Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions. Applicants are expected to disclose if they have any relative/s by consanguinity/blood, by adoption and/or by affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB.
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Staff on probation are not eligible to apply. Applicants for promotion must have served at their position for at least one year and must have normally served at their personal level for at least two years immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date. Applicants for lateral transfer must have served at their position and personal level for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date (reference A.O. 2.03, paragraphs 5.8 and 5.9
In the event that the staff appointed to a new category (i.e. from AS to NS, or from NS to IS) is rated at 2 or lower in the first two performance reviews after appointment at the new level, they will return to the level occupied immediately prior to their appointment in the new category.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.
ADB only hires nationals of its 68 members.
The position is assigned in the Investigations Division (AIID) within the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity. Within the Investigations Division, this position is assigned in the External Investigations Team (EIT). The EIT investigates integrity violations committed by external parties on ADB-related activities and proposes sanctions for these violations either to the parties involved or to the Integrity Oversight Committee for its consideration.
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The Integrity Specialist is expected to (i) leverage on knowledge and experience to provide support in complex or conduct non-complex reviews and investigations of integrity violations related to ADB-financed activities and follow through on resulting recommendations, (ii) analyze and formulate recommendations on policies, guidelines and procedures, (iii) provide advisory services with regard to anticorruption and integrity, in particular to detect and prevent integrity violations, (iv) conduct due diligence and awareness-raising activities when required, and (v) work within broad policies and objectives with supervision for unfamiliar or critical tasks. The incumbent will report to Director, AIID and will supervise national staff and administrative staff.
- Investigates allegations of integrity violations under ADB’s Anticorruption Policy and procedures, including the following activities:
- Reviews and screens complaints received by Investigations Division (AIID), Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI);
- Prepares preliminary findings, or reviews the preliminary findings report, and formulates detailed investigation plans and strategies accordingly;
- Conducts interviews of complainants, witnesses, and/or subjects as appropriate; obtains and analyzes exculpatory and inculpatory evidence;
- Reviews and analyzes all reliable and relevant information;
- Conducts rigorous analysis of all available evidence to reach objective and credible investigative findings and conclusions;
- Prepares and edits investigative reports and supporting documentation to the highest standards of quality, thoroughness, accuracy, timeliness, and objectivity.
- Manages OAI’s retainers and other OAI staff when a team approach to investigations is employed.
- Discusses the impacts and outcomes of investigations on related ADB-financed or ADB-supported activities with concerned OAI staff; other ADB staff; outside experts, other third parties; and, when appropriate, authorities of ADB’s member countries.
- Contributes to the formulation of possible technical assistance to help prevent and detect integrity violations.
- Assists operational staff to minimize integrity violation risks in ADB-financed or ADB-supported activities by using information available to OAI.
- When required, assists investigations conducted under the OAI’s Respectful Workplace Unit (RWU).
Policymaking and Advice
- Contributes to formulation and updates of policies, processes, and procedures to improve OAI’s investigative methodologies;
- Assists in the provision of risk advisory services to ADB departments/offices with respect to mitigation and prevention of integrity violations at all stages of ADB’s projects and other ADB activities.
- Assists other OAI staff in the performance of their duties under the direction of the Director, OAI.
- Undertakes other work as may be assigned, including participation or input into OAI’s integrity due diligence work through its Due Diligence Unit (AIOD-DU).
- Monitors and reports on OAI independent investigations, including but not limited to maintaining full and complete records on OAI’s investigative case management system.
- Identifies training material for use as case studies within OAI and for OAI’s external awareness-raising activities.
- Conducts seminars and workshops, make presentations, and facilitate meetings to foster an understanding of ADB’s Anticorruption Policy requirements.
- Develops and delivers effective outreach and training programs by applying lessons learned from investigations.
- Develops and implements technical assistance related to OAI’s mandate.
- Builds partnerships and liaises with other staff and departments to ensure maximum institutional effectiveness and impact from OAI’s efforts and deliverables.
- Provides leadership and support to reporting staff.
- Supervises the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.
- Ensures the on-going learning and development of reporting staff.
Relevant Experience & Requirements
- A university degree; preferably at post-graduate level or its equivalent, honors degree is an advantage.
- Professional qualifications such as Member of the Integrated Bar or equivalent, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is an advantage.
- Knowledge of and ability to use IT-related investigative tools is an advantage.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required, including the 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.
- Suitability to undertake outlined responsibilities at the required level.
- Has reputation for integrity, sound judgment, fairness, and discretion
- At least 6 years of relevant professional work experience demonstrating progression of responsibilities, including administrative investigation; forensic accounting; financial or performance auditing; financial analysis; financial accounting; criminal or law enforcement; economic analysis or other fields that demonstrate application of analytical skills with sound judgment.
- Sound expertise in specific area, with experience applying knowledge in diverse international settings and/or different organizations
- Expertise in data analytics would be an advantage.
- Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive project member
- Proficiency in a second language used in ADB’s DMCs (such as Bengali, Chinese, Russian or Vietnamese) would be an advantage.
- Established reputation for integrity, sound judgment, fairness, and discretion
- Ability to perform under pressure and interact with others with the utmost diplomatic and professional manner at all times
- Ability to balance multiple work priorities effectively and adapt to evolving priorities in a challenging environment
- Demonstrated teamwork (ability to working with others to achieve more effective results), leadership (apply interpersonal influence to inspire others to move in a meaningful direction with competence and commitment), and conceptualization (developing viable solutions based on an understanding of institutional perspective and needs) skills.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest ethical standards of professional and personal conduct, including ability to undergo a thorough professional, personal and financial background investigation with satisfactory results.
- Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Level 3.
The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.
ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB’s standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.
ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.