Senior Integrity Officer Job in Nigeria

 African Development Bank Group (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Integrity Officer

Position Number: 50000663

Location: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Position Grade: PL5

The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises, and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary-General & General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department

  • The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC) plays an integral role in achieving this mandate by protecting the Bank’s corporate image and reputation, and improving the continent's investment climate through the deterrence, prevention and reduction of fraud, corruption, staff misconduct and other harmful practices within the Bank Group.
  • PIAC has the overriding mandate developing preventive measures to reduce fraud and corruption in bank operations, to undertake unhindered investigations into allegations of corruption, fraud, and other malpractices in Bank Group Financed Operations, conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct involving staff members of the Bank.
  • The Integrity and Prevention Division (PIAC.1) has the overriding mandate of Developing preventive measures to proactively reduce the potential for staff misconduct, fraud or corruption within Bank Group financed operations.

The Position

  • The Senior Integrity Officer is responsible for giving support to the implementation of integrity and anti-corruption compliance policies related to due diligence processes within Bank operations, the integrity compliance program, debarment and cross debarment of the sanctioning process and capacity building activities on integrity and anti-corruption for Bank staff and key stakeholders.
  • The Integrity and Prevention Division has the overriding mandate of Developing preventive measures to proactively reduce the potential for staff misconduct, fraud or corruption within Bank Group financed operations.
  • The Senior Integrity Officer will support the Bank’s due diligence (Integrity Due Diligence, Anti-Money Laundering & Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) & Tax due diligence), and integrity compliance processes to strengthen integrity and anti-corruption and reduce corruption vulnerability in bank group operations.
  • In this context, the Senior Integrity Officer shall maintain the highest standard of professional proficiency and integrity; and shall be guided by the ethos of confidentiality, fairness, equity and due diligence.

Key Function
Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, the Senior Integrity Officer shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Support due diligence, AML/CFT and Tax Due Diligence assessments on Bank financed projects and activities;
  • Assist in giving advisory services to enhance due diligence practices and make recommendations for measures or institutional reforms to close loopholes and ensure compliance with Bank Group policies and applicable international conventions;
  • Assist in the management of debarment and cross-debarment processes and ensure that they are in line with the MDB Harmonized Agreement in the Prevention of Fraud and Corruption in Bank Financed Activities
  • Undertake research on international developments to ensure that the Bank’s Anti-Corruption policies are in line with current industry policies;
  • Assist in the mainstreaming anti-money laundering and other illicit activities in Bank group internal operations.
  • Update Annual Integrity Due Diligence typologies;
  • Support the Bank’s broader efforts to enhance measures to combat fraud and corruption through sensitization and awareness activities;
  • Conduct integrity awareness and publicity programs in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and to Bank’s employees in the field offices;
  • Support integrity compliance program for debarred entities in line with the Bank’s Integrity Standards;  
  • Assist in the Department’s Annual Integrity Reporting;
  • Support special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments upon demand.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Law, Social Sciences, Communication Studies, Governance, Business Administration, Anti-Corruption, Tax, and Public Policy or a related field;
  • Professional qualification in Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance, Fraud Examination or Tax will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of five (5) years post graduated extensive and progressive experience in the area of governance, tax, law, anti-fraud and anti-corruption work, within a multi-lateral development financial institution, development organization, government, private or civil society sector at the regional and international level;
  • Substantial professional experience in compliance, risk management and statistical analytic tools;
  • Strong time management and document management skills with fine attention to detail;
  • Excellent communication;
  • Strong and proven ability to write, present and report clearly;
  • Excellent planning, organizational and analytical ability; attention to detail and ability to work independently;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with and proven ability to work in a team to develop trust and demonstrate fairness;
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other;
  • Competence in the use of the Bank’s standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
13th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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