US Non-profit Jobs – Investigator – International Rescue Committee (IRC)

 

Job Title:    Investigator

Organization:  International
Rescue Committee (IRC)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Senior Investigator

 

About US:

The International
Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by
conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. It
was created by Albert Einstein more than 80 years and has been working in
Uganda since 1998. It has particularly working in the conflict zones where tens
of thousands of people have been kills and over 1.6 million displaced.
Following a peace agreement in 2006, Ugandans are returning home and looking to
rebuild their lives. The IRC is there to protect women and children from
violence and exploitation by fostering a safe environment and encouraging
education, and is supporting farmers and small businesses, and helping
communities promote peace and long-term development.

 

Job Summary:   The Investigator for the East Africa, West
Africa and Great Lakes regions will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit
(ECU) conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse,
corruption, beneficiary exploitation and abuse, and other misconduct.  In this role, you will support IRC programs
to ensure continued vigilance with regard to the risks associated with
violations of IRC’s Code of Professional Conduct and Policies the
law/regulations and the further development of complaints mechanisms and
investigation capacity. You will additionally collaborate with other IRC
functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other
agencies in encouraging a work environment that minimizes the potential for
misconduct.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Undertake
investigations of alleged fraud, corruption, waste, safeguarding and any other
type of misconduct, with objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout the
investigative process and 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 parties,
record interviews, acquire 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 Investigator, Ethics and Compliance Unit management, and others as
appropriate;

·        
Prepare
recommendations for corrective actions and improved controls and effectiveness
or efficiency of IRC operations;

·        
Aid in
the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with Ethics and
Compliance Unit management;

·        
Participate
in developing and revising compliance-related best practices and lessons
learned from investigative work;

·        
Engage
regularly with Country Directors and Regional Vice Presidents on
investigations;

·        
Work
with Compliance Coordinators or other local staff assigned to support
investigations;

·        
Deliver
investigation training, remotely and in person, to Country Program staff
supporting investigations.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, law,
international relations, criminal justice or related field.

·        
Certificates,
licenses or advanced degrees in law, accounting or computer forensics an
advantage: (CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP)

·        
6+ years
of international investigations experience;

·        
Experience
in the nonprofit, NGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, regional and
international organizations, or the inspector general function within a large
government organization a plus;

·        
Experience
conducting fraud, collusion, corruption, vendor and supplier collusion,
safeguarding and other types of investigations in challenging environments, and
preferably in locations where the IRC operates;

·        
Experience
working with investigation teams in remote locations and insecure environments;

·        
Experience
examining forensic, financial and electronic evidence;

·        
Extensive
experience conducting interviews of witnesses and subjects in multicultural
environments;

·        
Travel
to insecure environments required.

·        
Fluency
in French is a significant plus;

·        
Fraud
Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery,
Collusion and Corruption;

·        
Sexual
Exploitation and Abuse investigation and interviewing experience preferred;

·        
Excellent
judgment and Honesty and Integrity in the highest degree;

·        
Interviewing
skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects;

·        
Experience
with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a
plus);

·        
Ability
to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including
the preparation of clear and concise reports;

·        
Demonstrated
ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional
units and operations;

·        
Data
Analysis;

·        
MS
Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO;

·        
Demonstrated
experience and a successful track record working with minimal direct
supervision.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
below.

 

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