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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Copenhagen
  • Grade: Mid level - P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
  • Closing Date: Closed
Job categories Investigation
Vacancy code VA/2023/B0046/26407
Level ICS-10
Department/office IN, IAIG, Intl Aud and Inv Group
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P3
Duration 2 years, renewable
Application period 30-Aug-2023 to 20-Sep-2023
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the close supervision and oversight of the Manager of the Investigations Unit for cases assigned
to him or her, the consultant will:
  • Plan, conduct, and manage initial reviews, preliminary assessments and/or investigations of alleged misconduct, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources or violation of the Organization's policies and procedures.
  • Lead the preparation proposed work plans for review and approval by IAIG;
  • Gather, seize and analyse all relevant evidence (documentary, physical, electronic, etc.), documenting the process in accordance with IAIG’s chain of custody and other requirements. Organize complex and voluminous records and documents.
  • Lead interviews of witnesses and subjects, draft records of conversation, which shall be reviewed and signed by the interviewee. Subject and other relevant interviews shall be electronically recorded.
  • At the completion of the assignment, prepare a detailed report in accordance with IAIG’s Investigation Guidelines. The report comprises the complete administrative record and includes references in footnotes to all supporting information and evidence (documentary and testimonial). The report sets forth the findings, supporting evidence, analysis and evaluation of the evidence, as well as recommendations for next steps.
  • Where needed, provide post-report support and conduct legal and public sources research.
  • International travel to UNOPS' offices, including field missions, may be required depending on the case. Such travel could include missions to hardship duty stations. Authorized travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with UNOPS official travel policy (AI/CSG/2010/03). Consultant to submit proof of travel to IAIG.
  • Decide on the investigative tools to be employed; gathers evidence; prepares testimony for tribunals; obtains and reviews pertinent documentation
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals, in accordance with UNOPS standard operating procedures and in compliance with Organizational regulations and rules; manages the financial resources and logistics of the unit
  • When and as necessary lead the investigations and coordinate the investigative activities of team members; defines the parameters and timetable of an investigation
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Functional Competencies:
  • Ability to analyse
  • Decision Making
  • Organising and Quality Orientation
  • Assertiveness
  • Communications skill
  • Teamwork skills
Competencies required for the function:
  • Proven ability to gather and analyze evidence, including electronic evidence, and interview suspects and witnesses;
  • Ability to organize voluminous amounts of documents, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Proven ability to quickly and accurately analyze, assess and summarize investigation findings, observations and recommendations.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills are required; proven ability to communicate complex concepts in writing, including investigation reports in English.
  • Expert knowledge, understanding and experience in the field of corruption, fraud, and investigations
  • Knowledge of UN policies, procedures and operations, desirable
  • Applicants must be willing to travel internationally

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Master's degree in Law, Accounting or related area required. Candidates with a first level university degree and two additional years of experience may be also considered.
  • Candidates with ad Diploma in Criminal Investigation from a national law enforcement agency or police academy are considered if having a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience.


  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in professional investigatory work, law enforcement, criminal investigations or related fields
  • Experience at the international level desirable
  • Knowledge of UN policies, procedures and operations would be an asset, though not compulsory.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing) is required
  • Knowledge of other UN language particularly French or Spanish, is an advantage.
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