Senior Consultant, Investigations Branch, Office of Audit and Investigation Services

  • Level: Consultant
  • Contract Type: Consultancy
  • Closing date: 05 Dec 2017 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: New York, USA

The OAIS Investigations Branch is mandated to conduct independent investigations into all allegations of wrongdoing, committed either by staff (including those of harassment, abuse of authority, and sexual exploitation and abuse), or by independent contractors, implementing partners and other third parties, to the detriment of UNFPA.  The senior consultant is required to assist with investigations conducted by the Investigations Branch.

Do you have experience with:

Preparing preliminary reviews and case assessments of allegations;

Conducting investigations into allegations of misconduct/wrongdoing including, but not limited to, fraud, work place harassment, sexual harassment  and abuse of authority, regarding personnel, vendors and third parties, whilst interacting offices and other stake holders;

Drafting, preparing and reviewing investigation and closure reports (setting out concise findings, analysis, conclusions and recommendations based on evidence), case closure notes, confidential memoranda, statistics, presentations etc., as and when necessary;

Updating case management system by ensuring that all evidence/information is captured;

Participating in investigation missions.

Duration:  up to 11 months 

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Advanced university degree in law or closely related fields; first level university degree with a combination of significant relevant education, training and experience in the field of investigations may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience.

Experience within an international investigation role in the UN context desirable.

Proven ability to conduct investigations and quickly and accurately analyze, assess and summarize investigation findings, observations and recommendations.

Excellent drafting skills.

Strong interviewing skills.

Field experience is an advantage.

Fluency in English is required, working knowledge of other UN official languages desired

How to apply

An application letter which states the candidate's motivation to apply for this consultancy, as well as a curriculum vitae/resume.  All documents must be sent by E-mail to Ms. Eva Bolkart, Chief, Investigations Branch, by 5 December 2017





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