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Director, Anti-Fraud/Corruption Program

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

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This role can be based in New York, NY or London, UK.

The Ethics and Compliance Unit (ECU) ensures that the IRC integrates a culture of Ethics and Compliance into its business globally and at all levels of the organization, in accordance with the IRC Way: Standards of Professional Conduct (IRC Way), our values, and the law; and maintains effective policies, procedures, controls, processes, and systems to prevent, detect, and investigate potential violations of internal policies, law or regulation or material failures. ECU addresses the IRC’s activities, and those of related third parties that may be viewed as acting on the IRC’s behalf such as partners, sub-grantees, subcontractors, suppliers, short-term workers, and others. The ECU is responsible for the IRC’s Enterprise Risk Management, Anti-Fraud/Corruption Program, IRC Way, Safeguarding, and Internal Investigations.

This position is a limited term contract for one year (until September 30, 2022) to cover for staff that will be on maternity leave.


Director, Anti-Fraud/Corruption Program:

•Oversees the development and implementation of IRC’s anti-fraud/corruption program, working with US programs (RAI), country offices (CRRD) and functional leads to develop, coordinate, and implement a programmatic strategy and measures to ensure that donor funds are used for their intended purposes

•Provides strategy, guidance and advice on prevention, risk mitigation and enhancing internal policies and controls, working with the RAI, CRRD, and functional leads, and supports efforts to build on-the-ground capacity in compliance and internal controls

•Performs as a subject matter expert on anti-fraud/anti-corruption compliance, keeping current on global legal developments, enforcement guidance and trends

•Partners with Finance, Internal Audit, Global Supply Chain, CRRD and RAI teams to ensure that lessons learned and identified issues are incorporated into IRC’s anti-fraud/corruption program

•Liaises with donors on requests for information related to IRC’s anti-fraud/corruption program and compliance activities

Reporting to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, this global position will work closely with the country offices and other relevant functional units (CRRD and RAI teams, General Counsel, Internal Audit, Awards Management Unit, Finance, Global Supply Chain, Operations), and with CRRD’s regional and country directors, and RAI’s Executive Directors.


The responsibilities of the Director, Anti-Fraud Program, includes the following, as well as other activities that may arise related to their function:

Prevention and Remediation

•Program Development and Management of IRC’s anti-fraud/corruption efforts

•Provide expertise and input to IRC’s due diligence processes across the organization

•Identify local and global opportunities to increase efficiencies and improve systems related to compliance and control processes and partner with appropriate stakeholders to develop and implement enhancements

•Develop processes and systems for the tracking of findings relating to internal system failures/weaknesses/gaps and recommendations for remediation identified in investigations and audits; and disciplinary actions/terminations of employees, working with CRRD, RAI and operations

•Advise and support region and country teams and relevant HQ functional teams in the development of effective corrective and remedial action plans in response to ECU investigation findings, Internal Audit reports, and other relevant sources including external audits and other functional internal reviews

•Provide advice and oversight for all responses and follow-up to major donor risk assessments and audits

•Work with other HQ departments to ensure that corrective and remedial actions are incorporated into planning as appropriate. Coordinate with appropriate departments where it is identified that global policies and procedures need implementation or revision

•Working with relevant stakeholders develop tools to measure progress on remediation and effectiveness of controls

Policies and Training

•Deploy mandatory on-line fraud prevention training and in person training where online training cannot be used, and develop impact evaluations for staff to complete subsequent to training

•Regular review and update of relevant anti-fraud/anti-corruption policies and protocols

•Partner with a variety of stakeholders to embed anti-fraud / anti-corruption requirements and controls into projects

•Respond to inquiries from internal stakeholders regarding anti-fraud/anti-corruption requirements

Fraud Risk Assessments and Risk Management

•Working with relevant stakeholders, develop processes and protocols for conducting multifunctional proactive fraud risk assessments of locations to identify control gaps and recommendations forremediation

•Work with the Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management to ensure that Fraud Risk Assessments are aligned with and feed into the IRC’s Enterprise Risk Management Process

Build Capacity and Coordination with Country Compliance Managers

•Conduct regular meetings with Country Compliance Managers for training/discussion of relevant compliance and control topics

•Build local compliance capacity by providing advice and guidance to Country Compliance Managers on the development of their work plans and initiatives to strengthen IRC’s fraud and corruption program and the local control environment, in coordination with country leadership.


•Eight or more years’ experience in: compliance with an emphasis on fraud and corruption, law, forensic fraud analysis, or related field with focus on program development, internal controls, prevention, and remediation.

•Degree in law, finance, accounting, or related relevant experience.

•Field experience in INGO.

•Experience building programs and global initiatives for compliance and control environment

•Strong analytical and database management skills.

•Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the organization

•Receptive and collaborative approach that builds and maintains strong relationships with individuals from all cultures, backgrounds, genders, and viewpoints

•Ability to manage multiple tasks and objectives


•Standard office work environment, open to consideration of remote working options

•Some travel to countries of operation as needed


The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct.These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

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