Investigator , DR Congo

Employer: United Nations
Duty Station: GOMA

Closing: 02 May 2016
Job Opening Number: 55673

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This job opening is being issued for a position in the OIOS in MONUSCO/Goma. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Section in Goma. OIOS is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly. The Investigations Division (ID) follows up on reports of possible violations of rules or regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources or abuse of authority.

Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Investigator will be responsible for the following duties:

-Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of cases of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, waste of resources, abuse of authority or violations of UN Rules, Regulations and pertinent administrative issuances;
-Leads and supervises a team or teams of investigators; coordinates and facilitate investigative activities of team members;
-Defines the parameters and timetable of investigations; decides on the investigative tools to be employed; ensures that established procedures and policies are complied with;
Conducts interviews and obtains statements; analyzes information;
-Gather evidence; prepare testimony for tribunals, obtain and review pertinent documentation; conduct interviews and take statements; analyse facts, determine findings and formulate recommended corrective measure and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions;
-Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and other communications, reviews reports and other written submissions of his/her subordinates;
-Manages resources and logistics of the Investigative unit at the duty station, evaluates performance of supervises;
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administrative and criminal investigations; Ability to research, identify and analyze problems/issues and participate in their resolution; Ability to gather evidence and interview subjects and witnesses; Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; Ability to plan work and manage conflicting priorities for self and others; Ability to gather and analyze electronic evidence; Knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases; Ability to draft/edit in English a variety of written reports especially with respect to the preparation of complex reports of investigation and formal internal and external UN communications; 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.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.

MANAGING PERFORMANCE:Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff ;Appraises performance fairly.Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international law, criminal investigation, police studies or related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Formal qualifications and/or certifications in Investigations (pursuant to a course of study, training and examinations of a state/national law enforcement institution, a national military academy or a federal/national intelligence service training institution, supplemented with professional development courses and/or certifications involving study, training and examinations in investigatory work) in combination with four additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the first-level university degree.Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work including criminal or administrative investigations is required. Experience in investigation management and administration together with supervisory functions is required. Experience with international investigation activities is desirable. Experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a 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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