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Job: Director, Financial Integrity Investigations (International Rescue Committee – New York)

Job Title: Director, Financial Integrity Investigations

Location: New York

Company: International Rescue Committee

Background/IRC Summary:

The International Rescue Committee is among the world’s leading humanitarian relief and development organizations. The IRC has been at the forefront of virtually every major humanitarian initiative to assist people uprooted by war, persecution, or civil conflict for the last 80 years. And, more than 80 years after Albert Einstein helped create the IRC, the number and intensity of humanitarian crises across the globe warrant a dose of Einstein-inspired innovation.

The world’s more than 50 million displaced people, the most since World War II, require more than “aid as usual.” Their growing and increasingly complex needs mandate a transformation—a creative rethinking—in the global humanitarian response.

The beneficiaries of its programs deserve evidence-based interventions that bring real change to their lives. That is what the IRC is determined to deliver. The IRC has grown because its teams have gone to the toughest places, done cutting-edge research, developed in-depth knowledge, and forged vital relationships with local governments. Today its 11,000 employees and 13,000 incentive workers work in 170 field offices in 40 crisis-torn countries are helping communities rebuild after Ebola, survive terrorist insurgencies, and recover from war. From health care to education to protection for women and girls, the IRC is there. And unlike any other humanitarian organization, it is also here, in 26 U.S. cities, helping newly arrived refugees adjust to life in America and make a contribution to their new country.

Job Overview/Summary:
Reporting to the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, the Director of Financial Integrity Investigations will oversee and/or conduct investigations of allegations involving fraud, waste, abuse and corruption.  The individual will also support broader efforts to prevent, detect and respond appropriately to such risks.
Two commitments lie at the foundation of the IRC’s work: 1) our unceasing quest to serve the needs of our beneficiaries; and 2) our determination to meet the requirements of our donors as trusted stewards of their resources.  This position will play a key role in meeting these twin challenges by safeguarding our resources against fraud and other forms of abuse in challenging and high-risk operating environments. 

Major Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a trusted resource for the reporting and intake of integrity concerns involving IRC personnel, vendors or partners. 
  • Evaluate, classify and triage incoming matters based on nature and severity.
  • Develop investigation work plans, including objectives, scope, timing, staffing, resources, information gathering techniques, communication plans and jurisdictional considerations.
  • Perform fact and evidence gathering through interviews, document reviews, data analytics, testing and inspections.
  • Maintain investigation files, evidence, notices and related case tracking mechanisms.
  • Analyze findings and reach reasonable conclusions based on incomplete or conflicting information.
  • Prepare written reports and deliver briefings suitable for senior executive, law enforcement and judicial audiences.
  • Determine appropriate corrective actions, including internal control improvement opportunities identified through root cause analysis.
  • Develop internal policies, guidelines, templates, tools to strengthen investigation capacity building and staff development. 
  • Manage engagements involving external service providers (e.g., law firms, forensic accountants, investigators).
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders (e.g., legal, internal audit, program operations) and external stakeholders (e.g., government donors, inspectors general, program partners).

Job Requirements

Education: A graduate degree in law, public administration, business, accounting or related field, or equivalent professional experience required.

Certificates or Licenses: CFE/CFF/CPA/CA/CCEP a plus

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of business, legal, financial, audit and/or law enforcement experience
  • Minimum 3 years management experience
  • Minimum 3 years international investigative experience (including some in developing countries)
  • Experience working in the Not-for-Profit, INGO sectors or grant-supported organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: 

  • Leadership
  • Relationship Building
  • Fraud Investigation Principles and Techniques
  • Project Management
  • Communications – Written and Oral English
  • Data Analysis
  • MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and VISIO

Language Skills: Fluency in French or Arabic a plus

Working Environment: 

  • Position is based in New York, NY with a standard office work environment
  • Travel up to 75% including travel to developing countries

Please apply to this position via

Click here to view the original job listing from the International Rescue Committee 

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.


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