Job Title: Resident Investigator (2 Career Vacancies)
Organization: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 14-ING-OIOS-37474-R-ENTEBBE (M)
Report to: Chief Resident Investigator
The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) was established in July 1994 as an operationally independent office that assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his internal oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization through monitoring, internal audit, inspection, evaluation and investigation. The Office has the authority to initiate, carry out and report on any action it considers necessary to fulfill its responsibilities with regard to its oversight functions.
The Office assists Member States and the Organization in protecting its assets and in ensuring the compliance of programme activities with resolutions, regulations, rules and policies as well as the more efficient and effective delivery of the Organization’s activities; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, malfeasance or mismanagement; and improving the delivery of the Organization’s programmes and activities to enable it to achieve better results by determining all factors affecting the efficient and effective implementation of programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Chief Resident Investigator in the Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, and 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 or violations of UN Rules, Regulations and pertinent administrative issuances;
- Takes lead and supervises a team or teams of investigators; coordinates and facilitate investigative activities of team members;
- Defines the parameters and timetable of investigations; decides on the investigative tools to be employed; ensures that established procedures and policies are complied with;
- Performs interviews and obtains statements; analyzes information;
- In charge of gathering evidence; prepare testimony for tribunals, obtain and review pertinent documentation; conduct interviews and take statements; analyse facts, determine findings and formulate recommended corrective measure and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions,
- Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and other communications, reviews reports and other written submissions of his/her subordinates;
- Manages resources and logistics of the Investigative unit at the duty station, evaluates performance of supervisees.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the aforementioned United Nations OIOS job opportunity must hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) 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.
- At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work including criminal and administrative investigations is required.
- Past exposure and experience in investigation management and administration together with supervisory functions is required.
- Significant experience with international investigation activities is desirable.
- Prior 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. Working knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administrative and criminal investigations; Ability to research, identify and analyze problems/issues and participate in their resolution; Ability to gather evidence and interview subjects and witnesses; Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; Ability to plan work and manage conflicting priorities for self and others; Ability to gather and analyze electronic evidence; Knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases; 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; 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.
Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands; Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff ;Appraises performance fairly.
How to Apply for the job:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in the aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 13th December, 2014