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Position title: Investigation Assistant at the United Nations Verification Mission in Columbia
About roles and responsibilities
The incumbent will report to Chief Security Officer/Advisor through the Supervisor, Investigation Cell and the Deputy Chief Security Officer. In adition to that, s/he will perform the following functions
- Undertake, either personally or jointly with other investigators, investigation tasks and inquiries into violation of security matters, illegal activities, accidents or incidents, complaints and allegations of misconduct, disciplinary cases, and so on, in which members of Mission Civilian.
- Assess the nature of reported complaints, establish the ingredients of the relevant offenses. Prepare comprehensive written investigation reports in a timely manner according to existing UN policies.
- Have the ability to interpret and apply any administrative Instructions, Policies, Rules, and Regulations that go into circulation from time to time as guidance for staff members.
- Visit the scene of incidents or accidents, and examine clues that would assist in the investigations process.
- In the performance of the above-mentioned duties maintain liaison, as required, with local police and other national authorities, or other agents in the Mission area who would make investigations bear good results. Similarly, perform random checks on Mission vehicles as a deterrent measure for abuses.
- Maintain and update the office investigations’ database and other office records for ease of reference.
- Also, function as the Standby Duty Officer when placed on the periodic roster to do so.
- Furthermore, perform any other assignment as required and detailed by the Chief Security Officer/Deputy Chief Security Officer.
In order to be eligible for the position, candidates must have the following qualifications
- High-school diploma or equivalent. In addition to that, formal qualifications and/or certifications in investigations obtained through service with military, police, other governmental or intergovernmental agencies and organizations or private enterprise investigative firms is desirable.
- Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible, full-time experience in professional investigative work. Experience in a conflict, post-conflict, or complex environment is desirable.
- Similarly, experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programs) – or similar international or non-governmental organization – is desirable