Job Description

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for professionals like you. UNRWA’s Human Development goals UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. UNRWA has identified four human development goals as the focus of the Agency’s operations in committing to fostering human development of Palestine refugees by helping them to: lead long and healthy lives, acquire knowledge and skills, achieve decent standards of living and enjoy Human Rights to the fullest possible extent. How can you make a difference? You will be joining a team of around 4,000 staff in the West Bank Field Office working to foster the human development of some 800,000 registered Palestine refugees. The incumbent of this post reports to the Senior Field Investigator. The main responsibilities include: In accordance with established Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:
  • Undertakes or coordinates as appropriate, investigations into alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, abuse of authority, corporal punishment cases, SEA, allegations of Child Abuse and other types of misconduct or violations of UNRWA’s regulations, rules and administrative instructions throughout the Field Office and its installations including, but not limited to, schools, health centres and camps, applying and ensuring objectivity, impartiality and fairness throughout the investigative processes in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and the Agency Investigation Policy and the Agency's Guide to Conducting Misconduct Investigations; assists with specific assignments in other Fields if required.

  • Reviews and assesses complaints and allegations, formulates investigation plans, reviews and analyses all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conducts interviews with staff and other involved parties, obtains and analyses potential documentary and electronic evidence, conducts investigative research, and determines the appropriate presentation of investigative results.

  • Prepares plans, records, interviews, reports and ad hoc briefings pertaining to investigations.

  • Prepares recommendations for improved controls, effectiveness, and/or efficiency of UNRWA operations based on findings of investigations and regularly appraises progress of investigations and assesses probable impact of investigation outcomes relative to strategies and advice accordingly.

  • Offers advice and guidance to UNRWA staff engaged in investigations designated by Field Office Directors as needed; prepares Terms of Reference for investigations, conducts review of investigation procedures to ensure due process requirements are met; reviews investigation reports to ensure correct procedures have been adhered to.

  • Implements technical guidance received from DIOS in relation to Investigations and investigations reports; keeps abreast of developments in the area of investigations, including UN jurisprudence; provides and obtains assistance, investigative information, and facilitates cooperation with local government officials and other outside organizations as needed.

  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).

Conditions of service Fixed Term Appointment (duration of up to three years extendable) Monthly basic salary JD1222.4 plus 35% of the basic salary as Special Occupational Allowance (SOA). Plus an allowance of 1000 NIS payable in JD at UNRWA rate). Other benefits include:
  • Provident Fund contribution (7.5 % of basic salary staff member contribution, 15% of basic salary paid by the Agency)

  • Dependency allowances (if applicable)

  • 30 days of annual leave

  • Compulsory medical insurance

To qualify for this position, you will need: Education Advanced university degree in investigations, police studies, Law, International Law or a related field; OR A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience in applying investigation techniques in criminal or administrative inquiries can be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Additional formal training and/ or certification in various law enforcement methodologies and/ or fraud examination or investigations. Work experience At least seven years of experience in the application of the knowledge acquired in investigations, police studies, law, international law or a related field, with progressively responsible professional experience in applying investigation techniques in criminal or administrative inquiries or working as a criminal or administrative attorney; OR At least 10 years of experience in the application of the knowledge acquired in applying investigation techniques in criminal or administrative with progressively responsible professional experience in applying investigation techniques in criminal or administrative inquiries or working as a criminal or administrative attorney. Experience in drafting investigations reports. Language(s) Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic. Equivalency: Candidates with an equivalent combination of relevant academic qualifications, professional training and progressive work experience may also be considered. COMPETENCIES: UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Default managerial competencies may apply.
  • Leading and Supervising.

  • Deciding and Initiating Action.

  • Planning and Organizing.

  • Following Instructions and Procedures.

  • Great sense of discretion, confidentiality and tact.

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