Save The Children

Senior Compliance Specialist (Lead Investigator)

Save The Children

Job Description

  The Senior/Specialist Investigator will be responsible for the investigation of fraud, waste, and abuse within the Egypt Country Office programming. The Senior/Specialist Investigator will serve as Lead Investigator on sensitive investigations (Level 2) and lead or support more junior investigators on a broad portfolio of cases. The Senior/Specialist Investigator will be a key team member as the country office endeavours to implement safe and responsible programs and services.

In addition to leading and supporting on investigations, the post holder will assist the Head, Risk & Compliance with:
  • Risk identification and assessment including providing trend Analysis on cases and recommending internal control system improvements;
  • Risk prevention, control, and mitigation including providing training on the use of reporting tools, Whistle-blower protections, fraud prevention, compliance, and ethics; and
  • Capacity Building for implementing partners to support their internal controls, risk management, and fraud reduction systems.
In order to be successful you will bring/have: Essential:

  • At minimum, Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice, Accounting, Law, or other related field.4-6 years of experience in communications, campaigns, Community Engagement, or other relevant field
  • Three to five years of successful experience leading or supporting complex investigations, audits, evaluations, or inspections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of counter-fraud techniques, best practices, and/or internal controls;
  • AML/CFT, due diligence/KYC, and/or compliance experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Human Resource investigation approaches including harassment, discrimination, violations of Codes of Conduct, and disciplinary investigations;
  • Successful multi-disciplinary experience including working across your own organization or with a partner organization to deliver major operational change and delivering results to high standards;
  • Experience of building personal internal and external networks;
  • Experience in training delivery and staff coaching;
  • Excellent verbal communication, report writing and presentation skills in English and Arabic language;
  • Ability to take complex concepts and present them in a simple and easy to understand format;
  • An understanding of how to communicate at all levels of the organization;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Must be able to work independently and under pressure from deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to support adherence to policies and practices among a range of programs/functional units and among staff at all levels;
  • Commitment to Save the Children values;
  • Can be trusted to work independently with limited supervision; and
  • Can be trusted to keep sensitive information secure.

  • Certified Fraud Examiner, or similar qualification;
  • Experience of working within challenging environments;
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector, this role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.

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. A copy of the full role profile can be found at 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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