Certified Fraud Expert - DRC


Cardno is seeking a qualified Certified Fraud Expert for a Global Fund-funded project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This role will act as part of the Management Team responsible for the overall Fraud Risk Management and Fraud prevention, supervision, monitoring of compliance with the TORs and quality control over the FA operational team in situated at the sub recipients (SRs) throughout the country.

  • Work alongside the primary recipient (PR) to ensure that all requests to commit funds and/or to make payments as part of the project: (i) are complete and accurate in terms of supporting documentation; (ii) are justified based on the approved budget and work-plans; (iii) have been appropriately authorized; and (iv) the expense is eligible.
  • Provide technical assistance and support to the PR to build their capacity and ensure that they have appropriate systems and procedures in place.
  • Monitor budgets, forecasts, manuals, and reports.Follow up on and conduct in-depth investigations for all instances of actual and suspected fraud.
  • Monitor commitments and plans on a day-to-day basis.
  • Establish and update internal controls, budgeting, commitment, and accounting systems, and maintain and monitor these systems on a daily basis.
  • Create and maintain logs, records, or databases of information about fraudulent activity in the form of a risk register.
  • Ensure all instances of actual or suspected fraud are reported immediately to the Global Fund and to the highest possible authority of the PR or PIU.
  • Organize trainings and awareness programs for the organization staff on fraud detection and prevention techniques in cooperation with the Capacity Building Expert at both the central and regional levels.
  • Support the Team Leader and broader Fiscal Agent Team in recommending, implementing and maintaining Fraud control processes
  • Protect the financial management activity from fraud, waste, and abuse.
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in business, economics, finance, or accounting; professional certifications such as Certified Fraud Expert or other Fraud Management qualifications; and 10 years' experience in audit, accounting, budgeting, financial management, or reporting.
  • Preferred: 12 years of experience in accounting, budgeting, financial management, and reporting.
  • Experience analyzing and implementing controls in a financial management operation.
  • Knowledge and experience in project based accounting, financial management, and contract management.
  • Strong skills in payment operations, funds control, cash and commitment management, internal controls, and international accounting standards (IFRS).
  • Design of adequate fraud detection, prevention and response procedures and tools;
  • Experience in designing fraud prevention management systems (anti-fraud and anti- corruption procedures) including due diligence procedures for vendors, employees and sub-recipients
  • Previous working experience on projects financed by the World Bank or other development agencies.
  • Demonstrated financial management experience in projects in the water sector (infrastructure and distribution).
  • Good understanding of local tax laws and compliance regulations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience managing a team, working in a team, and with high-level government officials and business executives. 
  • Experience working in similar countries.
  • Experience working in Tanzania is an advantage.
  • Computer skills: advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office – strong Excel skills.
  • Extensive experience and proficiency in the use of automated commitment, budgeting, and accounting software applications
  • Demonstrated experience in the design, maintenance and use of automated financial management and accounting systems.
  • Language: fluency in French – reading, writing, and speaking.
  • This position is based in Kinshasa, DRC. Limited local travel within DRC may be required.

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