Org. Setting and Reporting
This job opening is being issued for a position in the Investigations Division (ID) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Headquarters in New York and is temporarily available until 6 January 2020.The incumbent will be reporting to the Chief of Section.
OIOS is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly. ID follows up on reports of possible violations of rules or regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources, sexual harassment, or abuse of authority.
The incumbent may be required to travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to conduct investigations and provide support as required.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Investigations Division of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (ID/OIOS), the incumbent will perform 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 United Nations Regulations and Rules and pertinent administrative issuances, or cases involving serious breaches of international humanitarian laws
•Conducts interviews and obtains statements; analyses information
•Searches for, gathers, records and preserves all potential or relevant pieces of evidence, including in electronic format, ensuring that all necessary evidence chains are established and maintained
•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
•Directs and conducts incident response activities. Undertakes or oversees pre-response preparation, reception and recording of incident information, informing appropriate persons/offices during and after response, planning for response, and deployment to and control of the incident scene; preservation of evidence and hand over of the scene to authoritative persons
•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
•Performs other duties as required
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; 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.
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.
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.Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work is required. Experience in international investigation activities is desirable. Experience in an international or multicultural 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. Working knowledge of French is desirableAssessment
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.Special Notice
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
• This position is temporarily available until 6 January 2020. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.The selection and extension of appointment of the selected candidate will be contingent on the return of the incumbent who maintains a lien against this post.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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