Employer: United Nations
Closing: 3 November 2015
The selected staff member needs to be released immediately to take up this position.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position will be located in the Investigation Office of the Organisation for the Prohibitions of Chemical Weapons-United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), established by Security Council resolution 2235 (2015). This position will be based in The Hague. The JIM is established for a period of one year. This temporary job opening is until 31 December 2015, subject to extension. The Investigator(Analyst) reports to the Chief of the Investigation Office.
•Analyzes information provided by the OPCW Fact Finding Mission (FFM) or other sources available to the JIM.
•Provides advice to the Chief of Investigations Office and the Senior Investigator (Case Manager) on the parameters and timetable of investigations.
•Provides advice in relation to investigation strategy and contributes to the development of the investigation methodology.
•Conducts interviews and obtains statements; analyzes information.
•Ensures that all potential or relevant evidence, including in electronic format is gathered and secure and ensures that all necessary evidence chains are established and maintained.
•Contributes to the preparation of complete and concise regular reports and other written contribution.
•Performs other duties as required.
•Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to investigations and investigation management. Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases. Proficiency in software applications used in investigations. Ability to identify and analyze problems/issues and participate in their resolution. Proven ability to gather evidence and interview subjects and witnesses. Ability to gather and analyze evidence. Ability to draft/edit, a variety of written reports especially with respect to the preparation of complex reports of investigation. 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 & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; 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.
•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in chemistry, chemical engineering, international law, law or related fields. Formal qualifications and/or certifications in Investigations in combination with four additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the first-level university degree.
A minimum of seven years of full time progressively responsible experience in investigatory and analytical work is required. Experience with international investigation activities is required. Experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
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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How To Apply:
Apply online , go to: Investigator (Analyst) Hague