Counter Fraud Specialist

Plan International, Philippines

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
9th December, 2017

Job Description

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Dimensions of Role:

  • Although based in the Plan International Asia Region the role is global in nature and the postholder can expect to be deployed on assignments to any of the countries in which Plan International operates. The role reports to the Head of Counter Fraud based in Plan International HQ, Woking UK.
  • The post has no direct reports but will manage staff when assigned for specific activities.
  • Works with Plan National Organisations, Plan Country and Regional Offices
  • Networks with counter fraud professionals in other INGOs

Key end results and typical responsibilities

  • Supports the counter fraud framework through promoting best practice
  • Provides training on fraud awareness, prevention and investigation to all staff.
  • Under the tutelage of the Head of CFU leads and guides members of the fraud faculty (a network of staff in other roles who have an additional focus on counter fraud)

Provides investigatory services to Plan globally

  • Undertakes,supervises supports and reviews fraud  investigations when assigned
  • Assists in loss recovery actions
  • Ensures that key services are delivered efficiently and meet business needs
  • Supports the counter fraud framework through systems improvement and analysis
  • Reviews systems for the management of fraud and makes recommendations for change and improvement
  • Conducts analysis on fraud risk exposure and reviews procedures to mitigate the risk
  • Supports fraud reporting and monitoring mechanisms across Plan
  • Produces reports as required by the Head of CFU and makes recommendation for change

Dealing with problems

  • Collaborates with other governance, risk and compliance resources to contribute to building a culture of zero tolerance to fraud and corruption.
  • Works with internal teams to ensure early indications of potential issues
  • Owns resolutions to problems working within agreed timeframes
  • Communications and Working Relationships



  • Liaises closely with other risk and control related staff across Plan
  • Communicates at all levels within Plan from Director to Programme Unit
  • Ability to communicate within a multicultural organisation, recognising legal, cultural and ethnic variations and practices
  • Communicate with other professional bodies, e.g. law enforcement agencies
  • Other NGO

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required


  • Excellent demonstrable knowledge in the field of counter fraud
  • Aware of current best practices in investigation techniques
  • Awareness of global standards and legislation around fraud and corruption
  • Understanding of the role and approaches of the international development sector


  • Excellent investigative ability with proven track record
  • Experience of crime/loss prevention
  • Analytical skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills including report writing
  • Can manage indirect staff
  • Able to offer practical solutions to management to help resolve incidents including in crisis situations
  • Perseverance, resilience and tenacity
  • A high standard of both written and spoken English is required.
  • A recognised qualification in fraud investigation (e.g. ACFE) would be an advantage although not essential


  • Ability to work in partnership with others both internally and externally
  • Flexibility of approach, ensuring application of skills is relevant to situation and context
  • Adapts well to different environments and situations
  • Cross-culturally agile and gender sensitive
  • Aware of impact on others and use impact to create a positive working environment
  • Commitment to development and humanitarian values and standards, and child protection


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