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Investigations Assessment Analyst, Home based, Remote

Closing date: Tuesday, 19 March 2024

Job Identification : 16748

Locations : Home Based

Posting Date : 03/04/2024, 11:03 AM

Apply Before : 03/19/2024, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : IPSA-8

Vacancy Type : International Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Management

Bureau : Office of Audit and Investigations

Contract Duration : 1 Year

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree

Other Criteria : or 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant work experience in the field of research and analysis and/or investigations, is required

Required Languages : Fluency in English is required.

Desired Languages : Fluency in other UN official languages is an advantage

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Office/Unit/Project Description

The Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) reports to the Administrator and is responsible for internal audit and investigations services to UNDP and its affiliated entities. OAI provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of riskmanagement and the effectiveness and adequacy ofinternal controls. OAI also responds to allegations of misconduct by conducting andreporting on investigations. The Investigations Section of OAI is responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of misconduct, such as mismanagement, fraud, corruption, retaliation on whistle-blowers, workplace harassment, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, violation or willful disregard ofUNDP regulations, rules, and administrative instructions, that involve UNDP staff, contractors and other applicable persons.

OAI seeks to engage suitably skilled and experienced international personnel under the International Personnel Services Agreement (IPSA) to support OAI in providing Investigations Assessment Analyst in the designated to the OAI Investigations Section and its Information Analysis Team (IAT) in all aspects of the work that falls within OAI’s mandate and related work assignments.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Investigations Assessment Analyst reports to the Investigations Advisor, Head of the Information Analysis Team (IAT), under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director (Investigations). The primary role of the Investigations Assessment Analyst is to work with the Investigations Assessment Specialist and:

Review and assess complaints of misconduct allegations received by the organization against personnel and others (including fraud, corruption, sexual misconduct, harassment, abuse of authority, discrimination and other misconduct allegations);
Undertakes any related investigative, analytical or research activity as required to support the assessment of cases.

Proposes action to close cases or to assign cases for investigation where appropriate.
Drafts assessment reports of a high standard, providing an objective and factual summary ofthe assessment, with soundly based conclusions and recommendations supported by all evidence obtained in the course of the assessment.
Collects, records and handles evidence appropriately, ensuring chain of custody and demonstrating knowledge of handling considerations for different types of evidence.
Communicate with complainants, witnesses and other stakeholders on behalf of OAI.
When required, assists OAI Investigators with preparing interview plans, participated inwitness interviews, recording testimony and preparing witness statements and subject interviews.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization
Institutional Arrangement

The IPSA Investigation Assessment Analyst be tasked by the Head of Information Analysis Team (IAT). All work products produced by the Investigation Assessment Analyst asa result of this engagement are owned by UNDP and shall be submitted to OAI Investigations Section (IS).


Expected Demonstration of Competencies


Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers

quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmaticproblem solver,

makes improvements

Learn Continuously

LEVEL 1: Open mindedand curious, shares knowledge, learns from

mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is


Act with Determination

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of

adversity, confident

Engage and Partner

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms

positive relationships

Enable Diversity and


LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Audit & Investigation – Investigation The ability to assist with investigations, choose avenues of

Investigation management and inquiry and apply different techniques during an investigation,

electronic communications; forensicanalysis; verification site

visits; open-source research.

Audit & Investigation –

Collection and
analysis of evidence

Ability to extractand analyze all relevant types of evidence and

be able to draw reasonable inferences and conclusions.

Audit & Investigation –


Technology tools

and applications for investigations

Ability to understand key application and system software, IT

infrastructure, IT Control frameworks and the use of forensic investigation software.

Business Management


Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner.

manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.

Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels

Business Direction & Strategy

Effective Decision

Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in
line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

Advanced University degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in
Intelligence Research and Data, Analysis, Investigations, Risk Management, Security or Social Science, Political Sciences, or related field or related field is required. Or

A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the above-mentioned fields of study, in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Min. years of relevant Work experience and skills

Minimum upto 2 years (with master’s degree) or 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant work experience in the field of research and analysis and/or investigations, is required.

Desired additional

skills and competencies

Demonstrated experience in writing and editing, preparation of communications material is desirable.
Experience, knowledge and understanding of working within an international investigation office is desirable.
Demonstrated experience in with working in criminal or
Administrative investigations are an asset.

Experience in and knowledge of the UN/UNDP’s policies and procedures is desirable.

Required Language(s) (at working level)

Fluency in English is required.
Fluency in other UN official languages is an advantage


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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