at the end of which the staff member holding the permanent position will return.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the agreement between DRC and AC (agreement for academics). The position is subject to a Danish national contract for which local terms and conditions apply. You do not need to be a Danish national or resident to apply, nor do you already need to have the right to live and work in Denmark. An eventual contract offer, however, will be conditioned upon your ability to secure the right to live and work in Denmark if you do not already have it.
Apply online on our Job site under Vacancies at https://job.drc.ngo/. Allapplicants must upload a cover letter (one page maximum), an updated CV (four pages maximum) in English and academic records. Certificates, and written references are also welcome in addition to the required application package.Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 14 November 2023.
We anticipate conducting interviews via Microsoft Teams during the week of November 20-24.
For questions regarding the vacancy please contactAndrew Garnett, Head of Section, Operational Policy, Tools, and Frameworks:[emailprotected].
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.