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UNICEF recruiting Legal Investigation Manager

New York, United States of America, 20 September 2019


The Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) is an independent office reporting to UNICEF's Executive Director and the Executive Board. The Investigations Service investigates reports of possible violations of rules or regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources or abuse of authority. The position is located in New York. The incumbent, as Team Lead of the Reporting, Quality Assurance and Policy TeamĀ, will report to the Chief Strategy, Intake, Policy and Reporting Section of OIAI's Investigations Service.

Within limits of delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief Strategy, Intake, Policy and Reporting Section, the Investigations Specialist will be responsible for providing support to the day to day operational and specialized activities related to the investigation function, to enhance the smooth running of the supervisor's day-to day actions, as well as his/her section.

  • Manages the staff of the Reporting, Quality Assurance and Policy Team as well as evaluates performance of supervisees;

  • Manages the development and implementation of policy advice in relation to the investigation strategy of the Investigation Service and its staff to ensure investigations are of the highest quality and the work of the Investigations Service is leveraged to maximize the promotion of integrity across UNICEF;

  • Manages efforts of the team to ensure that written products of the Investigations Service, including investigation reports, together with findings and recommendations for related disciplinary and/or jurisdictional actions, are of the highest quality, are factually and legally sufficient and are supported by adequate analysis;

  • Carries out responsibilities for ensuring the legal sufficiency of planning and reporting documents of the Service, including matters concerning peer reviews;

  • Assists in identifying procedural and technical gaps related to investigations and recommends commensurate improvements to facilitate policy decisions and the work of the Investigations Service;

  • Manages and updates the Investigations Service's guidance material based on applicable best practices and legal developments;

  • Advises on policy decisions, monitors their implementation and analyses their legal implications;

  • Advises on operational implications of United Nations jurisprudence, General Assembly resolutions and Executive Board Decisions;

  • Assists in promoting close cooperation with other relevant departments and offices within UNICEF and the UN System;

  • Performs administrative functions pertaining to the implementation of policies and procedures

  • Conducts post-investigation tasks

  • Conducts research on assigned issues using investigation files and alternative sources to verify facts, identify citations, precedents and draft statements of findings and respondent replies

  • Handles verbal and written inquiries providing detailed information on processes and procedures related to a range of investigation activities, instruments and issues;

  • Processes, draft, edits, proofreads and finalizes for signature/approval a variety of correspondence and other communications;

  • Performs other duties as required

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