Regulatory Policy and Risk Officer
MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES/DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS (MSF)
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) provides life-saving emergency relief and longer-term medical care to some of the most vulnerable and excluded communities around the world. As an international medical humanitarian organisation, we deliver care based only on need, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, religion or political affiliation.
MSF has around 40,000 local and international staff working in over 70 countries, in some of the most challenging places in the world. Our medical humanitarian projects are supported by teams in 32 countries, including the UK, spread across Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australasia.
At MSF UK, we support MSF’s operations by building relationships with our supporters, increasing awareness of our work, raising funds, providing specialist medical expertise, catalysing change on medical humanitarian issues and recruiting field staff. MSF UK personnel are dynamic, hard-working, enthusiastic and committed to MSF’s values and aims.
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Office of the Executive Director exists to ensure the proper and ethical governance of MSF-UK and Ireland (MSF-UK/IE); to ensure continuity and stability; and a section and branch office that is fit for the challenges of the future.
Collectively, it is responsible for strategy and accountability; governance; regulatory compliance, risk management, ensuring effective leadership and management; change and innovation; relationships with the OCA partnership and wider MSF movement; and the overall health of MSF-UK/IE.
This newly created role within the office of the Executive Director will lead on selected portfolios covering regulatory policy, compliance and risk. The role will work across the departments, leading work to ensure that MSF UK abides by UK legal and regulatory requirements and that MSF-UK and Ireland’s activities are informed by robust and active risk analysis.
We are looking to recruit a professional that understands the value of and has confidence, knowledge and experience in analysing the impact of legal and regulatory change, proactive policy development and comprehensive risk management.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Legal and regulatory policy
- Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of current regulatory legislation in relevant areas, including awareness of forthcoming changes and trends in UK and EU regulation.
- Produce analysis and advise on regulatory and compliance issues relevant to MSF UK. This will include monitoring sector-related developments in the UK and communicating the impact internally as well as drafting responses to consultations and other related inquiries.
- Develop briefings, presentations and reports to support Management Team and Board of Trustees understanding and discussion of policy, risk, regulatory and strategic issues.
- Develop and maintain robust reporting procedures to ensure MSF UK is able to fulfil its regulatory obligations, including reporting of Serious Incidents to the Charity Commission. This includes working in collaboration with international elements of the MSF Movement to develop and ensure the necessary information flows and quality assurance of information received and following legislative and institutional developments at a national level.
- Liaise with regulatory authorities for advice and guidance when necessary, and to resolve issues in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
- Advise on priorities to inform a strategic and proportionate approach to compliance issues.
- Develop and maintain strong internal and external stakeholder relationships to inform MSF UK’s compliance strategy, including bench-marking with other organisations based in the UK and engaged in international humanitarian relief.
- Develop and deliver training and communication programs for employees whose functions or responsibilities involve compliance with laws or standards of conduct, including introductory training for new employees and ongoing training for all employees as necessary.
- Maintain up-to-date records and documentation in relation to regulatory work
- Ensure diligent internal reporting and progress updates on compliance workload at Management Team and board meetings.
- Lead responsive and proactive policy development across a range of areas, mainly focused on legal and regulatory issues and risk mitigation.
- Build and maintain links with other departments to successfully delivery interdepartmental projects.
- Build and maintain an understanding of the MSF Movement in order to identify relevant developments which may have implications for MSF UK.
- Representing MSF UK’s interests with a range of key stakeholders both within the MSF Movement and in the UK external environment.
- Where applicable, manage external advisors to deliver high-quality analysis and papers in support of policy development.
- Review and revise the risk management tools and processes to support the operating effectiveness of MSF UK. The tool should be dynamic, nimble and enable robust risk-based decision making and prioritisation.
- Maintain MSF UK’s risk management tools, primarily the risk register.
- Work with the Head of IT and Head of the Executive Office to ensure risk tool meets ISO requirements.
- Engaging with all levels of the organisation including the Management Team and the Board’s Audit Committee so as to enhance and embed the risk management process.
- Enhance and promote the risk escalation process. Develop, design and deliver risk assessment training and awareness workshops to support and equip all staff sufficiently to ensure compliance and identify and manage risk at the appropriate level.
- Engage with and participate in MSF Movement-wide risk monitoring and evaluation tools and discourse.
- Monitor the performance of the risk and compliance programme and related activities on a continuing basis.
- Support diligent internal reporting of risk at Management Team and board meetings.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills with the ability to edit a range of documents.
- Good interpersonal and influencing skills and the ability to represent MSF UK effectively in a variety of forums.
- Experience of planning and delivering projects successfully, process improvement familiarity would be advantageous.
- Demonstrable track record of engaging with, motivating and challenging decision-makers and opinion formers.
- An understanding of how to develop and deliver policy work.
- Ability to manage competing deadlines and respond quickly to shifting priorities.
- Ability to take complex issues and to present them succinctly and accessibly, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to lead and contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.
- Experience delivering risk management.
- Previous compliance experience, preferably in the regulatory or charity sector or experience in an in house legal, paralegal or company secretarial role.
- Genuine interest in and commitment to the humanitarian principles of MSF.
- An understanding of the UK Charity sector.
- Experience in the international relief and development sector
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply on our website by submitting a copy of your CV together with a letter of motivation (please upload as one document) by the closing date.
Closing date: 30 October 2018, 11.59pm
Interviews: 7 and 8 November 2018
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UK
Candidates must hold an appropriate passport or permit to work in the UK.