African Dev Bank Jobs: Forensic Investigator

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23 Jan, 2010

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Banking Jobs in Nigeria

afdbankAfrican Development Bank is currently recruiting for Principal Forensic Investigator

Position title: Principal Forensic Investigator
Grade: PL-4
Reference: ADB/09/166


The Anti-Corruption and Fraud Investigation Division shall have the overriding mandate to undertake unhindered investigations into allegation of corruption, fraud and malpractices or suspicions thereof. The Division shall direct and control comprehensive investigations into allegations of fraud, corruptions and other misconduct as defined in the Guidelines for Preventing and Combating Corruption and Fraud in the Bank’s Group Operations as well as other Bank’s pronouncements without regard to the suspect’s position, status and relationship with the Bank. In undertaking investigations, the Division shall maintain the highest standard of professional proficiency and integrity; and, shall be guided by ethos of confidentiality, fairness, equity and due diligence. To achieve its mandate the Division is directly supervised by the Auditor General and shall be empowered to:
Manage and operate procedures and mechanisms for ensuring confidentiality of the hotline facility, protection of whistleblowers and anonymous reporting of corruption and fraud within the Bank and in activities financed by the Bank in Regional Members Countries (RMCs); Receive, screen and investigate allegations or whistleblowers on fraud, corruption and malpractices or suspicious thereof, in the Bank activities financed by the Bank;
Report regularly to the Office of Auditor-General (OAG) on the allegations received and screened and their investigations status; Undertake risk assessment in relation to Fraud and corruption for the purposes of recommending anti corruption and fraud controls; Conduct fraud and corruption awareness and publicity in RMCs and relevant training of Bank’s employees and external partners;
Monitor the implementation of investigation recommendations and report the status to OAG; Recommend debarment and imposition of sanctions against individuals, firms and companies found to have engaged in corrupt practices.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the General supervision of the Division Manager and the direct supervision of the Chief Investigator, the Principal Investigator Officer will be responsible to conduct Computer Forensic seizure, analyses and technical support. To advise and support Division investigators. To provide technical support on requests coming from inside and from Member countries and other MDBs on fraud and corrupt activities. To contribute to the development and maintenance of forensic environment within the Bank and, on request, of RMCs. The tasks involve:
Defining, proposing and integrating various technological solutions to enhance IT-based intelligence gathering and preventative measures;
Carrying out computer forensic examinations to be admissible as evidence in tribunal proceedings such as: – capturing and seizing electronic data – analyzing electronic data and computer storage devices, i.e. hard disks, tapes, etc. – tracing computer usage and history from OS logs and application files etc.;
Maintaining the hardware and software in the computer forensic laboratory and keeping abreast with technical developments in digital forensic equipment, software and techniques; Managing and conducting missions to capture and seize electronic data;
Managing and assuring backup of electronic evidence in the forensic laboratory;
Performing tool testing for updated forensic tools against standard forensic data;
Preparing detailed reports of forensic examinations;
Advising and supporting investigators of the Division and, on request, RMCs by providing expertise in computer forensics
Undertaking system and network administration tasks to support the operations of investigators of the Division in a networked environment.

Selection Criteria

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Minimum of a Masters Degree in MSc in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field. Professional Qualifications in Fraud Examination would be an added advantage. Knowledge in essential aspects of computer security in multi IT areas: database, development, network, operating systems, IT security, specific applications security, etc; Knowledge of Digital Forensic Software, e.g. encase, FTK or Paraben and certification in any computer forensic software will be advantageous.
Preferably six (6) years of relevant post qualification experience, with at least three (3) years of demonstrated IT forensic work.
Excellent communications and presentation skills, both oral and written; proven ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, discuss and defend issues, findings and recommendations at senior levels and to produce complex and compelling briefs, reports, papers, etc.
Established reputation for integrity, good judgment, fairness and discretion in dealing with staff and external parties
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team/task force as participant or team leader and with senior officials internally and externally; Strong interviewing skills, capacity to influence and win the confidence of difficult witness;
Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other language;
Competence in the use of the Bank’s standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

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How to Apply
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted.

Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: [email protected]) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF) and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality.

Applicants, however, have the option to mail a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, showing date of birth and nationality, along with a cover letter to the following address:

Division Manager
Staff Planning and Recruitment Division
Temporary Relocation Agency
African Development Bank
15 Avenue du Ghana
BP. 323-1002
FAX: (216) 71 831 472

The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.

The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.