Senior Evaluator, Investigator and Quality Assurance Officer (P-4)
The Hague (Netherlands)
The Office of Internal Oversight (OIO) assists the Director-General in the management of the OPCW’s resources through Audits, Evaluations, Quality audits, Inspections, Investigations and Monitoring.
OIO’s mission is to enhance and protect organisational value and improve OPCW’s operations by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. OIO helps OPCW achieve its objectives by applying a systematic approach to evaluating and enhancing the adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes, so as to add value by improving the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
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OPCW is looking for a dedicated professional who will collaborate in establishing investigative plans for investigations related to potential breaches of the Code of Conduct and its related policies; additionally, the incumbent of this post will lead evaluations on the economy, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the OPCW policies, programmes, activities, and projects developing a draft evaluation work programme on an annual basis using a risk assessment methodology, taking into account requests made and concerns expressed by OPCW Management and Member States.
The incumbent is responsible for the following:
- Lead evaluations on the economy, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the OPCW policies, programmes, activities, and projects developing a draft evaluation work programme on an annual basis using a risk assessment methodology, taking into account requests made and concerns expressed by OPCW Management and Member States,. To submit these evaluations to the Director, OIO, as contribution to the Annual Work Programme of the Division.
- Lead the Senior Evaluations assistant in performing evaluation assignments as contained in the Annual Work Programme of the OIO, indicating the general objectives, scope and methodologies for each specific evaluation assignment;
- Report on evaluation assignments carried out, preparing and reviewing draft reports and recommendations to be approved by the Director, OIO.
- Collaborate in the development of terms of reference and lead in establishing investigative plans for investigations related to potential breaches of the Code of Conduct and its related policies.
- Prioritise, plan and implement investigative work in consultation with Director, OIO.
- Lead or function as a team member, as required by the Director, OIO, of investigation teams which may include contracted specialists, to conduct fraud, corruption, conflict of interest, harassment and other type of investigations related to potential breaches of the Code of Conduct and its related policies.
- Serving as an OIO single contact point with RvA (The Dutch Accreditation Council) for ISO accreditation granted to the OPCW.
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Qualifications and Experience
The educational qualifications required for this position:
An advanced university degree in Auditing, Accounting, Forensic Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration or related area. A first level university degree in similar specialities as noted above, in combination with qualifying experience (minimum 9 years) may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Knowledge and Experience
- Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in internal audit or investigations teams, including evaluations, at national or international organisations (public or private) with an advanced degree or 9 years with a first level degree.
- Experience in working with or implementing quality management methodologies.
- Experience in leading and supervising teams in an auditing or investigative environment.
Skills and Competencies
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the OPCW’s values and ethical standards.
- Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the OPCW UN.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Leadership of all tasks assigned.
- Displays knowledge and understanding of principles and methodologies governing forensic audit and evaluation exercises within an international environment.
- Has well developed cognitive ability and is able to learn material rapidly and accurately. Building upon this to be able to research data, assimilate this, problem solve and reach significant conclusions in relation to the work of the Office.
- Displays strong organisational and time management skills enabling the completion of projects and work to required standards, and understands the importance of adhering to strict deadlines.
- Shows excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with colleagues in other departments at all levels of the Organisation with the aim of establishing collaborative and productive working relationships.
- Proven negotiation skills and demonstrates a high level of resilience, and an ability to defend observations made and recommendations given, even when they differ with others’.
- Displays flexibility, adaptability and the capacity to work under pressure of high volume and under tight deadlines.
Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.
This fixed-term appointment is for the duration of two years with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules.
The OPCW is a non-career organisation with limited staff tenure. The total length of service for Professional staff shall not exceed 7 years.
The Director-General retains the discretion to not make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.
Only applications submitted before the closing date and through OPCW CandidateSpace will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.
Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.
Important notice for applicants who are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system
Although headquartered in the Netherlands, the OPCW is not a regular Dutch employer but a public international organisation with its own special status. Please be advised that if you are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system, you will be excluded from this system as a staff member of the OPCW. You will consequently be insured under the organisation’s system. The above also applies to your dependents unless they are employed by a regular Dutch employer, they are self-employed in the Netherlands, or are receiving Dutch social security payments.
Please refer to the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment for more information about the possible consequences for you and your dependents, such as exclusion from ‘AWBZ’ and ‘Zorgverzekeringswet’ coverage: ‘Werken bij een internationale organisatie’.