United Nations Investigator Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Investigator Jobs in Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This position is located in the Investigations Division (ID) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Regional Office in Nairobi. The Investigator will report to the Chief of Section in Nairobi. The Investigator will be required to travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to manage and conduct investigations.

  • The Office of Internal Oversight Services is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and to the General Assembly. The Investigations Division follows up on reports of possible violations of rules or regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources, sexual harassment, or abuse of authority.

    Responsibilities

    The Investigator will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Plan, organize, conduct and manage investigations of cases of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment, and violations of United Nations Regulations and Rules.

    • Lead and supervise a team of investigators and coordinate the investigative activities of team members; define the parameters and timetable of an investigation.

    • Decide on the investigative tools to be employed; gather evidence; prepare testimony for tribunals; obtain and review pertinent documentation.

    • Conduct interviews and take statements; analyse facts, determine findings and formulate recommended corrective measures and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; draft reports and communications.

    • Collaborate with other investigators and staff members.

    Competencies

    • Professionalism: Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to criminal and administrative investigations. Knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to identify and analyse problems/issues and participate in their resolution. Proven ability to gather evidence and interview suspects and witnesses. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    • 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.

    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
    places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    • Leadership: 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; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.

    • 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 tasks and matches tasks to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law or a relevant field is required. 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.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work is required.

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

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

  • Experience with international investigation activities is required.

  • Experience with an international multilateral public institution is desirable.

    Languages

  • 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

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Investigator Jobs in Kenya


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