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Employee Contract Type:
Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)
Home-based in any country where World Vision International is registered to operate preferably Asia and Australia or proximity. Flexible work arrangements.
The purpose of role:
The Regional Investigative Advisor reports to the Regional Risk & Compliance Advisor and is responsible for supporting Regional and Field Office management in conducting accurate and high quality investigations in a timely manner to enable WV to achieve its objectives. This position will be expected to conduct high level investigations on an as needed basis at the discretion of the Regional Risk & Compliance Advisor and Regional Oversight Committee. In addition to occasionally conducting investigations, this position will be expected to support and advise the Regional Oversight Committee to ensure the following processes and functions are operating in line with organisational guidance: Triage and assessment of incoming complaints, assignment of investigations to FO staff, designated staff are staying current on investigations training, and to maintain a case tracker of open and active cases within the region which should be regularly reported on to the Regional Risk & Compliance Advisor.
The Regional Investigative Advisor will be expected to plan, organize and manage workstreams as required in respect of all investigations assigned to them. Usually these will be high risk investigations implicating senior leaders and will require the successful candidate to possess a high degree of discretion and sensitivity in dealing with peers and leaders in the organisation. This role will also facilitate coordination between functions that conduct investigations to help avoid conflicts or duplication in various investigations that may occur in the region. The specialist will also be expected to maintain good working relationships with the functions that conduct investigations within WV including: Employee Relations/P&C, Field Finance, Fleet Management, Safeguarding, and the Global Internal Investigations Unit, and the ERM Team. This role will be expected to maintain a working knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, case management protocols, and complaint handling systems used by each of the above functions.
Conducting Investigations (30%)
- At the direction of the Regional Risk & Compliance Advisor and/or Regional Oversight Committee, execute professional investigations into sensitive, complex, and other high risk workplace allegations in line with relevant functional protocols and in collaboration with other departments/SMEs (e.g. Safeguarding)
- Produce a high-quality investigation report that reports facts and provides management with actionable recommendations for managing risks that aligns with existing departmental requirements.
- Act as a trusted advisor to Senior Leadership in communicating recommendations and advice for allegation handling for a wide variety of matters that may arise.
- Maintains appropriate case records for assigned investigations and for investigations overseen by the Regional Oversight Committee.
- Professional management and careful judgement in the handling of sensitive information sources (whistle-blower/reporter information), and the handling and documenting of evidence and investigative materials with a sophisticated understanding of confidentiality and privacy concerns.
Mentoring and Training other Professionals (25%)
- Provide oversight, advice, and mentoring to other members of regional management and within field offices who are required to conduct investigations on an ongoing basis, ensuring consistency and a high-degree of quality.
- Regularly monitor investigations that are being overseen by the Regional Oversight Committee for quality and professionalism, providing coaching and correction as needed.
- Monitor and support the Roster of investigators within the region to ensure designated investigators are up to date on required trainings to ensure a consistent degree of skill and reliability.
Advise and Coordinate the Regional Oversight Committee (20%)
- Provide support and technical expertise to the Regional Oversight Committee of senior level regional staff tasked with assessing incoming complaints, prioritising resources, assigning investigations, and evaluating investigation reports across several functional areas.
- Support effective communication amongst committee members to ensure confidentiality of sensitive information is maintained, while identifying and flagging any investigations that may be related and/or likely to result in conflicts.
- Carry out tasks or decisions as determined by the committee.
Analysis & Reporting (15%)
- Identifies and tracks trends, lessons learned from investigations to inform learning, adaptation and improvement of policies, procedures and strategies.
- Provide the Regional Oversight Committee and Regional leadership with a holistic view of all investigations occurring within the region.
- Identify and flag any root cause or systematic issues within a given office or functional area that may require further risk management.
Monitor Case Management Practices (10%)
- Regularly monitor ongoing incident reports and investigations within the organisational case management systems to ensure that regional and field office staff are capturing key data needed for long-term analysis.
- Ensure cases are being closed in a timely manner, and escalate any potential issues or risks to the SDO for attention as needed.
- Liase with GC functional units regularly to ensure good coordination amongst departments at the regional office and within field offices.
- Bachelor Degree
- Certified Investigator (any internationally recognised certification is acceptable).
- Excellent English language skills (oral and written). Fluency in a language other than English considered an asset (French and/or Spanish)
Experience and other qualifications
- 4-5 years experience as a workplace investigator
- Experience and proficiency in delivering training and instruction to other professionals in a clear and concise manner
- Experience with translating data into information and analysis that communicates an easily understood concept or message
- Experience engaging and working with a wide-range of senior leadership level stakeholders with sensitivity and good judgement.
- Strong investigation, research and analytical skills
- Proven ability to cultivate and maintain strong interpersonal and working relationships in a dispersed virtual, international context
- Strong writing and verbal communication skills
- A track record in providing strategic and tactical advice and direction to investigations being conducted by others
- Experience conducting and managing investigations within a humanitarian, foundation, or INGO an asset
- Ability to speak more than one language
- Knowledge of the WVI business, operations, systems and policies will be viewed as an asset
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only