Key functions/accountabilities and related duties/tasks:
Lead WCARO efforts in streamlining fraud prevention measures in country offices.
Lead/and or support activities aimed at identifying root causes of fraudulent activities in programmes and operations; and lead planning, implementation and monitoring of fraud prevention measures accordingly, across UNICEF offices in West and Central Africa.
Lead and/or support activities aimed at increasing fraud awareness and reporting by UNICEF staff, implementing partners and contractors.
Lead the implementation in WCAR, of the global UNICEF fraud prevention policy, including simple, yet effective anti-fraud training modules, adapted to the WCAR context, supplementing the on-line mandatory course.
Identify risk-prone functional areas such as procurement and cash transfers to partners and design specific anti-fraud training strategy to systematically raise awareness and address capacity and knowledge deficits on anti-fraud issues among all WCAR Staff.
Support offices in identifying, analyzing, and mitigating fraud risks.
Coordinate and guide offices review/update of fraud risks as part of the annual Risk and Control Self-Assessment Exercise
Support offices in designing mitigations actions and implementing them
Develop and implement a knowledge sharing platform on fraud risks mitigations
Support offices in handling investigations done by the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations.
When necessary and under OIAI’s guidance, support offices in collecting evidence to inform the decision to conduct or not an investigation upon OIAI’s request, support investigations in WCAR
Support the management of the office in collecting evidence to respond to OIAI’s queries when initially assessing allegations of fraud and misconduct or during actual investigations.
Advise the management on lessons learned from investigations and measures to be taken accordingly.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
An Advanced University degree is required in Finance/Accounting, Audit, investigations, criminal science, administration/management, economics, one of the social sciences, or any other field related to international development. Excellent conceptual and analytical abilities, including the preparation of clear and concise reports.
At least eight years of experience in audit, investigation, programme/operations management, advisory services relevant to fraud prevention, possibly combined with experience in operational and management in government, non-profit organization and/or private sector: Work experience in developing countries and knowledge and experience in UNICEF programme and/or operations activities is an asset.
Fluency in French and English is required, both in writing and verbal