CHIEF OF SERVICE, INVESTIGATIONS

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Investigations Division of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (ID/OIOS) in Entebbe. The incumbent will report to the Director of Investigations in New York. The incumbent will be required to travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to manage and oversee investigations.

The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and to the General Assembly. The Investigations Division (ID) is one of three Divisions in OIOS, the two others being the Internal Audit Division (IAD) and the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED). ID follows up on reports of possible violations of Regulations or Rules, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources, sexual harassment or abuse of authority.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Chief of Service, Investigations, will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Manage the OIOS Investigations Division's Office in Entebbe and other offices responsible for investigations in the Africa region.
    • Assist the Director in formulating and implementing the programme of work related to the investigation of the most serious allegations of malfeasance, mismanagement, waste of resources, abuse of authority or violations of the United Nations Rules and Regulations and administrative instructions, with emphasis on fraud and corruption cases and analyses, including financial crime, complex information technology fraud and sexual exploitation and abuse;
  • Ensure that investigations are carried out in a timely fashion and coordinated within the work of the Service and with other organizations of the United Nations system, as appropriate;
  • Lead, supervise and carry out investigations, especially on fraud and corruption, providing substantive reviews of the drafts prepared by others and ensuring that reports are of a high quality and meet required standards;
  • Undertake or oversee administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Services, including preparing budgets, reporting on programme performance in the context of results-based management, evaluation of staff performance (ePerformance) and recruitment;
  • Manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision;
  • Foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Service and across organizational boundaries;
  • Provide programmatic/substantive expertise on issues relating to investigations;
  • Represent the Division at meetings, conferences and seminars as directed, and acting as the ID/OIOS focal point for liaising with senior management in the UN Regional Service Center in Entebbe (RCSE) and other UN agencies, funds and programmes in the region;
  • Lead team members efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need.
  • Act on behalf of the Director during her absence.

    Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and approaches relevant to administrative and or criminal investigations including sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), fraud, corruption, financial and procurement-related or other serious investigations; proven ability to conduct and supervise complex serious investigations, produce reports and papers on technical issues and review and edit the work of others; ability to plan own and others' work and manage conflicting priorities; good management skills. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery; 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. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.

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 degree) in law or a relevant field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Work Experience A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in investigations including sexual exploitation and abuse, fraud, corruption and other financial and procurement related investigations is required.

Experience in investigation management, together with supervisory functions, is required.

Experience in an international or multilateral public institution is required.

Experience in budget proposal management related to investigations is desirable.

Experience working in investigations in hardship areas (B - E) as defined by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) https://icsc.un.org/Home/DataMobility is desirable.

Experience in forensic data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations and is available for 364 days. The appointment, or assignment, and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval, or extension of the mandate. 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 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. 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.

Staff members appointed to the current position are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon assignment or appointment and annually thereafter.

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.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. 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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

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

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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