• Senior Investigator Legal at International Rescue Committee

  • Posted on: 16 April, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    The International Rescue Committee is among the world’s leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. The IRC has been at the forefront of virtually every major humanitarian initiative to assist people uprooted by war, persecution, or civil conflict for the last 80 years. And, more than 80 years after Albert Einstein helped create the IRC, the number and intensity of humanitarian crises across the globe warrant a dose of Einstein-inspired innovation.

    The world’s more than 50 million displaced people, the most since World War II, require more than “aid as usual.” Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation-a creative rethinking-in the global humanitarian response.

    Senior Investigator Legal


    Major Responsibilities:

    • Undertake investigations of alleged fraud, waste, financial corruption, and any other type of misconduct, ensuring objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout investigative processes in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and IRC guidelines;
    • Formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form;
    • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Senior Director of Investigations and the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and others as appropriate;
    • Prepare recommendations for corrective action and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of IRC operations;
    • Support the preparation of work plans and the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and Compliance Unit management. Monitor and assist the work of contracted specialists as appropriate;
    • Participate in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons learned from investigative work.

    Working Relationships:

    • Position Reports to: Senior Director of Investigations
    • Position directly supervises: Investigators
    • Other Internal and/or external contacts
    • Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations
    • External: International representatives, partners, vendors, service providers and external auditors as needed

    Job Requirements

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree required in business, accounting, criminal justice or related field.
    • Certificates, licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

    Work Experience:

    • 8-10+ years of international fraud investigations experience (including substantive experience in developing countries and insecure environments)
    • Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization
    • Experience conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and in the locations where the IRC operates;
    • Experience leading investigations of complex fraud, collusion and procurement fraud in government programs, NGO programs or the equivalent;
    • Experience working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments;
    • Experience investigating vendor and supplier collusion;
    • Experience examining forensic evidence; electronic evidence and working with computer forensic and accounting forensic specialists;
    • Extensive experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural environments

    Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

    • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption
    • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred
    • Excellent judgment and discretion
    • Fluency in French or Arabic a significant plus
    • Extensive Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects
    • Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus)
    • Project Management
    • Communications – Written and Oral English
    • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations
    • Excellent writing and report drafting skills
    • Data Analysis
    • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO
    • Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct supervision

    Working Environment:

    • Position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with responsibilities primarily for investigations in East and West Africa
    • Travel 50% or more to developing countries including insecure environments

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to International Rescue Committee career website on rescue.csod.com to apply

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