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Criminal Law Attorney in New York City, NY

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Company name

United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Criminal Law

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required


USA New York City, NY

Date Last Verified

Apr 24,2018

Posted on

Apr 02,2018

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Investigator, P4 The candidate will report to the Chief of Section in New York. The incumbent will be required to travel to remote locations, at times for extended periods, to manage and conduct investigations. Plans, organizes, conducts and manages investigations of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other gender based issues, or alleged violations of UN Rules, Regulations and pertinent administrative issuances; Leads and supervises a team or teams of investigators; coordinates and facilitates investigative activities of team members; Defines the parameters and timetable of investigations; decides on the investigative tools to be employed; ensures that established procedures and policies are complied with; Conducts interviews and obtains statements; analyses information; Gathers evidence; prepares testimony for tribunals, obtains and reviews pertinent documentation; conducts interviews and takes statements; analyses facts, determines findings and formulates recommended corrective measures and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and other communications; reviews reports and other written submissions of his/her subordinates; Manages resources and logistics of the Investigative Unit at the duty station, evaluates performance of supervisees; Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Should have knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to administrative and criminal investigations; Ability to research, identify and analyse problems/issues and participate in their resolution; Ability to gather evidence and interview subjects and witnesses; Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; Ability to plan work and manage conflicting priorities for self and others; Ability to gather and analyse electronic evidence; Knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases; Ability to draft/edit in English a variety of written reports, especially with respect to the preparation of complex reports of investigation and formal internal and external UN communications; Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Should have advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law, international law, criminal investigations, police studies, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Must have 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work, including criminal or administrative investigations, is required. Experience in investigation management and administration, together with supervisory functions, is required. Experience in investigating sexual harassment is required. Experience with international investigation activities is desirable. Experience with an international or multilateral public institution is desirable. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable. Application deadline: 27 April, 2018.

Additional info

Job Opening Number: 18-Investigation-OIOS-93834-R-New York (X)

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services
380 Madison Avenue
New York City, NY 10017