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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The mission of IOS is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Organization's operations. Description of duties: This post is involved in planning, conducting, and reporting on specific investigations assigned by Coordinator, Investigations.Internal oversight is an activity within the Organization which is responsible for the independent review, evaluation and monitoring of the adequacy and effectiveness of the Organization's overall systems of internal control, as well as for the investigations to determine whether staff actions are in compliance with WHO regulations, policies, standards and procedures. For this purpose, all systems, processes, operations, functions and activities within the Organization shall be subject to such review, investigations, evaluation and monitoring (WHO Financial Regulation 12.1 (d) and Financial Rule XII refer). The incumbent exercises independent judgment, within applicable investigation best practices, using professional experience and knowledge, to determine the existence of significant risks to the achievement of the Organization's objectives. Judgment and discretion are required. The incumbent is expected to work both as a team member or independently, as the case may be, on each assignment. The incumbent needs to exercise strong interpersonal skills and will have contact, in varying degrees, with staff, management, officials of national governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies, as required.Assigned Duties:Under the general supervision of Director IOS and reporting to Coordinator, Investigations, the incumbent is responsible for: - Planing, conducting, and reporting on IOS investigations according to appropriate professional standards and ILOAT jurisprudence:- Reviewing and assessing complaints and allegations; formulating investigation plans, reviewieng and analysing all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, record interviews, obtain and analyse potential documentary and electronic evidence conduct investigative research and determining appropriate presentation of investigative results;- Appraising progress of investigations and assessing probable impact of investigation outcomes relative to strategies and advising colleagues accordingly; - Coordinating with local officials, partners, and third parties and obtaining internal support such as interpreters to facilitate investigative work; reporting outcomes of investigations to Coordinator, Investigations;- Preparing recommendations for corrective action and improved controls and effectiveness or efficiency of WHO systems and operations; - Preparing reports and ad hoc briefings containing findings and recommendations for remedial action;- Leading teams of investigators/auditors working on investigation cases;- Assisting Coordinator, Investigations in reviewing and advising on all IOS work which has a legal aspect or is affected by ILOAT jurisprudence; and - Providing support in the preparation of work plans and the establishment of priorities for the investigation function including the prioritization of implementation plans of investigative work in consultation with the supervisor.- Guided by Coordinator, Investigations, preparing proactive fraud risk assessments and fraud profiles of the Organization.- Guided by Coordinator, Investigations, implementing the mandate given to IOS by the Fraud Prevention Policy; the Policy on the Prevention of Harassment at WHO, and the WHO Whistleblower Policy.- Under the leadership of Coordinator, Investigations, monitoring best practices of internal investigations in international organizations and updating IOS procedures accordingly, as appropriate.- Performing other special reviews and other tasks assigned by Coordinator, Investigations.- Supporting investigations carried out in other offices of the Organization, including preparing Terms of Reference and related plans for investigations; providing guidance on the conduct of such investigations in accordance with generally recognized international investigative standards and WHO guidelines. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, public administration or related area. Deisrable: Knowledge of the law of the international civil service as it relates to administrative investigations of staff fraud, harassment and other misconduct. Skills: Sound knowledge of investigation principles and their application. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Effective report writing skills. Maturity of judgment, tact, integrity and discretion ensuring confidentiality at all times. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Ability to apply IT technology when needed. Advanced skills in Microsoft Office package.WHO Competencies: Producing resultsCommunicating in a credible and effective wayMoving forward in a changing environmentFostering integration and teamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Experience: Essential: At least 7 years of directly relevant professional experience of which four must include public sector investigations as a primary focus. Relevant field experience in developing countries with direct responsibility for performing investigations of fraud or misconduct; and harassment, sexual harassment or sexual abuse. Desirable: Experience with IT forensic tools and approaches. Languages: Essential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French and another UN language. Additional Information: Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO: (To learn more about WHO's operations ) Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by dateWHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.This vacancy is published in English only.Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world. Post Adjustment: 88.4 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva | Geneva
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional
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  • Closing Date: 2016-05-12

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