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Career Opportunity at United Nations-Office of Internal Oversight Services

Career Opportunity at United Nations-Office of Internal Oversight Services

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Posting Title:Investigator, P4
Job Code Title:INVESTIGATOR
Department/Office:Office of Internal Oversight Services
Duty Station:NAIROBI; NEW YORK; VIENNA;
Posting Period:27 March 2020 – 10 May 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Investigation-OIOS-132744-R- (X)
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, conduct and manage investigations of alleged sexual harassment, misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), and other gender-based issues, or alleged violations of United Nations Regulations, Rules and pertinent administrative issuances
  • Lead and supervise a team of investigators and coordinate the investigative activities of team members; define the parameters and timetable of an investigation
  • Decide on the investigative tools to be employed; gather evidence; prepare testimony for tribunals; obtain and review pertinent documentation
  • Conduct interviews and take statements; analyse facts, determine findings and formulate recommended corrective measures and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; draft reports and communications
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with Organizational regulations and rules; manage the financial resources and logistics of the uni
  • tCompetencies
  • 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.Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law or a field related to investigations. A first-level university degree in law or a field related to investigations in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Posting Title:Investigator, P3
Job Code Title:INVESTIGATOR
Department/Office:Office of Internal Oversight Services
Duty Station:VIENNA; NEW YORK; NAIROBI;
Posting Period:27 March 2020 – 10 May 2020
Job Opening Number:20-Investigation-OIOS-132742-R- (X)
Staffing ExerciseN/A

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Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, conduct and manage investigations of alleged sexual harassment, misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), and other gender-based issues, or alleged violations of United Nations Regulations, Rules and pertinent administrative issuances
  • Participate within a team of investigators to gather evidence; prepare evidence for disciplinary bodies; obtain and review relevant documentation; conduct interviews and take statements; analyse facts, determine findings and formulate recommended disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; gather and analyse electronic evidence
  • Determine whether matters involve potential fraud, corruption, or other illegal or criminal conduct warranting referral to national authorities
  • Prepare complete and concise investigation reports and conduct post-investigation tasks
  • Work 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
  • Perform other duties as required

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 and 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. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law or a field related to investigations. A first-level university degree in law or a field related to investigations in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work, including sexual harassment investigations, is required.
Experience in interviewing subjects and witnesses in the furtherance of investigations is required.
Experience in analysis of evidence and preparation of files of evidence is required.

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