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Senior Investigator, Global Internal Investigations Unit


*Preferred location. Romania. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidates within a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*For World Vision internal applicants only.


The purpose of this global position is to work independently, with little or no supervision to analyze allegations, initiate, plan, lead and conduct investigations of corruption and financial misconduct. Write reports documenting investigative plans and investigative results, and follow-up on specific investigation assignments. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the Global Internal Audit (GIA) Director of Global Investigations to perform a wide range of investigative tasks.



As an ambassador of GIA and a Trusted Advisor, this role is to lead complex investigations. This involves:

  • With little or no supervision lead and or conduct extremely complex corruption, fraud, waste and abuse related investigations in WV offices, and GC departments, in response to reported violations of WV policies or law.

  • Conduct or support investigations relating to ethical misconduct and mismanagement.

  • Reviews, supervises, and provides guidance on the preparation of investigation plans; supervises and conducts preliminary investigations. Reviews, supervises and prepares reports for approval by the Director of Investigations or her/his designee.

  • Conducts entry and exit meetings following the investigations protocol.

  • Analyze and evaluate data to provide facts regarding investigations. Provide conclusions and remedies to management and key stakeholders based on investigative findings.

  • Prepare reports with sufficient evidence to support the conclusion.

  • Interpret and makes recommendations on investigation policies, procedures, practices and processes.

  • Supervise and guide other investigators in execution of the assigned investigation assignments.

  • Review investigative activity and reports prepared by other members of the investigations team.

  • Conducts on-going training and provide technical guidance to other investigators and internal and external clients.

  • Maintain and regularly update investigative activity in Ethics Point, investigations tracker/ dashboard and Quarterly Audit Report.

  • Ensure travel and logistics are within WV guidelines. Ensure travel expenses including obtaining visas are within the budgeted amount for all investigations.

Professional Development & Quality Assurance:

The position will ensure that the investigation team maintains professional proficiency while assisting the GIA leadership with special tasks:

  • Performing investigations assigned by GIA leaders, including consulting engagements or specialized reviews, and providing assistance to external investigators and auditors whenever needed.

  • Providing continuous feedback to local investigator and auditors after each engagement based on review of performance, ensuring that each team member has adequate opportunity for individual and professional development.

  • Monitoring to ensure compliance with Certified Fraud Examiner and IIA standards for Continued Professional Education (CPE) hours.

  • Promoting a Christ-centered internal investigator environment by ensuring that significant team building and spiritual development activities are shared by the investigation team.

Process Improvement & Simplification:

As a change agent for improving processes and simplifying operations, this position shall:

  • Develop a keen understanding of clients’ business needs, including key goals, risks, and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of each investigation.

  • Create a culture of continuous improvement where each team member is empowered to identify areas of improvement within GIA standards.

  • Recommend to GIA leadership weaknesses in GIA procedures, tools and services to make the process simpler and effective.

  • Identifying trends through analysis of recurring investigative issues to be highlighted to the partnership leaders and process owners.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Law, Criminal Justice, Finance, Computer Science, or a related field.

  • At least 7 to 10-years professional experience in investigation, auditing, research, law and/or project management.

  • Completion of a law enforcement investigation training program, CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant) and or CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner).

  • Excellent investigation, research, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Ability to travel as needed to international locations.

  • Ability to work in stressful conditions and in third world countries.

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or Investigation Certification from a law enforcement agency or member of local or international bar association.

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Good understanding of non-profit industry, and investigative work.

  • Fluency in a language, such as Arabic, Dari, Pashtu, French, Portuguese, English, Spanish.

  • Knowledge of the WVI business and systems is an added advantage.

  • Knowledge of law and legal process.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40 percent of the time.