World Bank recruits 01 ETC- Investigative Analyst

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World Bank recruits 01 ETC- Investigative Analyst

World Bank

Dakar, Senegal
Banque et Assurances

ETC- Investigative Analyst
Job #: req14268Organization: World BankSector: OtherGrade: EC1Term Duration:  1 year 0 monthsRecruitment Type: Local RecruitmentLocation: Dakar,SenegalRequired Language(s): French, EnglishPreferred Language(s): Closing Date: 1/16/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC   Description
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The World Bank Group (WBG) Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) shares the WBG’s overall mission of alleviating poverty and achieving shared and sustainable prosperity in client countries. As part of the WBG, INT detects, prevents, and deters fraud and corruption in the use of the WBG’s financial resources, to ensure that those resources are deployed effectively to benefit the poor people that they are intended to reach. In contributing to the WBG’s overall mission, INT works closely with other stakeholders across the WBG to:
1.Detect, prevent, and deter fraud and corruption in WBG-supported projects and activities by:
• Professionally investigating allegations of fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion, or obstruction (the five Bank-sanctionable practices) in WBG activities.• Seeking Bank sanctions against firms and individuals that have engaged in sanctionable practices.• Using information available to INT (including from the Voluntary Disclosure Program) to help operational staff design and implement projects in ways that minimize fraud and corruption risks.• Working with the WBG’s operational departments and other oversight and control units to help prevent fraud and corruption in operations by distilling lessons learned from investigative findings, developing effective risk identification and management tools, preparing remedial recommendations at the project and broader level, as appropriate, to address risks and issues identified through investigations, and ensuring timely disclosure to the Board of risks identified through ongoing or recently completed investigations that are of relevance to new operations presented to the Board for approval.• Conducting detailed fiduciary reviews of Bank-supported projects with operations using forensic methodology to detect indicators of fraud or corruption and help address them as early as possible for better project outcomes; and• Working with sanctioned entities through its integrity compliance office in supporting and monitoring their efforts to put in place appropriate integrity compliance programs to raise their integrity standards and reduce risks associated with their operations following their release from sanction.
2.Help client countries to fight fraud and corruption by:
• Referring investigative findings to the investigative and enforcement authorities in those countries and working with authorities, as requested, to follow-up and take action. • Supporting client country counterparts with their preventive and integrity risk mitigation efforts at a project and policy levels. • Helping build client country capacity in preventive and forensic techniques, and• Collaborating in multilateral efforts to mitigate the risks of fraud or corruption in development activities.
3.Enforce the highest standards of professional integrity, and ethical behavior among WBG staff and corporate vendors by:  • Investigating allegations of staff misconduct involving fraud and corruption. • Investigating corporate vendors alleged to have engaged in sanctionable practices; and • Mining the lessons learned from those investigations to undertake training and outreach programs and also to strengthen the WBG’s internal controls environment.
INT’s work contributes directly to achieving the shared prosperity/poverty reduction mission of the WBG. Reducing fraud and corruption in WBG projects helps to ensure that WBG funds are used for their intended purposes: to alleviate poverty and to increase prosperity and stability in our borrowing countries. Working with others in international development institutions, INT’s principal goal is to measurably minimize development assistance funds lost to fraud, corruption and abuse and increase the quality and results of development efforts. Results are reported in an annual report that contains aggregated data, outcomes, and generic descriptions of significant cases. To ensure its independence, INT’s Vice President (VP) reports directly to the President of the World Bank Group.
To increase its presence and impact in West Africa, INT is seeking an Investigative Analyst (Extended Term Consultant – ETC1 – the “Fellow Investigative Analyst”) for a Fellowship in Dakar/Senegal. The Fellow Investigative Analyst will be assigned to the Investigations and Forensic Audits Unit where his/her duties and accountabilities will include but are not limited to conducting preliminary inquiries and full investigations into allegations of fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion and obstruction involving Bank Group operations and Bank-financed projects and Bank-administered funds, as well as the drafting and preparation of investigative and litigation work products.
Note:  Extended Term Consultant Appointment (ETC) is a full-time appointment at the equivalent of grade GE or above for a minimum of one year, renewable for a second year, subject to a lifetime maximum of two years for all Extended Term appointment.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Fellow Investigative Analyst will:• Review and assess allegations of fraud and corruption, including through the use of source documents such as procurement and financial records, interview records and transcripts and other supporting evidence;• Assist with case development, including in collaboration with World Bank operational colleagues, through site visits, witness and source interviews, as well as through the analysis of red flags, indicators, intelligence and data;• Assist with and conduct investigations, including by collecting testimonial, documentary, photographic and other visual and physical evidence through site visits, database research, document analysis and verification, witness and subject interviews, company audits and integrity risk reviews;  • Conduct investigative research using INT databases, Bank databases and/or open sources) to retrieve relevant information.• Communicate with complainants and witnesses and Bank project teams and preparing records of interviews and/or working case memos.• Coordinate mission planning by scheduling interviews, preparing document request lists, handling operational logistics for the mission team and Join INT investigative missions or conduct investigative activities on the ground in the Region, including collaborating with and advising mission teams and representing INT on the ground in hybrid interviews and audits;• Manage case files, including opening new files, maintaining database case chronology, updating files with relevant communication and investigative actions, and closing files with complete and accurate case documentation.• Analyze evidence, draft and assist with drafting and preparing investigative reports with full supporting documentation;• Assist with the preparation of work products for the World Bank Group’s internal sanctions system, as well as memoranda for law enforcement referrals;• Collaborate closely with INT’s Preventive Services Unit and assist with and perform outreach initiatives, including by scheduling and planning preventative and lessons learned training with regional operational staff and partners;• Contribute to the identification and mitigation of regional integrity risks on a proactive basis, including in collaboration with INT’s Preventive Services;• Assist with and performing any other investigative activity, as required.
