Deadline: 8 July 2016
United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Investigation Officer in New York, United States.
The Investigation Officer will provide forensic analysis of data to support investigations and maintain the restricted-access database used to receive, log, provide status reports of all complaints of suspected fraud, abuse of authority, mismanagement, harassment (including sexual harassment) and/or retaliatory actions in or affecting UNICEF.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Investigation Officer will perform the following functions-
- Secure, organize and analyze complex and voluminous sets of documents and facts to identify indicators of fraudulent activities.
- Maintain the restricted-access database used by the Investigations Section to receive, log, provide status reports of all complaints of suspected fraud, abuse of authority, mismanagement, harassment (including sexual harassment) and/or retaliatory actions in or affecting UNICEF.
- Periodically and upon request by Investigation Section team members or Director, conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of investigation cases and prepare statistical and other reports.
- Participate as a team member in conducting field missions related to investigation cases. Some of the missions may be in hardship countries.
- Prepare closure memos for cases that do not warrant a formal investigation or where misconduct could not be proven, for approval by the Chief of Investigations or Director.
- Conduct remote investigations, as case owner.
- Undertake any research or other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Investigations, in support of the work of the Investigations Section.
Applicants must have-
- First-level university degree (Bachelor`s) in Investigations, Audit, Law, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Financial Administration, or directly related technical field(s) is required.
- An equivalent qualification (i.e. considered equivalent to Bachelor`s Degree) from a recognized national police academy for criminal investigations in addition to 4 years of specific hands-on experience in conducting criminal and/or administrative investigations (as an investigator), may be accepted in lieu of a university degree.
- Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience, at the national and international levels, in investigations – including maintaining relevant databases, performing quantitative and qualitative analyses and preparing clear and concise reports for a variety of audiences is required.
- Prior hands-on experience and knowledge in Forensic Information Technology is considered an asset.
- Knowledge and/or experience of UN/UNICEF programmes and operations activities are considered an asset.
- Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required.
- Working knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish), preferably French, is considered highly desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNICEF.