Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation, Officer, Investigations

Country: Kenya
Education: Undergraduate Degree
Function: Accounting/Finance, Banking, Legal
Kenyan County: Nairobi County
Sector: Banking, Insurance
Type: Experienced, Graduate, Permanent, Full Time

You will carry out daily operations as per the established policies and procedures geared towards tracing and preserving of fraudulently acquired assets from the funds of a troubled institutions either in receivership or liquidation to ensure maximum recovery for the benefit of depositors and creditors.

Key Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities

  • Visiting the relevant government ministries and other agencies to place caveats and restrictions on assets whose ownership is in dispute between a troubled financial institution and a borrower/ debtor of the Institution;
  • Liaising with motor vehicle registration agency to aid in tracing motor vehicles offered as securities to the bank/ financial institution in receivership/ liquidation;
  • Site visits to confirm actual existence and status of the preserved/ restricted assets in the interest of depositors and creditors;
  • Undertaking investigations to lift the corporate veil and identify individual parties responsible for bank failures for effective prosecution;
  • Undertaking periodic investigations from relevant government agencies to confirm the status of preserved assets and take remedial action where the preservation mainly caveats and restrictions has been illegally interfered with;
  • In liaison with the government security agencies and other private security providers ensure the value of the assets traced and preserved is maintained;
  • Conducting searches in lands registry offices to confirm ownership of title documents held as securities by banks/financial Institutions in receivership and liquidation;
  • Preparing a status report at regular intervals on all assets successfully traced and preserved and the recovery progress made;
  • Skip tracing of debtors / borrowers belonging to banks/ financial institutions whose identity and whereabout is unknown and making recommendations on the best recovery method based on the findings;
  • Compiling information required by Bank Fraud Investigation department to support non- conviction-based recovery; and
  • Attending assigned court cases to give testimony on behalf of the troubled financial institutions for matters investigated by the department.

Job Competencies

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Finance, Economics
  • Business Administration or its relevant qualification from a recognized institution
  • Certification in fraud examination would be an added advantage.

Work experience

Two years’ (2) relevant experience preferably in Banking Fraud investigations, Forensic examination and Audit.

Functional Attributes

  • Investigation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in computer application skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Report writing skills - Great places to work

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