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Investigations Officer

at WFP - World Food Programme
Location Nairobi County, Kenya
Date Posted August 12, 2019
Category Legal
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address UN Avenue


Investigations Officer


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


The selected candidate will report to the Senior Investigations Officer P-5, Nairobi Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI-NBO). The goal and mission of the OIGI is to conduct independent investigations into allegations of misconduct involving WFP staff, contractors and other applicable persons.


The selected candidate will take part in internal reviews and assessments of complaints 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.

Experience Requirements

Eight years or more (of which three international) of relevant progressively responsible professional experience in planning, leading and executing complex criminal or administrative investigations in managerial or supervisory position.

Job Responsibilities

Effectively manage the work-flow of individual cases assigned to Investigations Officers.
Take part in internal review and assessment of received complaints and allegations and formulate comprehensive investigation plans for complex investigations.

Education Requirements

Advanced university degree in Criminology, Investigations, Law, Audit, Accounting or other related fields, or a first level degree with additional years of experience.
Formal training and/or certification in various law enforcement methodologies/fraud examination or investigation.


Demonstrated expertise in theories, concepts and approaches relevant to investigations and practical use of investigation and interviewing techniques.
Strong report writing skills.
Skills in coordination of multiple investigations and delivery of planned outputs.
Familiarity with the use of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources and databases.
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and of UN rules and procedures, is an asset.
Ability to coach staff in collection and handling facts and evidence.
Ability to apply good judgment and strategic thinking in the context of internal investigations.