Recruitment at African Development Bank (AfDB) for Senior Investigation & IT Forensic Officers

African Development Bank (AfDB) – Established in
1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African
development institution, promoting economic growth and social
progress across the continent. There are 80 member states,
including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The
development agenda is delivering the financial and technical
support for transformative projects that will significantly
reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Investigation & IT Forensic Officer
Reference: ADB/17/208
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50071276
The Complex

  • The President plans, supervises and manages the business of the
    Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the
    President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development
    Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the
    Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Divisions
    including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation
    Department; Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption; Compliance Review
    and Mediation Department; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board;
    Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk
    Management Function Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services
    Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Ethics
    Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department

  • The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption plays an integral
    role in achieving this mandate by protecting the Bank’s corporate image
    and reputation, and improving the continent’s investment climate
    through the deterrence, prevention and reduction of fraud, corruption,
    staff misconduct and other harmful practices within the Bank Group.
  • The Investigations Division, has the overriding mandate to
    undertake unhindered investigations into allegations of corruption,
    fraud and other malpractices in Bank Group Financed Operations and
    conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct involving staff
    members of the Bank.

The Position

  • The Senior Investigation & IT Forensic Officer will be
    responsible for conducting Computer Forensic seizures, analyses and
    technical support in investigations into allegations of fraud,
    corruption, other sanctionable practices, and misconduct involving Bank
    Group Staff, with regard to Bank Group financed operations,
    administrative budgets and misuse of Bank resources.
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Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Senior Investigation & It Forensic Officer will:

  • Conduct and otherwise assist in preliminary inquiries into
    allegations of fraud, corruption or misconduct as the needs of the
    division require and ensure confidentiality of the process
  • Review and analyse allegations and whistle-blowing information
    to determine relevancy and reliability, conduct sensitive interviews and
    other investigative research activities
  • Assist in coordinating and conducting pre and post investigative
    activities including analysis and prioritization of new allegations and
    whistle-blower information
  • Undertake investigations and deliver highest quality related investigative work product
  • Prepare Investigation Reports relating to investigative
    findings, discuss and defend the findings, conclusions and
  • Provide technical support on requests coming from within the
    Bank and from Member countries and other MDBs on fraud and corrupt
  • Define, propose and integrate various technological solutions to
    enhance IT-based intelligence gathering and preventative measures
  • Carry out computer forensic examinations to be admissible as
    evidence in tribunal proceedings such as: – capturing and seizing
    electronic data
  • Analyse electronic data and computer storage devices, i.e. hard
    disks, tapes, etc. – tracing computer usage and history from OS logs and
    application files etc.
  • Maintain the hardware and software in the computer forensic
    laboratory and keeping abreast with technical developments in digital
    forensic equipment, software and techniques
  • Managing and conducting missions to capture and seize electronic data
  • Manage and assure backup of electronic evidence in the forensic laboratory
  • Prepare Management Implication Reports resulting from internal
    control weaknesses giving rise to the occurrence of an investigative
  • Advice and support Investigators on IT and IT Forensic matters
  • Perform tool testing for updated forensic tools against standard forensic data
  • Prepare detailed reports of forensic examinations
  • Advice and support investigators of the Division and, on
    request, Regional Member Countries by providing expertise in computer
  • Undertake system and network administration tasks to support the
    operations of investigators of the Division in a networked environment
  • Conduct field work, controlling evidence and data collection and
    reviewing documents and information gathered in the course of an
    investigation to ensure that investigation objectives are achieved, that
    evidence is protected, and adequately support the findings, conclusions
    and recommendations of the investigation
  • Prepare Quarterly Activity Reports containing the status of
    allegations, preliminary reviews and assignment progress for the
    attention of the Manager – Investigation Division.
  • Contribute to special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments upon demand
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Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree (MSc) in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • At minimum of five (5) years of relevant post qualification
    experience, with at least three (3) years of demonstrated IT forensic
  • Certification in any computer forensic software is advantageous
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and
    written; proven 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,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work
    effectively in a team/task force as participant or team leader and with
    senior officials internally and externally
  • Strong interviewing skills, capacity to influence and win the confidence of difficult witness
  • Ability to work independently and manage challenges
  • Competence in IT Forensic software and techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in
    English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other
  • Integrity, good judgment, fairness and discretion in dealing with staff and external parties
  • Knowledge in essential aspects of computer security in multi IT
    areas: database, development, network, operating systems, IT security,
    specific applications security, etc
  • Knowledge of Digital Forensic Software
  • Substantial experience in IT Forensic and investigative works,
    preferably investigations relating to fraud and corruption in public or
    private sector, such experience may include criminal prosecutions or
    defense work, internal fraud/corruption and/or misconduct investigations
    in a corporate or government setting, tracing stolen funds etc
  • Competence in the use of the Bank’s standard software applications (Word, Excel. Power point)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 

Application Deadline: 9th June, 2017. 

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