Anti-Fraud and Investigations Advisor/Investigator, East and Southern Africa
PSI - Population Services International
Multiple Locations, Multiple Countries
Contribute to an Anti-Fraud and Investigation program designed to educate, prevent, detect, and investigate fraud, theft, loss, and corruption within PSI. This is accomplished primarily through (i) conducting or overseeing objective, fair, thorough, unbiased and timely investigations into allegations of fraud, waste or abuse committed by or against PSI and (ii) providing education, proactive assessment tools, and thought leadership on fraud risks and investigation matters.
- Conduct and oversee time-sensitive, complex investigations of irregularities, fraud, corruption, and/or other violations by analyzing and synthesizing fact patterns, developing and executing testing procedures; reviewing data for patterns and anomalies, conducting electronic reviews of information, developing questions for, conducting, and summarizing interviews with identified parties, identifying and documenting control deficiencies or weaknesses; partnering with key internal and external stakeholders; and providing regular and timely updates to key stakeholders on the progress of projects. Investigations may be conducted by Anti-Fraud and Investigations Advisor, other GIA staff, country office local internal audit staff, other country office staff, or external resources;
- Help maintain leading anti-fraud and investigative policies and practices. Keep abreast of industry and legal developments relevant to anti-fraud and investigation activities. Proactively consider new and innovative ways of doing things that meet the needs of internal and external customers;
- Support the development of reports and other materials to communicate the results of investigations, including control deficiencies or weaknesses, fraud matters, root causes, and recommendations, to various stakeholders and difference audiences, including external funders;
- Support the development of various communications for different audiences, situations, and uses to contribute to the collective understanding of anti-fraud and investigative trends, risks, issues, and solutions;
- Work closely with operational, technical and support functions/offices to understand and identify existing and emerging fraud risk issues, and promote solutions to manage relevant fraud risks;
- Periodically participate in Global Internal Audit audits/assessments to conduct tests to identify instances of non-compliance with PSI global/local policies and procedures, control weaknesses and errors in the recording of transactions, and develop recommendations to address the identified issues and control weaknesses.
What are we looking for?
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant field. Graduate degree preferred;
- Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or at least 6 years’ experience performing fraud investigations. Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Public Accountant;
- Experience with international development projects, including those funded by USAID, the Global Fund, and other international donor organizations desired;
- Minimum 7 years of professional experience, internal or external audit or investigations;
- Ability to travel at least 40%;
- French, Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills desired;
- Familiarity with US government and/or other major development funders’ regulations;
- Strong analytical and exceptional organizational skills needed to manage a high volume of assigned cases;
- Experience conducting audits, investigations, and special projects overseas, particularly in the countries in which PSI works;
- Demonstrated capacity to work and thrive in a fast-paced, multi-project, matrix management work environment;
- Superior customer service and interpersonal skills;
- Proficiency in use of audit management systems and computer aided audit tools;
- English fluency essential; Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
- References will be required.