African Development Bank (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).
The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.
Job Title: Principal integrity officer (Project Integrity Reviews) – PL4 – IACD.1
- The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (IACD)is responsible for:
- Developing preventive measures to proactively reduce the potential for misconduct, fraud or corruption within Bank Group financed operations.
- Conducting investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption and other sanctionable practices in Bank financed operations.
- Conducting investigations into allegations of fraud, corruption and misconduct involving Bank Group Staff with regard to Bank operations, corporate procurement, or administrative budgets, and the misuse of Bank resources.
- In this context, the Integrity and Prevention Division (IACD.1) of the Department shall maintain the highest standard of professional proficiency and integrity; and shall be guided by ethos of confidentiality and due diligence. To achieve its mandate, the Division is directly supervised by the Manager, IACD.1, who reports to the Director, IACD, and shall be empowered to:
- Develop and implement tools and proactive measures, including campaigns and outreach programs, to train and assist operational staff and other partners of the Bank Group, in order to proactively reduce integrity violations, misconduct, fraud or corruption within Bank Group-financed Operations; Conduct fraud and corruption awareness and publicity programs in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) as well as relevant training of Bank’s employees and external partners.
- Assess compliance with conditions for non-debarment and release from debarment in line with imposed sanctions. In consultation with the Investigations Division (IACD.2), provide support for maintenance of IACD’s record management system and in sanctions and cross-debarment activities. Also, in consultation with the Investigations Division (IACD.2), prepare key performance indicators, work plans, progress reports, and the department’s annual reports.
- Monitor and report regularly to the Director, on planned activities and programs developed for prevention work, as well as performance of any other tasks as instructed by the Director in consultation with the Investigations Division (IACD.2); review transactions or investigations to ensure that operations financed by the Bank Group comply with Bank Group policies and applicable international conventions.
- Develop and maintain knowledge management database and information sharing network for best practices and lessons learned in integrity, prevention, detection and investigations of misconduct; Provide expert advice to management and field offices on significant integrity concerns and assess whether the potential risk is acceptable to the Bank Group, in accordance with the Bank Group’s procedures and guidelines.
- Develop tools to enhance due diligence practices and recommendation of measures or institutional reforms to close loopholes in order to ensure compliance with Bank Group policies and applicable international conventions; Develop and maintain risk assessment strategies and processes to strengthen and reduce vulnerability; In consultation with the Investigations Division (IACD.2), design tests to help disclose the existence of fraud, corruption or abuse; Provide policy support in the review and development of the department’s (IACD) internal procedures and manuals, including management of sanctions and cross-debarment issues, maintenance of IACD database of sanctioned and cross-debarred entities.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager IACD.1, the Principal Integrity Officer shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:
- Leading the planning, implementation and monitoring of all stages of Project Integrity Reviews (PIRs).
- Conducting detailed research, analysis and data compilation for Project Integrity Reviews.
- Preparing detailed reports of PIR findings, integrity violations, recommendations and conclusions.
- Engaging bank departments and RMC’s on lessons learned and findings of PIR for improving integrity in project implementation.
- Assisting in IACD presentations, seminars workshops and other awareness raising and sensitization in the prevention of fraud and corruption in bank financed operations.
- Contributing to the development and designing of preventive measures to mitigate fraud and corruption during project implementation cycle.
- Assisting in the reviewing of Bank anti-corruption policies to ensure that it is in line with current industry policies.
- Assisting in the mainstreaming of anti-corruption in bank policy documents.
- Detecting integrity risks in the Bank through the analysis of information collected from all available resources, including conducting media analysis of fraud and corruption in bank financed activities in regional member countries.
- Establishing a Bank-wide view of fraud by aggregating fraud types from investigation reports into a single environment and analyzing them to provide relevant recommendations for fraud prevention.
- Collaborating in multilateral efforts to mitigate the risks of fraud or corruption in development activities.
- Preparing annual activity report on the activities of the Division and assist in its publication on the Bank’s website.
- Contributing to the Department’s Annual Integrity Reporting.
- Leading special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments upon demand.
- A minimum of a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Auditing and Forensic, Procurement, Business Administration, Public Administration or related fields.
- Professional qualification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Information System Audit (CISA) would be an advantage.
- A minimum of 6 (six) years of extensive and progressive experience in a multi-lateral development financial institution or relevant development organization including civil society, government and private sector and demonstrated leadership, and supervisory skills.
- Substantial professional experience in fraud / loss prevention work and statistical analytic tools.
- A strong understanding of anti-fraud and anti-corruption statutes and rules and the requirements of proof for fraud, corruption and related wrong-doing.
- Strong time management and document management skills with fine attention to detail.
- Experience in working and living in Africa.
- Excellent communication and influencing skills.
- Strong and proven ability to write, present and report clearly.
- Excellent planning, organizational and analytical ability; attention to detail and ability to work independently and manage challenges.
- Integrity and strong interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to work in a team.
- Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
- Competence in the use of the Bank’s standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to employees and management at all levels.
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