Regional Counter Fraud Manager at The British Council

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 the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with 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. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Regional Counter Fraud Manager – SSA (Sub Saharan Africa)

Location: Lagos
Pay band: 6
Duration: Indefinite
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Department: Advisory, Policy and Expertise

Role Purpose

  • The Regional Counter Fraud Manager SSA will manage the implementation and delivery of the British Council’s counter fraud strategy and investigative response in Nigeria and across the SSA region.
  • The role will report into and support the Regional Counter Fraud Advisor SSA and the Global Counter Fraud Team to implement new policies, systems and processes to embed a zero-tolerance approach to fraud management, build capability and investigate cases.
  • We are looking for a candidate with a passion for counter fraud, investigative work and an excellent attention to detail.
  • The role holder will be keen to learn, grow and bring a new dynamic to our Counter Fraud team.
  • This is a junior-level position and ideal for a candidate seeking to build a career in counter fraud / investigative work.

Main Accountabilities for this Role
Developing a culture of zero-tolerance:

  • Support Nigeria Country Office and the SSA region to ensure that all concerns of fraud are managed in line with the Anti-fraud and Bribery & Corruption Policy

Improving Policy and Process:

  • Support global counter-fraud team initiatives with the Regional Counter Fraud Advisor and ensuring deployment across the Nigeria operation and SSA region.


  • Ensure that the investigations in Nigeria operations and SSA region are performed in accordance with the Fraud Response Plan and the Raising Concerns Policy.
  • Play an active role in follow-up actions, including attending case-related calls and implementing process improvements to minimise future fraud risk.

Education & Training:

  • Design and deliver counter fraud training across SSA region to improve staff knowledge and skills.
  • Cascade training to Fraud Focal Points in the region and other regional colleagues, to their teams and functions.
  • Monitor and manage the content of regional and country intranet pages on ‘counter fraud’ to provide counter-fraud updates and disseminate key messages on detection, prevention and reporting of fraud.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • A relevant qualification in Counter Fraud, such as the ACFE
  • Counter fraud experience – 1-2 years’ full-time work experience in the counter fraud sector including investigation experience
  • Strong Communication skills:
    • Effective verbal and written skills
    • Consultation and stakeholder management
    • Provision of timely and constructive advice
    • Understanding the audience
    • Knowledge sharing


  • Policy / framework management:
  • Experience in policy management and implementation
  • Knowledge of compliance monitoring and control frameworks and techniques
  • Data analysis and reporting to identify trends and recommend policy and process options

Counter Fraud Casework:

  • Professional analysis and judgement
  • Conducting enquiries, interviews and investigations
  • Managing evidence and intelligence
  • Report writing
  • Presenting at meetings


  • Content development, review and delivery of counter fraud content

Additional Information:

  • Candidates must have the current right to live and work in Nigeria.

N8,106,740 / Annum.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  26th November, 2021. at 23:59 South Africa time

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