Oxfam Regional Compliance and Risk Coordinator Job in Nairobi, Kenya


Regional Compliance and Risk Coordinator

Contract type: Fixed Term – 2 years

Salary: Competitive Package in line with Oxfam Values

Location: Nairobi

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


The Horn, East & Central Africa Region (HECA) is one of the poorest and least developed regions of the world, and one of the largest regions where Oxfam works.

All ten countries in the region are currently affected by natural and/or man-made humanitarian crises, and this is having an impact on Oxfam’s role in the Region.

In addition to country specific Oxfam strategies in each of the 10 countries for the period 2015-2019, Oxfam also has a statement of strategic intent for the region.
reflecting the key strategic priorities and objectives for the entire region.

They include prevention and response to humanitarian crises: enabling women in HECA to claim their social, economic and political rights; supporting the development of civil society, and the improvement of accountable, democratic governance; and supporting the improved resilience of those with vulnerable livelihoods to climate change, insecurity and other risks.

The Role

As part of the regional structure for Oxfam, the purpose of this role is to support Oxfam and its partner organisations at country and regional level to monitor and assess the internal control structures and their capacity to fully comply with applicable laws, donor requirements and Oxfam policies and procedures through training: coordinating both internal and external audits; identification and follow-up of risk areas.

The Person

We are looking for a strategic dynamic charismatic and credible individual with significant experience in the following:

  • Accreditation as an auditor, accountant, or substantial relevant professional experience. Strong familiarity with various business controls (HR, Finance, Procurement, Logs, IT, Program) is required.
  • Understanding of risk management
  • Good knowledge and experience of humanitarian and/or global development work
  • Strong familiarity with the different types of instruments (Grants, Contracts, sub-awards. etc.)

How to Apply

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please CLICK HERE to download the full job profile and apply online.

Closing date: 13th March 2019 23:59 GMT

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

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Updated: February 28, 2019 — 3:50 am