This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants. Interested applicants should consult the Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS). Investigation Associate
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The ultimate aim of the IGO is to support the effective, efficient and accountable management of UNHCR operations and to play a positive role in upholding an environment of integrity in UNHCR by contributing to the maintenance of the highest standards of personal and professional conduct by UNHCR personnel, and all entities with contractual links to UNHCR.
The Investigation Service, working under the authority of the Inspector General has responsibility for carrying out investigations into possible misconduct within UNHCR, in a timely and appropriate manner and that findings are transmitted to the Inspector General.
Investigation work is highly confidential and sensitive and should always be dealt with an extremely discrete and professional manner despite any pressure outside the Investigation Unit.
The staff of the IGO is required to demonstrate respect for the principles governing the work of the IGO. These include impartiality, objectivity and appropriate confidentiality, as well as high standards of professional competence and integrity.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
- Provide administrative support to the work of the Service in an effective manner.
- Perform witness function during investigative interviews resulting in Records of Interviews.
- Conduct searches over the internet and within UNHCR databases.
- Analyse large volume of unstructured data using specialized software provided and taught by the IGO.
- Research legal materials and jurisprudence in support of investigation reports for disciplinary action.
- Assist with the finalisation of Investigation Reports and supporting evidentiary information intended for disciplinary action.
- Draft routine confidential and sensitive investigation correspondence.
- Organise and prepare sensitive investigation missions.
- Assist in conducting other investigatory activities as required.
- Coordinate and assist in the planning and organisation of training activities.
- Generate statistical and analytical reports on investigative caseload for internal and external authorities as required.
- Monitor and perform as necessary other administrative functions for all professional staff of the IGO Unit, including coordination of mission travel arrangements.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For G6 - 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
Field(s) of Education
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
or other relevant field.
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Experience in data base management and the preparation of analytical/statistical reports. Proven competency to liaise professionally with senior managers, field staff and the staff of other functional units on highly sensitive and confidential issues. Ability to work independently without supervision.
Knowledge of MSRP and Focus. Knowledge of UNHCR rules and regulations. Knowledge of refugee protection principles. Prior experience in supporting investigation and/or audit functions
FI-Auditing practical experience;
LE-International Criminal Law;
MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation;
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. Competencies as defined in Job Profile Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening. Closing date for submissions of applications is 05 June 2020.