Investigations Specialist - Tenders Global

Investigations Specialist

Green Climate Fund




The Investigations Specialist, under the overall supervision of the Chief of Investigations of the Independent Integrity Unit (IIU), will be responsible for a full range of activities pertaining to IIU’s investigation and anticorruption functions.  S/he will conduct investigations into alleged employee misconduct and violations of integrity policies in Green Climate Fund (GCF) operations and funded activities and will help support disciplinary/sanctions processes. S/he will also assist in providing advice and guidance on anti-corruption and integrity-related provisions during GCF policy and/or contractual development. In addition, s/he will be expected to contribute to other IIU activities, including to capacity-building initiatives within the GCF and for entities that receive funds from the GCF.

  • Conduct and advise on the planning, organization, and implementation of investigations into alleged misconduct, violations of the GCF integrity policies and other wrongdoing. 
  • Assist in providing accurate and reliable advice to GCF stakeholders on matters concerning anti-corruption and investigations, including ensuring that the Fund’s integrity-related requirements are duly reflected in the Fund’s contract agreements. 
  • Participate in developing or reviewing integrity-related policies, and assist in implementing tools to enhance risk detection/mitigation and support Administrative Remedies and Exclusions processes.


  • Collaborate with interdivisional teams on contractual reviews, administration of justice processes, and risk management activities to ensure adherence to GCF integrity requirements.
  • Build collaborative networks within GCF Counterparties, professional networks, and other external stakeholders to facilitate cooperation, partnership, and information-exchange.
  • Develop knowledge-products on integrity-related topics  for GCF personnel, and for  entities that receive funds from the GCF for approved projects.


  • Prepare intake/preliminary assessment, management implication, and investigation reports, conduct ad hoc reviews of reports, and assist in post investigation activities.
  • Provide timely and effective input and guidance on anticorruption and integrity-related provisions during GCF contractual reviews/negotiations.
  • Assist in the development of, or updates to, IIU internal operating procedures and GCF integrity-related policies.

Requirements (Education, experience, technical competencies required of the job):

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Law, Criminology, Finance, Accounting or other related discipline.
  • A minimum seven (7) years of relevant experience in investigatory, prosecutorial or litigation work, including at least three (3) years in an international setting. Experience in project-related cases of a multilateral development bank, national donor agency, or international organization is an advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in managing investigations, with demonstrated ability to plan, organize and execute related-activity and to conduct comprehensive analysis based on identification of key issues.
  • Deep understanding of legal concepts and standards related to investigations, sanctions and other anticorruption-related topics. Experience in policy development, litigation and/or contractual review is an advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal and liaison skills, with the ability to communicate tactfully with peers and GCF stakeholders.
  • Excellent command of written and oral English is essential; familiarity of another UN language is an advantage.





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