UN Investigator Jobs – United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Job Title:  Investigator
Organization: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight
Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P3
Job Opening Number: 63860
Report to: Chief of Section
About OIOS:
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.
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.
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 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:
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

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