Risk management and compliance support executive

Job announcement  : Aug 24, 2023

Unpublishing date  : 07/09/2023, 21:59:00

Organizational Unit : FLMEX

Position type  : Temporary work

Requisition Type: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Main location  : Mexico-Mexico City

Duration : 10 months

Position Number: N/A

FAO strives for gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and international consultants, in order to best serve the Organization’s Member Nations in all regions.

  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of gender, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of underrepresented or unrepresented Member States and persons with disabilities who possess the necessary qualifications are encouraged to apply.
  •  Everyone working for FAO must adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and uphold FAO values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a policy of zero tolerance for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All successful candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

organizational framework

The position is located in the FAO Representation in Mexico

Hierarchical dependency

Under the supervision of the Assistant Administration Representative of FAO Mexico

Field of specialization

Risk management and compliance

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Support in the recognition and implementation of risk management tools. ICQ, FPP and Risk Register.
  •  Design together with the owners of the organization’s processes, methods and processes to manage the risks and opportunities associated with the organizational objectives.
  •  Guarantee that the operation of the organization at all levels is legitimate and ethically correct, while considering the risks that could affect its continuity and the security of the Office.
  •  Communicate risk knowledge within the organization and identify operational risks.
  •  Verify that functional risk mitigation plans are implemented.
  •  Keep staff updated on the changes generated in the regulations by the headquarters and make adjustments to internal policies and procedures: as well as follow up on their compliance.
  •  Monitor the standardized implementation of regulations.
  •  Provide training to staff on regulations.
  •  Support in the review of administrative and operational processes and preparation of flowcharts.
  •  Execute and supervise that the security actions of the infrastructure, furniture and equipment and the Office personnel are carried out in accordance with the applicable regulations (SRM and RSM).
  •  Alternate Security Focal Point.
  •  Coordinate and manage surveillance services for the security and integrity required in the facilities, goods, equipment, personnel and visitors in general located within the Office.
  •  Identify, together with the owners of the organization’s processes, the vulnerabilities of the procedures that may cause some type of fraud, to establish prevention measures.
  •  Prepare the annual internal audit plan and comply with it.
  •  Verify that audit recommendations are implemented.
  •  Leverage and use compliance tools defined by the organization.
  •  Collaborate in the preparation of the POA and establish a procedure for its periodic compliance verification.
  •  Perform any other function aligned with the objective of the position


Minimum requirements

  •  Five years of experience in tasks related to the position.
  •  An excellent command (level C) of Spanish and intermediate knowledge (level B) of English is required.
  •  National of Mexico.
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, administration, or related fields.

FAO Core Competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building Effective Relationships
  •  Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical/functional skills

  •  Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Exchange) and others.
  •  Ability to effectively use accounting software and other information and database systems to enter data, perform searches, retrieve/define special reports, and analyze and edit results in an appropriate format.
  •  Proven skills to establish fluid working relationships with representatives of government institutions and NGOs


  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have questions, please contact: Careers@fao.org
  •  Applications received after the application deadline has expired will not be accepted.
  •  Please be informed that FAO will only consider academic degrees or credentials obtained from an educational institution included in the Global Higher Education Database, which is a list maintained by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/UNESCO. The list can be consulted at: www.whed.net/
  •  For any other questions visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/es/.

It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values ​​of commitment to FAO, respect for all and integrity and transparency.


  •  If you would like to apply, go to the FAO recruitment website ( Jobs at FAO) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
  •  We advise candidates to apply well in advance of the deadline.
  •  If you need help, please contact: Careers@fao.org.


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