Senior Integrity Officer, Manila

Organization: Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Country: Philippines

City: Manila

Office: ADB Manila

Closing date: Friday, 21 October 2022

Job Vacancy | Friday, September 30, 2022

Reference Number: 220456

Position Level: NS 3

Department: Office of Anticorruption and Integrity

Division: Office of the Head, OAI

Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters

Date Posted: Friday, September 30, 2022

Closing Date: Friday, October 21, 2022 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This is a re-advertisement. Previous applicants need not apply. Applications received in response to previous posting will be considered together with applications received in response to this advertisement.

Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions. Applicants are expected to disclose if they have any relative/s by consanguinity/blood, by adoption and/or by affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB.

1 Close relatives refer to spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle.

Staff on probation are not eligible to apply. Applicants for promotion must have served at their position for at least one year and must have normally served at their personal level for at least two years immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date. Applicants for lateral transfer must have served at their position and personal level for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date (reference A.O. 2.03, paragraphs 5.8 and 5.9).

In the event that the staff appointed to a new category (i.e., from AS to NS, or from NS to IS) is rated at 2 or lower in the first two performance reviews after appointment at the new level, they will return to the level occupied immediately prior to their appointment in the new category.

Overview

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.

ADB only hires nationals of its 68 members.

The position is assigned in the Office of the Head, OAI (AIOD) within the Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI). ADB’s OAI leads the integrity initiatives of ADB through the conduct of investigations of allegations of integrity violations or other misconduct (including bullying and harassment), proactive integrity reviews, integrity due diligence, integrity risk advisories, and knowledge-sharing with ADB’s stakeholders in the areas of fraud and corruption detection and prevention, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), and tax transparency and tax integrity. OAI comprises the Office of the Head (AIOD), the Investigations Division (AIID) and the Prevention and Compliance Division (AIPD).

To view ADB Organizational Chart, please click here.

Job Purpose

The Senior Integrity Officer will primarily provide substantive operational and technical support to Head, OAI and under supervision, provide advice to parties both within and external to ADB, as appropriate, on ADB’s Anticorruption Policy, Integrity Principles and Guidelines, and other areas under OAI’s mandate. He/she will also contribute to the (i) planning and implementation of OAI’s goals, strategies, administration, and work planning in support of ADB’s overall goals; and (ii) capacity development and knowledge services on ADB’s integrity-related strategies and policies.

The incumbent will report to designated International Staff and may supervise Administrative Staff.

Responsibilities

a. Policymaking and Advice

Provides integrity advisory services and assists with (i) enhancing, updating, and monitoring the implementation of ADB’s policies and procedures in the areas of fraud and corruption detection and prevention, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT), and tax transparency and tax integrity; and (ii) ensuring that these and other international best practice standards are appropriately adopted in ADB’s project-related and institutional operations.

Provides inputs to the adoption of an effective program for detecting and managing integrity risks in ADB-financed projects and among ADB staff by appropriate interventions at various stages of the project cycle; and develops and updates relevant prevention tools, including guidelines, presentations, methodologies, etc., in coordination with the relevant departments/offices.

Advises ADB departments/offices on mitigation and prevention of integrity-related risks at all stages of ADB’s projects and other ADB activities, including policy and legal advice to ensure that integrity risks are appropriately managed and mitigated

Provides inputs to multilateral efforts to advance harmonization or convergence in the agenda, policies and practices on anticorruption and integrity

Provides advisory services to other ADB departments/offices in relation to potential exposures to fraud, corruption, and other prohibited practices (referred to as ‚integrity violations‘).

Provides advice on legal and contractual support, including reviewing and providing inputs on ADB policies and processes outside of OAI but related to its mandate.

Provides inputs to knowledge solutions and coordinates with colleagues and development partners in relation to policies and procedures on fraud and corruption prevention, whistleblower policy, investigations procedures, integrity due diligence, sanctions screening and analysis, and tax integrity.

Recommends policies, processes, and procedures to improve OAI’s methodologies and related templates.

Delivers high quality and timely briefing materials for Head, OAI; Advisor, OAI; and Directors, AIDD and AIPD; supports OAI’s outreach and anticorruption awareness-raising programs including the development of preventive tools; identifies proactive investigative targets; develops and expands OAI’s profiling database; and develops information that may be used for case prioritization.

b. Capacity Development and Knowledge Support

Discusses the impacts and outcomes of OAI’s work on related ADB activities with concerned staff and external experts, other third parties and, when appropriate, authorities of ADB’s member countries.

Provides advice to project teams to minimize integrity risks in ADB activities by using information available to OAI.

Develops and implements technical assistance related to OAI’s mandate when required.

Conducts training, seminars, and workshops when required and facilitates meetings to foster understanding of ADB’s Anticorruption Policy requirements.

Builds partnerships and liaises with other departments/offices to ensure maximum institutional effectiveness and impact from OAI’s efforts and deliverables.

c. Others

Supports OAI management in the recruitment of OAI staff, consultants, and contractors.

As requested, supervises the performance of reporting staff, consultants and/or contractors, provides clear direction, regularly monitors, and conveys feedback on performance.

Assists in any other matters as required by Advisor or Head, OAI or delegates and undertakes other activities to further OAI’s mandate that may be assigned.

Qualifications

Relevant Experience & Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Law, or relevant fields; preferably with Master’s degree or equivalent.

Advanced professional and/or academic qualifications, including Juris Doctor or equivalent, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or accredited coursework in investigations, anti-fraud, or anti-corruption, is an advantage.

At least 8 years of relevant professional experience, including at least 4 years of supervisory experience.

Established reputation for integrity, sound judgment, fairness, and discretion.

Ability to perform under pressure and interact with others, with the utmost diplomatic and professional manner at all times.

Strong teamwork skills.

Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, including the ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, discuss and defend issues, findings, and recommendations at senior levels and to produce complex and compelling briefs, reports, papers, etc.

Strong emotional intelligence with excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to exercise sound and independent judgment, prudence, and maturity in complex and sensitive cases.

Ability to work with discretion in handling sensitive and confidential matters.

Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff level NS3.

General Considerations

The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.

ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB’s standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.

ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.