Security Investigator, Juba

Employer:DFS - Department of Field Support
Location: Juba South Sudan
Closing date: Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Special Notice
This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This position is based in Juba and located in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The Security Investigator at FS-6
level supervises an Investigation Team in the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and reports to the Chief SIU on all Security Investigation on all issues related to the SIU


Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Investigator at FS-6 level may be responsible for the following duties:

Supervises and manages a Special Investigations Unit within the SIU comprising internationally and nationally recruited Security Investigators and NS Investigation Assistants;

Coordinates investigation personnel throughout the mission area including staff assigned to state security offices and security officers tasked with the conduct of security investigations;

Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of alleged violation of UN Rules, Regulations and pertinent administrative issuances falling under Category II (misconduct).

Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of Category I (serious misconduct) cases when referred to the mission by the Office of Internal Oversight Services;

Reviews investigation reports to ensure competency, completeness and compliance with established procedures and policies;

Directs and conducts incident response activities, to ensure evidence initially available is preserved for future analysis and investigation. 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 and hand-over of the scene to authoritative persons; preparation and submission of written records and debrief to relevant persons;

As required, undertakes investigation to identify information, find facts and establish evidence. Based upon the fact-finding, procedures and submits investigation reports to appropriate authorities, and conducts post-investigation tasks;

As required, coordinates, collaborates and consults with intermediate and senior Host Country representatives, United Nations and other relevant authorities throughout the investigation process;

As directed by the Chief SIU, coordinates investigative work with investigation entitles in other missions;

As directed by the Chief SIU, develops and coordinates the delivery of professional investigation training courses;

Performs other duties as required;


Knowledge of security management, combined with solid background of military, police of security specialization; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in post-conflict environment; Capability to appropriately manage security units; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.

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 decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities where necessary; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate; formal qualifications and/or certificates in investigations obtained through service with military, police, security, other governmental or international agencies and organizations or private enterprise investigative firms are an advantage

Work Experience

A minimum of 10 years (5 years with a first level university degree) of progressively responsible, full-time experience in professional investigation work is required; and, a minimum of three years' experience in investigation management and administration is desirable; and, at least one year experience and exposure at the international level is desirable; Experience with the United Nations is desirable


English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations, for the particular post advertised, fluency in English is required.

Assessment Method

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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