The EIB, the European Union’s bank, is seeking to recruit for its Inspectorate General Directorate – Fraud Investigations Division, at its headquarters in Luxembourg:
Junior and Senior Fraud Investigators
These are full time positions
The term of these contracts will be 4 years
The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs, with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract subject to organizational requirements and individual performance.
This is a general campaign in order to fill 4 current vacancies and create a reserve list for future vacancies. Based on the assessment of their respective professional qualifications and experience, candidates will be selected for a position on an appropriate level, Junior Fraud Investigators (Grade 4), Fraud Investigators (Grade 5) and Senior Fraud Investigators (Grade 6).
The successful candidate will be assigned to one of the following activities:
- Investigations concerning allegations of fraud and corruption related to EIB Group operations, both inside and outside the EU and prepare detailed reports on the results and assist Management in up-dating anti-fraud policies and procedures
- Proactive Integrity Reviews (PIRs) to detect possible corrupt, fraudulent, coercive and collusive practices (as defined in EIB’s Anti-Fraud Policy) in EIB-supported projects and to recommend how to prevent these from happening in the future
- Evaluations of allegations to determine whether there is sufficient ground to warrant the opening of an investigation or whether the information should be dismissed.
The successful candidate will report to the Team Leaders responsible for the above listed areas and the Head of Fraud Investigations. S/he will have regular contact with colleagues in other Directorates.
- Under the day-to-day direction of the respective Team Leaders, the selected person will be expected to:
- Undertake desk reviews and research relevant facts;
- Contact complainants/informants and persons inside and external to the EIB, in order to obtain all relevant information relating to an allegation, in order to make a full and detailed assessment;
- Determine according to the intake procedure (including specified criteria), which issues should be fully investigated and which should be closed at the assessment stage;
- Conduct fraud investigations on specific cases under the day-to-day direction of the Coordinator of Investigations;
- Conduct PIR tasks such as: (i) risk assessment of EIB portfolio of operations (ii) presenting findings to stakeholders (other EIB directorates, Management, Audit Committee) and (iii) designing remedial actions for the identified irregularities in the use of EIB funds;
- Regularly report progress on cases and evidence obtained to assist in determining appropriate action;
- Direct and monitor the activities of external consultants, if applicable;
- Under the direction of the Head of Fraud Investigations, prepare detailed reports to management and relevant areas of the Bank;
- Monitor the implementation of actions following the investigation;
- Translate case-related experience into the development of new anti-fraud measures in the EIB, under the direction of the Deputy Head of Division;
- Keep up to date on latest developments in fraud investigations and related topics;
- Assist in other tasks as directed by the Head of Division, the Deputy Head of Division and Team Leaders;
- Regularly liaise with counterparts in national investigation and judicial bodies.
- Bachelor degree or higher in investigations, law, finance, economics or other relevant field of study;
- At least 3 years (Grade 4), 5 years (Grade 5) and 7 years (Grade 6) relevant professional experience within the fields of investigation, prosecution or forensic audit;
- Strong experience in conducting a wide range of investigations into alleged fraud, corruption or other similar prohibited activities;
- Sector knowledge: investment banking, equity business, procurement procedures (incl. EU tendering procedures), infrastructure projects would be considered an asset;
- Experience acquired in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEE) will be considered as a strong asset;
- Demonstrated strong analytical and critical-thinking skills;
- Proficiency in using Microsoft Office tools; knowledge of specialised analytical and forensic software would be an advantage;
- High level training in the field of research and analysis would be an advantage;
- Excellent knowledge and writing skills of English and French(*). Good working knowledge of any of the CEE languages would be considered as a strong asset.
- Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.
- Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.
- Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.
- Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.
(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank’s working languages
Please apply via the link.
Deadline for applications: 28th May 2017
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