Regional Counter Fraud Advisor (SSA - Nigeria)
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Risk Management & Knowledge Management
Pay Band
Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Pay band:8 (Locally engaged Contract) /Post Duration: Indefinite / Eligibility: Existing right to live and work in Nigeria / Location: Lagos or Abuja / Deadline for application: 11 Dec 2018 (23:59 UK Time)

The British Council is looking for a Regional Counter Fraud Advisor to join the wider Counter Fraud Team within the Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA region.  The role holder will be based in Lagos or Abuja, Nigeria.    

The Regional Counter Fraud Advisor will provide regional leadership and support in the implementation and delivery of the British Council’s Counter Fraud strategy and investigative response. The post will lead the development and delivery for the region, aimed at broad-based cultural change on fraud management through improved education, risk management and control. The role will support the Counter Fraud team and MENA/SSA Regional Leadership Team(s) to implement new policies, systems and processes to embed a zero-tolerance approach to fraud management.

The Role:
Counter Fraud Advisor  

The Opportunity:

Main accountabilities include:

Lead the implementation and management of a cohesive risk-based control framework to minimise the incidence and impact of fraud.

Provide strategic insight and advice to regional stakeholders to support cultural change on fraud, in terms of minimising risk tolerance while improving identification and reporting.

Manage investigatory processes and outcomes to uphold the British Council’s Code of Conduct and related organisational policies.

Raise staff awareness and understanding of counter-fraud policies and processes

Role Requirements:

Professional qualifications and or suitable experience in Counter Fraud

Fluency in spoken and written English

3 – 5 years full time work experience in the counter fraud sector including significant investigation experience

Counter Fraud Casework – professional analysis and judgement, conducting enquiries, interview and investigations, managing evidence and intelligence

Please refer to the role profile for more information on the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Candidates who do not use the guidance notes to show how their career history and skills align with the role will not be shortlisted.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application: 
Regional Counter Fraud Advisor Role Profile.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf

Closing date for applications is 11 December 2018 (23:59 UK time)

Note that you should only fill out the application after thoroughly reading through the ROLE PROFILE & GUIDANCE NOTES.

Due to the critical skills required for this role, candidates who are shortlisted will be given a technical assessment to complete as part of the recruitment process.

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.