Senior Officer, Enterprise Risk Management

Employer: International Rescue Committee 
Location: 
Closing date: 19 Nov 2016


Job Overview/Summary:

This role is responsible for facilitating and maintaining enterprise risk management across the IRC. This is a challenging position which requires a knowledge of the contexts in which we work, ability to apply risk frameworks and standards, experience with planning and implementation, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well in a distributed, multicultural environment.


Major Responsibilities:

Drive and maintain the IRC's enterprise risk management approach across the organization
Build the risk management processes, tools and templates required, including facilitating the identification, assessment and reporting of risks across the IRC's departments and regions
Develop and maintain the risk monitoring and reporting structures, including reporting dashboards, templates and supporting documentation
Provide subject matter expertise and support to senior leaders and business managers to execute their risk management responsibilities
Produce risk reports working with contributors of the reports and supporting the analysis of significant risks and mitigation approaches
Ensure that risk reporting aligns with organizational performance and strategy reporting, which supports decision making and management oversight at the most senior levels of the organization
Enhance risk management awareness and capabilities across the organization
Work closely with the Internal Audit and the Safety and Security teams to ensure a holistic enterprise risk management approach
Support senior leaders to drive a risk culture across the organization and ensure the effective operation of enterprise risk management
Identify and analyze sector trends to continuously improve the IRC's risk management approach, including identify gaps in processes and capabilities
Job Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required with preferred areas of study in Security, Conflict, Risk, International Development, or Business
At least 6 years of relevant risk management experience in INGO or humanitarian aid field contexts with an understanding of safety and security issues in conflict and post-conflict environments
Experience in overseeing, supporting and/or establishing an ongoing ERM process
Demonstrated experience in facilitating processes and decisions with cross-functional, senior stakeholders
Strong project management skills
Previous experience working in an NGO, non-profit or in the humanitarian sector
Understanding of the challenges related to implementing organizational changes
Strong analytical skills, problem-solving skills, and ability to anticipate barriers and opportunities
Capability to manage multiple demands and to adapt to new challenges and shifting priorities
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
High level of proficiency with MS Office, documents management solutions and reporting tools
Preferred Additional Requirements

Master's degree in Security, Conflict, Risk, International Development, or Business
Risk management consulting experience
Strong understanding of risk management standards and frameworks (e.g. ISO 31000, COSO framework) and their applications
Risk Management certification
Knowledge of French or Arabic an advantage
Working Environment:

Standard office work environment
Some travel as needed
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

IRC et les employés de IRC doivent adhérer aux valeurs et principes contenus dans le IRC WAY (normes de conduite professionnelle). Ce sont l'Intégrité, le Service, et la Responsabilité. En conformité avec ces valeurs, IRC opère et fait respecter les politiques sur la protection des bénéficiaires contre l'exploitation et les abus, la protection de l'enfant, le harcèlement sur les lieux de travail, l'intégrité financière, et les représailles.

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