Regional Fraud Specialist - East and Southern Africa Region

  • Added Date: Friday, 08 June 2018
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018

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CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 2: either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a 'regulated' position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore a police check will be required (at 'standard' level in the UK or equivalent in other countries.


Accountable for coordinating fraud management activities across the Region including;

  • to develop a culture of fraud awareness, reporting and response within the organisation aligned with SCIs zero tolerance policy
  • deliver an effective strategy of fraud prevention, detection, investigation and recovery across the organisation as a whole, within the centre and across the SCI landscape in the East and Southern Africa region
  • to undertake / or coordinate investigations of all serious incidents of fraud, bribery or corruption, which will include providing support to and building the capability of Fraud Focal Point staff in the Region.
  • to act as functional manager to Fraud Focal Points in the Region.

The role may require significant international travel including to challenging locations often with cultural sensitivities.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to: Head of Fraud Management working closely with the Regional Director and Regional Finance Director.

Dimensions: stakeholders include members together with country, regional and central staff and senior leadership teams. Close working will be required with Finance, Legal, Programme Operations and Global Assurance teams.

Although based in the Save the Children ESA Regional Office, like the other the regional fraud specialists in Save the Children, the post holder may be expected to provide cross support to other team members and regions.

Staff directly reporting to this post: None



  • Substantial experience in forensic investigation with thorough knowledge and/or experience in audit.
  • demonstrable understanding of the importance of counter fraud activities and mechanisms for reducing fraud
  • awareness of global standards and legislation around fraud and corruption
  • excellent investigative ability with proven track record
  • aware of current best practices in investigation techniques
  • analytical skills
  • good oral and written communication skills including report writing
  • able to offer practical solutions to management to help resolve incidents including in crisis situations
  • perseverance, resilience and tenacity
  • Good English language required - Arabic desirable
  • ability to work with minimum supervision


  • Formal investigation qualification
  • knowledge of regional law and regulatory environments
  • understanding of the role and approaches of the international development sector
  • experience of crime/loss prevention
  • previous experience of delivering training sessions / workshops

This vacancy is archived.

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