Save the Children Fraud Data Analyst Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Save the Children International

Job Title: Fraud Data Analyst

Team / Programme: Fraud Team

Location: Nairobi

Grade: TBC

Contract Length: 12 Months

Child Safeguarding: Level 2 – either the role holder will have access to personal data about children and/or young people as part of their work; or they will be working in a ‘regulated’ position (accountant, barrister, solicitor, legal executive); therefore, a police check will be required (at ‘standard’ level in the UK or equivalent in other countries).

Role Purpose: 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 Head of Fraud to ensure the continued development and embedding of an efficient and effective counter fraud framework and culture in the region, specifically:

  • Support the Head of Fraud in developing a proactive approach to fraud prevention and detection through data analytics;
  • Staying alert to emerging fraud trends in the sector and adapting analytical routines to address the new risks;
  • Be responsible for producing fraud ‘heat maps’ as and when necessary to support the information requirements of the Head of Fraud, SCI SLT and other stakeholders; and
  • From time to time, support ongoing investigations that require specialist skills in data analysis, visualization.

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 Role:

Reports to: Head of Fraud Management

Staff reporting to this post: None

Budget Responsibilities: None

Role Dimensions: Stakeholders include Senior Investigator, Datix Administrator, Counter Fraud Specialists, CO-based Internal Controllers and Fraud Focal Points, and Global Assurance.

Key Accountabilities:

Working alongside the Head of Fraud Management:

Forensic data analysis:

  • Learning new systems and becoming proficient with current in-house systems for purposes of data extraction and analysis to identify potential fraud risks;
  • Take a lead role in developing analytical routines to identify trends consistent with fraud and/or unethical conduct present in data stores available to SCI. These analytical routines ought to include, but are not limited to:
    o Procure to pay process;
    o Warehousing and distribution;
    o Expense accounting;
    o Effort reporting and cost allocation; etc.
    o Cash management
    o Partner engagements

Embed an effective fraud management culture within the organisation:

  • Take responsibility for the development of dashboards/heat maps to monitor fraud metrics across the organisation, regions and country programs.
  • Support a process of continuous improvement in the organisation’s approach to fraud management by any of the following:
    o Using knowledge and experience from fraud analysis to propose improvements to controls
    o Enhance the fraud awareness strategy and training (lessons learned) by embedding relevant and impactful data on fraud;
    o Where possible, benchmark SCI’s fraud metrics against similar organizations to track progress (best industry practices)

Support of fraud investigations:

On a need basis, support investigations by extracting and analyzing case-specific datasets to identify red flags and/or inculpatory or exculpatory evidence

Other specific projects

  • Where necessary, lend assistance to specific projects as detailed by the Head of Fraud, e.g. ad-hoc donor reporting;
  • Participate in cross-functional and cross-sectoral projects as required; and
  • Where required, represent Save the Children at external events.

Skills and Behaviours (Save the Children Values in Practice)


  • Demonstrates leadership in the areas identified above.
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same.
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions


  • Demonstrates highest levels of integrity and honesty


  • Bachelor’s degree / formal qualification in a relevant field
  • Has at least three years relevant experience (audit/risk/investigatory) applicable to the role with knowledge of common analytical tools.

Experience and Skills


  • 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 demonstrable ability to take a pragmatic approach to fraud management in environments where poor skills capacity, high insecurity, lack of funding and technology, political instability and cultural differences exist;
  • A proven experience in using data analytics tools in an audit/risk/investigatory setting to identify and address red flags.
  • 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 development setting.,
  • The ability to undertake occasional overseas travel;
  • 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; and
  • The existing right to work in Kenya


  • Membership of a professional anti-fraud body and/or professional data analytics certification.
  • Knowledge of SCI systems including Agresso, TIM, ER/CAM, PPM Prime, Datix etc.

Additional job responsibilities: The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities: The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the Save the Children Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Health and Safety: The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with Save the Children Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding: 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.

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

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Updated: April 10, 2018 — 6:34 am