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Definition: The incumbent is responsible to improving the skills and capacity of staff of the Office of the National Public Auditor (ONPA) in carrying out investigations of criminal and civil misconduct and to review and improve the working arrangement between the Office of the National Public Auditor and the Department of Justice on referral cases.

Typical Tasks:

  • Build capacity in the ONPA by working with counterparts to review systems and procedures, develop and deliver training and provide leadership.

  • Develop training program and provide on-the-job training to staff of the ONPA, in particular those in the Compliance and Investigation Division regarding the collection and development of analytical, documentary, and physical and testimonial evidence for use in civil and criminal adjudication under the laws of the FSM.

  • Improve staff capacity to detect, analyze, and present evidence of financial fraud cases for prosecution.

  • Training for counterpart staff in issues relating to chain-of-control, custody of evidence, tracing and identification of concealed assets, review of money flow principles, risk analysis, vulnerability assessment, investigative interviewing skills, investigative techniques, preserving evidence, expert testimony, report preparations, investigation of fraud, waste and abuse.

  • Produce an Operating Manual, including working policies and procedures of the Compliance and Investigation Division.

  • Supervise project work, gather and develop evidence for investigations, write effective reports, review and provide quarterly feedback on employee performance to staff and management.

  • Review and make necessary recommendations to improve the working arrangement between the ONPA and the FSM Department of Justice on referal cases.

  • In consultation with local staff, review existing FSM tax, banking, procurement and ehtics laws and regulations designed to thwart public corruption.

  • Perform other duties as requested by the National Public Auditor.

Knowledge and Ability:

Knowledge of: Governmental operations and procedures; investigation and interview techniques, court decisions, Attorney General's opinions, legislations and regulations of the FSM National Government.

Ability to: Effective communication skills in English, in both verbal and in written medium; make complete and accurate records of interviews; Able to interpret and understand legal opinions, court decisions, and approved legislation; Able to exercise good judgment, with impartiality, when discharging the duties of the FSM Public Auditor.

Able to adjusts quickly to changing work environments.

Must posses a courteous, professional demeanor, and works well under stressful situations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors degree in Public or Business Administration, Political Science or Criminal Justice or related field plus 2 years of work experience in investigations or auditing governmental operations.