Regional Ethics Fraud Officer will carry out fraud investigations and special audits and ensure all key step in the investigative process are followed. S/he will provide technical support to Country Programs (CPs) and partners in regard to fraud prevention, detection and response.

Roles and Key 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 regulations
* 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 partner 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 practices.

Basic Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related discipline required. Master’s degree preferred
* CIA, CFE or CPA or similar qualification
* Minimum of 7 or more years related work experience, ideally with an international organization. At least 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)

Required Languages – Fluency in written and spoken English; some regions may require French, Spanish or Arabic.

Travel – Approx. 40%

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Ethics Unit Colleagues, DRDs MQ, Country Representatives; HoOPs, HOPs, Internal Audit.

External: Partner staff, ethics staff in other NGOs, donor staff.

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as a part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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