Chief of Service, Investigations Job Placement - United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Organization: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P3
Job Opening Number: 64484
Report to: Chief of Service

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.

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:  Within delegated authority, the Chief of Service, Investigations, will be responsible for the following duties:
  • In charge of managing the OIOS Investigations Division's Office in Entebbe;
  • Supporting the Director in formulating and implementing the programme of work related to the investigation of the most serious allegations of malfeasance, mismanagement, waste of resources, abuse of authority or violations of the United Nations Rules and Regulations and administrative instructions, with emphasis on fraud and corruption cases and analyses, including financial crime, complex information technology fraud and sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • Ensuring that investigations are carried out in a timely fashion and coordinated within the work of the Service and with other organizations of the United Nations system, as appropriate;
  • Leading, supervising and carrying out investigations, especially on fraud and corruption, providing substantive reviews of the drafts prepared by others and ensuring that reports are of a high quality and meet required standards;
  • Undertaking or overseeing administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Services, including preparing budgets, reporting on programme performance in the context of results-based management, evaluation of staff performance (ePerformance) and recruitment;
  • The jobholder will be in charge of managing, guiding, developing and training staff under his/her supervision;
  • Fostering teamwork and communication among staff in the Service and across organizational boundaries;
  • Providing programmatic/substantive expertise on issues relating to investigations;
  • Representing the Division at meetings, conferences and seminars as directed, and acting as the ID/OIOS focal point for liaising with senior management in the UN Regional Service Center in Entebbe (RCSE) and other UN agencies, funds and programmes in the region;
  • The incumbent will be acting on behalf of the Director during his absence.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations OIOS Chief of Service, Investigations 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. 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 fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in administrative and/or criminal investigations including sexual exploitation and abuse, fraud, corruption and other financial and procurement related investigations is required. Experience in investigation management and administration together with supervisory functions is required. Experience in international investigation activities is required. Experience in an international or multilateral public institution is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.

Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and approaches relevant to administrative and or criminal investigations including sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), fraud, corruption, financial and procurement-related or other serious investigations; proven ability to conduct and supervise complex serious investigations, produce reports and papers on technical issues and review and edit the work of others; ability to plan own and others' work and manage conflicting priorities; good management skills. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery; 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.
  • 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.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates an appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate a 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and a commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
  • Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; makes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines whether the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
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 November 2016

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