Risk, Compliance and Liaison Coordinator

About the Job

Overall purpose of the role:

To support with all aspects of designing, planning, and implementing the risk and compliance strategy and mechanism. To lead on strategic measures to nurture a culture of compliance and risk management across country operations.

This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and technical guidance to country operations.

Geographic scope: Adana – Country Office

This role has a base focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within each base.

Main responsibilities:

  • Develop, and ensure implementation of the Risk and Compliance strategy and action plan.
  • Regular risk assessment guided by DRC’s Risk Management process.
  • Conduct partner capacity assessments and reviews. Induct partner organizations on relevant donor requirements and monitor their performance against such.
  • Develop and implement the various trainings for all full-time, casual, and volunteer staff, as well as DRC’s partners in regards to Risk and Compliance processes.
  • While using the Compliance Self Checks (CSC), assist field and country offices in developing recommendations and action points to improve on gaps identified
  • Maintain the audit recommendation tracking sheet and ensure timely reminders and follow with managements for implementation of the recommended actions.
  • Coordinating Risk Register process with Regional / HQ focal points.
  • Strengthen the existing mechanisms and ensure that adequate measures are implemented at field level.
  • Working closely with the CD and SMT to ensure internal compliance with the CHS and Code of Conduct.
  • Supporting the CoCRM’s functioning at operational level as per the CoCRM OH and ensuring the CoCRM is accessible, transparent, and adapted to the Turkey context.
  • Supporting the coordination with other safeguarding stakeholders for the purpose of the dissemination of code of conduct and safeguarding (PSEAH) policies and activities.
  • Acting as the SG & CoCRM Focal Point (FP) in order to disseminate safeguarding and Code of Conduct training and activities, representing and participating in relevant working groups, clusters or inter-agency networks and as per the FP TOR.
  • Take lead on establishing and coordinating relationships with authorities at local and central levels.
  • Making sure that DRC activities are in compliance with the relevant law in Türkiye.
  • Coordination and with other actors in regards to legal compliance requirements.
  • Provide support to liaison teams in field level in regards to implementation of local compliance requirements.

About you

Experience and technical competencies:

  • At least 3-year experience with the Turkish law that is related to NGOs.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience working with humanitarian / development organizations with responsibilities for risk and compliance and/or programme quality functions.
  • Knowledge of relevant sectoral areas implemented by country programmes – including protection and/or economic recovery.
  • Highly developed skills and demonstrated capacity developing risk and compliance strategies and mechanisms, including implementation and training in related principles and practice.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated ability of principles and practices related to confidentiality, protection in a humanitarian context.
  • Full professional proficiency in English.


  • Relevant university law degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Professional humanitarian qualifications / recognized training certificates in Accountability-related areas (CHS, PSEA, investigations, etc).


  • English (fluent)
  • Turkish (fluent)

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 1 Year contract with possible extension

Employment Band: G

Designation of Duty Station: Adana – Country Office

Start date: 01.02.2024

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Nationals.

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.

Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer and we consider all applicants regardless of race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status. We have a strong ambition to further enhance the diversity of our workforce and our goal is to achieve 50% gender balance and at least 50% representation of national staff in management roles. We acknowledge the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive team to successfully achieve our organizational goals and positively impact the communities we serve.

How to apply

Application process

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 23.01.2024

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.

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