African Development Bank

Principal Integrity Officer

African Development Bank

Job Description

 

Position title: Principal Integrity Officer, PIAC1

Grade: PL4

Position N°: 50102215

Reference: ADB/20/076

Publication date: 10-Jun-2020

Closing date: 09-Jul-2020

Duty station: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

Objectives

THE BANK:

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 COMPLEX:

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 POSITION:

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 Principal 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), and integrity compliance processes to strengthen integrity and anti-corruption and reduce corruption vulnerability in bank group operations.

In this context, the Principal 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 Principal Integrity Officer shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Conduct fraud and corruption awareness and publicity programs in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and the provision of relevant training of Bank’s employees in the field offices and with external partners;

  2. Prepare training programmes, implement tools and proactive measures, including campaigns and outreach programs, to train and assist operational staff and other partners of the Bank Group, in order to proactively reduce integrity violations, misconduct, fraud or corruption within Bank Group-financed Operations;

  3. Contribute to the development of innovative training tools and case studies for training;

  4. Conduct outreach activities on fraud and anti-corruption awareness, detection and prevention;

  5. Engage operational staff on findings of Due Diligence reviews conducted on Bank financed activities;

  6. Detect integrity, anti-money laundering, countering financing of terrorism risks in Bank financed activities through the analysis of information collected from all available resources, including conducting media analysis of fraud and corruption in bank financed activities in regional member countries;

  7. Develop and maintaining risk assessment strategies and processes to strengthen and reduce vulnerability;

  8. Support the Bank’s broader efforts to enhance measures to combat fraud and corruption through sensitization and awareness activities, maintaining knowledge management database and information sharing network for best practices and lessons learned in integrity, prevention, detection and investigations of misconduct;

  9. Collaborate in multilateral efforts to mitigate the risks of fraud or corruption in development activities;

  10. Contribute to the preparation of annual activity report on the activities of the Division and assist in its publication on the Bank’s website;

  11. Contribute to the Department’s Annual Integrity Reporting;

  12. Assist in the reviewing of Bank anti-corruption policies to ensure that it is in line with current industry policies;

  13. Assist in the mainstreaming of anti-corruption in bank policy documents.

Selection Criteria

  1. 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;

  2. Professional qualification in Certified Fraud Examination (CFE) would be an added advantage

  3. A minimum of six (06) 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.

  4. Substantial professional experience in fraud / loss prevention work and statistical analytic tools;

  5. Strong time management and document management skills with fine attention to detail;

  6. Excellent communication and influencing skills;

  7. Strong and proven ability to write, present and report clearly;

  8. Excellent planning, organizational and analytical ability; attention to detail and ability to work independently and manage challenges;

  9. Strong interpersonal skills, with and proven ability to work in a team to develop trust and demonstrate fairness;

  10. Integrity and Honesty;

  11. Superior interpersonal skills with ability to relate to employees and management at all levels

  12. Problem solving;

  13. Team working;

  14. Ability to communicate and write effectively in English or French.

  15. Ability to speak and write effectively in both English and French (desirable)

  16. 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.

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever.

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