UNV Board of Inquiry Officer
Mission and objectives
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established by Security Council resolution 2100 of 25 April 2013 to support political processes in the country and to carry out a number of security-related tasks. The Mission has been asked to support the transitional authorities of Mali in the stabilization of the country and implementation of the transitional roadmap, focusing on major population centers and lines of communication, protecting civilians, human rights monitoring, the creation of conditions for the provision of humanitarian assistance and the return of displaced persons, the extension of State authority and the preparation of free, inclusive and peaceful elections. (http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/minusma).
• As a BOI coordinator, the incumbent will be exposed to an extensive range of DOS/DPO Policy Directives, UN Rules and Regulations, STAIs, ST/SGBs, SOP and guidelines and will have the opportunity to deal with a wide range of administrative and technical issues and to interact with a wide range of personnel (Force, Police, Mission Support, Programmes). • BOI Coordinator’s roles are fully assumed, when designated. • Mission Policies, BOI SOP, Procedures, and Regulations are well understood and applied in the context of the BOI process. • BOI TORs are properly addressed, and the BOI process is timely and effectively con-ducted. • BOI reports meet the standards required and are timely submitted to the Chief of BOI Unit and Legal Office. • Administrative requests related to the BOI office are handled in a timely manner in accordance with UN procedures and standards, when required. • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in, and capacities developed • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
Under the direct supervision of the MINUSMA Chief Board of Inquiry (BOI), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Review serious incidents (leading to deaths, serious injuries/illnesses to Mission members, significant damage to equipment, kidnapping, aviation accidents, etc.) that have occurred in the Mission, analyze the internal investigation reports, collect additional information/documentation from all pillars (Force, UNPOL, Mission Support, Programmes), identify gaps in UN policies and procedures, analyze data and draft re-ports providing recommendations for improvement. • Liaise and interact with a wide range of Mission personnel throughout the steps leading to the finalization of each report, such as operational personnel (FTS technicians, aviation operators, Force and police contingent members, procurement personnel, HR personnel etc.), investigators, conduct & discipline staff, programmes personnel, management and leadership. • Serve as Coordinator for the BOIs and provide advice to Board members on the BOI Policy Directives and Standard Operating Procedures as well as the United Nations administrative and financial regulations and rules throughout the proceedings of the Board. • Draft Terms of Reference, Convening Orders, prepare and participate in on-site visits; keep minutes of interviews and deliberations; draft BOI reports for review by the Board members, Chief BOI and Senior Legal Officer. • Liaise with relevant Mission components to ensure timely implementation of BOI recommendations and maintain the BOI Tracker accordingly. • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis of all incidents in the Mission regarding the deaths or serious injuries of UN personnel members; identify lessons learned and best practices for incorporation into systemic changes and formulate managerial or procedural reforms to prevent recurrence of serious incidents. • Prepare reports and statistical analysis for senior management and leadership of the Mission on identified issues. • Develop training materials and deliver trainings. • Perform any other duties as required.