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United Nations Development Programme  

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UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 10 years.

 

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United Nations Development Programme

Head - Safeguards - P5

United States of America, New York , New York

Background UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.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. UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP's policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan. Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP's Strategic Plan.  BPPS's staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP's Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response.  BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP's development programmes. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working.  BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.  UNDP's 2018-2021 Strategic Plan emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and broader efforts to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. As part of the Global Policy Network in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP's Nature, Climate Change, and Energy (NCE) Team promotes and scales up integrated whole-of-governance approaches and nature-based solutions that reduce poverty and inequalities, strengthen livelihoods and inclusive growth, mitigate conflict, forced migration and displacement, and promote more resilient governance systems that advance linked peace and security agendas.  The NCE Team works with governments, civil society, and private sector partners to integrate natural capital, environment and climate concerns into national and sector planning and inclusive growth policies; support country obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements; and implement the UN's largest portfolio of in-country programming on environment, climate change, and energy. This multi-billion dollar portfolio encompasses: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services including forests; Sustainable Land Management and Desertification including food and commodity systems; Water and Ocean Governance including SIDS; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Renewable and Modern Energy; Extractive Industries; Chemicals and Waste Management; Environmental Governance and Green/Circular Economy and SCP approaches. This work advances crosscutting themes on innovative finance, digital transformation, capacity development, human rights, gender equality, health, technology, and South-South learning. UNDP's Nature, Climate and Energy practice spans 137 countries, with a portfolio directly benefiting 86 million people. Our support to Governments focusses on enabling an inclusive, resilient, green recovery by: building competency to accelerate access to sustainable energy and climate and nature-positive policies and finance; scaling capacity to ensure No One is Left Behind; catalyzing SDG and Paris-aligned investments (public and private); delivering client-focused solutions that respond to countries' immediate, mid- and long-term recovery and socio-economic development priorities; and leveraging our on-the-ground presence and networks to unlock bottom-up solutions that deliver lasting impacts at country level. In addition to UNDP's bilateral partnerships on nature climate and energy, UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Multilateral Fund (MLF), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which includes the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF Trust Fund); the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF); the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF); and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). As part of UNDP's partnership with these vertical funds, UNDP provides countries specialized integrated technical services for eligibility assessment, programme formulation, capacity development, policy advice, technical assistance, training and technology transfer, mobilization of co-financing, implementation oversight, results management and evaluation, performance-based payments and knowledge management services.  The Nature, Climate and Energy Team focuses on managing the oversight of climate and environmental financial resources from global trust funds to catalyze and unlock other types of public and private financing for sustainable development. This includes oversight of the design as well as implementation phase of projects (together with Country Offices and Regional Bureaus), as well as portfolio level oversight and management.  Reporting directly to the BPPS Director on NCE & Vertical Fund Executive Coordinator, the Head of the Safeguards and Risk Management Team is responsible for overseeing the full implementation of UNDP's environmental and social safeguard standards from project ideation to projects closure and for managing the risks arising from the portfolio of over 800 environment Vertical Fund projects and other environment-related UNDP programmes and projects funded through bilateral and other resources. In addition, the Head of Safeguards and Risk Team provides strategic guidance to UNDP senior management while ensuring a systems approach and compliance with UNDP and Vertical Fund policies and guidance. S/he works closely with senior managers in BPPS, BERA, the Executive Office, Regional Bureaus and Country Offices to avoid, mitigate, and manage safeguards and other risks. Externally, s/he is responsible for relationship management with the Vertical Funds on risk management and overall compliance, and coordination with other Agencies involved in Vertical fund Partnerships.  The Head will lead a team based at HQs and in Regional Hubs and is expected to travel frequently. UNDP staff may be periodically redeployed, in accordance with capability, consent, and due process, to a different regional hub as needed.  Duties and Responsibilities Social and Environmental Safeguards Capacity Enhancement (70%)Lead on the establishment of environmental and social safeguard systems for NCE projects and investments that are developed in partnership with public and private sector actors;Provide oversight and quality assurance support to projects in the NCE team with substantial/high environmental and social safeguards risks;Establish, manage, and deploy a high-quality roster of specialists on environmental and social safeguards risk to support NCE project design and implementation;Manage oversight system to improve compliance, quality, monitoring and reporting, and management of environmental and social safeguard risks across NCE projects;Provide proactive monitoring of all environmental and social safeguard complaints and guide regional teams in handling them focusing on early action to avoid escalation;Coordinate the management actions and management response for NCE projects undergoing SECU and/or SRM reviews;Translate lessons, in particular from high risk and problem cases, into guidance, training, new tools, policies and approaches for wider-UNDP learning.Key Results:  Safeguards risks identified early and effectively avoided, mitigated and managed. Incorporating safeguards early in the design process leads to higher quality projects. Safeguards learning from NCE team codified and shared in UNDP. Vertical Fund Social and Environmental Safeguards and Gender compliance and risk management (20%)Support and continuously improve Vertical Fund project related environmental and social safeguard risk management system to identify, track, analyze, treat and escalate risks;Oversee compliance, results, evaluations and reporting in line with Vertical Fund requirements in areas such as safeguards and gender, and coordinate with relevant Central Bureaus as needed; Serve as liaison on environmental and social safeguards matters with Vertical Funds and other partners;Support the development guidance and tools when VF policies exceed UNDP requirements.Key Results: UNDP in full compliance with Vertical Fund policies and requirements. Risk management systems enables effective, accurate and timely decision making by senior management. UNDP staff have the tools and guidance needed to implement VF policies. Leadership, Management and Learning (10%)Manage, lead, and coordinate the Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender specialists and demonstrate cross-unit integration and team work;Manage the codification of lessons learned from environmental and social safeguard cases for wider sharing in UNDP;Provide strategic advice to UNDP senior management on safeguards risks and compliance issues;Act as the interface between all internal (BPPS, Regional Bureau, OAI, Legal Office, Executive Office, BERA and BMS) and external (vertical funds, public and private sector actors, donors) on safeguards and compliance on environmental and social safeguards for all NCE projects.Key Results:  Effective UNDP-wide coordination and responses to safeguards risks and compliance in the portfolio of NCE projects. NCE safeguards capacity – staff and LTAs - highly motivated and action oriented able to deliver results quickly.  Competencies CoreInnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work.LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow.People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction.CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.DeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgement. Technical/FunctionalQuality AssuranceAbility to perform administrative and procedural activities to ensure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled.Operational EfficiencyAbility to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency. Strategic PlanningAbility to make decisions that align with strategy, vision, and mission.Team buildingAbility to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals.Risk ManagementAbility to identify and prioritize risks, and organize action around mitigating them.  Required Skills and Experience EducationMaster's degree or higher in environment management or international law. Experience10 years of relevant work experience in the field of environment and climate, with a focus on results management, monitoring and evaluation, and broader risk management;Direct experience with managing relationships with environmental and climate Vertical Fund Secretariats (e.g. Global Environment Facility, the Green Climate Fund, etc.);Direct experience in quality assurance and implementation support to countries in managing social and environmental safeguards and compliance/grievance cases;Experience in managing and supporting globally disbursed teams.Language RequirementsExcellent command in written and spoken English is essential;Proficiency in French or Spanish highly desirable.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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20/10/2021
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United Nations Development Programme

