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Head of Risk and Compliance

The Head of Country Office (CO) Risk and Compliance for Somalia/Somaliland Country Office is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of Risk, Internal Control and Compliance, Internal Audit and Fraud in the country office.

As a member of the country level SLT the internal audit position will independently evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management and control systems within the county programme and provide regular opinions on the effectiveness of these systems together with proposed action plans to address any weak areas. The position will lead on coordinating any fraud investigations.

The role is a critical 2nd line of control for the organisation and requires independent and objective staff.

The role reports to the Country Director (CD) with a dotted line into the Regional Risk and Compliance Leader who has a dotted line into the Global Risk Director. The Regional Risk Leader will provide functional coaching/feedback and development to the individual and should be involved in their recruitment/ talent management/ objective setting processes.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Contract Duration: Two (2) Years with possible extension

Location: Kenya – Nairobi (open to Kenyan Nationals and applicants who have a work permit to work in Kenya)

Qualifications and Experience

  • A University degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration (Finance or Accounting option) from a recognised university.
  • Be a qualified internal auditor (IIA) or accountant;


  • A minimum of 6 years of progressively mid-level management experience with INGO’s in professional accounting and financial management.
  • Demonstrable experience at a senior level within both the commercial and NGO sectors, is preferable
  • Experience in leading and coaching others
  • Demonstrable experience in setting strategic and operational plans
  • The suitable candidate should have extensive experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and be willing to learn the appropriate audit skills
  • A strong interest in international development/humanitarian work
  • Broad spectrum programme experience, with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent business partnering and relationship building skills
  • Proven ability to have a highly strategic focus, whilst dealing competently with operational matters
  • The ability to understand and break down complex technical problems, both translating them into layperson’s terms as well as finding solutions which work
  • Strong personal organisational and self-management skills with an ability to lead and work in teams and motivate others
  • Experience of managing teams, as well as indirect relationships
  • Willing to travel to support members directly or to relevant events as required
  • Commitment to Save the Children values


  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international and matrix management environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply in English saving your CV and cover letter as a single document, including details of your current remuneration and salary expectations for this role. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified talent. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents.

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