Regional Counter Fraud Lead- MEEE

The Opportunity

The role is anchored in the fraud strategy, working as part of a Global Fraud team to support SCI’s Senior Leadership Team, Trustees and SC Members in discharging their responsibilities in promoting and embedding a zero-tolerance policy towards fraud, bribery and corruption.

The individual will work closely with the Global Counter Fraud Director to ensure the continued development and embedding of an efficient and effective counter fraud framework and culture in the region.

Accountable for coordinating fraud management activities across the region including;

  • To develop a culture of fraud awareness, reporting and response within the organization aligned with SCIs zero-tolerance policy
  • Deliver an effective strategy of fraud prevention, detection, investigation and recovery across the organization as a whole, within the Centre and across the SCI landscape in the MEEE region
  • To undertake / or coordinate investigations of all serious incidents of fraud, bribery or corruption, which will include providing support to and building the capability of Fraud Focal Point staff in the Region. 
  • To act as functional manager to Fraud Focal Points in the Region.

The role may require significant international travel including to challenging locations often with cultural sensitivities.

In the event of a significant or major event, the post-holder maybe expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly. The post-holder may be required to get involved in special projects within the fraud function as appropriate.

Scope of the Role

  • Reports to: Global Counter Fraud Director, working closely with the Regional Director.
  •  Staff reporting to this post:  Counter Fraud Officer
  •  Role Dimensions: Stakeholders include members together with country, regional and centre staff and senior leadership teams. Close working will be required with Finance, Legal, Program Operations and Global Assurance.

Although based in the Save the Children Middle East, East Eurasia Regional Office, like the other Regional Fraud Leads in Save the Children, the post holder may be expected to provide cross support to other team members and regions


In order to be successful you will bring/have:


  • Strong analytical skills to be able to identify fraud risk areas in complex operational environments from both structured (financial systems) and unstructured data (conversations, investigation reports, complaints etc.);
  • A proven experience in using data analytics tools in an audit/risk/investigatory setting to identify and address red flags;
  • Awareness of global standards and legislation around fraud and corruption;
  • Substantial experience in forensic investigation with thorough knowledge and/or experience in audit.
  • Aware of current best practices in investigation techniques;
  • Excellent communicator and facilitator, able to clearly and confidently articulate and present findings with impact;
  • Strong negotiating skills to influence all levels of staff, showing ability to work collaboratively and with peers from different departments;
  • Experience of working within an international humanitarian setting.,
  • The ability to undertake significant international travel including to challenging locations often with cultural sensitivities;
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values;
  • Previous experience of delivering training sessions /workshops;
  • Fluency in spoken/written Arabic and English language; and
  • The existing right to work in Jordan.


  • Formal investigation qualification;
  • Knowledge of regional law and regulatory environments;
  • Membership of a professional anti-fraud body (CFE)

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector.  This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only. Available fund for 2 years.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

 We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. 

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We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.







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Date advertised: 3 Jun 2021

Closing date: 16 Jun 2021 - 22:59 CEST

Location: Amman, Jordan

Department: Global Assurance

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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