Purpose of the post
ICRC staff members are the organization's greatest asset in implementing its humanitarian mission to protect and assist people affected by armed conflict and other situations of violence.
The ICRC seeks to safeguard high standards of integrity and professionalism, providing the ethical and behavioural framework that all staff are expected to respect in their daily work.
The ICRC Code of Conduct contains essential rules of behaviour that reflect the values underpinning the ICRC's mission.
Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders the person will oversee and direct investigations of alleged misconduct or violations of ICRC internal policies and procedures, ensuring best practices.
Main duties and responsibilities
Reporting to and supporting the Head Global Compliance Office and within delegated authority, the person is responsible for :
Ensures best practice, manages and supervises the intake, assessment, prioritisation, planning, investigation and reporting of breaches of alleged misconduct or violations of the ICRC’s Code of Conduct.
Provides effective leadership, vision, guidance and motivation to a multi-disciplinary team of investigators (both Headquarters and Regionally deployed) responsible for undertaking investigations of alleged misconduct or alleged violations of ICRC internal policies and procedures
Undertakes higher risk investigations
Works collaboratively and in coordination with stakeholders to achieve organisational goals, in accordance with the ICRC Code of Compliance Framework and Guidelines and in compliance with other organisational principles and regulations.
Participates and contributes to the ongoing development, orientation and implementation of the ICRC’s Code of Conduct Framework and Code of Conduct Compliance Operational Guidelines.
Analyses and reports to the Global Compliance Officer / senior management, existing and emerging issues and trends related to allegations of misconduct or violations of the ICRC’s Code of Conduct.
Reports matters involving potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct to national authorities.
Participates and contributes to other preventive compliance activities including training and policy.
Internally, interacts with : Investigators, General Counsel, Ombudsman, Division’s compliance officers, Directors, heads of Division, Operations, Project Management Office, Performance management Office, Internal Audit.
Externally, interacts with : relevant forensic institution, Donors
Education and experience required
University degree and / or professional certification with a minimum of fifteen years of experience conducting fraud, corruption, and misconduct investigations in international, government and law enforcement settings,
A minimum of seven years’ experience in managing and coordinating complex fraud, corruption and misconduct investigations in international, government and law enforcement settings.
Wide expertise in investigation techniques, procedures and practices particularly where conduct also may have criminal implications that could result in prosecution before local courts;
Training, education and experience required;
Fluency in English required with some level of French an asset.
Desired profile and skills
Excellent managerial skills and judgement, able to manage and coordinate complex investigations.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise changing workloads.
Excellent conceptual and analytical abilities : Proven ability to design processes and draft implementing policies / procedures related to internal sanctions;
Excellent listening skills and sound judgement that is demonstrated by rapid, disciplined and reasoned decision making founded on strong ethical values.
Proven ability to collaborate with and influence cross-functional teams, senior management and key stakeholders.
Knowledge of legal, procedural and evidentiary standards;
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, including the preparation of clear and concise reports;
Ability to connect and work with people of various backgrounds, cultures and functions;
Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity and judgement, honesty and integrity;
Readiness to travel, including in countries affected by armed conflict, and to visit different contexts and delegations as per needs.