Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Investigations Consultant (Office of Institutional Integrity)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Job Description

  Background: The IDB’s Office of Institutional Integrity (OII), seeks an Investigations Consultant to play a key role in carrying out significant and complex investigations of suspected or alleged prohibited practices in IDB Group-financed activities. You are self-motivated and have demonstrated capacity to work in teams. You are inspired by the objective of fighting corruption and increasing transparency. The team’s mission: OII plays a key role in leading the IDB Group’s integrity efforts. The office is responsible for investigating allegations in connection with prohibited practices (i.e. fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion, misappropriation, and obstruction of an investigation) in IDB Group-financed activities, as well as conducting prevention activities designed to identify and manage the risk that prohibited practices or similar misconduct may occur in IDB Group operations. Additionally, OII supports IDB Invest by overseeing compliance with its Integrity Framework and Integrity Due Diligence Procedures on a project-by-project basis. What you’ll do: • Utilize broad expertise in leading and conducting preliminary inquiries and full investigations into allegations of prohibited practices involving IDB Group-financed activities. • Analyze and interpret documents and provide value-added input to resolve complex technical problems in area of expertise. • Conduct interviews or other inquiries of witnesses and suspected individuals, gathering and reviewing documents to include financial records, procurement documents and database searches, and analyzing relevant information. • Participate in investigative missions ensuring that all reliable and relevant information and evidence is obtained. • Organize relevant documentary and electronic information including witness and subject interviews and documentary evidence. • Draft Statements of Charges and other materials to be submitted to the Sanctions Officer and the Sanctions Committee. • Collect and analyze information to discover leads, locate evidence and develop intelligence. • Analyze and assess all relevant information and prepare reports of investigative findings with full supporting documentation. • Identify causes of prohibited practices, lessons learned and possible remedies for violations of the IDB Group's policies. • Ensure that OII's Information Systems, including the electronic case management system, electronic files, website, and other sources are updated. • Work across organizational boundaries and/or disciplines to tackle complex project and technical issues. • Liaise with other IFIs on integrity matters. • Complete all tasks in accordance with the highest standards of integrity, quality, timeliness, and objectivity. What you’ll need: Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents. Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group. Education: Master’s degree or equivalent. Experience: 5 years of relevant professional experience in the areas of investigations, investigative Analysis, forensic auditing, and/or compliance. Languages: You are fluent (oral and written) in at least two of the IDB Group’s official languages (English, French, Portuguese, or Spanish. You can draft clear and articulate documents and correspondence. Knowledge of more than two of the IDB Group’s official languages is a plus. Opportunity Summary: Type of contract: Consultant Length of contract: 19 months Starting date: October 16, 2020 (tentative) Location: Washington DC Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to Gender Equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests. We encourage women, afro-descendants, people of indigenous origins, and persons with disabilities to apply. About us: At the IDB, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives. Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications. Additional Information





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