Risk Analyst at UNOPS, Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 18 December 2017

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Risk Analyst in Nairobi, Kenya. The duration of this post is 12 months.

The Risk Analyst will be responsible for assisting the Head of Risk Management Unit in implementing the risk management regime, through the provision of risk analysis and support.

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Risk Analyst will perform the following functions-

  • Identification, assessment and management of operational or business risk. This includes the ability to analyse and interpret complex information, accurately identify issues and trends, make appropriate judgments, and provide relevant recommendations;
  • Desk review of relevant documentation including profile and other information provided and supplemented, as well as conducts his/her own research on due diligence to make specific recommendatios to the UN agencies Funds and Programmes operating in Somalia.
  • Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of public sources, including UN Security Council, investigation reports, law enforcement, or geographic information systems and other sources to complete risk profiles
  • Quality Relationship Management with key internal and external stakeholders including UN, donors and other funds and programmes, and provide technical support and advice on risk management practices as required, including for the newly established UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund;
  • Act as RMU Focal Point for the UN Somalia Risk Working Group, working with Risk/Compliace Focal Points to facilitate and track the implementation of risk management strategies and actions, and the pursuit of collective approaches to Risk Management across UN Somalia;
  • Provide induction and peer mentoring to new and existing RMU staff.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in international relations, political affairs/political science law, police work & law enforcement, defense, security management or related field;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced (Masters) university degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in compliance and risk management, law enforcement, investigation, or any relevant field is required;
  • Professional experience in an international organization and/or in post-conflict environments/developing countries is desirable;
  • Knowledge of international standards on enterprise risk management is required
  • Previous experience in law engorgement and or investigation would be a comparative advantage;
  • Experience in problem solving and decision making in a fast paced environment adopting a flexible and proactive approach and the ability to pre-empt and achieve solution based outcomes;
  • Skills in forensic auditing, fraud examination, risk assessment, risk management, monitoring and evaluation are essential.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Knowledge of Somali language would be an asset

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.