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Chief of Section, Investigations

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Legal
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

This position is located in the Regional Service Center in Entebbe (Uganda). The incumbent will report to the Deputy Director of the Investigations Division (ID) of the Regional Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in Entebbe. The incumbent will be required to travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to manage and conduct investigations. OIOS is an independent office reporting to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly. ID/OIOS follows up on reports of possible violations of rules or regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources, or abuse of authority.


Within delegated authority, the incumbent will serve as the Chief of the Investigations Section in the Entebbe Regional Office (Uganda). The incumbent is responsible for all day-to-day operations of the ID/OIOS Office in that particular duty station. The incumbent:

• Plans, organizes, conducts and supervises investigations of the most serious and complex cases in the fields of corruption and fraud, as well as sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). This includes adducing evidence, obtaining and reviewing pertinent documentation, conducting interviews and taking statements, and analysing facts and determining findings.

• Ensures that investigations are carried out in a timely fashion and coordinated within the work of the Division and with other organizations of the UN system, as appropriate, and develops, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned investigations.

• Ensures the preparation of investigation reports, together with findings and recommendations and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions, as well as evidence and materials to support such actions; assigns tasks to investigation team members to assist in carrying out the assignments.

• Creates and maintains a case activity list of the active and open investigations for priority setting and overall case management by the Deputy Director and the Director.

• Prepares cases for submission to the UN justice system and/or referral to relevant national jurisdictions; responds to requests for information, assistance and advice from offices and departments outside the Division; supervises intake, processing and evaluation of all new matters for jurisdictional decisions; coordinates the Division's information management to ensure conformity and relevance to UN legal requirements, as applicable; has responsibility for the management and handling of evidentiary material, including locating and liaising with relevant forensic institutions; liaises and coordinates between the Division and the relevant UN legal offices — the Administrative Law Section and the Office of Legal Affairs; carries out responsibilities for ensuring the legal sufficiency of the planning and reporting documents of the Division, including matters concerning peer reviews.

• Liaises with other Offices’ and Departments’ staff and management, both at Headquarters in New York and at field missions worldwide, in discussing the work of the Office; coordinates the presentation of criminal or administrative disciplinary cases to national jurisdictions or administrative disciplinary bodies; provides advice and expertise on investigatory matters.

• Oversees administrative tasks as appropriate in the duty station.

• Carries out other tasks as may be assigned by the Deputy Director.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Legal
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Reporting; Operative planning; Legal analysis; Investigation; Judicial processes and litigation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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