Advanced Investigations Training Advisor

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

Nathan, a Cadmus Company

What You’ll Be Doing

Nathan, a Cadmus Company, is seeking to hire an Advanced Investigations Training Advisor for a short-term contract on its USAID Zambia Revenue for Growth Activity (R4G). R4G supports the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) in its efforts to improve domestic revenue mobilization (DRM) and expand the fiscal space for public spending and investments in service delivery and poverty reduction. R4G engaged both government and non-government stakeholders to build capacity in tax policy analysis, improve tax compliance and administration, and strengthen the tax culture in a manner that facilitates private sector growth and accountability relationships between taxpayers and the GRZ.

R4G has previously conducted a financial crimes investigations training for the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA). This training was primarily aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skills of ZRA officials in the Investigations Department. Following this training, and in collaboration with the ZRA Investigations Department, R4G has identified an opportunity to continue its capacity-building engagements with the ZRA’s Investigations Department by developing an advanced investigations training course. R4G seeks to retain an Advanced Investigations Training Advisor to support the ZRA with the development of an advanced investigations training course that will be uploaded to Atingi, the ZRA’s learning management system and used to train new investigators.

Who We Are

At Nathan, a Cadmus company, we recognize that solving the world’s most challenging problems can’t be accomplished alone or with cookie-cutter solutions. That’s why we look for team players and problem solvers who are driven to use their unique perspectives and intellectual curiosity to help deliver breakthrough solutions that achieve transformative goals. On the Nathan team, you’ll collaborate with leading experts to help our clients across the globe.

Nathan’s mission is to deploy industry-leading expertise to help our clients achieve extraordinary results that strengthen society and the natural world. We offer competitive compensation, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, a vibrant and collaborative work environment, and opportunities for professional growth. We are committed to advancing diversity and fostering a culture of equity in the workplace and across society, and we strive to maintain an inclusive environment where all employees feel connected, respected, and valued.

Nathan, a Cadmus Company, is a leading provider of analytic and economic consultancy services worldwide. In the past decade, we have implemented more than 120 projects in more than 50 countries leveraging our global presence in Washington DC, London, and India. From improved transparency and deeper stakeholder engagement to more effective policies and more resilient businesses, we deliver results that impact economic growth, human development, and poverty reduction. We are passionate about applying our deep analytical expertise and advanced proprietary tools to generate economic solutions tailored to our clients’ unique challenges. Nathan focuses on a range of economic development subject matter areas including Trade & Logistics; Economic Policy & Governance; Private Sector Development; Women’s Economic Empowerment; and Financial Solutions.

Join Nathan, a Cadmus Company. Let’s solve the world’s most challenging problems together.


The Advanced Investigations Training Advisor will perform the following tasks, conduct advanced investigations training and develop training modules that cover the following topics:

  • planning an investigation
  • sources of information
  • criminal/financial investigation techniques
  • informer recruitment (confidentiality and anonymity, incentives, legal and ethical framework, information verification and collaboration with law enforcement)
  • dealing with cross-border tax evasion and avoidance and collaboration with international counterparts and organizations
  • techniques for collecting financial data and records
  • importance of accurate record-keeping for compliance
  • handling and analyzing vast amount of evidence
  • digital and cyber evidence in modern investigations
  • advanced forensic techniques for various types of evidence
  • dealing with encrypted and hidden digital data
  • financial statement fraud and the investigation thereof
  • forensic accounting and auditing
  • VAT Fraud investigations
  • investigation of politically exposed persons (PEPs)
  • e-commerce investigations
  • trade based money laundering
  • terrorism financing and the role of taxation
  • asset tracing, recovery, freezing, seizing and forfeiture of assets
  • prosecution of financial / tax crimes

The Advanced Investigations Training Advisor will work under the supervision of the R4G Tax Administration Specialist and R4G Tax Administration Lead and will interact with the ZRA and other external stakeholders, as may be required.


The Advisor should possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree (postgraduate degree would be an advantage) in a relevant field such as law, criminal justice, criminology, law enforcement, accounting, finance, economics, business administration or other relevant areas
  • Professional certifications in investigative techniques, fraud examination, or related areas (e.g., Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), etc.)
  • At least 10 years of experience in conducting complex investigations, including financial crimes, tax evasion, fraud, or similar areas in a revenue authority and / or a related field
  • Management-level experience in a revenue authority
  • Experience developing and delivering training to revenue authorities or similar entities.
  • Experience consulting in Africa (or emerging markets) to governments and/or regional bodies
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent team player and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work within deadlines
  • Preference for familiarity and understanding of the tax laws under the English Common Law and the Roman-Dutch Law

Additional Information

How to Apply:

Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, CV, and unedited writing sample to by April 12, 2024. Please include “R4G Advanced Investigations Training Advisor” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please. Applications missing a CV, cover letter and writing sample will not be considered for this position.

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