Investigator , Europe

Employer: United Nations
Location: Vienna

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 Office of Internal Oversight Services' (OIOS) regional Investigations Division (ID) office in Vienna. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Section in Vienna. 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 and abuse of authority.


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 and/or 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; conduct interviews and takes statements; analyzes facts, determines findings and formulates recommended disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; 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.

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.


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 UN official language is an advantage.


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

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