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Risk and Compliance Officer Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ)

Reports to Compliance Manager. The primary purpose of the job is to manage risks (including fraud risks), conduct fraud investigations, forensic examinations and provide assessments, analytics, monitoring, and reporting, within the set policies, procedures, and standards. The position holder will also promote compliance with regulations, policies and procedures across all departments and projects.

Main duties

  • Identifies, analyses, and effectively develops mitigation strategies for identified risks.
  • Ensures that developed risk mitigation strategies are implemented.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of risk management programs and recommending changes as necessary.
  • Trains staff in Risk Management and development of Risk Registers.
  • Reviews and updates project Risk Registers.
  • Prepares investigation plans.
  • Conducts investigations and obtains sufficient, reliable, relevant, verifiable, representative, and actionable evidence.
  • Precisely and competently writes investigation reports which addresses all necessary terms of reference.
  • Represents the organisation as an expert witness in the courts of law.
  • Facilitates and represents the organisation in all cases involving the organisation in the courts of law.
  • Conducts spot checks for all projects in the provinces
  • Drafts annual work plans and coordinating activities with other stakeholders.
  • Makes follow ups on all issues identified and communicate to Compliance Manager and Company Secretary promptly.
  • Conducts and sets-up schedules for all planned Compliance Self-Assessments for all projects and Programs.
  • Prepares reports on compliance self-assessments and obtain responses to all recommendations.
  • Follows up on all recommended action points with strict time- lines.
  • Assists with development and implementation of internal controls, processes, and systems to enhance control environment.


  • Full Grade 12 Certificate or its equivalent
  • Bachelor of Accountancy/ Full ACCA/ CIMA
  • Professional Certification – Certified Risk Manager (CRM),
  • A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) i.e. Member of the Association of Certified
  • Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and or Member of the Association of Certified
  • Forensic Practitioners (ACFP)
  • ICT Audit qualifications – e.g CISA, an added advantage
  • At least five years Risk Management, Forensics investigations and Fraud Examiner experience.
  • Strong investigations skills
  • ICT skills strongly recommended.
  • Strong Analytics and Problem-Solving skills.
  • Investigation report writing skills

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 15th February, 2024.

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