VACANCY: Investigator

We are glad to announce the competition for the fulfillment the one of vacant position – Investigator at the Business Ombudsman Council.
The Business Ombudsman Council is a standing consulting and advisory body of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The BOC has been established for the purpose of contributing to the transparency of the activities of state authorities, businesses within the scope of their administration, preventing corruption and/or other violations of legitimate interests of businesses.
Within this context, the principal roles of the Investigator are: to conduct, in an effective manner, investigations which have been assigned to him//her; to fully support the BO and the relevant DBO in ensuring that the BOC maintains effective policies, resources and expertise to respond to allegations of business malpractice by businesses; and, if so requested, in close cooperation with the BO and the relevant DBO, provide systemic advice, including, where relevant, legislative changes.
The Investigator fully supports the BO and DBO in building and maintaining relationships with the investigative departments of the relevant national, regional and local authorities.  The Investigator also contributes to policy dialogue with the relevant national authorities, delivers presentations to external stakeholders, and contributes to the preparations for international conferences and workshops.
Main tasks:
•    Conduct investigations into allegations of business malpractice (corruption and other violations of the legitimate interests of businesses) in accordance BOC’s Internal Rules of Procedure;
•    Conduct in-depth researches on relevant laws and regulations relevant to the investigations;
•    Liaise with complainants, witnesses, state- and private-owned enterprises, individual entrepreneurs and governmental authorities in the context of investigations;
•    Prepare correspondence with complainants;
•    Write detailed, high quality investigation reports including findings, analysis and recommendations;
•    Monitor the implementation of the recommendations;
•    Maintain and analyse data/statistics derived from conducted investigations;
•    Participate in expert groups;
•    Assist DBOs with systemic reports drafting;
•    Other duties related to investigations as required.
Requirements/hard skills:
•    Master’s degree in law;
•    Significant post-qualification experience (at least 7 years) with appropriate degree of relevant professional experience;
•    Experience in one of the following areas: taxation, criminal proceedings, customs, land and mineral resources, public procurement, energy and natural resources;
•    Experience in conducting complex investigations and/or litigations and managing own case load;
•    Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex legal, commercial and financial information;
•    Strong advocacy and liaison skills and proven ability to communicate with peers as well as to communicate with and manage BOC stakeholders;
•    Thorough understanding of BOC’s mission, mandate and processes;
•    Experience of the investigation and integrity processes.
•    Excellent command of English and Ukrainian, both written and spoken, together with the ability to draft in English and Ukrainian to a very high standard.
Personal Profile/soft skills:
•    High integrity and discretion in a sensitive work environment;
•    Proven ability to make well-reasoned and considered judgement in complex situations;
•    Result- oriented and resilient individual who will drive through and implement matters with flexibility and with the ability to work unsupervised outside a standard structure and framework;
•    Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly form working relationships and gain credibility with a wide selection of staff and members of the BOC;
•    Proven communication skills – effective communicator, with the ability to persuade and influence colleagues and be able to deliver the goals;
•    Highly motivated individual able to juggle multiple priorities working within tight deadlines.
•    Effective team player;
•    Attracted to the mission of the BOC.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply by emailing their CV (not exceeding 2 pages) along with a Motivation Letter in English with the subject line “Vacancy of Investigator” on olena.shcherba@boi.org.ua
Deadline for applications: August 20, 2021, 23:59 Kyiv time.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the next stage of the process.

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