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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/14/DGD/FT58
Title: Coordinator, Investigation
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year (renewable)
Date: 4 March 2014
Application Deadline: 10 March 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/DGD Offices under the Director-General (HQ/DGD) /
HQ/IOS Office of Internal Oversight Services (HQ/IOS)
To manage investigations of reported suspected fraud, misconduct, including allegations of harassment, or other irregular activity, and to provide counsel to Director IOS (Internal Oversight Services) on the work of IOS with respect to ILOAT jurisprudence.
Description of duties:
Under the general supervision of Director IOS, the incumbent is responsible to:
1. Manage the planning, conduct, and reporting on the IOS programme of investigations:
(a) Direct investigations, whether proactively and reactively, according to the appropriate professional standards and ILOAT jurisprudence.
(b) Recommend corrective action in accordance with the results of the investigation.
(c) Supervise professional staff.
(d) Liaise with senior management, financial services, legal services, ethics and risk management services, and human resources, to dispose of investigation cases and act as the IOS representative in all matters of case-handling.
2. Review and advise on all IOS work which has a legal aspect or is affected by ILOAT jurisprudence.
3. Monitor the action taken and assess the adequacy of response to recommendations and periodically report thereon. Consult with operating management on implementation of recommendations.
4. Prepare proactive fraud risk assessments and fraud profiles of the Organization.
5. Serve as the IOS focal point for coordination of investigative matters in the Regions.
6. Establish and maintain investigation policies and procedures, including a quality assurance function to ensure compliance and quality of investigations.
Post graduate degree (Master of the equivalent) in law, audit or other relevant fields.
Certification in internal auditing or accounting.
Thorough knowledge of and effective skills in investigative techniques, case preparation and reporting.
Thorough knowledge of International Civil Service law and effective skills in advising on its application.
Strong interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural environment.
Effective communication, presentation and report-writing skills.

Other Skills:
Knowledge of current IT tools related to investigation and forensics.

WHO competencies:
Producing results
Setting an example
Moving forward in a changing environment
Knowing and managing yourself
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
At least 10 years of directly relevant professional experience, of which at least 5 years must include investigations as primary focus. At least 5 years of international experience.
Field experience in developing countries; experience in investigation in the public sector, including prosecutor or juge d'instruction or similar function; knowledge of the law of the international civil services as it relates to investigations, staff fraud and staff misconduct.
Expert knowledge of English required.
A good working knowledge of French an asset.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80734 at single rate
USD 86904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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