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Investigation Specialist

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

Location: Senegal

Grade Level: 15

Number: 01

Local contract


The purpose of this position is to plan, perform, report and follow-up on specific investigation assignments in WAR under the guidance of the Technical Director, Global Investigations / RAD. The holder of this position will prepare investigation engagement memos and develop and implement investigation procedures to validate reported fraud, corruption, waste, embezzlement and abuse. The holder will, when needed, play a supporting role on investigations relating to ethical misconduct and mismanagement in WV WAR

This position will examine and evaluate suspected fraud allegations through detailed review and analysis of documentary and physical evidence, contact with claimants, witnesses and experts. The holder will perform fraud investigations and submit reports to the supervisor and/or the Technical Director, Global Investigations/RAD. Create and support implementation of preventive measures to mitigate fraud risk.

Provide technical advice to less experienced staff regarding detection and investigation of fraud. Identify possible fraud/corruption risks and recommend appropriate actions to mitigate these risks in a timely manner.


-Lead and/or perform fraud/corruption related investigations in WV offices in WAR, in response to reported allegations of fraud, waste, embezzlement, abuse and when needed, support other functions on their investigations relating to ethical misconduct and mismanagement

-Plans the scope of the investigation, prepares test procedures, and creates reports for approval by Director of Investigations or her/his designee.

-Conducts entry and exit meetings following the investigations protocol.

-Analyzes and appraises data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion of the activities being investigated for reports to management and key stakeholders, including corrective action taken.

-Prepares work-papers with sufficient evidence as the basis for a draft report and Interpret and makes recommendations on investigation policies, procedures, practices and processes for final review by supervisor

-Supervise and guide other investigators in execution of the assigned investigation assignments and review work-papers and draft reports prepared by other members of the investigations team.

-Conducts on-going training and provide technical guidance to other investigators

-Maintains and regularly update the investigations inventory tracking and dashboard for the region

-Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units/year

-Maintain an investigation database with history of investigations per project/grant as needed based on available resources and use of GRC


Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position

-CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant) and or CFE

(Certified Fraud Examiner).

-Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Criminal Justice, Finance, or a related field.

-5 years professional experience in investigation, auditing, and/or project management, at least three as an investigator or auditor and at least two years in supervisory role.

-Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

-Present results using strong presentation, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

-Experience analyzing data and coding with specialized tools (MS SQL Server, ACL, SAS).

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

-Certified Fraud Examiner

- Fluency in French is an advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

- Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus)

-Good English writing and communication skills

-Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

- Strong project management skills

Work Environment

-The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40 % of the time

-This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.