Investigator - United Nations, Haiti, Deadline: Jun-09-2016

Posting Title:Investigator
Job Code Title:INVESTIGATOR
Department/Office:OFFICE OF INTERNAL OVERSIGHT SERVICES
Duty Station:PORT-AU-PRINCE
Posting Period:11 April 2016 - 09 June 2016
Job Opening Number:57185
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Special Notice
The United Nation Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations.

The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the Investigator P-4 roster.

The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.

These positions are financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

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
The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly. The Investigations Division (ID) follows up on reports of possible violations of rules or regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources or abuse of authority.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Investigator will be responsible for the following duties:

- plan, organize, conduct and manage investigations of cases of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, waste of resources, abuse of authority, or violations of the Organization's rules and regulations and administrative instructions;
- lead teams of investigators and coordinate investigative activities of team members; 
- define the parameters and timetable of the investigation; 
- decide on the investigative tools to be employed, gather evidence; 
- prepare testimony for tribunals, obtain and review pertinent documentation; 
- conduct interviews and take statements; 
- analyze facts, determine findings and formulate recommended corrective measure and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions, draft reports and communications; 
- work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; 
- manage the financial resources and logistics of the unit
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administrative and/or criminal investigations; good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; good management skills. Strong English drafting skills required, especially with respect to the preparation of complex reports of investigation. Comprehensive knowledge of United Nations policies, procedures and operations is desirable including good knowledge of the conditions prevailing in areas where the United Nations conducts peacekeeping missions. An understanding of public sector procedures and practices, knowledge and appreciation of public sector fraud and corruption issues. Ability to gather evidence and interview suspects and witnesses; proficiency in software applications used in administrative investigations is desirable. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery in the area of investigations; 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. 

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 the 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.

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.

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 improvement; 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.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law, international law, criminal investigation, police studies or related fields. 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 maybe 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 maybe 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 and administrative investigations is required. Experience in investigation management and administration together with supervisory functions is required.
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 languages is an advantage.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment and a competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. 

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.


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