Investigations Manager and Counter Fraud specialist

from GOAL
Closing date: 01 Jun 2018

GOAL is a humanitarian agency operational in 12 countries, providing programmes and support to and with some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. Reporting to the Head of Investigations (In the absence of the Head of Investigations, reporting directly to the CEO/General Manager and the Audit and Risk Committee), the Principal Functions are of the Investigations Manager and Counter Fraud specialist will include:

  • To ensure that the day to day functions of the Investigations Unit are managed in a professional and timely manner.
  • To strengthen counter fraud and wrongdoing measures throughout the GOAL organisation.
  • To ensure that the Head of Investigations, and where appropriate the GOAL Board and CEO/General Manager are informed in a timely manner of issues arising from the scope of work (as set out below)

Scope of Work:

  • To liaise with the Complaints Response Group and conduct, direct and advise on all investigations arising from complaints or concerns raised.
  • To support the counter fraud framework within GOAL by gathering intelligence, reviewing systems and conducting risk assessments concerning any suspected activities by GOAL employees or otherwise that are intended to, or have the effect of, causing reputational, financial loss or misappropriation of GOAL, donor and partner resources entrusted to
  • To engage with GOAL’s Child Protection focal point; to act upon instruction as a focal point concerning Safeguarding issues and in particular any infringement of GOAL’s Child Protection Policy and PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) guidelines and codes of
  • To undertake, supervise, support, review and manage investigations into alleged or suspected inappropriate activities in all countries where GOAL operates, that may have left GOAL or donors vulnerable to financial or reputational
  • To assist in the recovery of losses arising from fraud or other wrongdoings.
  • To adopt best practice on the development and roll out training on fraud awareness, prevention and investigation in the organisation and on the of relevant policies (including but not limited to Counter Fraud, Bribery, Corruption, Whistleblowing, and Conflict of Interest).
  • To risk assess and introduce counter measures against all forms of aid diversion concerning GOAL.
  • To act as liaison officer with Law Enforcement or other Regulatory Authorities in matters that concern GOAL.
  • To provide assistance in conducting background checks, due diligence enquiries, and investigations to GOAL departments, (including but not limited to the Programs, HR, Logistics and Procurement, Finance departments and Country programs)
  • To keep the CEO/General Manager and the Audit and Risk Committee advised on an ongoing
  • To produce reports as required by the Head of Investigations and make recommendation for change.

Requirements (essential)

  • Degree in social sciences, business, law, human resources, or public administration or other related field, paralegal degree or graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years’ investigative experience in law enforcement or equivalent; (international or NGO experience would be advantageous)
  • Experience in leading investigations in corruption, bribery, collusion, ounter-terrorist financing; aid diversion or money laundering investigation is very desirable
  • Case management and metrics experience handling large volumes of data
  • Excellent communication skills, including interviewing, , training and presentation skills
  • Excellent writing and report drafting skills
  • Ability to prioritize and deliver in a fast-paced multi-tasking work environment


  • Arabic, French or Spanish language skills

The role is to be based at GOAL’s head office in Dublin with travel to GOAL field sites

Contract type: Permanent

Our package includes a competitive salary, 22 days annual leave and the possibility to join our Health care scheme. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service. Salary range for this role is € 65,000 to 72,000. Candidates must be entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.