3 UN Investigator Job Opportunities – United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Organization: United Nations
Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number:
17-Investigation-OIOS-85035-R-Entebbe (X)
Grade: P3
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
Plans, organizes, conducts and manages
investigations of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud,
corruption, waste of resources, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), 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; analyses facts, determines findings and formulates recommended
disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; gathers and analyses electronic
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

Qualifications, Skills and
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 five years of progressively responsible
experience in investigatory work is required.
Previous experience with international
investigation activities is desirable. Experience with an international or
multilateral public institution is desirable.
Fluency in English is required. A working knowledge of French is
desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
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 given assignments; ability to plan own work and manage conflicting
priorities; ability to gather and analyse electronic evidence; ability to
draft/edit, in English, a variety of written reports, especially with respect
to the preparation of complex reports of investigations; 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.
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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