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.
Fluency in French and English is required, both in writing and verbal
For every Child, you demonstrate...
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships
(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
(3) Drive to achieve results for impact
(4) Innovates and embraces change
(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity
(6) Thinks and acts strategically
(7) Works collaboratively with others.
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable females are encouraged to apply.
Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.? Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.