2 UN Investigator Job Careers - United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Organization: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 17-Investigation-OIOS-84634-R-Entebbe (X)
Grade: P4

About OIOS:
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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
·         Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of cases of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, waste of resources, abuse of authority, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), and violations of United Nations rules, regulations and administrative instructions
·         Leads and supervises a team of investigators and coordinates the investigative activities of team members; defines the parameters and timetable of an investigation
·         Decides on the investigative tools to be employed; gathers evidence; prepares testimony for tribunals; obtains and reviews pertinent documentation
·         Carries out interviews and takes statements; analyses facts, determines findings and formulates recommended corrective measures and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; drafts  reports and communications
·         Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with Organizational regulations and rules; manages the financial resources and logistics of the unit


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations OIOS Investigator job opportunity must hold an advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law, international law, criminal investigations, police studies, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work, including criminal or administrative investigations, is required. Experience in investigation management and administration together with supervisory functions is required. Experience with international investigation activities is desirable. Experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable.
·         Languages:  Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

Personal Competencies:
·         Professionalism: Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to criminal and administrative investigations. Knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to identify and analyse problems/issues and participate in their resolution. Proven ability to gather evidence and interview suspects and witnesses. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. 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.
·         Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
·         Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish tasks and matches tasks to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

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: 12th January 2018

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