IDB2926 - Senior Investigations Specialist

Business Unit: President Complex
Division: Not Applicable
Department: Integrity & Ethics
Country: Saudi Arabia
Location: Saudi Arabia - Jeddah
Closing date: 27-Nov-2022

Job Purpose:

Responsible for ensuring that unhindered investigations are conducted into allegations related to fraud, corruption, and misconduct involving IsDB Group Staff. The overall objective of the Senior Investigation Specialist is to conduct comprehensive investigations into allegations of fraud, corruption, misconduct, and other malpractices. The outcomes of these investigations are transmitted either to the Sanctions Committee under the Bank’s Sanctions Procedures or to the President and administered under the Bank's disciplinary framework; To review and analyze allegations and whistleblowing information to determine relevancy and reliability, conduct sensitive interviews and other investigative research activities as required.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Investigation Work

  • Monitor and report regularly to the Director, on planned activities and programs developed for investigative work, as well as the performance of any other tasks as instructed by the Director to ensure that operations financed by the Bank Group comply with Bank Group policies.
  • Lead in controlling, tracking, and analyzing allegations, investigations, and findings
  • Undertake and manage investigations and deliver the highest quality related investigative work product.
  • Lead investigations into allegations of corruption fraud and misconduct concern Bank-wide activities and operations within and outside the Bank.
  • Plan investigations determining investigation objectives, scope, criteria, and methodology to be used as well as staff and budget resources required to accomplish the assignment.
  • Receive, screen, and investigate allegations or whistleblowing on Fraud, Corruption and malpractices or suspicions thereof, in the Bank and in activities financed by the Bank, assigned by the Director of the Department.
  • Conduct field work, controlling evidence and data collection and reviewing documents and information gathered in the course of an investigation to ensure that investigation objectives are achieved; that evidence is protected and adequately support the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the investigation.
  • Contribute to the processing of allegations of fraud and corruption and providing regular tracking to the Director of the Department.
  • Prepare and edit required written outputs of the highest quality with logical and clear presentations of investigative findings.
  • Conduct fraud risk assessment and prevention efforts in the Bank.
  • Review the results of preliminary inquiry to determine availability of sufficient evidence of wrongful conduct or irregularity to warrant comprehensive investigation.
  • Lead sensitive and complex interviews and investigations.
  • Conclude decisions that are ethically based, transparent and take into account due process.
  • Monitor the implementation of investigation recommendations to prevent reoccurrence of such irregularities and safeguard the assets and image of the Bank.
  • Prepare Quarterly Activity Reports containing the status of allegations, preliminary reviews and assignment progress for the attention of the Director of the Department.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Annual Reports of the Department and other internal and external reporting.
  • Operate procedures and mechanisms for ensuring confidentiality of the hotline facility, protection of the whistle-blowers and anonymous reporting of fraud and corruption within the Bank and in activities financed by the Bank in Regional Member Countries.
  • Employ surveillance measures deemed necessary and reasonable for the furtherance of investigations.
  • Report regularly to the Director of the Department on the allegations received, screened and their investigation status.
  • Monitor the implementation of investigation recommendations and report the status to the Director of the Department.
  • Recommend debarment and imposition of sanctions against individuals, firms and companies found to have engaged in corrupt practices.

Reporting, Planning, and Monitoring:

  • Coordinate with other development partners and sister institutions for joint events.
  • Establish appropriate deadlines and processes for ensuring work products of the highest standards
  • Demonstrate strong organization skills namely in maintaining case files electronically in the Case Management System (CMS) and in hard copy.
  • Ensure compliance with chain of custody procedures, maintaining case records, testimony and evidence.
  • Prepare Investigation Reports relating to investigative findings, discuss and defend the findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Review and edit outputs of investigators and quality control the substance and presentation of investigative findings.
  • Prepare Referral Reports and Communications to national governments.
  • Provide statistical analyses of both on-going and completed investigations.
  •  Formulate policies, guidelines, systems, procedures and tools related to Integrity and knowledge building, ensuring alignment with international Good Practice Standards.

People Management:

  • Communicate the outcomes and lessons learned from staff misconduct investigations and investigations into Bank-financed operations.
  • Provide leadership to staff in a group investigation and assist in evaluating workload as well as take responsibility for the outcomes of the team’s investigations
  • Generate and sustain commitment, motivation, and enthusiasm of the teams, and guide them through periods of change or uncertainty.
  • Provide clear direction, prioritize tasks, assign and delegate responsibility and monitor the workflow.

Qualification and Experience:

Academic and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field with 8 years of experience in anti-corruption, fraud or workplace investigation including in a multi-lateral development financial institution or relevant international organization.
  • Preferably Master’s degree in Law, Criminology, Audit, Forensic Accounting or Auditing, Finance, or similar field with 5 years of experience in anti-corruption, fraud or workplace investigation including in a multi-lateral development financial institution or relevant international organization.
  • Professional qualification as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor or MBA would be an advantage.


Skills & Necessary Knowledge::

  • Proven experience in integrity work within International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and especially within Multilateral Development Banks would be an advantage.  
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • 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 detail and ability to work independently and manage challenges.
  • Anti-corruption, fraud or workplace investigation including in MDBs/IFIs or relevant international organizations.
  • Integrity, good judgment, fairness and discretion in dealing with staff and external parties.
  • Substantial experience in investigative work, preferably investigations relating to fraud and corruption in the public or private sector, such experience may include criminal prosecutions or defense work, internal fraud/corruption, and/or misconduct investigations in a corporate or government setting
  • Understanding of unethical behaviors or professional misconduct, including extensive knowledge of Business Ethics in IFIs.
  • Knowledge of global best practices in employment regulations, Integrity, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to provide team leadership and develop trust and demonstrate fairness.
  • Excellent IT skills in multimedia and IT (Word, Excel, Access, MS Publisher, Website, and Database management).



English: Mandatory 

Arabic: Preferred

French: Preferred