Chief, Performance Division - P5

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 Background UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.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. Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. Job Purpose and Organizational ContextThe Operational Performance Management Team is a group of internal UNDP management and performance analysts available  to support UNDP business units worldwide to improve  management and operational performance in line with UNDP's Strategic Plan. This team is comprised of data analysts, as well as management and organization change advisors. The team is housed in the Office of Budget, Performance and Compliance.  The team can be deployed globally to coordinate and deliver management consulting services globally.The Performance Division contributes to the advancement of UNDP's operational performance and organizational effectiveness by bringing industry-standard knowledge, advisory services, and data analytics for performance improvements and enhancements to UNDP's overall day-to-day business. The Performance Division Chief reports to the BPC Director with an indirect reporting line to the BMS Director. The Division Chief leads a team that covers a broad range of issues that include but are not limited to After Action Reviews (AAR), management assessments,  quality assurance of services through the creation and implementation of customer service survey, standards and the creation of service level agreements, as well as substantive collaboration with Regional and Central Bureaus to help shape and advance UNDP's operational performance. S/he oversees the day to day work, and monitors services provided to clients both internally and externally.  Duties and Responsibilities The Division Chief manages the staff and services of the unit, and contributes to the coordination, training and engagement with clients. S/he works in close collaboration with other units in both BPC and BMS writ large, in the delivery of services. S/he promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach through the following functions:Management and development of the Performance Division and their work products;Coordination of operational effectiveness and improvement strategies & services including client relationship management;Quality assurance of the division's work products and knowledge/content creation for shared learning across the organization;Leadership of complex management assessments and data analytics to inform internal operational improvements in both HQ and the field; andSubstantive contributions to UNDP's strategic performance effectiveness and improvement practices as outlined in the Strategic Plan.Management and development of the Performance Division and their Work ProductsBuild a team of high-performing management analysts and Advisors as well as data analysts with the composite skill sets to provide dedicated support to UNDP offices for business transformations.Help facilitate time-bound deployments of multifunctional teams.Assist in identifying technical resources for internal management assessments, including building relations and partnerships with private sector and other UN organizations with the goal of increasing collaborating on bringing innovation to management improvement practices of the organization.Strengthen the existing network of internal UNDP Program and Operations Managers on business transformation and change management, including preparation and facilitation of structured knowledge exchange initiatives and applied learning through management assessments and other engagements.Ensure that the collaborative tools of the Division (dashboards, workspaces, networks, outreach and communications channels, etc.) are being updated and improved.Promote access to best available expertise and organizational learning for division staff.Coordination of operational effectiveness and improvement strategies & services including  client relationship managementManage UNDP's internal management consulting platform through which offices/units may request support services, and UNDP executive leaders can leverage dedicated resources to drive the refinement and realization of high-impact business transformation and organizational change agendas.Provide forward-looking analysis on operational performance to UNDP's Executive and Country Office leaders to highlight priority areas for change management and business transformation engagement.Scope management assessments and other organizational improvements engagements with clients to ensure a comprehensive understanding of management challenges and opportunities, to develop an effective roadmap for organizational change.Develop technical proposals, implementation plans, and communication/engagement strategies to be used by clients in managing change.Provide guidance to external consultants supporting business transformation and organizational change in  conjunction with other BMS units in UNDP.Ensure assessment teams deliver high-quality analysis and actionable recommendations for end products.Monitor implementation of recommendations to ensure organizational change is/has occurring/ed.Quality assurance of division's work products and knowledge/content creation for shared learning across the organizationServe as a subject matter expert  for performance management improvements including change management and business transformation practices.Contribute to innovation in the management practice in UNDP through research and development, distillation of industry best practices and engagement of management analysts to inform the provision of client services in this arena.Support the unit in the development customer services surveys, customer services standards and other services level agreements to improve the organization's operational efficiency and effectiveness.Identify headquarters and country office management challenges and help develop solutions including changes to policies, business processes and standard operating procedures.Develop communication strategies, and lead presentations of findings resulting from management reviews and assessments, based on the work of the division.4.    