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 Director, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) Investigations, Remote

Organization: FHI 360 Follow @UNjobs

Locations : USA-Remote (Any) Time type : Full time

Job requisition id : Requisition -2024200478

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer, the Director, SEA Investigations will assist the Office of Compliance and Internal Audit (OCIA) in conducting investigations into allegations of abuse, exploitation and other forms of misconduct committed by FHI 360 personnel against adult and child beneficiaries. This includes but is not limited to allegations related to sexual exploitation and abuse and other forms of misconduct such as sexual harassment and discriminatory conduct toward beneficiaries or host community members. In consultation with other FHI 360 staff, the position will provide feedback and recommended changes to FHI 360 policies and practices to help prevent incidents of abuse or exploitation and strengthen our response and investigation protocols. The position will work with other FHI 360 functional areas and programs to support our partners, sub-grantees and other agencies in fostering a work environment that minimizes the potential for abuse, exploitation and other forms of misconduct. Two commitments are at the foundation of FHI 360’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 commitments by furthering a critical mission of the OCIA – to safeguard our employees, beneficiaries, and resources from misconduct and abuse in challenging and high-risk operating environments.

As the investigations will involve transactions, individuals and locations and staff around the world, the position may/will require travel, when practicable again, for coordination with investigation teams, forensic specialists and external contractors as required.

Accountabilities: Develop an SEA Investigation Protocol that aligns with FHI 360’s safeguarding policies, the OCIA’s standards of practice, and international normative guidance and best practices for investigating SEA cases in humanitarian and development contexts. Undertake investigations of allegations of abuse, exploitation and other forms of misconduct against beneficiaries.; Ensure objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout investigative processes in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and FHI 360 guidelines; Taking a survivor centered approach, formulate investigation plans, review and analyze all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews with staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyze potential documentary and electronic evidence, conduct investigative research, prepare draft investigation reports, and present investigative results in a clear written form; Prepare reports, ad hoc briefs, and analysis of trends over time pertaining to investigations in coordination with the Director for Investigations, to the Safeguarding Committee, Senior Leadership, the Board of Directors, and others as appropriate; Work with Human Resources regarding staff support, duty of care, local laws and potential employee discipline or separation of employment. Support the preparation of work plans and the prioritization of investigative work in consultation with OCIA leadership. Work with, monitor and assist the work of contracted specialists as appropriate; Coordinate with other FHI 360 staff and provide input to ensure that safeguarding procedures and policies for prevention and response are complementary; Work on other misconduct such as financial fraud and conflict of interest investigations and OCIA projects as requested . Working Relationships: OCIA staff, FHI 360 employees, Human Resources, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion staff (Senior Technical Advisor for Safeguarding), Operations leadership, Legal Position Reports to: Chief Compliance Officer Position directly supervises: None Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Headquarters departments, international and U.S. program operations as needed External: Subrecipients, vendors, service providers and external auditors and contractors as needed

Education:

Master’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Business, Public Health, International Development, Social Work, Psychology, Legal Studies or Related Field. Certified Investigator preferred Investigation and sexual exploitation and abuse related training preferred

Experience: Typically requires 10+ years of experience; including 5+ years of experience conducting sexual exploitation, abuse, and other misconduct investigations in challenging environments, and in the locations where FHI 360 operates; Experience in the nonprofit, NGO sector or grant-supported organizations, or the inspector general function within a large government organization; Extensive experience working with children and vulnerable adults, including demonstrable experience of undertaking difficult interviews and investigations, with sensitivity;  Experience working with investigation teams in distant locations and insecure environments; Experience examining forensic evidence; electronic evidence and working with computer forensic specialists; Experience conducting survivor-centered investigations, interviews with witnesses and subjects; Experience drafting for issuance and disclosure, written reports of investigation. Travel to insecure environments required. Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Must have excellent communication, diplomacy and negotiation skills. Knowledge of investigation principles and techniques associated with sexual exploitation and abuse; Excellent judgment and discretion to maintain confidentiality Knowledge and expertise related to the investigation of other forms of misconduct (such as discrimination, harassment, conflicts of interest, fraud, collusion, bribery and corruption) is especially helpful Must have the ability to quickly create trusting relationships and maintain objectivity Fluency in French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic is helpful. Excellent writing and report drafting skills Typical Physical Demands: Typical office environment. Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard. Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Ability to lift/move up to 5 lbs. Technology to be Used: Computer/Laptop, Microsoft applications (i.e., Office 365, SharePoint, Skype/Zoom/Teams), cell phone/mobile technology, and standard office equipment. Travel Requirements: Greater than 25% The expected US Based hiring salary range for this role is listed below. Candidates FHI 360 pay ranges represent national averages that vary by geographic location. When determining an offer amount, FHI 360 factors in multiple considerations, including but not limited to: relevant years of experience and education possessed by the applicant, internal equity, business sector, and budget.

Base salary is only one component of our offer. FHI 360 contributes 12% of monthly base pay to a money purchase pension plan account. Additionally, all US based staff working full-time, which is calculated at 40 hours/week, receive 18 days of paid vacation per year, 12 sick days per year, and 11 holidays per year. Paid time off is reduced pro rata for employees working less than a full-time schedule.

US Based Hiring Salary Range: $150,000 – $170,000

International hiring ranges will differ based on location. This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks. FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. FHI 360 will never ask you for your career site username or password, and we will never request money, goods or services during the application, recruitment or employment process.

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