Regional Investigation Officer

Overall Responsibility

The Regional Investigation Officer is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing serious and complex investigations of alleged misconduct or violations of the ICRC internal policies and procedures, ensuring best practices are applied to the investigations. The Regional Investigation Officer has the responsibility to travel within the ICRC Americas region.

Tasks and responsibilities

under the direct supervision of the designate, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

  • Prioritize follow-up based on instructions from the Head of the Investigation Unit or Designate.
  • Support oversight and guidance of inquiry-led cases.
  • Plans, organizes, conducts, and manages investigations of alleged misconduct or alleged violations of ICRC internal policies and procedures.
  • Obtain and review relevant documentation; plan and conduct interviews and take statements; analyze facts, determine findings, and formulate recommended disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; gather and analyze electronic evidence.
  • Determine whether matters involve potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct warranting referral to national authorities.
  • Prepare complete and concise investigation reports and conduct post-investigation tasks.
  • As instructed by the Head of Investigations or Designate, prepare cases for submission to the internal justice system and/or referral to relevant national jurisdictions and support the case manager in the triage process.

Minimum Requirements and Competencies

  • University Degree in Social sciences, economics, or law and/or professional certification from national law enforcement bodies;
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
  • Minimum 6-8 years of experience with investigatory procedures and practice. 1-2 years within international organizations.
  • Expertise in investigation techniques, particularly where conduct also may have criminal implications that could result in prosecution before local courts.
  • Knowledge of legal, procedural, and evidentiary standards.
  • Previous experience in investigating internal fraud, sexual harassment, harassment, abuse of authority, and/or sexual exploitation and abuse cases is a strong asset.
  • Experience with victim handling and safeguarding activities.
  • Knowledge of international investigative and/or administrative tribunal legal, procedural, and evidentiary standards.
  • MUST be Computer Proficient.
  • Excellent drafting and report writing skills.
  • Availability to travel frequently.
  • Certificate of good conduct.
  • Fluency in Spanish and in English (Minimum C1 Level)

Profile and skills

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work.
  • Ability to analyze and write with rigour, precision and clarity.
  • Tenacity, sense of responsibility, autonomy and initiative.
  • Leadership, personnel management, teamwork and collaboration.

What we offer

  • Rewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment
  • Work location: Bogota
  • Contract type: Indefinite local contract (under Colombian labour law)
  • The salary is determined under Colombia’s ICRC Salary Scale, for this position the Grade in B3
  • Activity rate: 100%
  • Starting date: As soon as possible
  • Benefits in academic studies, languages ​​and professional development
  • International savings financed by the organization, of 11.5% of the monthly salary

How to apply

The interested candidates should fill up a form by clicking the link below and then submit their CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Bogota Delegation, HR Department via the link address provided below no later than 30th July 2024 at 18:00 hs :

Application Link (PandaPé)

Additionally, you must complete this form, which is mandatory to consider your application.

Joining the ICRC delegation in Colombia is a unique opportunity to work in a rewarding international humanitarian environment, within multicultural and diverse teams and to benefit from exceptional learning and development opportunities and a competitive salary.

ICRC is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

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