European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

EBRD London

Requisition ID

32344

Office Country

United Kingdom

Office City

London

Division

OCCO

Contract Type

Regular

Contract Length

Posting End Date

15/11/2022

Purpose of Job

To support fully the investigation functions and activities of the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (OCCO).

In close liaison with the Associate Director, Investigations, and / or under the direction of the Director, Investigations, to conduct and assist with internal investigations into allegations of suspected misconduct on the part of Bank employees. On occasion, the position may be asked to assist with external investigations into allegations of prohibited practices (corruption, fraud, coercion, collusion) in relation to the Bank’s operations.

Facilitating consultation and/or collaboration in joint investigations with other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and /or other co-financing institutions and contributing to the development of the Bank’s integrity policies and procedures.

Background

The mission of the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer (OCCO) is to protect the integrity and reputation of the Bank, to promote ethical standards of behaviour and to strengthen the Bank’s accountability and transparency. OCCO assists in identifying, assessing, and monitoring integrity risks arising from failure to comply with the Bank’s standards and policies and contributes, in an independent manner, to the Bank’s effective management of integrity risks. OCCO reports through the Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer (MD, CCO) to the President of the Bank.

Within this context, the principal roles of the Associate, Investigations are:

  • to conduct, and assist with, Bank investigations as part of the Bank’s investigation function;
  • to fully support the Director and Associate Director, Investigations and MD, CCO in ensuring that the Bank maintains effective policies, resources and expertise to respond to allegations of staff misconduct or fraud and corruption by its counterparties.

The Associate, Investigations fully supports the MD, CCO and the Director, Investigations in building and maintaining relationships with the investigative departments in the other MDBs as well as with relevant national authorities. The role also contributes to policy dialogue with other MDBs, including on staff misconduct investigations, and contributes to the preparations for international conferences and workshops.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Supervised by and works under the guidance of the Associate Director CDRP;
  • Responsible for conducting initial inquiries and/or assisting the Principal with complex investigations to the highest standard in accordance with the requirements of the CDRPs;
  • As required, assist or conduct less complex investigations of counterparties under the EPPs;
  • Prepare investigation reports; develop standardised templates and policy documents, and maintaining and analysing data and statistics on investigations;
  • Assist with high-level dialogue and cooperation with other MDBs and international organisations in areas of staff misconduct, ethics, investigations and compliance;
  • Provide input to the Associate Director Investigations and Director Investigations with regard to development of Bank policies and procedures; and
  • Fully support Associate Director Investigations, Director, Investigations and CCO in undertaking special initiatives/projects and other ad hoc assignments.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • A degree in a relevant area (law, criminology, employment relations or equivalent) or equivalent relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking or assisting with investigations (staff misconduct investigations experience is desirable).
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex legal and financial information.

  • Experience of the investigation and integrity processes applicable to an IFI (desirable)
  • High standard of personal integrity and discretion, especially related to working in a sensitive work environment.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organisational and administrative skills, the ability to prioritise and multitask to deliver to timelines is essential.
  • Advocacy and liaison skills and proven ability to communicate with peers as well as to communicate with and manage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience in policy development and interpretation.
  • Good understanding of EBRD’s mission, mandate and processes.
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken, together with the ability to draft in English to a very high standard; familiarity with other languages used in the Bank’s countries of operation is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience providing well-reasoned and considered judgement in complex situations.
  • Results-oriented and resilient, with the ability to work flexibility, outside a standard structure and framework.
  • Good interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to quickly form working relationships and gain credibility with a wide selection of staff.
  • Effective team player. ​​​​​​​

What is it like to work at the EBRD?

Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.

The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital transformation at the heart of what we do.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.

Tags: criminology, development banks, ethics, internal investigations, transparency