Chief of Service, Investigations
Application deadline 10 months ago: Thursday 13 Jan 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a D-1 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 15 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 170,537 USD and 215,200 USD.
Salary for a D-1 contract in BaghdadThe international rate of 128,707 USD, with an additional 32.5% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the United Nations Investigative Team to promote accountability for crimes committed by Da'esh / ISIL, Office of Field Investigations. The Chief of Investigations reports to the Special Adviser.
UNITAD was established by the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 2379 (2017), according to which it is mandated to support domestic efforts to hold ISIL (Da'esh) accountable by collecting, preserving and storing evidence in Iraq of acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL (Da'esh) in Iraq.
Responsibilities Within the delegated authority from the Special Advisor, the Chief of Investigations will provide strategic advice and support on the establishment of UNITAD and the modalities of its investigative work. Specifically, in coordination with the Special Advisor, this senior official will undertake or oversee the planning, substantive and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Investigative Team, including, but not limited to: (i) reporting to the Special Advisor on budget/program performance and operational and logistical support as necessary. (ii) ensuring the effective and efficient day-to-day functioning of the Investigative Team, and in particular the Field Investigation Units; Coordinates and supervises overall investigative activities of relevant Field Investigation Units. (iii) providing strategic guidance to the Field Investigation Units as to the substantive focus of their investigative activities; develops, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned investigations. (iv) providing, on behalf of the Special Advisor, legal and administrative and other substantive guidance, as well as policy and planning support. (v) maintaining primary responsibility for coordinating integrated support across all components of Investigative Team, ensuring overall consistency with the strategic vision of the Office of the Special Advisor. (vi) facilitate the flow of information internally among components of the Investigative Team, including in particular the Field Investigation Units and with external stakeholders as delegated by the Special Advisor. (vii) Act as Officer-in-Charge in the absence of Head of Mission. (viii) Ensuring FIU operate under the direct oversight of FIPOC. (ix) Ensuring FlU's directs coherent and significant plans for their field-based works. The Chief of Field Investigations will lead and supervise the work of the Field Investigation Units and the Gender and Children Unit and ensure that outputs prepared by these units maintain high quality standards.
Competencies Professionalism: Comprehensive knowledge of the development of legal analyses and case- files with respect to to international criminal law, in particular as it relates to crimes committed by Da'esh / ISIL which may constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity, and possible genocide, including cases involving sexual and gender-based violence. 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.
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.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates an appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate a 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 a commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; makes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines whether the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in criminology, law, history, political/social science or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible work experience in investigations or intelligence analysis is required.
Experience in managing teams responsible for conducting analytical or investigative work is required.
Experience in cases involving serious breaches of international humanitarian law, such as genocide, crimes against humanity, sexual and gender-based violence or related legal area is required.
Experience in the analysis of legal issues relevant to the investigation and prosecution of ISIL crimes in domestic proceedings is required.
Experience working in a United Nations or other international accountability mechanism is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice - Fully vaccinated status for COVID-19 or willingness to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is required for this position.
The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
UNITAD is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
This position is temporarily available. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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