Risk Specialist Job by UNDP Kabul


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the principal UN agency working to combat the injustices of poverty, inequality, and climate change. We assist governments in developing comprehensive, long-lasting solutions for people and the environment by collaborating with our extensive network of specialists and partners in 170 countries. During the last 50 years, UNDP has worked in Afghanistan on issues such as gender equality, governance, health, livelihoods, and the rule of law. The UNDP is assisting the Afghan people in achieving their goals of peace, prosperity, and sustainability under the umbrella of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in close collaboration with other UN organizations. As part of the continuing UN-led effort to avert a humanitarian disaster, UNDP is now conducting its flagship crisis response program, ABADEI (Area-Based Approach to Development Emergency Initiatives).

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Both short- and long-term growth and peace in Afghanistan have been significantly impacted by the country’s quickly changing political and security environment. Between 1 January and 9 August 2021, more than 550,000 individuals abandoned their homes as a result of the violence, increasing the overall number of internally displaced people (IDPs) to 3.5 million (9% of the total population). At least 30,000 individuals are also said to be departing the nation each week. The nation is fragile and must contend with issues like COVID-19, poverty, food insecurity, climate devastation, and economic effects, among others.

These changes have significantly changed the environment in which the UN functions, posing difficulties for current initiatives and operations as well as hindering advancement toward the Agenda 2030 goals for sustainable development.

About job

  • To achieve workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture, UNDP is dedicated. Those with impairments, members of indigenous tribes, and members of minority groups are also invited to apply. Every application will be handled with the utmost discretion.
  • Every form of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination is not tolerated by UNDP. As a result, exhaustive background and reference checks will be performed on all chosen individuals.


  • Opportunity: job
  • Location: Kabul
  • Organization: UNDP
  • Availability: Online
  • Bureau: Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
  • Education & Work Experience: Master’s Degree – 5 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 7 year(s) experience
  • Desired Languages: Dari and/or Pashto
  • Practice Area: Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery
  • Duration: 364 days
  • Required Languages: English
  • Apply Before: 12/04/2023, 05:59

Position Purpose:

By providing risk analysis and assistance, the risk specialist is tasked with helping the head of the integrated risk management unit execute the risk management regime.

The incumbent and supervisors shall evaluate and modify the list of responsibilities and obligations in these terms of reference as necessary throughout the assignment.


  • Risk assessment and analysis:
  • Audit and Investigation Support:
  • Partnership building:
  • Information Management:
  • Learning and knowledge sharing:


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Risk Management, Business, Accounting, Statistics, law, or in another quantitative field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted instead of the Master’s degree.

Language Requirements

  • Proficiency in oral and written English 
  • Fluency in the local language of duty station Dari and/or Pashto is an asset.


  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in risk management, audit, and finance, law enforcement/defense, or other regulatory agencies (Master’s degree) or 7 years (Bachelor’s degree).
  • It would be ideal to have prior investigational/intelligence experience as well as audit and fraud assessment expertise.
  • It would be ideal to know the appropriate international risk management standards, including ISO31000, COSO, and enterprise risk management.
  • It is ideal to have demonstrable skills and credentials in the planning, carrying out, and reviewing of training initiatives and programs.
  • Previous experience in conflict/post-conflict countries.
  • An extra benefit is having prior UNDP experience and being familiar with its rules and processes, particularly in the relevant job field.

How to Apply

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