Other responsibilities include:
• Participate in the fostering of an understanding of INT’s work with Bank Group staff and with relevant external partners (e.g. government officials, NGO officials, private sector representatives, other development banks, etc.).• Collaborate closely with INT’s Litigation Unit in the preparation and litigation of sanctions cases in the World Bank Group’s sanctions system.• Participate in the development and implementation of pro-active strategies for the prevention of fraud and corruption in the Bank Group, based on investigative findings and best practices.• Contribute to the preparation and delivery of high quality and timely briefing material for senior management.• Participate in special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments.
Selection Criteria
1. Advanced university degree, or equivalent, in law, criminology/criminal justice, business, accounting, public administration or another relevant field or an undergraduate degree combined with substantial relevant experience.  Professional training and/or certification by examination is desirable.2.  A minimum of three years  of relevant investigative, audit, research, analytical, legal experience, in the Region, preferably in areas related to (i) the investigation and /or litigation of fraud, corruption, white collar crimes or administrative violations and/or staff misconduct; and/or (ii) Bank Group operations (or other similar multilateral or bilateral development organization) or equivalent combination of education and experience.3. A minimum of three years of relevant experience drafting work products, preferably in (i) investigations, audits or litigation; and/or (ii) operations and/or procurement. 4. Fluency in oral and written French and English required; applicants will be tested. 5. Demonstrated strong analytical, research, problem-solving and information technology skills and excellent knowledge of MS Office software (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).6. Proficiency with case management systems would be an advantage. 7. Demonstrated ability to communicate well on sensitive issues with staff and managers at senior levels, with particular emphasis on developing trust and demonstrating fairness.8. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team/task force as a participant or team leader and with senior officials internally and externally.9. Sensitivity to Bank’s diverse demographics and cross-cultural context and influences, and ability to build effective work relations with clients and colleagues.  Sensitivity to Bank’s diverse demographics and cross-cultural context and influences, and ability to build effective work relations with clients and colleagues.10. Established reputation for unimpeachable integrity, sound judgment, fairness and discretion in dealing internally and externally. Short listed candidates will be asked to supply references and be required to authorize background checks.11. Willingness and flexibility to undertake mission travel in the Region, including in challenging environments.
1. Client Orientation:  Proactively addresses client needs.  Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs.  Anticipates client needs and responds based on clear understanding of needs and concerns.  Seeks to understand the World Bank strategies at a global level and within the context of diverse internal and external stakeholders.  Asks probing questions to understand the client’s underlying needs; offers solutions to meet those needs.  Works to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.  Demonstrates a disposition and willingness to value and adjust to other cultures.
2. Drive for Results:  Accepts accountability for work tasks.  Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.  Follows up for completion, coordinates with others, and ensures that others with whom he or she is working deliver on time and to quality standards.  Aligns own goals and results with WBG results agenda and links targets and goals to development impact and sustainability.  Allocates and prioritizes resources to get the job done in the context of the defined goals for highest priority/impact assignments.  Identifies and acknowledges risks and actively employs strategies and solutions, working collectively with others to mitigate them.  Treats barriers and problems as opportunities and is straightforward in tackling issues that impact the business.
3. Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion:  Values working in collaboration and respecting views of others.  Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output.  Fully involves others in the work of the team.  Shows respect for different points of view and incorporates into own work program.  Contributes as required to the work of others in the department. Understands differences in culture and values and the importance of including others’ views in achieving the strategic goals of the World Bank and its partners. Solicits feedback from others and negotiates and resolves differences in a constructive manner. Works collaboratively and effectively within the Bank’s culture as well as within own and others’ cultures.
4. Knowledge, Learning and Communication:  Shares, seeks out and uses global good practices and operationally relevant knowledge to improve development impact. Uses available resources from within and outside the WBG to build knowledge and acquire new skills. Shares knowledge across the World WBG and seeks input and feedback from others. Communicates and presents information and ideas in an organized and clear way and responds to requests to share knowledge with others in a timely and respectful manner. Seeks knowledge related to WBG and subject areas assigned and applies knowledge to own work. Identifies own competencies, biases, and learning gaps and seeks to reduce any gaps. Documents lessons learned from own work and shares within own department and other WBG staff as appropriate. Listens and participates; contributes actively in the workplace and delivers information effectively, verbally and in writing. Listens to others and expresses ideas and concerns openly and constructively. Resolves conflict in a respectful, non-personalized and tactful manner in a multicultural context.
5. Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making:  Analyzes available information and makes evidence based ethical decisions. Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others’ work. Makes good cost/benefit decisions to meet work program objectives. Anticipates problems and potential barriers to achieving results or meeting time demands. Identifies, assesses and ensures that all pertinent stakeholder data is considered in the analysis, giving proper weight to making decisions.
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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.