The United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services calls application for the vacancy of Investigator.
The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Investigator P-4 roster. These positions are located in the Investigations Division of OIOS, typically in one of the following field operations: Regional Services Center Entebbe (RSCE) in Uganda, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in Goma, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bangui, and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Bamako. The Investigator usually reports to the Chief of Section in the mission. The incumbents need to travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to manage and conduct investigations.
The Investigator will do the following duties
- Planning, organizing, conducting and managing investigations of cases of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, waste of resources, abuse of authority, fraud, corruption, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), and violations of United Nations regulations and rules.
- Leading and supervising a team of investigators and coordinate the investigative activities of team members.
- Also, defining the parameters and timetable of an investigation
- Deciding on the investigative tools to be employed; gathering evidence; preparing testimony for tribunals as well as obtaining and reviewing pertinent documentation
- Conducting interviews and take statements; analyzing facts, determine findings and formulate recommended corrective measures and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions. Also, drafting reports and communications
- Working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with Organizational regulations and rules.
- Furthermore, managing the financial resources and logistics of the unit.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law or a field related to investigations.
- However, candidates with a bachelor’s degree in law or a field related to investigations in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience can also apply.
- A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work.
- Experience in interviewing subjects and witnesses in the furtherance of the investigation. Similarly, the experience in the analysis of evidence and preparation of files of evidence.
- Fluency in English is necessary for the vacancy of an Investigator in the United Nations. In addition to that, working knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.