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Regional Investigations Adviser - Region Middle East

Amman (Jordan)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

Rights Respected, People Protected


The Middle East Regional Office based in Amman, Jordan was created in January 2014 as part of NRC’s reorganization process.  We currently have more than 3,000 staff in the Middle East region assisting people displaced by conflict in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Palestine.  Our work is concentrated on the shelter, education, food security, legal assistance and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors with strong protection and resilience focus integrated into our programs.

NRC operations is in the Middle East have grown significantly in recent years and further growth is expected in the months to come. With large operations in such fluid contexts, the NRC Middle East Regional Office has a stimulating and rewarding work environment, a collaborative workforce and genuine place of passion responding to a region in crisis.


The role of the Investigations Adviser is to initially lead on minor casework, allegations of misconduct such as theft, bribery, favouritism etc. and to assist on major cases. Training will be provided and over time the role will also lead on more major cases. Also, acting as MERO Anti-Corruption & Investigations Specialist to cover periods of absence.

Role and responsibilities

Generic Responsibilities

  1. Deliver NRC’s anti-corruption training packages to counter corruption including NRC way 1 & 2 and bespoke training packages at a field office level, including local partners.

  1. Plan, execute and evaluate internal investigative work in accordance with NRC procedures and within local and international legislation.
  2. Advise NRC managers and staff on prevention and reduction of fraud, corruption and dishonest loss, including fraud, theft, bribery, nepotism, money-laundering, aid diversion and terrorist financing/support.
  3. Help develop NRC MERO anti-corruption strategy and programme.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Design and deliver effective strategies, projects, tools and training for countering corruption across NRC MERO.

  • Carry out high-quality, internal investigations at NRC locations throughout the Middle East Region.

  • Provide advice and guidance on anti-corruption, ensure compliance with anti-corruption policy.

  • Influence and support managers and staff to adopt ways of working that minimise corruption.

  • Improve the effectiveness of corruption deterrence, prevention, detection and response in MERO.

  • Produce high-quality reports to managers at all levels.

  • Collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data to understand the dishonesty threat and in support of investigative work.

  • Research and develop innovative approaches to countering corruption

  • Represent NRC at professional groups.

  • Work with colleagues to incorporate best practice into risk and control activities.

  • Contribute to NRC’s risk management processes and follow all NRC anti-corruption processes and procedures.


Our Ideal Candidate:

Minimum 2 years of experience working in an international NGO preferably in an emergency or post-conflict setting. Experience working with refugees and IDP's, and background in protection, access, and investigations.

Experience of interviewing people and women who have been through a traumatic incident(s), and write statements and reports out of them. For this purpose, the candidate should possess strong writing skills and ability to make stories out of the statements and the interviews.

Interest and willingness to travel across the region sometimes in a short notice, and visit refugee camps.

A people's person with remarkable communication skills, honest, and trustworthy. Enthusiasm to listen to people and analyse different stories. A diplomatic person who could navigate discussing with staff on different levels, senior managers, and entry positions.

Good training and facilitation skills, this person will be responsible for delivering trainings in the region.

Female Arab speakers are highly encouraged to apply.


Additional Information:

Contract period: 12 months

Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions

Duty station: Amman, 50% travel.

Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start

NRC may be required to verify the identity of its partners and to check that its partners have not been involved in illegal activities.

NRC reserves the right to use electronic screening tools for this purpose.

NB: Please enter the geographical location in the "Company name" field for both company and location on your application.

Screening applications will be on a rolling basis.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-02

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