The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.
The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing and managing investigations of alleged misconduct or alleged violations of ICRC internal policies and procedures, ensuring best practices.
Tasks and responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Investigation Manager based in Nairobi, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties
- Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of alleged misconduct or alleged violations of ICRC internal policies and procedures;
- Obtains and reviews relevant documentation; conducts interviews and takes statements; analyses facts, determines findings, and formulates recommended disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; gathers and analyses electronic evidence;
- Determines whether matters involve potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct warranting referral to national authorities;
- Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and conducts post-investigation tasks;
- Works collaboratively and in coordination with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals, in accordance with ICRC Code of Conduct Framework and Guidelines;
- Performs other preventive compliance activities as required including training;
- Performs other duties to support the operational function of the Investigation Unit as determined by the Head of Investigations or the Regional Investigation Manager.
Minimum Requirements and competencies
- University degree in social sciences, economics or law and/or professional certifications in recognized institutions (e.g. ACFE);
· Minimum 6-9 years of professional experience with investigatory procedures and practice;
- Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices;
- Expertise in investigation technique, particularly where conduct also may have criminal implications that could result in prosecution before local courts;
- Experience in conducting administrative investigations into Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, and Harassment;
- Knowledge of legal, procedural and evidentiary standards;
- Experience with investigatory procedures and practice within international organizations;
- Proven ability to design processes and draft implementing policies/procedures related to internal sanctions;
- Willing to travel and conduct investigations in remote, hardship and physically challenging environments;
· Fluent English is mandatory, French knowledge is a strong asset;
- Certificate of good conduct.
How to Apply
The interested candidates should submit their applications on or before the 2nd October 2020 at 4:30 pm with the CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas, Degree etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Nairobi Delegation, HR Department via:
The reference Regional Investigation Officer must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required certificates & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Applicants must have the permanent right to work in Kenya.
ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to ICRC HR Department through the recruitment contact.
ICRC is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.