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JULES ROGER KETCHA NZOUNDJI
Senior Risk Management and Control Officer , International Non-profit
HARARE, Zimbabwe
Seasoned Bilingual Finance and Risk management Expert with more than 30 years experience and exposure to capacity building activities in more than 40 African countries
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
Professional Experience:
From March 2017 to Date – Senior Risk Management and Control Officer, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), HARARE

Headquartered in Harare, ACBF is the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development. Having spearheaded and robustly coordinated capacity development programs worth some 700 million US dollars across 48 countries and 8 regional economic communities (RECs) in Africa since 1991, ACBF has gathered the requisite experience that makes it the go-to institution for expert knowledge and human resources to facilitate the timely implementation of continental and national development agendas.
Main responsibilities:
At the Secretariat of ACBF
•Lead the Foundation’s Annual Operating Unit Risk Assessment and Certification process using the Committee of Sponsoring Organisations (COSO) internal control framework and control self-assessment from 2018 to 2020;
•Contributed to the preparation of the internal control status report and the annual certification statement for the Executive Board in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020;
•Update internal control documentation, Management Evaluation Program, Walkthrough and Test controls required to meet the annual attestation;
•Updated the Foundation’s risk Appetite statement which was approved by the Executive Board in May 2018.
•Initiated and monitored the alignment of the Foundation’s risk Management Framework to the revised risk appetite statement and the design of a risk management plan that holistically includes the corporate risks while paying due attention to all departmental risks;
•Follow-up to ensure that statements of representation confirming the existence of effective internal controls are completed by various organizational units on time to support the annual assertion;
•Facilitate Control Self-Assessment (CSA) workshops: documentation of key internal control issues identified by the participants and leader of the discussion and identification of possible actions to strengthen their controls;
•Reported quarterly to management and semi-annually to the Audit and Risk Committee of the Executive board on the periodic review of control effectiveness by organizational units throughout the Foundation and monitored the completion of their internal control enhancement plans
•Contribute to the preparation of the internal control status report and the annual certification statement for the Executive Board;

At country grants level
•Assess the fiduciary capacity during appraisal and assess whether the proposed recipient has the minimum required systems, management arrangements and implementation capacities to assume responsibility for the project; 20 recipients assessed.
•Ensure effectiveness conditions are met before disbursement and trigger remedial action in case of failure of compliance with the Grant Agreement provisions; 40 projects reviewed between 2017 and 2020.
•Identified critical functional gaps that needed to be addressed in the short and/or long term to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the project implementation and conducted project implementation support mission in Mauritania, Gabon; Uganda and several other countries;
•Developed the Foundation’s annual audit inventory of all grant recipients to ensure that all required audits are performed.
Key Achievements:
•Followed-up to ensure that statements of representation confirming the existence of effective internal controls are completed by various organizational units on time to support the annual assertion;
•Facilitated a risk Management and compliance training workshop for Management and Professional Staff
•Assessed the fiduciary capacity during appraisal and assess whether 20 proposed recipients had the minimum required systems, management arrangements and implementation capacities to assume responsibility for the project;
•Ensured effectiveness conditions are met before disbursement and trigger remedial action in case of failure of compliance.
Education:
Education

1986-1988: OTARU University of Commerce (Japan); Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)
1985-1986: Hokkaido University (Japan); Japanese Language (CERTIFICATE)
1978-1983: University of Yaoundé, (Cameroon); Faculty of law and Economics; Bachelor’ degree in Economics option: Corporate Economy

1975-1978 : Government High School, Bafoussam (Cameroon); Baccalauréat D / GCE Advanced level (Sciences)

Professional Training

13 – 15 December 2017; Harare; QUATROHAUS; Advance Excel Theories and practices Course
12 – 13 October 2017; Harare; Zimbabwe Institute of Diplomacy; Protocol, Diplomacy and Professional Branding Workshop
07 – 11 August 2017, Internal Control Institute of Zimbabwe; Certified Internal Control Specialist (CICS) Certification Workshop
27 – 28 July 2017; Harare; United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Competency-Based Interviewing Training,
September – November 2016, Online, Diplo Foundation, CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
October 26 – 30, 2015 ; Harare, SETYM CANADA, Impact Assessment Training
July 2009 ; Johannesburg , AdvanceNet, SunSystems Order Fulfilment, Vision Training, and Fundamentals of Report Design
November 2006; Harare, SETYM CANADA, Training Seminar in Project Management - Results Based Management (RBM) and Capacity Building
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French
    Nationality:
    Cameroon
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