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Senior Investigator (Africa)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Based in the Regional Office, but with frequent travel to the field (as needed), the Senior Field Investigator will assist the Head of Investigations and the Director of OIAI to act as a field investigator, undertaking the full cycle of investigations work for cases in-region acting with the support, direction and supervision of both the Head of Investigations and senior investigators.


Working with other senior investigators and under the direction of the Head of Investigations:
  • Conduct high quality investigations of misappropriation of funds, misuse of power and fraud cases involving IFRC funds, including individuals and parties external to the IFRC but connected to its programs such as National Societies and suppliers;
  • Conduct high quality investigations of serious misconduct (sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment) involving IFRC staff, including individuals external to the IFRC but connected to its programs;
  • Carry out investigative field missions, sometimes for an extended period;
  • Conduct investigations in accordance with generally recognized international investigation standards (CII -Council of International Investigators, CHS – Criminal History System) ensuring that the integrity of all evidence obtained is maintained through the course of investigations, and with due respect and consideration to a diverse employee population, considering cultural and language differences.
  • Collect evidence, interview witnesses and suspects, review documents and perform analysis.
  • Function effectively with high integrity and ethics as a member of a multi-national and multi-disciplinary team;
  • Handle multiple cases simultaneously, prioritising workloads
  • Manage issues that are time-sensitive and highly confidential, and pose significant financial, legal and reputational risk to the IFRC.
  • Maintain professional approach when conducting challenging or difficult conversations at all levels of the IFRC.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to investigations managed or undertaken by external resources such as consultants and forensic IT specialists.
  • Use own initiative, sound judgement and experience to reach appropriate decisions in accordance with the aims and objectives of the IFRC Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Control Policy.
  • Prepare fit for purpose briefings and presentations to functional Senior Management and Audit and Risk Committee on findings including root causes and control and/or process gaps.
  • Prepare thorough and well-written investigation reports that are of a consistently high quality with soundly based findings and appropriate recommendations and present them to the Head of Investigations and relevant managers, as appropriate.
  • Conduct fraud and corruption prevention and awareness training including formal presentations, workshops and written materials.
  • Contribute to fraud and corruption prevention related policies, documents, guidance, tools, procedures and directives.
  • For each investigation, maintain and update records, protocols and incidents’ database.
Initiate and maintain a liaison with Legal and Human Resources Departments, law enforcement agencies and donors.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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