Tuesday 8 April 2014
Chief of Section, Investigations - United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services
Vacancy - Chief of Section, Investigations
Organization: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Country - Uganda
Job Opening number: 14-SEC-OIOS-33917-F-ENTEBBE (M)
Report to: Deputy Director, OIOS Entebbe Regional Office
The United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is an independent office in the United Nations Secretariat whose mandate is to "assist the Secretary-General in fulfilling his internal oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization."Specifically, activities include internal audit, investigation, monitoring, evaluation, inspection, reporting and support services to the United Nations Secretariat. Its intended and mandated function is similar to many national government audit organisations, like the Government Accountability Office in the United States. It reports not only to the General Assembly, but also to the Secretary-General.
Within delegated authority, the Chief of the Investigation Unit in Entebbe will be responsible for all day-to-day operations of the OIOS/ID Office in that particular duty station.
Plans, organizes, conducts and/or supervises investigations of the most serious and complex cases in the field of corruption and fraud as well as sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). This includes adducing evidence, obtaining and reviewing pertinent documentation, conducting interviews and taking statements, analyzing facts and determining findings;
Ensures that investigations are carried out in a timely fashion and coordinated within the work of the Division and with other organizations of the UN system, as appropriate, and develops, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned investigations;
Makes certain that the preparation of investigation reports, together with findings and recommendations and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions, as well as evidence and materials to support such actions. Assign tasks to investigation team members to assist in carrying out the assignments;
Creates and maintains a case activity list of the active and open investigations for priority setting and overall case management by the Deputy Director and the Director;
Prepares cases for submission to the UN justice system and/or referral to relevant national jurisdictions; responds to requests for information, assistance and advice from offices and departments outside the Division; supervises intake, processing and evaluation of all new matters for jurisdiction decisions; coordinates the Division's information management to ensure conformity and relevance to UN legal requirements as applicable; has responsibility for the management and handling of evidentiary material including locating and liaising with relevant forensic institutions; liaise and coordinate between the Division and the relevant UN legal offices - Administrative Law Unit and the Office of Legal Affairs; carries out responsibilities for ensuring the legal sufficiency of planning and reporting documents of the Division including matters concerning peer reviews;
Works closely with other Offices’ and Departments’ staff and management both at Headquarters in New York and at field missions worldwide in discussing the work of the Office; the presentation of criminal or administrative disciplinary cases to national jurisdictions or administrative disciplinary bodies; providing advice and expertise on investigatory matters;
Manages administrative tasks as appropriate in the duty station;
Performs any other tasks as may be assigned by the Deputy Director.
The ideal candidate for the United Nations vacancy an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, police studies or related fields. A combination of a first-level university degree in law, police studies or related fields together with formal qualifications and/or certifications in investigations (military, police, federal/national intelligence agencies) in combination with 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.
Skills and Experience:
At least ten years’ progressively responsible experience in investigatory work including criminal and administrative investigations is required.
Extensive experience in investigation management and administration together with supervisory functions is required.
Significant experience with international investigation activities is required.
Prior experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable.
Languages Proficiency: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the functions advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve in The United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) as the Chief of Section, Investigations should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 17th April, 2014