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Counter Fraud Specialist - West Africa Regional Office


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.

The Opportunity

This post is part of the Counter Fraud Unit (CFU) and will support the Head of Counter Fraud in establishing frameworks to reduce the risk of loss of funds and resources from fraud, corruption, mismanagement and criminal activity. In doing so reputational risk will be reduced so sponsors and donors regard Plan as a well-managed, ethical and accountable organization.

The post has no direct reports but will manage staff when assigned for specific activities, networking with counter fraud experts both internally and externally and working closely with Plan National Organisations, Plan Country and Regional Offices.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Supporting the counter fraud framework through promoting best practice

  • Providing investigatory services to Plan globally

  • Supporting the counter fraud framework through systems improvement and analysis

The Individual

You will have extensive demonstrable knowledge in the field of counter fraud and crime and loss prevention and strong awareness of current best practices in investigation techniques and global standards and legislation around fraud and corruption. You will have a good understanding of the role and approaches of the international development sector and a recognised qualification in fraud investigation (e.g. ACFE) would be an advantage although this is not essential.

Excellent investigative and analytical skills are imperative. Good oral and written communication skills in English and French will also be key. Solution orientated you are resilient and tenacious with the ability to work in partnership with others, both internally and externally.

Location: The position will be based in the West Africa Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal, under a local contract. Although based in the Plan Regional Office the role is global in nature and will therefore require a significant degree of travel on assignments to any of the countries in which Plan operates.

Reports to: Head of Counter Fraud based in Plan International HQ, Woking UK.

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: Thursday 15th June 2017

Please visit our website at for further information and to apply.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Dakar
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date: 2017-06-15

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