Investigator , Uganda

Employer:United Nations
Location: Uganda

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 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 Service (OIOS) at the United Nations Regional Service Centre in Entebbe (RSCE) in Uganda. The incumbent will report to the OIOS Chief of Section in Entebbe. 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 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) 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; conducts 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.


Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law, international law, criminal investigation, police studies or 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. 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.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.