Regional Investigations Manager, LACRO, VisionFund International - Tenders Global

Regional Investigations Manager, LACRO, VisionFund International

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  • Posted 5 months ago

World Vision

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable childrens life stories!

Employee Contract Type:

Local – Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)

Job Description:

Location: This is a regional role and so applications are welcome from any country in LACRO with WVI registration

Application Deadline: 22nd November 2023


VisionFund is World Visions microfinance provider serving vulnerable clients through loans, savings, and insurance. We enable families to grow their livelihoods in hard to reach, rural locations in 28 countries so that caregivers can create secure futures for their children. We believe in brighter futures for children; empowering families to create incomes and jobs; unlocking economic potential for communities to thrive. Join VisionFund as we seek to end intergenerational poverty through microfinance.

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to work independently, with little or no supervision to analyze allegations, initiate, plan, lead and conduct investigations. Write reports documenting investigative plans and investigative results, and follow-up on specific investigation assignments. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the VisionFund International (VFI) Investigations Director.

Major Responsibilities

  • Analyze, oversee and conduct preliminary assessment of allegations to determine the veracity of possible violations of VisionFund policy or law.
  • Initiate, plan, conduct, support and oversee investigations related to complex fraud, corruption, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, conflict-of-interest, embezzlement, theft, ethical misconduct, mismanagement, waste and abuse.
  • Prepare and evaluate detailed reports, such as investigative plans, engagement memos, reports of investigation and quarterly investigative reports.
  • Provide oral and written briefings to senior leadership.
  • Conduct a full range of investigative activities to include, but not limited to, analyzing documents, such as financial records and conducting witness and subject interviews.
  • Coordinate and conduct investigative activities in conjunction with other MFI Internal Audit Manager, VFI Regional Audit Managers, VisionFund/ World Vision Investigators, VisionFund MFI and Regional Offices, WV legal offices and other entities.
  • Provide investigative training and guidance to staff and other investigators regarding detecting and investigating misconduct.
  • Develop and support implementation of preventive measures to mitigate fraud risk.
  • Identify fraud trends and recommend appropriate actions to mitigate the risk to VisionFund.

The incumbent will also be instrumental in rolling out and streamlining VisionFund Internal Audit strategic initiatives aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its assurance and advisory services. Thus, the position is responsible and accountable for:

  • Leading investigative teams, training and building capacity of the investigator assigned
  • Work strategically to align investigations goals with VisionFund 2030 goals by collaboration with internal and external stakeholder.
  • Effective engagement and collaboration with clients.
  • Recommending changes to VFI Internal Audits investigative procedures and tools based on knowledge gained by the conducting investigations.
  • Persuasive and timely communication of risks to VisionFund management. Promoting a Christ-centered internal investigative environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

Required Professional Experience

  • Bachelors Degree or higher in Accounting, Criminal Justice, Finance, or a related field.
  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and/ or CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant)
  • 5-years professional experience in investigation, auditing, research, law and/or project management, at least three as an attorney, investigator or auditor.
  • Excellent investigation, research, analytical, and communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to travel as needed to international locations

Preferred knowledge/qualifications for the role

  • Good understanding of microfinance and/ or banking operations.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish
  • Knowledge of the VisionFund business and systems is an added advantage.

Work Environment and Travel Requirement

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time.

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only

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