Chief of Section, Investigations UN Careers – United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Organization: United
Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number: 18-Investigation-OIOS-91641-R-Entebbe
(X)
Grade: P5
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 will serve as the Chief of the
Investigations Section in the Entebbe Regional Office (Uganda). The incumbent
is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the ID/OIOS Office in that
particular duty station. The incumbent:
        
Plans,
organizes, conducts and supervises investigations of the most serious and
complex cases in the fields of corruption and fraud, as well as sexual
exploitation and abuse (SEA). This includes adducing evidence, obtaining and
reviewing pertinent documentation, conducting interviews and taking statements,
and analysing facts and determining findings.
        
Ensures
that investigations are carried out in a timely fashion and coordinated within
the work of the Division and with other organizations of the UN system, as
appropriate, and develops, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned
investigations.
        
Ensures
the preparation of investigation reports, together with findings and
recommendations and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions, as well as
evidence and materials to support such actions; assigns tasks to investigation
team members to assist in carrying out the assignments.
        
Creates
and maintains a case activity list of the active and open investigations for
priority setting and overall case management by the Deputy Director and the
Director.
        
Prepares
cases for submission to the UN justice system and/or referral to relevant
national jurisdictions; responds to requests for information, assistance and
advice from offices and departments outside the Division; supervises intake,
processing and evaluation of all new matters for jurisdictional decisions;
coordinates the Division’s information management to ensure conformity and
relevance to UN legal requirements, as applicable; has responsibility for the
management and handling of evidentiary material, including locating and
liaising with relevant forensic institutions; liaises and coordinates between
the Division and the relevant UN legal offices — the Administrative Law Section
and the Office of Legal Affairs; carries out responsibilities for ensuring the
legal sufficiency of the planning and reporting documents of the Division,
including matters concerning peer reviews.
        
Works
closely with other Offices’ and Departments’ staff and management, both at
Headquarters in New York and at field missions worldwide, in discussing the
work of the Office; coordinates the presentation of criminal or administrative
disciplinary cases to national jurisdictions or administrative disciplinary
bodies; provides advice and expertise on investigatory matters.
        
Oversees
administrative tasks as appropriate in the duty station.
        
Performs
any other tasks as may be assigned by the Deputy Director.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations OIOS Chief of Section, Investigations
job opportunity must hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or
equivalent) in international law, criminal investigation, or related field. A
first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with two
additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the
advanced university degree.
        
At least
ten years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work,
including criminal or administrative investigations, is required.
        
Prior experience
in investigation management and administration, together with supervisory
functions, is required.
        
Previous
experience with international investigation activities is required.
        
Languages: English and French are the working languages
of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English
is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is
desirable.
Personal Competencies:
        
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories,
concepts, and approaches relevant to administrative and criminal
investigations; 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; good management skills; strong English
drafting skills, especially with respect to the preparation of complex reports
of investigation; comprehensive knowledge of United Nations policies,
procedures, and operations, including good knowledge of the conditions
prevailing in areas where the United Nations conducts peacekeeping missions; an
understanding of public sector procedures and practices and knowledge and
appreciation of public sector fraud and corruption issues; proven ability to
gather evidence and interview suspects and witnesses; proficiency in software
applications used in administrative investigations; shows pride in work and in
achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery in the area of
investigations; 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 April 2018
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