International Committee of the Red Cross Regional Investigation Officer Africa, based in Nairobi Jobs in Kenya

International Committee of the Red Cross Regional Investigation Officer Africa, based in Nairobi Jobs in Kenya

What we do

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) works worldwide to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by conflict and armed violence.

We take action in response to emergencies and at the same time promote respect for international humanitarian law. We are an independent and neutral organization, and our mandate stems essentially from the Geneva Conventions of 1949.

We work closely with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and with their International Federation in order to ensure a concerted, rational and rapid humanitarian response to the needs of the victims of armed conflict or any other situation of internal violence.

We direct and coordinate the international activities conducted in these situations.

Role description

  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, the Regional Investigation Officer (mobile) manages the regional case intake, delegates cases and undertakes higher risk investigations of alleged misconduct or violations of the ICRC internal policies and procedures, ensuring best practices.

    Main responsibilities
  • Manages the regional case intake, prioritizes follow-up based on advice from Head of the Investigation Unit.
  • 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 and in compliance with other Organizational principles and regulations.
  • Performs other preventive compliance activities as required including training.

    Desired profile and skills


  • University degree in social sciences, economics or law and / or professional certification, e.g. ACFE.
  • At least 10-12 years' experience with investigatory procedures and practice within international organizations.
  • Expertise in investigation technique, particularly where conduct also may have criminal implications that could result in prosecution before local courts.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Participation in investigation training courses or CFE certification an asset.
  • Knowledge
    of legal, procedural and evidentiary standards of International Organizations.
  • Experience with victim handling and safeguarding activities.
  • English and French proficiency.
  • Computer proficiency

    Personal Skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive data, including personal and non-public information.
  • Strong listening and investigating skills including assessing authenticity.
  • Excellent use of context analysis.
  • Self-directed and able to determine appropriate course of action with limited supervision, including excellent time management, project planning and outward communications.
  • Intercultural mindset, with demonstrated success communicating with diverse populations.
  • Good training skillset.
  • Outstanding written (and verbal) communication skills.
  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work and specifically ICRC.
  • Able to work under pressure in a potentially dangerous environment.
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the region and out of the region, on request.
  • Our operational & field constraints
  • In line with the principle of neutrality, the ICRC dœs not assign personnel to a country of which they are nationals.
  • Candidates must be in good health and will have to do a medical check-up prior to departure in the field.
  • Candidates must possess a driving license (for manual transmission vehicles).
  • Candidates must be prepared to accept unaccompanied postings (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents).
  • Candidates must expect to spend the first 10-12 months of their assignment based in Geneva.
  • Candidates must expect approximately 50 % travels.

    What we offer
  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • A two-week orientation course and other opportunities for further in-house training
  • Attractive social benefits
  • Length of assignment: 48 months (4 years)
  • Join an ICRC talent pool and be considered for future assignments elsewhere

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 31st March 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Committee of the Red Cross Regional Investigation Officer Africa, based in Nairobi Jobs in Kenya

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