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African Union is reruiting for a Risk Management Officer position (US$96,921 Salary/year): APPLY NOW!

Senior Risk Management Officer (AfCDC)

Deadline: Dec 1, 2023

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Purpose of Risk Management Officer Job

The Senior Risk Management Officer is responsible for leading and coordinating the Africa CDC’s risk management activities. This includes identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks to the organization’s operations, assets, and reputation. The Senior Risk Management Officer will also work to develop and implement risk management policies and procedures.

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Risk Management Officer Main Functions

  • Provide support in the preparation and Implement the programmes developed out of the Division’s strategic plan;
  • Ensure effective coordination and implementation at various levels;
  • Prepare and develop reports, budget and work programmes related to the functioning of the Division;
  • Provide support to develop resource mobilization strategy with stakeholders coordination;
  • Manage and supervise employees under his/her supervision with regard to organization and performance evaluation;
  • Conduct complex analysis and generate accurate reports in a timely manner for the Division and Africa CDC’s internal use;
  • Liaise with the various Departments/Units of Africa CDCfor coordination and alignment purposes;
  • Prepare budgets for the Division in accordance with relevant frameworks. Support the promotion of the activities of the Division including preparing leaflets, guidelines and fact sheets as may be required;
  • Actively contribute in the development of strategies, policies, programmes and plans.

Risk Management Officer Specific Responsibilities

  • Identify, assess, and mitigate risks to the Africa CDC’s operations, assets, and reputation;
  • Lead the development and implementation of risk management policies, procedures and tools for the Africa CDC;
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and audits to identify, evaluate and mitigate potential risks across the organization;
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to senior management and other stakeholders on risk management best practices and standards;
  • Coordinate and facilitate risk management trainings, workshops and awareness campaigns for staff and partners;
  • Prepare and present risk management reports, dashboards and recommendations to relevant committees and boards;
  • Liaise and collaborate with internal and external auditors, regulators and other risk management professionals;
  • Supervise, mentor and coach a team of risk management officers and analysts;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Director of Internal Oversight Unit;
  • Develop and implement risk management policies and procedures;
  • Monitor and report on the organization’s risk profile;
  • Provide advice and guidance to management on risk management matters;
  • Conduct internal audits and reviews to assess the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management framework;
  • Represent the Africa CDC at regional and international meetings and events on risk management.

Risk Management Officer Academic Requirements and Relevant Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent OR Bachelor Degree  in Risk Management, Audit, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related fields;
  • At least seven (7) OR ten (10) years of relevant professional experience for Masters OR Bachelor Degree holders respectively including three (3) years at expert level in risk management, internal audit, external audit, compliance or governance in a public or private sector organization, preferably in the health sector or a multilateral organization;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in risk management methodologies, tools and best practices, including risk appetite, risk registers, risk matrices, risk indicators and risk reporting;
  • Experience in designing and conducting risk assessments, audits, reviews or investigations, and preparing clear and concise reports with recommendations;
  • Experience with risk management frameworks and tools;
  • Experience with internal auditing and reviews;
  • Experience with risk-based decision-making;
  • Experience with working in a multicultural environment.

Risk Management Officer Required Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with senior management and other stakeholders on risk management issues and solutions;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary team environment;
  • Proficiency in any one of the African Union working languages (English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Swahili and Portuguese) is required; knowledge of any additional working language will be an asset;
  • Willingness to travel within and outside Africa as required;
  • Proven ability to identify, assess, and mitigate risks;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Leadership Competencies

Strategic Insight ….

Change Management….

Managing Risk…

Core Competencies

Building Relationship

Accountable and Complies with Rules

Learning Orientation ….

Communicating with Influence…

Functional Competencies

Conceptual thinking ….

Job Knowledge and Information Sharing ….

Drive for Results…

Continuous Improvement Orientation


The Risk Management Officer appointment shall be for an initial period of one (1) year, the first three (3) months of which shall be on probation. It shall be renewable subject to performance and availability of funds.


The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.


The salary attached to the Risk Management Officer position is an annual lump-sum of US$  96,921.34  (P3 Step 5) inclusive of all allowances for internationally recruited staff, and US$ 78,461.08 inclusive of all allowances for locally recruited staff of the African Union Commission.

Applications must be submitted no later than December 1, 2023 11h59 p.m. EAT.

-Only candidates who meet all job requirements and are selected for interviews will be contacted.
-Consideration will be given only to those candidates who have submitted a fully completed online application with a curriculum vitae (CV), an African passport, and the required academic qualifications, such as Diplomas, Bachelor’s degrees, Master’s degrees and any relevant certificate in line with the area of expertise.
-The African Union is an equal opportunity employer, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
-Candidates from less represented countries within the African Union are strongly encouraged to apply for positions that fit their profiles. These countries include Algeria, Angola, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Sahrawi D.R., Sao Tome and Principe., Seychelles, Somalia and Tunisia



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