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Global Head of Investigations

About the Unit

Yara International is a global company and the world’s largest producer of mineral fertilizers. Yara aims at being an industry shaper and a positive force for developing the industry through safety, sustainability, performance and growth. Yara is dedicated to conducting our business according to our Code of Conduct and Ethics & Compliance Program, as well as the universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption set out by the United Nations Global Compact.

Ethics & Compliance is a key function for Yara, and sits directly under the CEO and Board of Directors supervision. We are committed to running our business in an ethical and compliant manner. The Global Head of Investigations will be responsible for a key part of Yara’s Compliance Program – operating our reporting channels and ensuring investigations are undertaken according to Yara’s procedures and all applicable legal requirements.

This is a Director level position and will be based in Oslo, reporting directly to Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) in our Headquarters in Oslo, Norway.


  • Leading and/or coordinating all investigations globally according to the investigation procedure. This includes recommending disciplinary measures and action plans after investigations.
  • Policy management and advice on the Code of Conduct.
  • Management and coordination of select global E&C projects, as instructed by the CCO.
  • Plan and execute Compliance Audits of internal units.
  • To lead select E&C risk assessments globally.
  • Liaise with other departments, representing E&C, amongst others Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Internal Audit, Process Councils and Master Data/shared service centres.
  • Communicate regularly with Segment Heads, EVPs and relevant leadership on ongoing investigations.
  • Responsibility for managing, storing and assuring consistency of the Guidance Requests database, Gifts and Hospitality & Facilitation Payments Declaration Forms globally.


  • Master’s Degree in law, accounting, economics or a closely related field.
  • Five years relevant working experience, preferably in forensic, legal, auditing, compliance, risk management or closely related fields. Must include knowledge of relevant international laws and regulations.
  • International experience required on prevention, detection and investigation of breaches to laws and regulations in general.
  • Experience from Business Partner due diligence and risk assessment, Investigations and misconduct detection.
  • Policy implementation, project/ change management
  • Demonstrates leadership skills
  • Experience giving presentations and training to both small and large audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (verbal and written).