Board of Inquiry Officer

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UN MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

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Application deadline 10 months ago: Monday 21 Mar 2022 at 00:00 UTC

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

• BOI Coordinator’s roles are fully assumed, when designated. • Mission Policies, BOI SOP, Procedures, and Regulations are well understood and applied in the context of the BOI process. • BOI TORs are properly addressed, and the BOI process is timely and effectively conducted. • BOI reports meet the standards required and are timely submitted to the Chief of BOI Unit and Legal Office. • Administrative requests related to the BOI office are handled in a timely manner in accordance with UN procedures and standards, when required.

Under the direct supervision of the MINUSMA Chief Board of Inquiry (BOI), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks • Serves as Coordinator for the BOI and provides advice to Board members on the BOI Policy Directives and Standard Operating Procedures as well as the United Nations administrative and financial regulations and rules throughout the proceedings of the Board. • Drafts Terms of Reference, Convening Orders, prepare and participate in on-site visits; keep minutes of interviews and deliberations; draft BOI report for review by the Board members, Chief BOI and Senior Legal Officer. • Prepares/reviews draft reports for quality control, format compliance, and the availability of necessary supporting material prior to submission for review by the Chief, BOI Unit and/or by the Office of Legal Affairs, as appropriate. • Reviews information gathered regarding follow-up actions at the mission level on all accepted BOI recommendations. • Maintains the BOI Tracker database to monitor the implementation of BOI recommendations and liaises with relevant Mission components to ensure timely implementation of BOI recommendations. • Conducts qualitative and quantitative data analysis of all incidents in the Mission regarding the deaths or serious injuries of UN personnel members; identifies lessons learned and best practices from Board of Inquiry recommendations for incorporation in-to systemic changes; and provides training to staff on Unit objectives, rules and regulations, policies and procedures. • Formulates managerial or procedural reforms as a consequence of BOI recommendations to prevent recurrence of incidents. • Prepares reports and statistical analysis for senior management of the mission on BOI issues. • Maintains a roster of personnel to facilitate the selection of members with relevant competencies to serve on the Boards of Inquiry; drafts convening orders and terms of reference for BOIs for the approval of the senior management of the mission. • Develops training materials and delivers trainings. • Performs any other duties as required.

• Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented. • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations. • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;

investigation (evidence analysis), justice, law firm/attorney at law offices or any other position requiring drafting reports following analysis of a high volume of data is required. Previous experience in working with an international organization in a related position or BOI Office is an asset. Must be Outlook Word and Excel proficient. Must have sufficient IT agility to be rapidly comfortable with MS Teams, the BOI Tracker and any other necessary software or IT tool. Spoken level of Arabic is an advantage.

Bamako is a non-family duty station with a difficult security and working environment. Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako, but security instructions need to be strictly complied with. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA (January 2019 exchange rate was 1 US$ = 581FCFA). Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops. Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication. Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN Staff in the course of their assignments in Mali. For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers in MINUSMA carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.

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