Fighting Fraud in NGOs
From behavior to prevention, cover multiple aspects of anti-corruption for INGOs and NGOs.
Built from a base of experience of what fraud is (and isn’t), this course explains the motivations for why even good people commit fraud. You’ll build the skills and confidence as an NGO and INGO staff member to prevent fraud, detect it, and manage incidences effectively. You’ll leave this course with the knowledge, tools, and resources you need for INGO and NGO anti-corruption.
What will you learn
- Describe the five elements of a holistic Anti-Fraud framework
- Identify the required content of key anti-fraud policies and processes
- Assess fraud risk in your programs, and develop controls to respond to the risks
- Set up and provide guidance for a Fraud Response Team in your organization
- Effectively manage incidences of fraud, or allegations of fraud, taking actions which are appropriate, fair and firm
Who should attend
- NGO staff whose job is to proactively manage the risk of fraud, such as program operations, and finance managers
- Independent auditors or CPAs who perform compliance or financial audits within the development sector
This course is most relevant to NGOs with more than 12-15 staff, or an annual budget greater than USD 350,000.
If you’re still not sure if this course is right for you, feel free to contact us and we can help!
How will you learn
Humentum’s self-directed and focused trainings put the learner first. Connect and engage with peers from around the world, while learning through a series of engaging videos, assignments and readings. An expert facilitator will guide you.
The platform is open for a set number of weeks, and you can log-in to work at your own pace whenever convenient. You’ll find our learning platform easy to navigate, with clear guides and instructions. You can find out more about our online training platform by watching this video.
Each week, the following module will become available. To proceed to the next module, you’ll need to earn points for completing various tasks (such as watching videos, reviewing resources, and interacting with others). The more tasks you complete, the more points you’ll earn.
We estimate this training requires 4 hours per module (5 modules in total), depending on your pace of learning, and previous experience.
Start with an overview of key fraud concepts.
- Defining fraud and bribery
- Why do people commit fraud?
- The 5-part holistic framework
Strategies to reduce fraud incidents.
- Strengthening fraud policy frameworks
- Deterring fraud through contracts
- Fraud policy tools: Checklist, template, and examples
- Deterrence strategies
Protecting and safeguarding assets.
- Assessing and building partners’ capacity to fight fraud
- Identifying areas of high-risk fraud
- Designing out fraud risk in projects
- Fraud prevention procedures and controls
Finding fraud if it is there.
- Tell-tale signs of fraud
- Setting up a ‘Speaking-Up’ service
- Using budget monitoring reports
- Beneficiary accountability
Handling it well and creating an anti-fraud environment.
- Key actions in response to alleged fraud
- Internal and external communications
- Key elements in a fraud investigation
- Taking appropriate actions and documenting learning
- Integrating anti-fraud thinking
- Dealing with staff resistance
Upon completion, Humentum provides a certificate of attendance for this course.
Pricing and Discounts
Humentum encourages teams to attend this course together.
We offer a 15% discount for groups of 5 or more to attend this course.
Learn about our Organizational Training Package for members – an offer that allows even more flexibility and cost savings for your organization – starting at groups of 15 or more.
Humentum members receive a 10% discount off this course. When registering, ensure you use your organizational email address. Your member discount will then be automatically applied at checkout. Having trouble? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jannecke Røed Norwegian People's Aid
I actually got more learning and reflection from attending this course online than I would have had by participating in a course over 3 days. I will definitely encourage my colleagues to take this course as well
Elias Yanga Finance & Support Manager, Dan Church Aid
The workshop was able to give a precise definition and examples of fraud and circumstances that may not qualify to be fraud. Through the training I was able to develop my knowledge about fraud detection, prevention, respond and anti-fraud culture management within the organization