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Senior Investigator, Legal, Awards, Risk, and Compliance


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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing heath challenges.

PATH seeks to hire a Senior Investigator who will be a member of PATH’s Legal, Awards, Research and Compliance team. Reporting to the PATH Director of Awards, Risk and Compliance, the Senior Investigator will lead the Investigation team and oversee all investigations for PATH worldwide, ensure timely completion of investigations, and will maintain and strengthen processes and training to ensure trust, quality, integrity and consistency with investigations organization wide. The Senior Investigator will work closely with other members of our Global Risk and Compliance team, Internal Audit, Finance, Legal Affairs, and Human Resources teams to reduce financial fraud and abuse losses as well as addressing safeguarding harms by efficiently and effectively investigating allegations of misconduct.

Key duties and responsibilities :


Conduct high quality investigations of policy violations and allegations of wrongdoing related to financial fraud, corruption, ethics and compliance, safeguarding, workplace bullying, and other related matters as directed by leadership.

Assist PATH legal team and other business partners with the collection, organization, and preparation of data and case information for review and analysis in legal matters, regulatory filings, law enforcement referrals, and cross-functional investigations.

Develop and bring complex financial fraud and safeguarding investigations to successful conclusion, providing clear and concise findings and recommendations through sufficiently detailed written reports and fit-for-purpose management briefings to enable corrective action planning.

Review and assess allegations including conducting appropriate debriefing interviews, communicating with the complainant, and counterpart operational colleagues.

Conduct investigative research, to include financial records, procurement documents and database searches.

Formulate detailed investigation plans and strategies with summary of case facts and findings to date, chronology of events, witness lists, sequence of investigative activities and operational logistics.

Participate in investigative missions to collect and organize relevant documentary and electronic information, including witness, and subject interviews, and preparing and securing signed witness attestations.

Manage intake of investigations in a timely manner, triaging priorities and delegating to appropriate colleagues and business partners, as well as trusted external partners as needed.

Training and Awareness

Provide guidance to internal and external stakeholders regarding guidelines, principles, and practices of investigations, acting as an ambassador to foster trust and respect for the process.

Develop and participate in education, training, and awareness-building activities as part of a fraud and misconduct prevention program.

Liaise with business and program partners to develop and maintain strong collaboration, and to gather knowledge to strengthen processes and develop resources for a culture of integrity.

Identify lessons learned from investigations to inform training and outreach programs and, in partnership with business partners, to strengthen PATH’s internal controls environment.

Contribute to special projects with an enterprise-wide impact requiring guidance and direction from an investigations perspective and participate in cross-functional and organizational strategic initiatives.

Management and Metrics

Identify, develop and use appropriate project management techniques to maximize efficiency while maintaining high quality outcomes.

Screen, engage, and manage external investigators as needed.

Initiate and maintain appropriate communications with senior management, legal counsel, and key stakeholders.

Identify, develop, and apply appropriate investigative tools, processes, and technologies to achieve maximum efficiencies and effectiveness.

Develop and report on key metrics and outcomes regarding investigations to senior leadership, including PATH’s Executive Team.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as finance, forensic accounting, audit, crime or law and minimum of eight years’ experience conducting safeguarding and complex fraud investigations related to financial, corruption, and procurement fraud. A comparable mix of experience and education may be considered.

Experience working in a complex, matrixed global organization; international NGO experience including with regulatory and legal requirements of grants and contracts funded by government agencies (such as USAID, FCDO, etc.) and private foundations and donors strongly preferred.

Strong ethics, integrity, and discretion in handling confidential information appropriately.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English required; analogous skills in French preferred.

Proven ability to explain complex concepts to employees at all levels of the organization.

Proven ability to stand apart from one’s own cultural context, and to evaluate evidence and make recommendations from a neutral, fact-based perspective.

Outstanding qualitative analytical skills: experience using both quantitative and qualitative information to support findings and recommendations.

Strong working knowledge of internal investigation procedures, techniques and case management systems.

Good working knowledge of safeguarding principles, corruption risk management and effective internal controls.

High technical competency with current technology in the investigation field; able to recommend and incorporate new technologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

Experience in conducting interviews, in person, by video, and by phone.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and complete cases or projects in a timely manner in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment.

Ability to work extended hours and to be flexible to accommodate multiple time zones as needed.

Ability to travel domestically and internationally on short notice as needed.

Internationally recognized and relevant certifications such as SEAH Certification, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified or Chartered Accountant, Certified Information Privacy Professional, and knowledge of US and international privacy law highly desirable.

Experience working as part of a forensic team using fraud detection technologies and data analysis tools preferred.

Strong knowledge of international investigation standards (CII, CHS)

Must have legal authorization to work in Kenya. 

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