Investigator , Kenya

Employer: United Nations
Locations: Nairobi Kenya
Closing:  20 October 2016

Job Opening Number: 64475

This job opening is being issued for a position in the Investigations Division (ID) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in Nairobi. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Section in Nairobi. The incumbent will be required to travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to manage and conduct investigations. OIOS is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly. ID/OIOS follows up on reports of possible violations of rules or regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources and abuse of authority.Responsibilities

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

- Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of cases of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, waste of resources, abuse of authority, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) and violations of United Nations rules, regulations and administrative instructions.
- Leads and supervises a team of investigators and coordinates the investigative activities of team members; defines the parameters and timetable of an investigation.
- Decides on the investigative tools to be employed; gathers evidence; prepares testimony for tribunals; obtains and reviews pertinent documentation.
- Conducts interviews and takes statements; analyzes facts, determines findings and formulates recommended corrective measures and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; drafts reports and communications.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; manages the financial resources and logistics of the unit.


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law, international law, criminal investigations, police studies or a related field. 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 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 investigations 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 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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