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,
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
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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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