Integrity Lead Specialist - OII
Inter-American Development Bank - Washington, DC

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Description

Integrity Lead Specialist

Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the main source of multilateral financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides loans, grants, guarantees, policy advice and technical assistance to the public and private sectors of its borrowing member countries.

The mandate of the Office of Institutional Integrity (OII) consists in:

The detection, investigation, and prevention of fraud, corruption, coercion, collusion, and obstruction of investigation ("Prohibited Practices") in relation to activities financed by the IDB Group.

Advice on integrity issues to the Office of the President, the Bank's senior management, the operational and fiduciary units of the Bank, including units responsible for risk management and internal control, Bank management committees, and the Audit Committee of the Board of Executive Directors.

Support project teams in the IDB Group's non-sovereign guaranteed operations in order to minimize integrity and reputational risk. OII advice may include recommendations on improvements to the Bank's mechanisms, practices, regulations and policies that enhance the integrity of Bank operations, as well as assistance in implementing measures to identify and prevent the risk of prohibited practices.

Key Responsibilities

Investigations:
Under the direction of the Chief of OII, the Integrity Lead Specialist will provide leadership and direction, and will supervise OII's investigative area. The incumbent shall ensure that investigators' work products are thorough, complete, have the highest standard of quality and comport with relevant IDB Group policies and procedures, as well as best international practices. In exercising his/her responsibilities, the incumbent will coordinate with other actors of the IDB Group sanctions system and IDB Group's operational staff, with due care so as to ensure the independence of OII but allow it to effectively exercise its fiduciary role in relation to IDB Group-financed operations. Responsibilities include: (i) leading and supervising OII staff in the investigative team; (ii) supervising intake in the assessment of allegations, conduction of preliminary inquiries and application of triage mechanism; (iii) directing all investigative activities and determining priority course of action, with a focus to ensuring due process in the collection of evidence; (iv) directing the preparation of reports of investigation and statements of charges and evidence, as well as submissions to the Case Officer and the Sanctions Committee; (v) assigning incoming allegations and new investigations to relevant staff, seeking the most efficient and effective use of OII's resources.

Analysis of cases and information:
Under the direction of the Chief of OII and in coordination with OII's prevention team, the Integrity Lead Specialist will apply and supervise the application of quantitative and qualitative tools for the analysis of fraud, corruption and other Prohibited Practices to facilitate the identification of causes, lessons learned and possible remedies.

Implementation and development of initiatives:
The Lead Integrity Officer will coordinate the administration of OII's case management system. S/he will also advise the Chief of OII in relation to the development and implementation of policies, procedures, mechanisms, and practices that promote integrity in IDB Group's financed activities.

Knowledge, organization and management:
The Integrity Lead Specialist will advise and assist the Chief of OII in his/her Interactions with the Board, the Anticorruption Policy Committee, Senior Management and other units of the Bank to report on OII's investigative activities and findings, lessons learned and recommendations. S/he will also ensure OII's procedural manuals and information systems, including electronic case management system and other sources are up to date, and will keep current on innovative systems and develop alternative approaches for improving OII's internal procedures and organizing OII's information. S/he will monitor and promote the consistent application of policies, procedures, methodologies and best practices and will assist in coordinating the development of a knowledge plan to support the investigative team's daily activities.

Leadership:
The Integrity Lead Specialist will provide guidance to OII's team of investigators, lead special projects and provide input to resolve complex problems. At the request of Chief of OII, s/he will participate in the selection of OII staff and complementary work force personnel and the definition of efficiency and effectiveness indicators and targets, and assist the Chief of OII in achieving strong staff performance and fostering professional growth of other staff.

Qualifications

Technical Competencies

Functional/Technical Expertise:
In-depth skills and abilities involving developing and managing investigative strategies, methodologies and techniques, through strong analytical skills, good judgment, thorough preparation and well developed hypotheses, conclusions and recommendations. Thorough knowledge of legal, procedural or policy issues related to the detection and investigation of Prohibited Practices. Demonstrated interviewing skills, including the ability to focus interviews, and to elicit critical information from uncooperative witnesses. Established reputation for unimpeachable integrity, fairness and discretion in dealing internally and externally.

Information Management & Reporting.

Outstanding ability to gather, analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources and/or perspectives to make clear, timely and well-reasoned decisions and recommendations. Strong writing and editing skills; develops well-organized, well-written, analytically sound and thorough reports or supporting documentation to support audits, investigations, mediations, or assessments of internal control systems.

Client Relationship Management:
Builds client relationships through collaboration and ability to provide expertise and value that extends beyond audits, investigations, mediation, or assessment of internal control systems.

Standards & Proactive Intervention:
Demonstrates concern for Bank policies, procedures, processes, codes of conduct and systems; influences others to recognize their importance and support proactive preventative measures.

Conflict Management.

Manages sensitive and/or contentious issues inside Bank and brings them to successful resolution through application of interpersonal and group process skills.

Core Competencies

Client Focus and Management:
Focuses efforts on achieving business results through understanding and meeting internal and external client and stakeholder needs. Values the importance of providing high-quality customer service, while balancing the interests of the client and the IDB.

Innovation and Creativity:
Generates innovative and creative solutions to problems that contribute to organizational effectiveness. Tries different and novel ways of approaching work to create added value and in the services/products provided.

Knowledge sharing:
Actively develops and shares knowledge within and outside own business area. Leverages expertise to improve organizational effectiveness and add value within sphere of influence.

Collaboration and Influence:
Encourages teamwork and cooperates with others to achieve mutually beneficial results. Gains the support of others for own ideas and initiatives, regardless of formal authority and organizational boundaries.

Critical Thinking and judgment:
Uses data, experience, and good judgment to make sound decisions and devise effective solutions to problems. Assesses and manages risk in own work.

Requirements

Education:
Masters' or equivalent Degree in law, criminal justice, criminology, forensic auditing, accounting or other related disciplines.

Experience:
Minimum of 7 years of substantially relevant experience in areas such as investigations, complex litigation, criminal prosecution, public policy and/or integrity, accountability, compliance, anti-fraud or anti-corruption strategies. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience with international organizations or multilateral development banks

Languages:
Oral and written fluency in English or Spanish, good working knowledge of the other language is essential. French or Portuguese are also desirable.

Excellent benefits

Comprehensive Relocation Package (if applicable)

Competitive Salaries

The IDB is committed to gender equality and encourages women to apply.

We seek diversity also in terms of nationality, ethnicity, race and educational background.

Persons living with disability or HIV/AIDS are equally encouraged to apply.

Primary Location

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HQ-US-Washington DC

Schedule

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Full-time

Job Posting

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Apr 7, 2013

Closing Date

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Apr 21, 2013

Contact Name - External

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Jobs Online

Contact Email - External

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jobsonline@iadb.org

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