Operations Manager

United Nations Children's Fund

dakar, Senegal

How can you make a difference?

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.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in French and English is required, both in writing and verbal

Source: https://jobs.unicef.org/en-us/job/558735/operations-manager-fraud-prevention-p4-ft-103608