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Senior Staff Integrity Investigation Officer, Investigation (PIAC.2) at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).

The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Staff Integrity Investigation Officer, Investigation (PIAC.2)

Reference: ADB/17/518
Location: Côte d’Ivoire

Grade: PL5

Position N°: 50093683

The Complex

The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF.

The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM); General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG).

The Hiring Department

  • The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (PIAC) plays an integral role in achieving the mandate of Bank Group by protecting the Bank’s corporate image and reputation, and improving the continent’s investment climate through the deterrence, prevention and reduction of fraud, corruption, staff misconduct and other harmful practices within the Bank Group.
  • The PIAC has the overriding mandate to undertake unhindered investigations into allegations of corruption, fraud and other malpractices in Bank Group Financed Operations and to conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct involving staff members of the Bank.

The Position

  • The objective of Senior Staff Integrity Investigation Officer is to conduct unhindered investigations into allegations of misconduct committed by staff members of the Bank.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager PIAC.2, the Senior Staff Integrity Investigation Officer will:

  • Undertake and/or lead investigations into allegations of misconduct involving staff members of the Bank which are not related to fraud and corruption, coercion, collusion and obstructive practices, or the offering receiving or soliciting of bribes, kickbacks or other personal benefits either in kind or otherwise in connection with Bank Group financed or supported activities.
  • Receive, screen and investigate allegations or whistle-blowing on staff misconduct, assigned by the Division Manager PIAC.2.
  • Review and analyse allegations and whistleblowing information to determine relevance, credibility and verifiability
  • Conduct preliminary investigations and review the results to determine availability of sufficient evidence of wrongful conduct or irregularity to warrant comprehensive staff misconduct investigation.
  • Conduct sensitive interviews and other related investigative activities;
  • Support in coordinating and conducting pre- and post- investigative activities including analysis and prioritization of new allegations and whistle-blower information
  • Maintain appropriate processes, investigation tools, case records, archive, testimony and evidence and ensure compliance with chain of custody procedures.
  • Operate procedures and mechanisms for ensuring confidentiality of the hotline facility, protection of the whistle-blowers and anonymous reporting of staff misconduct in the Bank.
  • Employ surveillance measures deemed necessary and reasonable for the furtherance of staff misconduct investigations.
  • Plan staff misconduct investigations and determine investigation objectives, scope, criteria, methodology to be used as well as staff and budget resources required to accomplish the assignment.
  • Conduct field work, controlling evidence and data collection and reviewing documents and information gathered in the course of an investigation to ensure that investigation objectives are achieved; evidence protected and adequately support the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the investigation.
  • Prepare required written outputs of the highest quality with logical and clear presentation of staff investigative findings.
  • Recommend appropriate disciplinary sanctions against Bank staff found to have engaged in misconduct and corrective measures where controls or existing procedures are found to be weak.
  • Contribute in the processing of allegations of staff misconduct and providing regular tracking to the Division Manager PIAC.2.
  • Monitor and report regularly to the Manager PIAC.2 on the allegations received and screened and their investigation status and implementation of recommendations, as well as performance of any other tasks instructed by the Manager;
  • Support the maintenance of the case management system, investigative tools, procedures and mechanisms for staff misconduct investigations to enhance transparency and accountability;
  • Contribute to regular updating of the internal manual of investigation procedures which sets out how to investigate misconduct in the Bank.
  • Participate in the preparation of the Department’s work plans, progress reports and key performance indicators in consultation with PIAC.1;
  • Monitor the implementation of investigation recommendations to prevent reoccurrence of such irregularities and safeguard the assets and image of the Bank.
  • Monitor the implementation of investigation recommendations and report the status to the Division Manager PIAC 2.
  • Contribute to Capacity Building & Awareness Raising in Staff Misconduct related matters in conjunction with the Division Manager PIAC.1 as part of prevention efforts in the Bank.
  • Prepare Quarterly Activity Reports containing the status of allegations, preliminary reviews and assignment progress for the attention of the Manager PIAC.2.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Annual Reports of the Department and other internal and external reports.
  • Contribute to special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments upon demand.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Law, Criminology, Accountancy, Finance, Forensic Auditing or related field.
  • A minimum of Five (5) years of substantial professional experience in investigative work, preferably investigations relating to fraud and corruption in public or private sector in a corporate or governmental setting
  • A professional Qualifications in Fraud Examination would be an added advantage. It would be desirable to have had experience in working and living in Africa
  • Integrity, good judgment, fairness and discretion in dealing with staff and external parties
  • Problem solving
  • Client orientation
  • Team working and relationship
  • Reliable, broad and current understanding of the modus operandi of corrupt entities (i.e. large, medium and small companies, consultants, etc.) in a development or similar context and/or procurement, investment and development aid related to fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion and obstructive practices in the African Development Bank’s Group’s sphere of operations
  • Strong and proven ability to communicate, write, present and clearly defend findings and recommendations of investigations and strong organizational and analytical ability with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and manage challenges
  • Integrity and strong interpersonal skills and ability to provide team leadership and to develop trust and demonstrate fairness
  • Strong interviewing skills, capacity to influence and win the confidence of difficult witnesses
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
29th December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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