Several Regional Ethics Officer – Fraud Job Opportunities – Catholic Relief Services

Regional Ethics Officer- Fraud
Organization: Catholic Relief
Ref: 2020/004
Grade: TBD
Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the
Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and
transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race,
religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished
through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education,
microfinance and peace building.
Job Summary:
Regional Ethics Officer- Fraud will carry out fraud investigations and special
audits and ensure all key steps in the investigative process are followed. S/he
will provide technical support to Country Programs (CPs) and partners regarding
fraud prevention, detection and response.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Ensure key steps
throughout the investigative process, including planning, fieldwork, reporting,
follow up and case closure, are performed in line with supervisor’s guidance,
CRS Fraud Allegation Management Procedures, CRS Policies, local laws and donor
·        Develop or contribute to the development of
investigation plans/Scope of Work (SoW) for investigations.
·       Undertake investigations
& reviews into allegations of violations of policies, procedures,
standards, guidelines, and applicable rules and regulations.
·       Develop/modify test
procedures and tools for investigations and special audits.
·       Effectively document and
prepare comprehensive reports and ad hoc briefs on assigned investigations and,
based on analysis and findings, make recommendations for corrective actions and
improved controls, and efficiency of CRS’ operations.
·       Provide technical
support to CPs and partner/sub-recipient (SR) teams, remotely and on-site, to
enable fraud prevention and detection and response and assess capacity of the
country programs and partners to prevent, detect, respond to allegations and to
take appropriate actions.
·       Support the development
and contribute to the implementation of standards and tools, including
detection and response processes to fraud, guidelines, reporting formats and
how to incorporate such standards into relevant CRS business practices.
·       Support capacity
strengthening activities for staff and partners through Identifying partner
capacity/knowledge/skills gaps, conducting trainings and workshops, and
mentoring and coaching CP and partner staff.
·       Collect data, analyze
and carry out research to flag systemic and operational weaknesses contributing
to fraud, corruption and other malpractice and share lessons learned and best

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must
hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related discipline
required. Master’s degree preferred
·       CIA, CFE or CPA or
similar qualification required.
·       At least Seven (7) or
more years related work experience, ideally with an international organization.
At least Three (3) of these years in audit, financial reviews, fund agent
and/or investigations assignments.
·       Knowledge of and
experience working with USG, DFID, and other major public donors
·       Knowledge of CRS’
accounting systems, policies & procedures (preferred).
·       Knowledge, Skills and
Abilities (SKAs
·       Strong relationship
management skills with ability to influence and get buy-in from people not
under direct supervision and to work with individuals in diverse geographical
and cultural settings.
·       Good strategic,
analytical, problem-solving and systems thinking skills with capacity to see
the big picture and ability to make sound judgment
·       Good written and oral
communication skills
·       Proactive, resourceful
and results-oriented
·       Ethical conduct in
accordance with recognized professional and organizational codes of ethics
·       Capability of working
proactively and independently
·       Receptiveness to
constructive criticism and differences of opinion
·       Willingness and ability
to travel (approx. 40%).
·       Fluency in written and
spoken English; some regions may require French, Spanish or Arabic
How to apply:
candidates should follow these instructions exactly otherwise your application
will NOT be considered:
Written applications indicating the reference number of the position applied
for and CV including daytime contact phone numbers, as well as names and
contact information of three references only to ;
 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge
any fees from applicants for any recruitment.
CRS has not retained any agent in connection with this recruitment.
talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and
vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline:  Friday, 24th  January 2020
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