Feb 182017

Organization: Population Services International
Country: Mali
Closing date: 18 Mar 2017

Job title: Anti-Fraud and Investigations Advisor

Department: Global Internal Audit

Based in Bamako, Mali

Up to 40% international travel

Reports to the Anti-Fraud and Investigations Manager

Who we are

We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.
There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – from the medical industry to the music business – all with unique skills we bring to the job.

Join us!

The Global Internal Audit Department is responsible for providing objective and independent assurance and advice on the financial, operational, administrative and technical activities of the Organization. All the work and strategic efforts are done under the umbrella of GIA’s Department Motto: “By Your Side, At Your Service, In Your Best Interest.”

We are looking for an Anti-Fraud and Investigations Advisor to support the execution of Global Anti-Fraud and Investigation efforts. Contribute to an Anti-Fraud and Investigation program designed to educate, prevent, detect, and investigate fraud, theft, loss, and corruption within PSI. This is accomplished primarily through (i) conducting or overseeing objective, fair, thorough, unbiased and timely investigations into allegations of fraud, waste or abuse committed by or against PSI, developing reports to support management with reporting to funders and remediating internal control weaknesses and (iii) providing education, proactive assessment tools, and thought leadership on fraud risks and investigation matters.

Sound like you? Read on.

Anti-Fraud and Investigations Advisor

Your contribution

  • Conduct and oversee time-sensitive, complex investigations of irregularities, fraud, corruption, and/or other violations by analyzing and synthesizing fact patterns, developing and executing testing procedures; reviewing data for patterns and anomalies, conducting electronic reviews of information, developing questions for, conducting, and summarizing interviews with identified parties, identifying and documenting control deficiencies or weaknesses; partnering with key internal and external stakeholders; and providing regular and timely updates to key stakeholders on the progress of projects. Investigations may be conducted by Anti-Fraud and Investigations Advisor, other GIA staff, country office local internal audit staff, other country office staff, or external resources.
  • Help maintain leading anti-fraud and investigative policies and practices. Keep abreast of industry and legal developments relevant to anti-fraud and investigation activities. Proactively consider new and innovative ways of doing things that meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Support the development of reports and other materials to communicate the results of investigations, including control deficiencies or weaknesses, fraud matters, root causes, and recommendations, to various stakeholders and difference audiences, including external funders.
  • Support the development of various communications for different audiences, situations, and uses to contribute to the collective understanding of anti-fraud and investigative trends, risks, issues, and solutions.
  • Work closely with operational, technical and support functions/offices to understand and identify existing and emerging fraud risk issues, and promote solutions to manage relevant fraud risks.
  • Periodically participate in Global Internal Audit audits/assessments to conduct tests to identify instances of non-compliance with PSI global/local policies and procedures, control weaknesses and errors in the recording of transactions, and develop recommendations to address the identified issues and control weaknesses.
  • Providing coaching mentoring and oversight of country-based local internal auditors

What are we looking for?

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field. Graduate degree preferred. Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or at least 6 years’ experience performing fraud investigations, especially in the non-profit or international development industries.
  • Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant preferred.
  • Experience with international development projects, including those funded by USAID, the Global Fund, and other international donor organizations desired.
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience, internal or external audit or investigations
  • Ability to travel at least 40%.
  • French and English fluency required.
  • Familiarity with US government and/or other major development funders’ regulations.
  • Strong analytical and exceptional organizational skills needed to manage a high volume of assigned cases
  • Experience conducting audits, investigations, and special projects overseas, particularly in the countries in which PSI works
  • Demonstrated capacity to work and thrive in a fast-paced, multi-project, matrix management work environment
  • Superior customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in use of audit management systems and computer aided audit tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • References will be required

What would get us excited?

  • Superior communications skills, verbal and written, including the ability to engage effectively with staff at all levels
  • Creativity, innovation and problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in applying data analytics, information technology, and forensic auditing tools


  • Exempt
  • Level 6

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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