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Investigations Officer, P3


  • As an Investigation Officer, you will take part in internal reviews and assessments of received complains and allegations, efficiently plan and undertake complex investigations and prepare comprehensive reports. A large emphasis is placed on coordination of the work of investigative teams, development of policies and procedures, provision of advice on best practices with respect to investigations and guidance/training to other staff.
  • Investigations matters include Fraud and Corruption, Abusive Conduct, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and other policy violation of WFP staff and contracted partners and vendors. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Efficiently plan and undertake office and field-based investigations into allegations of violations of policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and applicable rules and regulations.
  • Manage the workflow of individual investigation cases within the set timeframes.
  • Take part in internal reviews and assessments of received complains and allegations and draw recommendations.
  • Prepare reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations and, based on analysis and findings, make recommendations for corrective actions, improved controls and efficiency of WFP operations.
  • Assess the potential for fraud and corruption in operational activities and contribute to formulation of recommendations to senior management.
  • Provide guidance and advice to WFP employees on matters pertaining to the investigation of wrongdoing and direct staff appointed by field offices to assist in investigations.
  • Regularly appraise progress of investigations and assess probable impact of investigation outcomes relative to strategies and advice colleagues.
  • Coordinate with local officials, governments, and external organizations, and obtain their support such as interpreters or facts providers to facilitate investigative work.
  • Effectively work and coordinate with other control and monitoring functions as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the development or develop policies and procedures, and share best practices/lessons learnt from investigative work.
  • Other as required.



  • University degree in Criminology, Investigations, Law, Audit, Accounting or other related fields. Formal training and/or certification in various law enforcement methodologies/fraud examination or investigation.


  • Five years or more of relevant, postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in conducting criminal or administrative investigations.


  • Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or, Portuguese (a WFP working language).


  • In depth understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to investigations and practical use of investigation techniques.
  • Demonstrated skills in investigations planning and implementation.
  • Familiarity with the use of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources and databases.
  • Expertise in handling facts/evidence related to investigations.
  • Business acumen.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Time management skills. 


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