Position title: Chief Integrity Officer, PIAC1
Position N°: 50102214
Publication date: 10-Jun-2020
Closing date: 09-Jul-2020
Duty station: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.
The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM); General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat (PSEG).
THE HIRING DEPARTMENT AND DIVISION:
The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (PIAC) plays an integral role in achieving this mandate by protecting the Bank’s corporate image and reputation, and improving the continent's investment climate through the deterrence, prevention and reduction of fraud, corruption, staff misconduct and other harmful practices within the Bank Group.
PIAC has the overriding mandate developing preventive measures to reduce fraud and corruption in bank operations, to undertake unhindered investigations into allegations of corruption, fraud and other malpractices in Bank Group Financed Operations, conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct involving staff members of the Bank.
The Integrity and Prevention Division has the overriding mandate of developing preventive measures to proactively reduce the potential for staff misconduct, fraud or corruption within Bank Group financed operations.
The Chief Integrity Officer is responsible for leading the implementation of integrity and anti-corruption compliance policies related to due diligence processes within Bank operations, integrity compliance guidelines, the debarment and cross debarment of the sanctioning process and capacity building activities on integrity and anti-corruption for Bank staff and key stakeholders. He will develop tools and measures that will enhance the banks due diligence (Integrity Due Diligence, Anti-Money Laundering & Countering Terrorism Financing & Tax due diligence), integrity compliance processes to strengthen integrity and anti-corruption and reduce corruption vulnerability in bank group operations.
In this context, the Chief Integrity Officer shall maintain the highest standard of professional proficiency and integrity; and shall be guided by the ethos of confidentiality, fairness, equity and due diligence.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief Integrity Officer shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:
- Develop tools to enhance due diligence (Integrity Due Diligence, Anti-Money Laundering & Countering Terrorism Financing & Tax due diligence) practices and make recommendations for measures or institutional reforms to close loopholes and ensure compliance with Bank Group policies and applicable international conventions;
- Monitor and Assessing the Integrity Compliance Program of entities debarred by the AfDB for fraud, corruption and other sanctionable practices;
- Ensure that the debarment and cross-debarment processes are in line with the MDB Harmonized Agreement in the Prevention of Fraud and Corruption in Bank Finance Activities;
- Lead in the reviewing of Bank anti-corruption policies to ensure that it is in line with current industry policies;
- Oversee the mainstreaming of anti-corruption in bank policy documents;
- Coordinate the development of innovative training tools and case studies for training;
- Develop and maintaining risk assessment strategies and processes to strengthen and reduce vulnerability;
- Support the establishment of a Bank-wide view of fraud by aggregating fraud types from investigation reports into a single environment and analysing them to provide relevant recommendations for fraud prevention;
- Provide technical advice to management and field offices on significant integrity concerns and assess whether the potential risk is acceptable to the Bank Group, in accordance with the Bank Group’s procedures and guidelines;
- Enhance external action in the fight against fraud and in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and with external partners;
- Collaborate in multilateral efforts to mitigate the risks of fraud or corruption in development activities;
- Coordinate the preparation of annual activity report on the activities of the Division and Lead in its publication on the Bank’s website;
- Contribute towards the preparation of the Department’s Quarterly & Annual Integrity Reporting;
- Lead special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments upon demand.
- At least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Law, Social Sciences, Communication Studies, Governance, Business Administration, anti-corruption, tax and Public Policy or a related field;
- Professional qualification in Certified Fraud Examination (CFE) would be an added advantage
- A minimum of seven (07) years post graduated extensive and progressive experience in the area of governance, tax, law, anti-fraud and anti-corruption work, within a multi-lateral development financial institution, development organization, government, private or civil society sector at the regional and international level;
- Substantial professional experience in fraud / loss prevention work and statistical analytic tools;
- Strong time management and document management skills with fine attention to detail;
- Excellent communication and influencing skills;
- Strong and proven ability to write, present and report clearly;
- Excellent planning, organizational and analytical ability; attention to detail and ability to work independently and manage challenges;
- Strong interpersonal skills, with and proven ability to work in a team to develop trust and demonstrate fairness;
- Integrity and Honesty;
- Superior interpersonal skills with ability to relate to employees and management at all levels;
- Problem solving;
- Team working;
- Ability to communicate and write effectively in English or French.
- Ability to speak and write effectively in both English and French (desirable)
- Competence in the use of the Bank’s standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.
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Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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