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Job Title:                             Risk and Compliance Manager

Department:                      Country Program

Reports To:                         Country Representative

Country/Location:           CRS- Freetown-Sierra Leone

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Risk and Compliance Officer

Duty Locations: CRS Freetown (with up to 20% travel to Assigned Locations)


Job Summary:

You will manage risk functions for the country program (CP) adhering to CRS policies, local laws and donor regulations to ensure effective delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable.

Your acknowledgement and guidance will reduce risk to staff, to the effectiveness of our programming and to the people we serve through the application of the principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency and accountability.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with audit, risk and compliance leads in HQ and the regional level and CP leadership on implementing and strengthening internal control systems and continuous process performance improvement.
  • Anticipate and identify risk issues and challenges and the most appropriate solution to address them
  • Support implementation of sub-recipient financial management policy (SRFMP).
  • In collaboration with CP management, plan and perform internal audits, control reviews and compliance assessments. Analyze result and provide recommendations.
  • In collaboration with CP management, programming, and/or operation leads, design and facilitate relevant risk training sessions and contribute to relevant components of institutional capacity strengthening plans for CRS and partners.
  • Serve as liaison and support external audits. Coordinate action plans to close out audit findings.
  • Responsible for knowledge and compliance with CRS, government and donor policies and regulations


Agency-wide Competencies:

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Treats people with dignity and respect;
  • Challenges unethical or misguided decisions;
  • Applies agency policies appropriately and consistently;
  • Establishes priorities and meets deadlines;
  • Presents information and decisions in a transparent and effective manner;
  • Demonstrates diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness;
  • Analyzes and improves own skills to achieve goals;
  • Looks inside and outside CRS to identify innovations.


Key Working Relationships

  •  Internal: All CP staff, Regional Risk and Compliance Specialist, HQ Risk and Compliance
  •  External: Relevant government agencies, vendors, local governments



  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or another relevant field preferred. Accounting or audit certification highly preferred.
  • Lean/six Sigma Green Belt or project management professional certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience, ideally with an international organization, with progressive responsibility in operations and/or programming. At least 3 of these years entailing audit, compliance or risk management experience.
  • Knowledge of audit standards and compliance regulations; knowledge of COSO’s internal control framework practice of internal auditing.
  • Knowledge of data analytics techniques and process performance improvement leading practices preferred.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems.
  • Coaching and training abilities.
  • Proficient in MS Office package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio) and information management systems.

 Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • Integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship


Disclaimer:  These job descriptions are not an exhaustive list of the skills, efforts, duties, and responsibilities associated with these positions.


CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

“By applying to any of these jobs, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics”.   


To apply for any of these positions please send up-to-date CV and a supporting letter, copies of relevant certificates to SL_HR@crs.org with subject line of the ‘JOB TITLE or JOB NAME’ applying for. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

When applying through careers.sl, or any career websites, please upload updated CV and cover letter as attachment. All applicants should attach a Labour Card to the application package

Also send a copy of your application package to the desk Officer, Ministry of Employment and Social Security, New England

Closing Date for the receipt of application packages:  28th February 2020.



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