Investigations Specialist position available in the Audit & Investigation bureau of the Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) of UNDP.
The Investigations Specialist functionally reports to the Investigations Manager (P5) on investigation issues, under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director (Investigations). Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director (Investigations), the primary role of the Investigations Specialist is to conduct investigations into matters that fall within OAI’s mandate.
Plan and conduct investigations to ensure that all appropriate lines of inquiry are identified, and investigation resources are used effectively and efficiently to factually determine the issues relevant to an investigation.
Identify, collect and analyse information, using software, internal data and open source information relevant to investigations, demonstrating an understanding of information security and confidentiality issues relevant to investigation.
Collect, record and handle evidence appropriately, ensuring chain of custody and demonstrating knowledge of handling considerations for different types of evidence.
Use specialist investigation services as and when appropriate (for example, handwriting analysis, document examination and computer forensics).
Interview witnesses showing appropriate communications skills, accurate recording and verification of testimony through the use of interpreters as required.
Interview subjects/suspects in accordance with generally accepted best practice procedures (in order to obtain reliable information, while affording due process).
Undertake frequent, and at times extended, missions to UNDP offices worldwide, including areas with hazardous working conditions.
Keep the Investigations Section’s database and case files up to date on cases under investigation.
Qualifications and Requirements
Advanced university degree (Masters) in investigations, management, finance, law or related field, or a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 2 years additional experience in conducting criminal and/or administrative investigations as an investigator (in addition to the 5 years of investigations experience required below).
A combination of formal professional training from a national law enforcement or investigations academy or equivalent, and at least 2 years’ additional experience in conducting criminal and/or administrative investigations as an investigator (in addition to the 5 years of investigation experience required below) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
Formal professional training in a comprehensive range of investigation-related areas is an advantage.
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in complex criminal and/or administrative investigations or equivalent experience.
At least one year of experience working within an international investigation role is desirable.
Fluency in English is required.
Fluency in French is required.
Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is desirable.