Office of Internal Oversight Services Chief of Section, Investigations Jobs in South Sudan

Office of Internal Oversight Services Chief of Section, Investigations Jobs in South Sudan

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Investigations Division (ID) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba.

The incumbent will report to the Deputy Director of the Investigations Division (ID) of the Regional Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in Entebbe/Nairobi. The incumbent will be required to travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to manage and conduct investigations.

OIOS is the internal oversight body of the United Nations and assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization through the provision of audit, investigation, and inspection and evaluation services.

ID/OIOS investigates reports of possible violations of rules, regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources and abuse of authority.


Within delegated authority, the incumbent will serve as the Chief of the Investigations Section in the Investigations Division (ID) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba. The incumbent is responsible for all day-to-day-operation in that particular duty station, the incumbent will:

• Plan, organize, conduct and manage investigations of cases of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, waste of resources, abuse of authority, fraud, corruption, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), and violations of United Nations regulations and rules;

• Ensure that investigations are carried out in a timely fashion and coordinated within the work of the Division and with other organizations of the United Nations system, as appropriate, and develop, implement, monitor and evaluate assigned investigations;

• Ensure the preparation of investigation reports, together with findings and recommendations and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions, as well as evidence and materials to support such actions; assign tasks to investigation team members to assist in carrying out the assignments;

• Create and maintain a case activity list of the active and open investigations for priority setting and overall case management by the Deputy Director and the Director;

• Prepare cases for submission to the United Nations justice system and/or referral to relevant national jurisdictions; respond to requests for information, assistance and advice from offices and departments outside the Division; supervise intake, processing and evaluation of all new matters for jurisdictional decisions; coordinate the Division's information management to ensure conformity and relevance to United Nations legal requirements, as applicable; have responsibility for the management and handling of evidentiary material, including locating and liaising with relevant forensic institutions; liaise and coordinate between the Division and the relevant United Nations legal offices — the Administrative Law Section and the Office of Legal Affairs

• Liaise with other Offices’ and Departments’ staff and management, both at Headquarters in New York and at field missions worldwide, in discussing the work of the Office; coordinate the presentation of disciplinary cases to national jurisdictions or administrative disciplinary bodies; provide advice and expertise on investigatory matters;

• 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;

• Oversee administrative tasks as appropriate; and

• Carry out other tasks as may be assigned by the Deputy Director.



Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to criminal investigation. Knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on
the Internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to identify and analyze problems/issues and participate in their resolution. Proven ability to gather evidence and interview suspects and witnesses.


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 and Organizing:

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates 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.


Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate 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.

Managing Performance:

Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines.


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law or a field related to investigations. A first-level university degree in law or a field related to investigations in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work, including managerial experience, is required.

  • Experience in interviewing subjects and witnesses in the furtherance of investigations is required.

  • Experience of working on international investigation activities is required.

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

  • Experience in analysis of evidence and preparation of files of evidence is required.

  • Experience of working in an international or multilateral public institution is required.

  • Experience in applying and promoting a victim-centered approach to investigations is desirable.

  • Experience in investigating implementing partners misconduct in relation to procurement and donor fund fraud is desirable.

  • Experience working in investigations in hardship areas (B - E) as defined by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC)

  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. A working knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.

    How to Apply

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