African Development Bank: Principal Staff Integrity Investigation Officer

Posted on :

28 Oct, 2014

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Banking Jobs in Ghana

A commitment to integrity and the highest integrity and ethical standards is fundamental to the Bank. The Office is the anchor of a successful corporate integrity and ethics culture and ensures awareness and understanding of the Bank’s Core Values and ethical standards. The main objectives of the Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (SIEO) are to provide advice as well as guidance to management and staff on matters of ethics and conduct of the Bank’s Staff in the work place.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Director SIEO, the incumbent will cover the following areas:

  • Failure to observe obligations relating to the ethical and integrity matters;
  • Confidentiality of personnel information, disclosure of non-public information, violations of information security directives, the unauthorized use of Bank offices, premises and property, equipment, or computer resources;
  • Reckless failure to identify, or failure to observe generally applicable norms of prudent professional conduct, failure to perform assigned duties, gross negligence in the performance of assigned duties, performance of assigned duties in an improper or reckless manner, in accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules, and the Staff Code of Conduct;
  • Physical assault, sexual and other types of harassment contributing to a hostile working environment, retaliation and wrongful discrimination, etc.

Specifically, the incumbent will:

  • Conduct preliminary inquiry into allegations of misconduct as the needs of the SIEO require and ensuring confidentiality and high ethical standards of the process;
  • Conduct sensitive interviews and other investigative research activities;
  • Control, track, and analysing allegations, investigations and findings in support of the development of programs and policies;
  • Undertake and manage investigations and deliver highest quality related investigative work product;
  • Establish appropriate processes and procedures and ensure compliance with chain of custody procedures, maintain case records, archive, testimony and evidence;
  • Prepare high quality Investigation Reports relating to investigative findings, discuss and defend the findings, conclusions and recommendations;

Undertake any other assignment on demand by the Manager or the Director.


Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in law, criminology, forensic auditing or related field. Professional Qualifications in misconduct examination would be an added advantage. At least 6 years of substantial professional experience in investigative work, preferably investigations relating to professional misconduct in a corporate or governmental setting;
  • Reliable, broad and current understanding of an development Institution or similar context;
  • Strong and proven ability to communicate, write, present and clearly defend findings and recommendations of investigations and strong organizational and analytical ability with attention to details and ability to work independently and manage challenges;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or in French with a good working knowledge of the other language – Fluency in both languages will be an added advantage

Competence in the use of the Bank Standard software applications (Word, Excel, Power point).

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