Risk Management and Compliance Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF)

We would like to fill the following positions:

1. Risk Management and Compliance Officer

As an active member of the #ShiftThePower movement, we believe that an alternative model to the traditional aid system is possible. We advocate for a paradigm shift and would like to see civil society appreciate and work with the resources Zambia and the African continent offer for local development. If you are interested in joining the #ShiftThePower movement, if you are initiative-taking, ready to embrace new ways, and ready to unlearn old ways of supporting local communities and civil society, we would like to get to know you.

Please send an application comprising application letter, CV and copies of relevant certificates to jobs@zgf.org.zm not later than Friday, 27 January 2023. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Should we decide to take your application further, we will get in touch with you. ZGF is an equal-opportunity employer.

Job Title: Risk Management and Compliance Officer
Location: Head Office

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Staff reporting to: None

Purpose of the job

Under general supervision of the CEO with functional responsibility for the Finance & Administration  and the Audit & Risk Committee, the incumbent is responsible for carrying out internal risk assessments and audit tasks with a view to highlighting departures from prescribed controls, policies and procedures, safeguarding ZGF financial and physical resources and assets; ensuring compliance with statutory and other regulations.

Main duties

•Develops and facilitates implementation of internal control measures (risk management  strategies) to prevent loss, fraud or misuse or misappropriation ZGF resources.
•Identifies factors causing deficiencies in systems and adverse conditions, and provides constructive, economical, and practical approach to mitigate any negative effects.
•Determines scope of audit coverage and prepares draft audit plans for approval and conducts internal audits to determine the accuracy of financial transactions, maintaining compliance with ZGF policies and guidelines.
•Prepares audit working papers in accordance with audit standards, and documents performance through narratives, and flowcharts.
•Performs follow-up audits with management to ascertain implementation of recommendations. appraises the adequacy of the corrective action and follows up on compliance issues requiring investigation.
•Collaborates with external auditors to ensure that they have access to relevant information and offer support during audit sessions.
•Ensures that all the employees are thoroughly updated about ZGF policies, regulations, and processes.
•Upholds the ethical integrity of ZGF and ensures that business activities are conducted within a regulatory framework.
•Keeps abreast of developments in area of specialty and adheres to the ethics code of the profession.
•Participates fully in planning, performance and other organisation-wide management practices as required.
•Provides accurate information required for performance management purposes and attends performance management discussions, as required by the supervisor.
•Performs any other related duties that the supervisor may reasonably request from time to time.

Education and training:

Full relevant professional qualifications including ACCA and a Member of ZICA and Auditors Association

Relevant experience: 

At least five (5) years.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@zgf.org.zm

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