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Regional Investigation Officer based in Nairobi, Kenya

Requisition ID:  18344
Region:  Africa
Contract type:  Open-ended contract

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence. We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949. We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence. We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Purpose

Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, the Regional Investigation Officer undertakes and manages higher risk investigations of alleged misconduct or violations of the ICRC internal policies and procedures, ensuring best practices.

Accountabilities & Functional responsibilities

In this role, your main tasks will be to:
•    Manage the administrative investigation cases, prioritizes follow-up based on advice from Head of the Investigation Unit or designate.
•    Plan, organize, conduct and manage investigations of alleged misconduct or alleged violations of ICRC internal policies and procedures.
•    Obtain and review relevant documentation; conduct interviews and take statements; analyze facts, determine findings, and formulate recommended disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; gather and analyze electronic evidence.
•    Determine whether matters involve potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct warranting referral to national authorities.
•    Prepare complete and concise investigation reports and conducts post-investigation tasks.
•    Work collaboratively and in coordination with colleagues to achieve organizational goals, in accordance with ICRC Code of Conduct Framework and Guidelines and in compliance with other Organizational principles and regulations.
•    Perform other duties as required including training.

Profile required

•    University degree in social sciences, law or subjects associated with criminal / administrative investigations.
•    Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
•    Participation in investigation training courses or CFE certification an asset.


•    Minimum 5 years’ experience with investigatory procedures and practice preferably within international organizations (including private sector), preferably, but not limited to, misconduct and wrongdoing by employees, suppliers and partner organizations, including fraud and other forms of corruption, using investigation techniques and procedure.
•    Expertise in investigation technique, particularly where conduct also may have criminal implications that could result in prosecution before local courts.
•    Knowledge of legal, procedural and evidentiary standards.
•    Proven working knowledge and experience with gender sensitive interviewing methodology, and proven experience integrating practical protection measures for engaging with alleged victim(s) and witness(es).
•    Experience in conducting investigations into alleged Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
•    Experience of Human Resources-related investigations (such as alleged harassment or other violations of a professional working environment) would be an asset.
•    Excellent drafting and reporting skills including interviewing skills.


•    Fluency in English and French (Minimum C1 Level)


•    Computer proficiency.

Our operational and field needs.

We are recruiting one Regional Investigation Officers (RIO), that will be based in our Nairobi, Kenya Investigation Sub-Office.

The selected candidate will support Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic investigations, and will frequently travel to and temporarily reside in the designated area.

Our operational & field constraints

- In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC does not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals

- Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field

- Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles)

Additional information

•    Type of role: Open-ended contract
•    Working rate: 100%
•    Starting date: As soon as possible 
•    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
•    Length of assignment: 18 months
•    Application deadline: 15/02/2022

 

The ICRC values diversity and is committed to create an inclusive working environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.