The Strategy, Planning, Resources and Effectiveness Division (SPRED) of UN Women integrates corporate strategy, resources and performance measurement to improve decision-making in order to manage for results while increasing transparency and accountability to its Governing Bodies and Stakeholders. The Division formulates corporate strategies aligned to the corporate objectives, ensures internal controls and risk management are fully in place, and that resources from all sources align to budget plans and the organization priorities. The Division ensures coherent and integrated strategic analysis, planning and budgeting across UN Women while providing advice to senior management and governing bodies, as necessary.

Within UN Women, several actions continue to be undertaken to enhance the fraud risk management processes and the related outputs. In this context, the fraud risk assessment processes are an integral component of UN Women's Fraud Risk Management programme. Headquarters Business Units and Regional and Country Offices complete mandatory fraud risk assessments every 2 years, making use of a standardized template and in line with prescribed guidance and process.

As a result, UN Women seeks the services of an experienced Fraud Risk Management Advisor to provide technical support for the Headquarters Business Units, Regional Offices and Country Offices fraud risk assessment process. The incumbent will be engaged for a specific period of time to support the Headquarters Risk Management Function with the operationalization of the fraud risk management action plan, as well as the development of mechanisms to ensure that the outputs of these fraud risk assessments can be effectively measured, reported on and monitored, thereby enhancing the risk culture and the overall Risk Management framework.

The consultant will be reporting to the Enterprise Risk Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will support the Enterprise Risk Manager and the global Risk Focal Points, in achieving the following deliverables in respect of the fraud risk assessment activities for the 2024-2025 cycle:

  1. Undertake a desk review of the fraud risk profiles of select risk entities (Headquarters Business Units, Regional Offices and Country Offices) drawing from various internal and external sources of information.
  2. Conduct a meta-analysis of the existing risk registers to identify common fraud risk schemes that have an inherently high risk of occurring and areas where internal controls may need strengthening.
  3. Develop a fraud risk profiling model for the Regional Focal Points to facilitate the identification of Country Offices that may need targeted support and oversight with the fraud risk management process.
  4. Lead the process of rolling out and communicating the fraud risk assessment action plan for 2024 to 2025, and providing advisory support to nominated fraud risk champions who will (a) complete the training plan within each region and (b) support the Regional Offices with oversight over the preparation for the 2025 fraud risk assessment cycle.
  5. Engage with Headquarters business process owners to ensure that the fraud risk registers are updated for each of the business processes, as well as complete the quality assurance process for each Headquarters Business Unit fraud risk register, providing feedback thereon.
  6. Develop a fraud risk indicator mechanism/template for monitoring purposes: this will include the identification of potential fraud risk indicators based on qualitative and quantitative data but also considering best practices, categorization of fraud risk indicators based on the fraud risk scenario, prioritization and weighting of indicators per scenario, collection of relevant data sources, and piloting of monitoring mechanisms.
  7. In consultation with the Enterprise Risk Manager, support with the assessment of practices related to the implementation of field office fraud risk assessment activities and suggest possible opportunities to strengthen the integrity of risk information and proposed mitigation measures, with a focus on enhancing the maturity in this area.
  8. Support the Enterprise Risk Manager with the process of providing inputs related to the revision of the Anti-Fraud Policy.


Core Values: 

  • Respect for Diversity 
  • Integrity 
  • Professionalism 

Core Competencies: 

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues 
  • Accountability 
  • Creative Problem Solving 
  • Effective Communication 
  • Inclusive Collaboration 
  • Stakeholder Engagement 
  • Leading by Example 

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Functional Competencies: 

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal relations and diplomatic skills, working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Proficiency in English with excellent command of English analytical writing skills and editing skills.
  • Client-oriented, with a specific ability to convey messages appropriately to different audiences.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology and in the use of MS Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Commerce or other relevant subjects.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • ACFE certification required


  • Proven ability and hands-on experience of working in an oversight function on risk management or fraud risk management of no less than 8  years.
  • Experience of at least 3 years within the United Nations system.
  • Experience in data analysis and modelling is desirable.


ยท Excellent speaking and written English, other UN languages would be an advantage

Application Procedures

Interested applicants for this position must submit the following or the application will not be considered: UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from