Reporting to a Sr. Investigator, the Investigator will assist the IRC Ethics and Compliance Unit to conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption, and other misconduct.
The position 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.
The position will work with other IRC functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in fostering a work environment that minimizes the potential for fraud, waste, abuse, corruption and other forms of misconduct.
and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources. In connection with this latter function, the ECU is vested with the responsibility to detect, deter and investigate allegations of misuse of grant resources.
This position will play a key role in meeting these challenges by furthering a critical mission of the Ethics and Compliance Unit - to safeguard our resources against fraud and other forms of abuse in challenging and high-risk operating environments.
This position will serve these functions through investigating allegations of fraud, collusion and corruption in the use of the grant funds.
As the investigations will involve transactions, individuals and entities in the field, the position requires extensive travel, coordination with investigation teams, forensic specialists and external contractors as required.
Major Responsibilities :
Work with, monitor and assist the work of contracted specialists as appropriate.
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 :
Excellent judgment and discretion.
Travel to insecure environments required
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies :
Fluency in French is a requirement
Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques, including Procurement Fraud, Bribery, Collusion and Corruption
Extensive Interviewing skills and the ability to interview both witnesses and subjects
Experience with computer and accounting forensic specialists (having such expertise a plus)
Communications Written and Oral English
Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work successfully with internal functional units and operations
Ability to work well within a team environment and adhere to reporting structures
Excellent writing and report drafting skills in English
MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO
Demonstrated experience and a successful track record working with minimal supervision
Working Environment :