Risk and Compliance Coordinator

February 12, 2024
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Job Description

About Save the Children:

Save the Children, a global organization employing approximately 25,000 individuals worldwide, works tirelessly in over 100 countries to support children affected by crises and those in need of improved healthcare, education, and child protection. Our advocacy efforts aim to ensure the rights of children are realized, and their voices are heard.

SCI – Afghanistan:

Save the Children has been making a significant impact in Afghanistan since 1976, delivering lasting change to tens of thousands of children. Operating on the basis of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we focus on providing better education, protection, and healthcare for children.

Job Description: Risk and Compliance Coordinator

Title: Risk and Compliance Coordinator

Team/Programme: Risk and Compliance

Location: Kabul (at least 50% travel to Field Offices)

Grade: 3

Contract Length: Fixed Term

Child Safeguarding: (select only one)

Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently or intensively due to their role within country programs.

Role Purpose:

The Risk and Compliance Coordinator plays a crucial role in the Risk and Compliance Unit. Responsibilities include supervising and managing a team, assisting in the annual compliance review plan, conducting internal control/compliance/management reviews, and supporting various risk management activities.

Scope of Role:

Reports to: Risk and Compliance Director

Staff reporting: Risk and Compliance Officer(s) and Assistant(s)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports the development of an annual risk-based approach plan.
  • Drafts ToR and working tools for planned Internal Management, Control, and Compliance Reviews.
  • Executes and/or leads RC Officers on conducting reviews, ensuring adherence to approved ToR.
  • Supervises and supports RC Officers on consolidating audit findings, drafting reports, and making recommendations.
  • Leads and supports RC Officers on performing spot checks and internal reviews.
  • Assists in identifying fraud, red flags, and reporting to the Counter Fraud Team.
  • Maintains and updates the filing system of the risk and compliance department.
  • Develops training plans based on identified gaps and conducts internal training for staff.
  • Supports Risk and Compliance Director in following up identified risks and updating Risk Management Plan.
  • Provides training and capacity building for staff at field offices.
  • Delegates and supervises assigned RC Officers & Assistants on day-to-day activities.


University degree in business administration, finance, law, or other relevant technical credentials.

Experience and Skills:

  • Over 5 years of experience in internal audit, control, compliance, risk management, and related fields.
  • Skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to draw logical conclusions.
  • Project management skills with the ability to maintain composure under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including active listening and presentation.
  • Good command of English language and computer literate (MS Office).


Professional certification like CIA, ACCA is preferred.

Additional Responsibilities:

The role may involve additional duties within the reasonable scope of the level of skills and experience.

Submission Guideline:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through the online application portal. Attach your CV and cover letter within the online system. Only applications received through the online portal will be considered.

It is recommended to save your username and password for future job applications through the online system.

Save the Children International provides equal employment opportunities and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.

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