World Bank recruits 01 ETC – Investigator

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World Bank recruits 01 ETC – Investigator

World Bank

Dakar, Senegal
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ETC – Investigator
Job #: req14267Organization: World BankSector: OtherGrade: EC2Term 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
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit  www.worldbank.org

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 Investigator (Extended Term Consultant – ETC2 – the “Fellow Investigator”) for a Fellowship in Dakar/Senegal. The Fellow Investigator 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 Investigator will:  • Review and assess allegations of fraud and corruption;• Lead and 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;• Lead and conduct investigations, including by collecting testimonial, documentary, photographic and other visual and physical evidence through witness and subject interviews, company audits, site visits, database research, document analysis and integrity risk reviews in the Region;  • Join INT investigative missions or lead investigative activities on the ground in the Region, including by collaborating with and advising mission teams and representing INT in hybrid interviews and audits;• Analyze evidence, draft and assist with drafting and prepare investigative reports with full supporting documentation;• Prepare work products for the World Bank Group’s sanction system, as well as memoranda for law enforcement referrals;• Collaborate closely with INT’s Preventive Services Unit in 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;• Perform 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).• 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.• Coach, mentor and supervise junior staff.• Prepare and deliver high quality and timely briefing material for senior management as required.• Participate in special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments.
Selection Criteria
• Advanced university degree, or equivalent, in law, criminology/criminal justice, business or public administration or another relevant field.  Professional training and/or certification by examination is desirable.
•  A minimum of 5 years  of substantial, relevant and progressively responsible investigative and/or related legal experience, preferably but not limited to investigations of fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion and/or obstruction in public and/or private sector environments.  Examples of such experience include white collar criminal or administrative investigations; prosecution/defense work involving white collar criminal or administrative investigations; forensic accounting and auditing, investigative journalism, and private sector (commercial) due diligence and/or fraud investigations.
•  A minimum of five years working experience  on the ground in the Region with a solid understanding of its political, economic and cultural environments.  • Established track record in conducting a diverse range of complex, internal, corporate or governmental investigations of fraud, corruption or collusion.
• Fluency in both oral and written French and English.  Fluency in both oral and written languages will be tested.   
• Comprehensive knowledge, skills and abilities involving investigative strategies, methodologies, and techniques.  Established conceptual, analytical and evaluation skills, with quantitative and qualitative data and the ability to provide technical and team leadership.  Demonstrated interviewing skills, including the ability to focus interviews, and to elicit critical information from uncooperative witnesses.
• Excellent communications and presentation skills, both oral and written; demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely prepare, write, present, discuss and defend issues, findings and recommendations at senior levels and to produce complex and compelling briefs, reports, papers, etc.
• In-depth knowledge of Window Office Suite. 
• Proficiency with case management systems would be an advantage. 
• Demonstrated ability to communicate well on sensitive issues with staff and managers at senior levels, with particular emphasis on developing trust and demonstrating fairness.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Willingness and flexibility to undertake mission travel in the Region, including in challenging environments.
COMPETENCIES:  • Investigative Support:  Ensures that all reliable and relevant information and evidence is obtained, reviewed, and analyzed in coordinating the investigation. Responsible for evaluating the significance of research and analytical work products and determining subsequent approaches to investigation. Coordinates and supervise reviews undertaken by junior team members on a regular and systematic basis in ensuring high quality investigations. Identify and resolve gaps in the information gathering process.
• Investigative Work-Product Management: Prepares, manages and delivers highest quality cases and related investigative work products in a thorough and timely manner and meets appropriate deadlines. Prepares and delivers findings and high-quality briefing materials. Maintains case files electronically and hard copy version; keeps track of case status. Ensures record keeping of all produced documents.
• Investigative Knowledge: In-depth skill in developing and managing investigative strategies to include tasking of data collection and managing investigative planning alone or on a team. In-depth experience with theoretical and practical investigative collection methodologies and objective approaches to problem-solving. Demonstrates in-depth fluency with querying, compiling, and analyzing information found over multiple databases. Demonstrate in-depth ability to apply innovative approaches to unique problems or investigative circumstances. Skilled in one or more interviewing methods with extensive experience conducting witness and subject interviews, debriefings, and/or depositions. In-depth ability to advise on fraud and corruption indicators and deterrents in public forums and internal communications with Bank managers. In-depth understanding of indicators of illicit business practices such as fraud and corruption and its impact on Bank Group-supported operations or activities. Demonstrated sensitivity to conducting investigative activities as an international civil servant.
• Investigative Prowess: In depth understanding of investigative framework and process to be followed and make recommendations when to continue or conclude the investigative process. Develops stand-alone work plans and reviews other work plans. Works as a sole contributor as well as part of a team. Leads work program development, and is accountable for output and deadlines. Able to manage several different work programs at the same time. Can link numerous information feeds into a cohesive summary for action/investigation. Uses a variety of tools to seek information and assimilates the information quickly into a clear plan of action including identifying preventative measures. Tailors own style to be most effective by having a deep understanding of the cultural values and beliefs at play in their environment. Conducts interviews as part of an investigation. Recommends courses of actions based on the stakeholder implications and sensitivities of the investigation.
• Lead and Innovate: Contributes new insights to understand situations and develops solutions to resolve complex problems. Adapts as circumstances require and manages impact of own behavior on others in context of WBG’s values and mission. Identifies and pursues innovative approaches to resolve issues.
• Deliver Results for Clients: Adds value by constantly looking for a better way to get more impactful results; sets challenging stretch goals for oneself. Immerses oneself in client experiences and perspective by asking probing questions to understand unmet needs. Demonstrates accountability for achieving results that have a development impact and financial, environmental and social sustainability. Identifies and proposes solutions to mitigate and manage risks.
• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries: Appropriately involves others in decision making and communicates with key stakeholders. Approaches conflicts as common problems to be solved. Actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches displaying a sense of mutuality and respect. Integrates WBG perspective into work.
• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge: Leverages department’s expertise and body of knowledge across WBG to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions. Seeks to learn from more experienced staff to deepen or strengthen their professional knowledge and helps others to learn. Builds personal and professional networks inside and outside the department unit.
• Make Smart Decisions: Seeks diversity of information and inputs, researches possible solutions, and generates recommended options. Identifies and understands risks and proposes recommendations. Based on risk analysis makes decisions in a timely manner within own area of responsibility, considering the interests and concerns of stakeholders.
World Bank Group Core Competencies
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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.
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