World Vision International NGO Regional Investigations Manager - VisionFund International Jobs in Kenya

World Vision International NGO Regional Investigations Manager - VisionFund International Jobs in Kenya

Purpose of Position:

  • The purpose of this position is to work independently, with little or no supervision to analyze allegations, initiate, plan, lead and conduct investigations. Write reports documenting investigative plans and investigative results, and follow-up on specific investigation assignments. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the VisionFund International (VFI) Investigations Director to perform the following tasks:

  • Analyze, oversee and conduct preliminary assessment of allegations to determine the veracity of possible violations of VisionFund policy or law.

  • Initiate, plan, conduct, support and oversee investigations related to complex fraud, corruption, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, conflict-of-interest, embezzlement, theft, ethical misconduct, mismanagement, waste and abuse.

  • Prepare and evaluate detailed reports, such as investigative plans, engagement memos, reports of investigation and quarterly investigative reports. Provide oral and written briefings to senior leadership.

  • Conduct a full range of investigative activities to include, but not limited to, analyzing documents, such as financial records and conducting witness and subject interviews.

  • Coordinate and conduct investigative activities in conjunction with other MFI Internal Audit Manager, VFI Regional Audit Managers, VisionFund/ World Vision Investigators, VisionFund MFI and Regional Offices, WV legal offices and other entities.

  • Provide investigative training and guidance to staff and other investigators regarding detecting and investigating misconduct.

  • Develop and support implementation of preventive measures to mitigate fraud risk. Identify fraud trends and recommend appropriate actions to mitigate the risk to VisionFund.

  • The incumbent will also be instrumental in rolling out and streamlining VisionFund Internal Audit strategic initiatives aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its assurance and advisory services. Thus, the position is responsible and accountable for:

  • Leading investigative teams, training and building capacity of the investigator assigned

  • Work strategically to align investigations goals with VisionFund 2030 goals by collaboration with internal and external stakeholder.

  • Effective engagement and collaboration with clients.

  • Recommending changes to VFI Internal Audit’s investigative procedures and tools based on knowledge gained by the conducting investigations.

  • Persuasive and timely communication of risks to VisionFund management.

  • Promoting a Christ-centered internal investigative environment.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and/or conduct fraud related investigations in VisionFund offices, and GC departments, in response to reported violations of VisionFund policies or law. Conduct or support investigations relating to ethical misconduct and mismanagement.

  • Prepare investigation Plans, conduct preliminary investigations. Prepare reports for approval by the VFI Investigations Director or VFI Audit Director or her/his designee.

  • Conducts entry and exit meetings following the investigations protocol.

  • Analyze and evaluate data to provide facts regarding investigations. Provide conclusions and remedies to management and key stakeholders based on investigative findings.

  • Prepare reports with sufficient evidence as the basis for conclusion for review by supervisor.

  • Interpret and makes recommendations on investigation policies, procedures, practices and processes.

  • Supervise and guide other investigators/ auditors in execution of the assigned investigation assignments.

  • Review investigative activity and reports prepared by other members of the investigations team.

  • Conducts on-going training and provide
    technical guidance to other investigators/ auditors.

  • Maintain and regularly update investigative activity in EthicsPoint and Fraud Register.

  • Ensure travel and logistics are within VisionFund guidelines. Ensure travel expenses including obtaining visas are within the budgeted amount for all investigations.

    Professional Development & Quality Assurance:

  • The position will ensure that the investigation team maintains professional proficiency while assisting the VFI IA leadership with special tasks:

  • Performing investigations assigned by VFI leaders, including internal audit, consulting engagement, reviews, and providing assistance to external investigators and auditors whenever needed.

  • Providing continuous feedback to local investigator/ auditors after each engagement based on review of performance, ensuring that each team member has adequate opportunity for individual and professional development.

  • Monitoring to ensure compliance with Certified Fraud Examiner and IIA standards for Continued Professional Education (CPE) hours.

  • Promoting a Christ-centered internal investigator environment by ensuring that significant team building and spiritual development activities are shared by the investigation team.

    Process Improvement & Simplification

  • As a change agent for improving processes and simplifying operations, this position shall:

  • Develop a keen understanding of clients’ business needs, including key goals, risks, and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of each investigation.

  • Create a culture of continuous improvement where each team member is empowered to identify areas of improvement within VFI IA standards.

  • Recommend to VFI Internal Audit leadership the weaknesses in VFI IA procedures, tools and services to make the process simpler and effective.

  • Identifying trends through analysis of recurring investigative issues to be highlighted to the partnership leaders and process owners.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Criminal Justice, Finance, or a related field.

  • 5-years professional experience in investigation, auditing, research, law and/or project management, at least three as an attorney, investigator or auditor.

  • Excellent investigation, research, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Ability to travel as needed to international locations.

  • Ability to work in stressful conditions and in third world countries.

  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and/ or CPA (Certified Public.

  • Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant).

  • Certified Fraud examiner (CFE), Investigation Certification from a law enforcement agency.

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant).


  • Good understanding of microfinance and/ or banking operations.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Knowledge of the VisionFund business and systems is an added advantage.

  • Fluency in French or Spanish.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; World Vision International NGO Regional Investigations Manager - VisionFund International Jobs in Kenya

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