Investigator , South Sudan

Employer: United Nations
Location: Juba South Sudan

Special Notice


This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Org. Setting and Reporting
This job opening is being issued for a position in the Investigations Division (ID) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). The incumbent will report to the Chief of Section in UNMISS. OIOS is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly. ID/OIOS investigates reports of possible violations of rules or regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources or abuse of authority.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

- Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and alleged violations of UN Rules, Regulations and pertinent administrative issuances.

- Participates within a team of investigators to gather evidence; prepares evidence for disciplinary bodies, obtains and reviews relevant documentation; conducts interviews and takes statements; analyzes facts, determines findings and formulates recommended disciplinary and jurisdictional action; gathers and analyzes electronic evidence.

- Determines whether matters involve potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct warranting referral to national authorities.

- Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and conducts post investigation tasks.

- Works collaboratively and in coordination with colleagues to achieve organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.

- Performs other duties as required.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of the theories, concepts and approaches relevant to investigations; knowledge of investigation case management and administration; ability to gather evidence and interview suspects and witnesses; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; ability to gather and analyze electronic evidence. Ability to draft/edit, in English, a variety of written reports, especially with respect to the preparation of complex reports of investigation. Comprehensive knowledge of UN policies, procedures and operations, including knowledge of the conditions prevailing in areas where the United Nations conducts peacekeeping missions. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) 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. A combination of a first-level university degree in the aforementioned field together with formal qualifications and/or certifications in investigations (military, police, federal/national intelligence agencies) and two additional years of qualifying work 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work is required. Experience with international investigation activities is desirable. Experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable. Experience in sexual exploitation and abuse investigation activities 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.


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