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Chief Investigation Officer, PIAC2


Abidjan, CI

  • Grade : PL3 
  • Position No. : 50065676 
  • Posting Date: 11/25/2021 
  • Closing Date : 12/09/2021 





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 81 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 (High 5s), 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.




The President plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Divisions including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Department; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Function Directorate;  General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.




The office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption plays an integral role in achieving this mandate by protecting the Bank’s corporate image and reputation, and improving the continent's investment climate through the deterrence, prevention and reduction of fraud, corruption, staff misconduct and other harmful practices within the Bank Group.

The Investigations Division has the overriding mandate to undertake unhindered investigations into allegations of corruption, fraud and other malpractices in Bank Group Financed Operations and conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct involving staff members of the Bank.




The Chief Investigation Officer will be responsible for ensuring that unhindered investigations are conducted into allegations related to fraud, corruption, and misconduct involving Bank Group Staff, with regard to Bank financed operations, administrative budgets and misuse of Bank resources. The outcomes of these investigations are transmitted either to the Sanctions Commissioner under the Bank’s Sanctions Procedures or to the President and administered under the Bank's disciplinary framework.




Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Chief Investigation Officer will:


  1. Conduct and otherwise assist in sensitive preliminary inquiries into allegations of fraud, corruption or staff misconduct as the needs of the Division require
  2. Review and analyze allegations and whistleblowing information to determine relevancy and reliability, conduct sensitive interviews and other investigative research activities
  3. Analysis and prioritization of new allegations and whistle-blower information
  4. Assist in controlling, tracking, and analyzing allegations, investigations and findings
  5. Conduct data mining and analysis of Bank Group’s database and systems that may lead to investigations
  6. Undertake and manage investigations and deliver highest quality related investigative work product
  7. Lead or participate in the conduct of sensitive and complex interviews and investigations
  8. Make decisions that are ethically based, transparent and take into account due process
  9. Establish appropriate deadlines and processes for ensuring work products of the highest standards
  10. Maintain case files electronically in the Case Management System (CMS) and in hard copy
  11. Ensure compliance with chain of custody procedures, maintaining case records, testimony and evidence
  12. Provide leadership to staff in a group investigation and assist in evaluating work-load as well as take responsibility for the outcomes of the team’s investigations
  13. Prepare Investigation Reports relating to investigative findings, discuss and defend the findings, conclusions and recommendations
  14. On request or in the absence of the Manager while acting as officer-in-charge, review and edit outputs of investigators and quality control the substance and presentation of investigative findings
  15. Prepare Management Implication Reports resulting from internal control weaknesses giving rise to the occurrence of an investigative event; Prepare Referral Reports and Communications to national governments
  16. Provide statistical analyses of both on-going and completed investigations
  17. Participate in the preparation and representation of the Office of integrity and anti-corruption at the Sanctions Board hearings
  18. Communicate the outcomes and lessons learned from staff misconduct investigations and investigations into Bank financed operations


     COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):


  1. Hold at least a Master's degree in Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Audit, Forensic Accounting or related field.
  2. Minimum of 7 years of substantial professional experience in investigative work, preferably investigations relating to fraud and corruption in public or private sector, including criminal prosecution or defence work, insurance or procurement fraud or corruption; tracing stolen assets and professional misconduct in a corporate or governmental setting.
  3. Experience in financial integrity investigations and fraud investigation or law enforcement is an advantage.  A professional Qualification in Fraud Examination would be an added advantage.
  4. Understanding of the modus operandi of corrupt entities (i.e. large, medium and small companies, consultants, etc.) in a development or similar context and/or procurement, investment and development aid related to fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion and obstructive practices in the African Development Bank’s Group’s sphere of operations
  5. Understanding of unethical behaviours or professional misconduct, including extensive knowledge of Business Ethics and Compliance in a multinational company or organization
  6. 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
  7. Good understanding of employment regulations
  8. Strong organizational and analytical ability with attention to detail
  9. Ability to work independently and manage challenges.
  10. Integrity, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to provide team leadership and to develop trust and demonstrate fairness
  11. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  12. Competence in the use of the Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel. Power point)






Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for further assessment will be contacted. Applicants should submit a concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) and any additional documents that may be stated as required. The President of the African Development Bank reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.  The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. http://www.afdb.org


The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever 


“Please note that the Bank does not accept dual nationality. Therefore, you are required to declare the nationality you would like to be considered by the Bank throughout your career, if hired. Please upload supporting Government issued IDs such as passport, National Identity Card or Certificate etc.”

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