As an Investigation Officer, you will take part in internal reviews and assessments of received complains and allegations, efficiently plan and undertake complex investigations and prepare comprehensive reports. A large emphasis is placed on coordination of the work of investigative teams, development of policies and procedures, provision of advice on best practices with respect to investigations and guidance/training to other staff. Investigations matters include Fraud and Corruption, Abusive Conduct, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and other policy violation of WFP staff and contracted partners and vendors.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Efficiently plan and undertake office and field-based investigations into allegations of violations of policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and applicable rules and regulations.
Manage the workflow of individual investigation cases within the set timeframes.
Take part in internal reviews and assessments of received complains and allegations and draw recommendations.
Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations and, based on analysis and findings, make recommendations for corrective actions, improved controls and efficiency of WFP operations.
Assess the potential for fraud and corruption in operational activities and contribute to formulation of recommendations to senior management.
Provide guidance and advice to WFP employees on matters pertaining to the investigation of wrongdoing and direct staff appointed by field offices to assist in investigations.
Regularly appraise progress of investigations and assess probable impact of investigation outcomes relative to strategies and advice colleagues.
Coordinate with local officials, governments, and external organizations, and obtain their support such as interpreters or facts providers to facilitate investigative work.
Effectively work and coordinate with other control and monitoring functions as appropriate.
Contribute to the development or develop policies and procedures, and share best practices/lessons learnt from investigative work.
Other as required.
QUALIFICATIONS & KEY REQUIREMENTS
University degree in Criminology, Investigations, Law, Audit, Accounting or other related fields. Formal training and/or certification in various law enforcement methodologies/fraud examination or investigation.
Five years or more of relevant, postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in conducting criminal or administrative investigations.
Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or, Portuguese (a WFP working language).