Investigations Assistant Mali

Employer: United Nations (DPKO)
Location: Bamako Mali

The position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The Investigation Assistant, FS-5, will perform his/her duties in Bamako and will report to the Head of the Special Investigations Unit on all investigations.Responsibilities

- Undertake, either personally or jointly with other investigators, investigation tasks and enquiries into violation of security matters, illegal activities, accidents or incidents, complaints and allegations of misconduct, disciplinary cases, and so on, in which members of Mission Civilian Staff/Police/Military advisors may be involved or implicated, and prepare reports to the Chief Security Officer/Deputy Chief Security Officer;

- Assess the nature of reported complaints, establish the ingredients of the relevant offences, and prepare comprehensive written investigation reports in a timely manner according to existing UN policies;

- Have the ability to interpret and apply any Administrative Instructions, Policies, Rules and Regulations that go into circulation from time to time as guidance for staff members;

- Visit the scene of incidents or accidents, and examine clues that would assist in the investigations process;

- In the performance of the above-mentioned duties maintain liaison, as required, with local police and other national authorities, or other agents in the Mission area who would make investigations bear good results;

- Perform random checks on Mission vehicles as a deterrent measure for abuses;

- Maintain and update the office investigations' database and other office records for ease of reference;

- Function as the Standby Duty Officer when placed on the periodic roster to do so;

- Perform any other assignment as required and detailed by the Chief Security Officer/Deputy Chief Security Officer.Competencies

Professionalism:
- Demonstrates knowledge of common internal security policies, processes, and procedures, and those specific related to the place of assignment;
- Shows knowledge of local laws and practices related the mission area;
- Is able to gather information from a variety of sources;
- Is able to detect and identify dangerous objects and knowledge of how to deal with such objects;
- Is able to remain calm in any emergency situations;
- Is willing to work extra hours or on shifts;
- Shows trustworthiness, high sense of responsibility, alertness, physically fit for duty, emotional stability, and neatness;
- Possesses high sense of confidentiality, initiative, and good judgement;
- 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;
- 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 decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
- Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.Education

- High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate is required.
- Formal qualifications or certifications in investigations obtained through service with military, police, other governmental or intergovernmental agencies and organizations or private enterprise investigative firms are desirable.

Work Experience
A minimum of eight years of progressively responsible, full-time experience in professional investigative work. Experience in a conflict or post-conflict environment is desirable. Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) - or similar international or non-governmental organization - is desirable.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in oral and written French and English is required.Assessment

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