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All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s values. To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that guide our actions and relationships.
NRC in the East Africa & Yemen Region prides itself on being a leader in the service of refugees, internally displaced people and displacement communities. We strive to be a rapid responder and a pioneer in Hard to Reach areas. We unlock durable solutions and make deliberate efforts towards a more sustainable impact in our programming.
We aim to deliver the best possible service through commitment to our regional hallmarks: evidence based programming; advocating for change; cash and markets-based programming; driving innovation; collaborating with other actors for greater impact; integrating our programmes to achieve synergy and maximum efficiency; and valuing staff diversity.
The main purpose of this position is to be responsible for supporting and conducting internal investigations in the region, in coordination with the HO Anti-Corruption and Investigation Specialist and relevant regional and country office staff. The Regional Investigation Specialist will mainly conduct and advise on administrative, internal investigations into allegations of misconduct, but also on other potential violations of NRC’s rules and regulations as needed. The Regional Investigation Specialist is responsible for providing expert advice and to actively contribute to NRC’s wider learning on corruption risk reduction specifically, but also on other areas such as on PSEA as advised by the technical line.
The position of the Regional Investigations Specialist should secure independence by providing investigations that are ethical and free of conflict of interest and in turn, provide assurance to the affected communities, the organisation, and donors that complaints, allegations and incidents are investigated and resolved effectively, in a timely manner and without bias or prejudice, as well as ensuring confidentiality in sensitive cases. The Regional Investigations Specialist may be required to operate outside of the assigned region to manage or advise on high-risk investigations, relieve the pressure of high caseloads for other investigators or cover leave in other regions.
The incumbent will work closely with the Global Risk Management Section, the Regional Management Group, NRC Country Directors, and a variety of staff across NRC programmes in the region. She/he will report to the Regional Office, and have a strong technical line to the Head Office Anti-corruption and Investigation Specialist on technical aspects of investigations, investigation plans and casework, and to the Head of Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and Safeguarding on all SEA cases and PSEA efforts.
Role and responsibilities
These responsibilities shall be adapted to the particularities of the job location and context, phase of operation, strategic focus, and type of intervention. This section shall be revised whenever a new employee is hired or the context changes significantly.
These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.
Generic professional competencies:
Context/Specific skills, knowledge, and experience:
NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies and the following are essential for this position:
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa and Yemen Regional Office**
Travel: up to 50% within region and other travel outside of region if required
Duration of contract: 1 year with extension subject to good performance
Same Description for Internal and External
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