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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 20, 2023
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    UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.
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    Investigation Specialist


    • Reports received by the IGO on possible misconduct are efficiently and properly assessed to identify the appropriate investigative approach to establish the facts relevant to the case.
    • Design and monitor quality standards and procedures for all steps in the investigation process.
    • Act as a focal point for specific areas of expertise or typology of investigation as may be required and/or delegated by the Head of Service.
    • Conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct as assigned, in a timely and effective manner and in accordance with the Investigation Guidelines and UN/UNHCR policies, undertaking field missions when required.  This may involve gathering evidence from available sources, including electronic and e-mail records, interviewing witnesses as well as interaction at all levels with external actors (other UN agencies/embassies/missions/implementing partners etc.) as well as UNHCR personnel.
    • Conduct investigation interviews (complainants, witnesses, subject matter experts and subjects) in accordance with Investigation Guidelines, UN Administrative Instructions and the framework of Administration of Justice within the UN.
    • Gather and analyse physical evidence, including forensic evidence, to establish facts.
    • Prepare reports based on the available evidence and the investigation findings, such as: Investigation Reports in cases of misconduct; Closure Reports where no misconduct has been established; and Management Implication Reports on systemic issues (e.g. procedural or management issues) identified during the investigation.
    • Liaise with different units within UNHCR; e.g. DHR, Ethics Office, DIST etc. in relation to the investigation function
    • Provide advice and guidance to staff members on how to report misconduct and, as may be required, how to assist in conducting preliminary assessments / investigations.
    • Undertake training activities on investigations for UNHCR and partner agency staff and develop and deliver training as may be required.
    • Perform any other tasks in the interest of UNHCR as requested by the Head of Unit, (Investigation), Head of Investigation Service or the Inspector General.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

    • For P3 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

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