Investigation Analyst, Investigation Branch, Office of Audit and Investigation Services, New York, P-2

  • Level: P-2
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 16 May 2022 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The Position:

The Investigation Analyst will assist in the intake function for new complaints and in performing preliminary assessments of allegations of wrongdoing to determine their relevance and credibility.

The Investigation Analyst will also perform Quality Assurance services and assist in the review, development and revision of templates, Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines of the Investigation Branch.  He or she will also provide assistance to investigations and directly undertake investigations as needed.

The Investigation Analyst will report directly to the Head of Intake, Policy and Reporting.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Office of Audit and Investigation Services (OAIS) 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.

Qualifications and Experience  


  • 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 2 years of relevant professional experience in criminal and/or administrative investigations. Ability to quickly and accurately analyze, assess and summarize investigation findings, observations and recommendations.
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing, editing and quality control of documents of an investigative or legal nature.
  • Good knowledge of UN policies, procedures and jurisprudence relevant to administrative investigations highly desirable.
  • Experience in an International Organization (UN system or multilateral context) highly desirable. 
  • Experience with software applications used in investigations, an advantage.


Fluency in English, both written and oral, is required. Fluency in Spanish an advantage.  Good knowledge of other UN official languages (French, Arabic, Chinese or Russian) highly desirable. 

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