Job Title: Investigator
Organization: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 63860
Report to: Chief of Section
The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) was established in July 1994 as an operationally independent office that assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his internal oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization through monitoring, internal audit, inspection, evaluation and investigation. The Office has the authority to initiate, carry out and report on any action it considers necessary to fulfill its responsibilities with regard to its oversight functions.
The Office assists Member States and the Organization in protecting its assets and in ensuring the compliance of programme activities with resolutions, regulations, rules and policies as well as the more efficient and effective delivery of the Organization’s activities; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, malfeasance or mismanagement; and improving the delivery of the Organization’s programmes and activities to enable it to achieve better results by determining all factors affecting the efficient and effective implementation of programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section, and within delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
- Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources or alleged violations of UN Rules, Regulations and pertinent administrative issuances.
- Actively participates within a team of investigators to gather evidence; prepares evidence for disciplinary bodies; obtains and reviews relevant documentation; conducts interviews and takes statements; analyzes facts, determines findings and formulates recommended disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; gathers and analyzes electronic evidence.
- The jobholder determines whether matters involve potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct warranting referral to national authorities.
- Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and conducts post investigation tasks.
- Works collaboratively and in coordination with colleagues to achieve organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
- Performs any other duties as required by the Chief of Section.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the aforementioned United Nations OIOS job opportunity must hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international law, criminal investigation, police studies or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A combination of a first-level university degree in the aforementioned field together with formal qualifications and/or certifications in investigations (military, police, federal/national intelligence agencies) and two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Formal qualifications and/or certifications in Investigations (pursuant to a course of study, training and examinations of a state/national law enforcement institution, a national military academy or a federal/national intelligence service training institution, supplemented with professional development courses and/or certifications involving study, training and examinations in investigatory work) in combination with four additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the first-level university degree.
- At least five years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work is required.
- Previous exposure and experience with international investigation activities is desirable. Previous experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable.
- Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the functions advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
- Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts and approaches relevant to investigations; knowledge of investigation case management and administration; ability to gather evidence and interview suspects and witnesses; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; ability to gather and analyze electronic evidence; ability to draft/edit, in English, a variety of written reports, especially with respect to the preparation of complex reports of investigation; comprehensive knowledge of UN policies, procedures and operations, including knowledge of the conditions prevailing in areas where the United Nations conducts peacekeeping missions; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
- Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 2nd October 2016