Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti is hiring an International Financial Investigator on Caribjob today.
More details about the job are below:
In 2018, the Haitian Government requested to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) support for the creation of anti-corruption infrastructure in Haiti.
The OAS proposed the provision of institutional strengthening to improve anti-corruption system and processes, in close collaboration with Haitian institutions.
This collaboration implies strengthening the professional capacities of the public institutions to fight effectively against corruption; and the OAS would guarantee that the national personnel of these institutions have the necessary capacities to prevent and combat corruption on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, it includes supporting the government's plans to improve the use of information and telecommunications technologies (ICT) within the framework of its digital government policy, including open data, in the fight against corruption.
Finally, the project also aims to strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations by training them to monitor the anti-corruption efforts of government institutions that fight corruption in the country.
It is in this context that the "Institutional Strengthening for the Fight Against Corruption in Haiti" (RILCH, for its acronym in French) project was born. The project will be implemented in the next four years and will emphasizes on the assessment of institutional needs in terms of anti-corruption and institutional capacity building.
The Project will work under the principles of Independence, autonomy, professionalism, neutrality, and transparence.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Carry-out investigations as assigned by the International Legal Investigator.
- Research, identify, collect, classify, and register physical evidence (potential or relevant), ensure, and protect, and duly and diligently maintain the chain of custody; and support the preparation and presentation of the evidence in the judicial proceedings developed by different agencies.
- Revise, classify and analyze documents, identifying the information necessary for the inclusion in interviews/interrogations of suspects, collaborators, witnesses and/or victims; participate in interrogations of suspects, collaborators, and witnesses.
- Draft notes, reports, and complete and concise studies on the investigations, which must correspond with the case theory of the investigation.
- Approve reports within judicial proceedings.
- Assist and actively participate in the searches required or arising from the investigations being carried out; evaluate the collected evidence based on financial criteria.
- Identify and analyze the performance of the Investigative Judge (Juge d´Instruction) and /or the Prosecutors (Commissaires du Government or Parquets) for the purposes of overall institutional strengthening.
- Carry-out additional investigations as requested by International Legal Investigator.
- Encourage and coordinate with the Investigative Judge (Juge d´Instruction) the presence of the witness during the trial.
- In cases where required, testify in the judicial proceedings and act as expert and/or technical consultant.
- Execute the necessary administrative functions for the application of the policies and procedures of the Active Collaboration and Technical Advice Division.
- Participate in information sessions and planning process of the Active Collaboration and Technical Advice Division.
- Comply with the OAS rules and regulations created for the implementation of the Project
- As required, may carry-out any other related activity to ensure the success of the Project.
Education & Experience:
Essential: First University Degree (Bachelor’s) in Business Administration, Economics or a related field and 7 years of relevant experience in the justice and/or police sector or in similar positions OR Advance University Degree (Master’s) in one of the fields listed above and 4 years of relevant experience OR Doctorate and 1 year of relevant experience; Knowledge of International and forensic auditing and financial law. Extensive work experience in the fight against corruption, money laundering, embezzlement, customs fraud, monitoring of financial funds, bank transactions, illicit enrichment, financial fraud, asset tracking and recovery, or in general, criminal investigations of financial or economic crimes.
Desirable: Experience or knowledge of the OAS mandates and priorities as related to the area of work and/or the dynamics of the Inter-American agenda and system.
Computer Skills: Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other applications such as Oracle, Visio, Access, Share Point) and software applicable to the area of work.
Languages: Proficiency in French (read, write and communicate). Working knowledge of English or Spanish.
Personal Competencies: Client Orientation, Knowledge Sharing, Teamwork, Interpersonal Skills, Managing and Coaching Staff, Strategic Planning, Encouraging Innovation, and Decision Making/Judgment. Ability to clearly communicate in the languages required for the post.
Due to the international nature of the type of contract that will be offered, Haitian citizens will not be eligible for this position.
The OAS is committed to achieving a diverse staff and therefore will take into account a wide geographic representation as well as gender equity and equality in the selection of candidates.
Please note that the mandatory retirement age for staff members at the General Secretariat of the OAS is 65.