Investigator, OIG Investigations Unit, Geneva

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria

The Global Fund in Geneva, Switzerland

Investigator, OIG Investigations Unit – GL C – Temporary until December 2023

The Investigator conducts administrative investigations of alleged breaches of Global Fund grant agreements and codes of conduct.

Key Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Investigations Manager, the Investigator will:

  • Handle assigned cases by planning and prioritizing case work, completing it within agreed timeframes, being accountable for outputs, and achieving performance objectives.
  • Assess allegations of diverse types of prohibited practices, including fraud, corruption and human rights abuses, by conducting desk-based research to make recommendations for next steps.
  • Prepare detailed investigation plans that include appropriate scoping, risk identification, approach and resourcing.
  • Engage external consultants by preparing terms of reference and budgets, reviewing proposals, and closely monitoring their quality of work and deliverables.
  • Plan and conduct investigative in-country missions considering the country and cultural context and geopolitical situation; conduct site inspections and vendor verification visits.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including senior in-country stakeholders, in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Identify, collect and maintain the integrity of documentary, electronic and physical evidence; interview complainants, witnesses and subjects; and handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
  • Make appropriate use of information technology and analysis tools.
  • Perform financial and other types of analysis by reviewing grant, financial, procurement, supply chain, email and other records to identify and support evidence of wrongdoing, calculate estimated losses / recoveries and identify root causes.
  • Draft clear, concise and high-quality letters of findings, investigation reports, and other written work.
  • Negotiate and agree appropriate AMAs / risk mitigation measures with the Global Fund Secretariat.
  • Participate in the delivery of fraud awareness initiatives to Global Fund implementers and Secretariat, including trends, lessons learned and best practices.
  • Perform all investigation activities in accordance with the Investigation Unit’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and with recognized international investigation standards.

Subject to change by the Inspector General (IG) at any time at their sole discretion.



  • An advanced university degree in a related field, including law or accounting; or
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in a related area.


  • Formal credentials and certifications in the investigative field, such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or similar.
  • Formal professional training from an accredited provider in investigations, such as interviewing, forensic accounting, and evidentiary procedure.



  • More than five years’ experience investigating complex administrative and/or criminal schemes including financial fraud, corruption, collusion and misuse of funds.
  • Experience investigating complex administrative and/or criminal schemes including financial fraud, corruption, collusion and misuse of funds.

  • Experience in conducting core investigation activities including investigation planning, case management, interviewing, collection and analysis of evidence, and presentation of findings.
  • Strong analytical experience and experience in assessing evidence and intelligence and in evaluating fraud risks and identifying root causes.
  • Experience in delivering clear and concise progress updates and in drafting high-quality, fully-supported investigation reports of investigative findings.


  • Experience working with multiple sectors, such as international organizations, governments, civil society and the private sector in an international development context.
  • Financial investigations or forensic accounting experience.
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools.
  • Experience in understanding and applying provisions of contracts, such as grant agreements, and codes of conduct.
  • Experience in conducting investigations of human rights violations.
  • Expertise in one of the following: the investigation of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, the investigation of Procurement and Supply Chain allegations, or forensic accounting.


Languages: An excellent knowledge of English and preferably of French. Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish would be an asset.

Organizational Competencies:

  • Global Fund Awareness and Mindset
  • Service Orientation
  • Drive for Results
  • Collaboration
  • Interaction
  • Adaptability

Functional competencies:

  • Disease knowledge
  • Business
  • Operational Policy
  • Procurement and Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Risk

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Job Posting End Date

17 October 2022