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Risk and Compliance Officer at HelpAge International Tanzania

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Risk and Compliance Officer at HelpAge International Tanzania

Job Description

Department: Business Partner Services

Grade: Grade D (£36,000 per annum), adjusted for local cost of living according to location

Location: Global, with travel. Applicants must be resident and possess the legal right to live and work in the country where they are based.
Fixed term contract: Full-time; one year with possibility of extension, depending on availability of funding and performance.
Responsible To: Internal Audit Manager

Risk and Compliance Officer at HelpAge International Tanzania

This role will be required to travel to Ukraine as soon as possible and therefore we are looking for someone who has the existing right to travel to Europe/Ukraine. This includes passport holders who can enter Poland and Ukraine without a visa or someone who has visas to enter the countries.
HelpAge and Strategy 2030 – delivering real impact for older people

HelpAge International works with partners and a diverse global network of more than 150 organisations across 85 countries, supporting millions of older people to live safe, dignified and healthy lives. Through our partnership and collaborations, we work to ensure the inclusion of older people across society and strive to deliver a just and fair world for everyone, whatever their age. Our work is driven by our desire to deliver real impact for older people, to be inclusive, to work in partnership and to learn from our shared experience.

We are seeking individuals, with an entrepreneurial mindset, who can work across diverse areas of our work, who can leverage both their unique expertise and deploy a wider range of experiences and competencies.

The successful applicant will work on a range of programmes and areas in HelpAge, but there will be a specific focus on our Ukraine response programme which is currently being implemented in Ukraine, Moldova and Poland. The role is likely to require some travel to this region.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Will carry out risk and compliance reviews of programmes and Country Offices, based on the Internal Audit Plan approved by the Finance & Audit Committee.
  • Support Internal Audit Manager on identifying areas of risk across the organisation’s operations, and developing plans to address them.
  • Develop and maintain the Risk and Compliance Procedures to ensure that best practice is taken account of and that the audits address specific areas of risk management
  • Undertake the approved compliance review in line with agreed procedures liaising with the relevant HelpAge or Partner staff.
  • At the conclusion of risk and compliance exercises to provide a full briefing to the relevant Country Director or partner organisation ensuring that their comments are recorded as part of the review.
  • Agree action plan necessary to implement the audit recommendations with the Country Director or the director of relevant department.
  • Present the audit report to the Internal Audit Manager, highlighting any areas of concern and the resultant action plan.
  • Monitor and support offices with the implementation of any recommendations.
  • Identify common features across audits and organisation-wide issues, proposing appropriate systems improvements.

Other roles

  • Provide advice to HelpAge finance staff on internal control procedures and support the organisation with strengthening internal control procedures
  • Ensure that issues of internal control are considered during all work and in the development of new policies and procedures
  • Contribute to continuous review of the organisations systems and to recommend changes as necessary
  • Perform any other tasks as requested by the Internal Audit Manager.

Let’s talk about you

You will be someone with the following experience, professional qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • Membership of one of the accounting, legal or compliance bodies or similar
  • Experience of Risk and / or Compliance work
  • Ability to design risk-based reviews
  • Experience of risk appraisal and management techniques
  • Experience international organizations with overseas offices
  • Experience in ensuring compliance with donor requirements
  • Experience in ensuring compliance with statutory requirements in other countries
  • Experience in the finance function of a not-for-profit or charitable organisation.
  • Experience of writing financial procedures
  • Legal experience
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills (verbal and in writing)
  • Planning & analytical skills
  • Negotiating and influencing skills
  • Proactive, co-operative and supportive team player
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Experience of working across cultures
  • Ability and willingness for overseas travel, including to conflict affected areas
  • Good mastery of the English language.
  • Ability and willingness to travel overseas, including at short notice.

At HelpAge International, we believe in the importance of empowering our people to be change-makers and leaders at all levels. We expect our people to embrace and live our values, challenging themselves every day to identify issues that are most important to older persons and their communities, and to make an impact that matters.


HelpAge International is committed to safeguarding the communities with which we work, our partners, staff and any others who we come into contact with.

Therefore, you will also be responsible for:

  • Preventing harm and abuse from our people, operations and programmes to anyone that encounters our work.
  • Reporting all safeguarding incidents you see, hear, hear about or suspect, using our internal reporting mechanism.
  • Complying with all safeguarding framework policies and practices
  • Completing mandatory training courses relating to our safeguarding policy framework and complying with HR vetting procedures.

Risk and Compliance Officer at HelpAge International Tanzania

How to apply

To apply for a job at HelpAge, please submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter, setting out how you meet the requirements of the job profile.
  • Your current curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
  • Three referees, including your most recent employer

To be considered, please read the job description to find out more information and then email your application to indicating the job title in the subject.

Closing date: We will review the applications as and when they are received due to the urgent need to fill the role.
Important Message: Please ensure that you remove personal information including your date of birth, age, gender and marital status from your CV. Please do not include any photographs

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