Child Rights Governance Programme Officer

at Save the Children
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted July 9, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch


Child Rights Governance Programme Officer
Organisation: Save the Children

Closing date: 09 Jul 2019
Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Role Purpose:
The Regional Programme Unit was set up to hold regional institutions and mechanisms to account towards fulfilment of the rights of children.

The Regional Programme Unit:, delivers activities with regional institutions including the Africa Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the East African Community (EAC); the Southern African Development Community (SADC); and regional civil society organizations. The scope of work includes policy and advocacy harmonisation through training workshops, consultation events, learning events, research, supporting regional partners to deliver activities that are aligned with the regional ambition and coordination of the work of country offices for multi-country initiatives on child rights governance.

The purpose of the Programme Officer position is to support day-to-day implementation of programmatic activities. The position contributes to the CRG team’s achievement of its operational objectives (healthy BVA and programmatic results). He/she is responsible for logistical support for convening CRG events and workshops and documenting such processes to inform future engagements with partners. The CRG Programme Officer will collaborate with the CRG team on new business development and to implement the 2019-2021 strategy for CRG including support to partner implementation. The support will also include financial tracking, logistics and maintaining visibility related updates/social media updates.

Experience Requirements

• 5+ years of international financial fraud investigations (procurement, vendor/supply chain) experience (including substantive experience in developing countries and insecure environments)

Job Responsibilities

Provide support to the Ethics and Compliance Unit (“ECU”) in conducting investigations of specific cases originating from West Africa & the Great Lakes region, including field sites, and camp locations. Perform key investigative procedures for assigned cases as directed, including, but not limited to:

• Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, waste, financial corruption, misconduct, ensuring objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout investigative processes in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines and ECU policies and procedures;
• Development of investigative work plans; review and analyze information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
• Preparation of investigative report drafts.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting, criminal justice or related field.
Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)
NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization.
• Experience of investigating sexual exploitation a plus.

Travel to insecure environments required

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:
• Fluency in French is a requirement
• Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption
• Extensive Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects
• Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus)


• Excellent judgment and discretion
• Communications – Written and Oral English
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations
• Ability to work well within a team environment and adhere to reporting structures
• Excellent writing and report drafting skills
• MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO
• Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal supervision and with flexibility.
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