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NGO Jobs in Kenya - Save the Children

Vacancy: Senior Global Auditor
 
About Us: Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for Children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives;  we fight for their rights;  we help them fulfil their potential. 

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. 

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crisis.

The Role: Senior Global Auditor will be in the Global Assurance function which supports the Board of Save the Children International and its management by evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management, control and oversight systems in place.  

The role holder will be expected to confidently and capably lead on, or be part of a global team delivering high quality, outcomes-focussed internal audit assignments, reviews, investigations and other work assigned to them to meet agreed professional standards and stakeholder expectations, on time and within budget. 

Building credibility through effective collaboration and a solutions-driven approach to internal audit are key to this role.

Qualifications and Experience
 

Essential
  • be a qualified internal auditor (IIA) or accountant;
OR
  • have extensive experience in relevant operational areas (e.g. in programme/project management in an INGO context) and be willing to learn the appropriate audit skills
  • strong experience of conducting risk-based reviews of systems and processes (with a good understanding of the three lines of defence model), identifying weaknesses and areas of improvements with minimum supervision and support
  • a demonstrable ability to focus on key issues, enabling auditees to focus on crucial matters of control and oversight
  • be highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to complete multiple projects, with conflicting priorities, on a timely basis
  • have strong experience in producing high quality effective written communication e.g. reports, in English
  • be willing to undertake high amount of travel overseas and work with minimum supervision under difficult conditions in some of the most underdeveloped, insecure and remote parts of the world
  • have a strong cultural awareness and be able to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • be able to demonstrate standards of ethics and integrity
  • be committed to Save the Children values
Contract Length: 24 months 

Vacancy: Regional Counter Fraud Specialist
 
About Us: Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for Children. We work in 120 countries. 

We Save Children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. 

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crisis.

The Role: Working with staff of SCI to develop (and deliver on an on-going basis): an embedded culture of fraud awareness, reporting and response within the organisation aligned with our zero tolerance policy, an effective strategy of fraud prevention, detection, investigation and recovery across the organisation as a whole, within the centre and across the regions and country programmes, an effective internal and external investigations capability, including support and capacity building to staff involved in investigations at all levels of the organisation.

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.

Key Areas of Accountability:
 

Management and support of fraud investigations
  • act as lead investigator or create and supervise an investigative team on specific fraud investigations where required
  • provide advice and support to senior managers overseeing fraud investigations (at country or region), including guidance on appropriate level of response
  • liaise with members on specific cases ensuring they are kept informed of case progression as necessary
  • input to investigation templates, identify and design best practice guidance as appropriate
  • maintain the fraud register/ reporting templates to monitor fraud events from first report to conclusion
Support/enable the embedding of an effective fraud management culture within the organisation
  • develop and deliver training materials to enable decision makers and key front line staff to understand their accountabilities and responsibilities with respect to fraud prevention, detection and reporting
  • support all areas of the organisation in managing fraud-related issues
  • support the Head of Fraud Management to embed fraud awareness and a culture of zero tolerance
  • provide support and advice to non-specialist employees such as members of the ‘fraud faculty’ and management teams in country
  • represent SCI at external professional knowledge groups
Other specific projects
  • project manage specific projects as detailed by the Head of Fraud Management, e.g. strategic donor reviews regarding fraud reporting requirements
  • participate in cross-functional projects as required
Qualifications and Experience 

Essential
  • 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
  • Skills: good Analytical skills, 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
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Cultural sensitivity
Interested candidates are requested to send a copy of their CV with a cover letter to   EA.recruitment@savethechildren.org.  

Application closes at 5.00pm on 24th September 2015

We work with children, communities and governments all over the world and we believe in the right person for the job regardless of where you come from and how you identify yourself. 

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to ensuring that only those who are suitable to work with children are considered for these posts. 


All successful applicants will therefore be required to complete a police check and must sign onto our Child Safeguarding Policy and organizational code of conduct.

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