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

Organization: United Nations Office of Internal
Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 19-Investigation-OIOS-109028-R-Entebbe
Grade: P3
About US:
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
delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
  • Participates in a team of
    investigators and coordinates investigative activities;
  • Plans, organizes conducts and manages
    investigations of cases of alleged violations of UN Rules, Regulations and
    pertinent administrative issuances or cases involving serious breaches of
    international humanitarian laws;
  • Conducts interviews and obtains
    statements; analyzes information;
  • Searches for, gathers, records and
    preserves all potential or relevant evidences, including in electronic
    format, ensuring that all necessary evidence chains are established and
  • Determines whether matters involve
    potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct
    warranting referral to national authorities;
  • Participates in briefing and planning
    conferences with investigation staff;
  • Implements and maintains established
    procedures to ensure professional competency and completeness throughout
    the investigation process;
  • Develops or contributes to the
    development of processes to meet the investigation needs;
  • 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 standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational
    regulations and rules.
  • Performs other duties as required

Skills and Experience:
  • 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. Experience with
    international investigation activities is desirable. 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 post advertised,
    fluency in English is required. A working knowledge of French is
    desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is
  • 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: 23rd  May 2019
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