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Compliance Risk Manager

Applications are now open to become the Compliance Risk Manager within the Audit and Risk Team of UN Youth Australia.

This vacancy represents an amazing opportunity to be part of the team that guides the implementation of UN Youth Australia’s compliance and risk programs.

All members must be under the age of 26 at the time of their appointment and eligible for Associate Membership of either a division of UN Youth Australia or the national organisation. They must hold, or be eligible to hold, a Working with Children Check (WWCC) or state or territory equivalent.

The Compliance Risk Manager is responsible for ensuring risks relating to UN Youth Australia’s regulatory obligations are minimised and that UN Youth Australia is meeting its obligations in relation to good governance standards.

The Compliance Risk Manager will be responsible for:

  • Examination of the following risk categories within UN Youth Australia:
    • Corporate Governance
    • Data Collection and Information Management
    • Stakeholder Relationships
    • Welfare, Health and Safety (in cooperation with the Operations Risk Manager)
    • Child Safety & Protection (in cooperation with the Operations Risk Manager)
  • Identification of the potential impact of the above risks, inclusive of 
identifying the likelihood and consequence of the risk to UN Youth Australia.
  • Liaison with the Risk Treatment Originator and identified Risk Treatment
  • Owner to implement a Risk Treatment Plan to reduce the level of risk identified.

In addition, the Compliance Risk Manager will also be responsible for:

  • Implementing strategies, policies and templates that can assist decision 
makers to approach contentious issues.
  • Research of UN Youth Australia’s compliance with regulations, standards, 
and ethics for any identified contentious risk areas.
  • Liaison with the national committees and other key personnel to identify 
risks that may exist in key strategic decisions and areas that are currently being 
considered for execution, especially in risks in relation to compliance with 
relevant legislation.
  • Provision of advice and opinions in relation to risks that may lead to non-compliance with applicable legislation
  • Review of key governance policies and documentation within UN Youth 
Australia to ensure that they are operationally sound and effective.
  • Assisting the Head of Audit and Risk in the development and execution of
  • Internal audits into any areas of legislative risk that is deemed unacceptable by 
the Board’s Risk Appetite Statement.
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and with clarity;
  • Organisation and time management skills;
  • Ability to work to deadlines;
  • Capacity to understand, synthesise large amounts of information and organisational policy (and if necessary, communicate this to others);
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrity in their work
  • Completed or currently undertaking a degree in Law, Policy or Governance
  • Experience working with regulatory compliance requirements

Your name, age, pronouns and division (state/territory)

Your best phone number and email address

A resume of relevant experience, not to exceed one A4 page

A statement addressing the core competencies outlined in the position description and your vision for the role, not to exceed two A4 pages emailed to samuelhicks@unyouth.org.au