Investigation Specialist, P-3, Office of Audit and Investigation Services (OAIS), New York, USA

New York City

Rotation: This post is non-rotational.
Duration: One year (renewable)*
[1] No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5
Organizational Setting:
The Office of Audit and Investigation Services (OAIS) at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reports to the Executive Director of UNFPA and is responsible for providing internal audit and investigation services to the Organization.
OAIS is mandated to conduct independent investigations into all allegations of wrongdoing, both staff misconduct (including those of harassment, abuse of authority and sexual exploitation and abuse), as well as those committed to the detriment of UNFPA by independent contractors, implementing partners and other third parties. Investigation work is undertaken by the Investigations Branch within OAIS.
The position is located in the UNFPA Headquarters, New York, with travel to field locations when necessary.
Education and Qualifications:  
• Advanced university degree in law or closely related fields;
• A first level university degree with a combination of significant relevant education, professional certification, training and experience in the field of investigations may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
Knowledge and Experience: 
• A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible, relevant professional experience in criminal and/or administrative investigations, with a proven track record in planning and executing investigations, including as a case lead investigator;
• Demonstrated experience in investigating multiple white-collar crime cases; significant exposure to investigations of harassment and abuse of authority, as well as of retaliation;
• Experience in the conduct of investigations within a UN organization or multilateral context highly desirable;
• Experience in conducting investigations in developing countries highly desirable;
• Good knowledge of UN policies, procedures and jurisprudence relevant to administrative investigations highly desirable;
• Experience with software applications used in investigations is an advantage.
• Fluency in English, both written and oral;
• Working knowledge of French, Spanish or another UN official language desirable.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: 2016-09-30

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