Risk Officer (Kosti) – WFP

OrganizationUnited Nations World Food Programme 
Job TitleRisk Officer
Requisition ID830707
LocationSudan – Kosti
Posted Date17/12/2023
Closing Date17 December 2023

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity & gender balance and encouraging qualified female candidates to apply.

Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s experienced and talented team to develop risk strategies and plans to ensure the effective and efficient deployment of food assistance programs and the use of allocated resources to change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan?  If yes, this opportunity is for you.

 At WFP, we are looking for a Risk Officer to join our WFP team in Kosti, Sudan to be hired on a Fixed-Term contract at the NOB level.

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Support risk management activities with a focus on establishing adequate incident management procedures and tools including coordination and oversight; develop and implement capacity-building initiatives for high-risk areas (predominantly fraud risk); and contribute to the application of controls and compliance with policies and procedures and the overall effectiveness of operations and optimization of WFP resources

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direction of the Head of the Risk Management Unit, the Risk Officer will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Contribute to embedding risk management in planning and decision-making across the office and all aspects of WFP operations through monitoring of key risk appetite metrics and risk indicators, and regular updating of risk registers, including progress towards implementing the risk mitigation actions.
  • Support relevant managers in their regular and ad hoc risk assessments in regional, country, and field offices to identify and evaluate risks; contribute to the development and design of mitigation actions; assess the effectiveness of the internal controls; and prepare risk information for management to share with external stakeholders.
  • Support the discussion with functional experts and risk management focal points on identifying trends and emerging issues, contributing to the preparation of guidance and/or checklists in conformity with WFP policies and rules on periodic risk and/or control assessments.
  • Collect information/training needs, prepare, and execute training programs or information sessions for colleagues, partners, vendors, and other contracted parties to enhance understanding of risk management and compliance with WFP policies, rules, regulations, and procedures with emphasis on fraud risk management
  • Support the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and management of relevant information management databases  
  • Help develop end-to-end issue management, including intake, tracking, and mitigation strategy development with field operations teams and management; regularize incident reporting and analysis for internal and external stakeholders; contribute to control strengthening and continuous learning through the dissemination of key findings and analysis to country office and field office counterparts
  • Support the promotion and dissemination of the 2021 Revised Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption (AFAC) Policy and WFP’s adherence to Zero Tolerance for Inaction, including assisting managers in their fact-finding reviews, and fraud risk assessments by collecting and analyzing fraud incidents, fraud risk metrics, and fraud risk appetite, supporting training in AFAC standards
  • Any other duties as required. 


Education: Advanced University degree in risk management, business/public administration, finance, accounting, international development, audit, or other relevant fields, OR first university degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses in audit, performance and risk management or other related fields.

Experience: For holders of an advanced university degree, three years of relevant progressively responsible experience in undertaking and/or contributing to risk management activities, including assessing and recommending effective internal controls and mitigation actions, in various organizations that use modern enterprise risk management frameworks, techniques and systems; OR five years of similar experience for holders of a first university degree.

Language: Fluency in English language and Arabic


  • Has conducted monitoring and reporting activities, demonstrating knowledge of results hierarchy, performance metrics and , measurement
  • Participated in risk analysis and risk mitigation strategies development and/or implementation
  • Has gained program/project management experience and practical knowledge and experience on fraud and corruption, incident and loss management in humanitarian and development contexts
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative and ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal methods
  • Systematic mindset, attention to detail, and capability of structuring a large amount of information in an easily accessible way and Process mapping expertise is an advantage.
  • Excellent English report-writing skills and analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
  • In the application form, ensure that you fill in the mandatory sections, attach your updated CV, answer the pre-screening questions, and agree on the legal statement before submitting your application.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process that includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.


We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promoting diversity, gender parity, and equality between men and women.
WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe, respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.
In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.


Closing date: 30/12/2023

  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate based on HIV/AIDS status.
  • This position is open ONLY to Sudanese nationals. Applicants who are not Sudanese are not eligible to apply and will therefore not be considered for this position.
  • WFP does not charge any fees at any stage of its recruitment process.

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