Director of Risk and Compliance – Ukraine Country Office


The role holder is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of Risk, Internal Control and Compliance, Internal Audit and Fraud in the country office. This document is intended to clarify core, shared expectations of Risk and Compliance to existing staff and newcomers, to key stakeholders such line managers, technical advisors, regional leads, and those who rely on the risk/compliance/control/fraud work they do.

The role is a critical 2nd line of control for the organisation and requires independent and objective staff. The role reports into the Country Director (CD) with a dotted line into the Regional Counter Fraud Lead and other members of the Regional Risk Committee.



Provide functional expertise to proactively support the organisation’s risk identification and assessment processes. Utilise detailed knowledge of Board risk appetite to ensure that it is fully embedded and operationalised within the organisation. Individual will:

  • Be country expert in SCI Risk Framework tools and techniques (including PART/SCARF/Datix).
  • Provide expert insight support to award risk assessments
  • Acts as a risk focal point with the rest of the SCI risk network
  • Facilitate risk management processes and lead Country Risk Management Committee


  • Provide expert support to ensure risk prevention measures are fit for purpose.
  • Provide training to staff on key control and compliance risk prevention measures
  • Train staff/partners on fraud prevention training.
  • Provide expert leadership on internal control/ mitigation design for new projects or processes.
  • Provide surge support for risk prevention expertise to major humanitarian incidents


  • Provide compliance checks/ audit reviews to provide assurance on key risk management controls
  • Create and implement annual workplan of compliance / spot checks/audit reviews on key management controls E.g. field office audits, vetting spot checks
  • Review/attend key control meetings/ process and ensure that they are working & provide specialist input E.g. attending Finance Control Compliance meeting.


  • Provide independent reporting of risk, incidents & investigations
  • Independent reporting of risk v appetite and management of escalations as appropriate
  • Independent reporting of incidents in Datix that affect ability of an organisation to hit its objectives.
  • Lead coordinator of fraud & multi-faceted investigations
  • Fraud focal point/ investigator training
  • Whistle blowing service provision & follow up
  • Local owner of Datix system.


  • Track progress of risk actions so Country Director can provide appropriate annual assurance on risks.
  • Track audit/ investigation findings
  • Coordinate assurance documentation and risk appetite status to complete Risk Assurance letter



  • holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

  • Demonstrable experience at a senior level within both the commercial and NGO sectors, is preferable
  • 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
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Willing to travel to support members directly or to relevant events as required.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience working fraud, risk or compliance support and/or leadership in NGOs
  • Professional proficiency in speaking and writing in English required

How to apply

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