Leadership of complex management assessments and data analytics to inform internal operational improvements in both HQ and the fieldEnsure appropriate stakeholder consultation protocols are developed and managed in complex engagements.Provide oversight in the development of templates and other assessments tools as well data related to performance indicators for engagements with client offices.  In consultation with BMS leadership, design and facilitate business transformation and change management tasks including corporate initiatives, and/or internal knowledge sharing, which are focused on driving systems change.Substantive contributions to UNDP's strategic performance effectiveness and improvement practices as outlined in the Strategic PlanWork with BMS leadership to create task teams or working groups to address operational performance issues on an ad hoc leadership.Contribute to operational effectives of BMS service provision by advising the BMS Director, Deputy Director and supporting the BMS Offices Directors as needed.Work closely with and support activities complementary to those of the divisions including the GPN, Regional and Central bureaus to support performance improvement and organizational change.Leverage operations and program/policy practices to spotlight opportunities and risks in UNDP business model and organizational performance.Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.  Competencies CoreInnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work.LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow.People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction.CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.DeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgement.Technical/FunctionalChange ManagementAbility to apply a systematic approach to adapt, control and effect changeStrategic Planning / VisioningAbility to analyze the organization's value proposition and shape visionary/long term plans.  Service Delivery CoordinationAbility to coordinate and deliver services in line with service level agreements and standards of excellence in UNDP.Client Relationship ManagementAbility to develop trust among clients while delivering solutions with integrity and responsiveness.Organizational DesignAbility to align resources and organizational structures as well as work approaches and culture to enable global collaboration. with clear accountability.PartnershipsAbility to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.  Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's degree in social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies or a related area.Experience:Minimum ten years of progressively responsible experience in performance management (e.g. monitoring and evaluation functions), and data analytics c is required at the national or international level, including at least two years of management responsibilities of similar size and complexity.Proven supervisory experience of at least two years.Successful candidates should have experience with team-based management and workshop facilitation.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) required.  Language Requirements:Written and verbal fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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20/10/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Chief, Quality Assurance & Policy Unit - P5

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Background UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. 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. Female candidates and People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 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 risk management and the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls. OAI's audit and investigation activities are governed by the UNDP Financial Regulations and Rules and by the Charter of OAI, which stipulate, inter alia, OAI's mission, the scope of its work, responsibilities and authorities as well as the operational independence OAI enjoys in conducting its duties. OAI has a decentralized organizational structure.  Located at Headquarters in New York are the Directorate, Quality Assurance and Policy Unit (QAPU), Operations Unit, Investigations Section, Headquarters Audit Section, Special Advisory Services Section.  In addition, OAI established five Regional Audit Centres l covering UNDP programmes and offices in the following locations: (Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia, Pretoria/South Africa, Dakar/Senegal, Panama City/Panama and Istanbul/Turkey).  Under the guidance and supervision of the Director-OAI, the Chief of the Quality Assurance and Policy Unit manages the quality assurance function for all of OAI's audit activities in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. He/she develops working relationships with management and stakeholders in order to improve risk management and internal controls and promote effectiveness and efficiency of operations.  Duties and Responsibilities General ManagementAs member of the OAI management team, contributes to new strategic initiatives, and to the continuous improvement of processes and methodologies. As Chief of the Unit, effectively manages human resources assigned, including; providing support to staff in the achievement of their career goals, ensuring appropriate learning, training and development, and actively participating in planning and assessing staff performance. General accountabilities include:Achieving the results and outputs for the Unit, as documented in OAI Annual Work Plan.Establishing and maintaining effective quality control over the activities and outputs of the Unit, to ensure that they conform to professional standards and UNDP and OAI policies.Managing within delegated authority, the human, financial and other resources of the Unit. Client Services: Quality Assurance and Improvement Programme:Administers and/or monitors quality assurance and process improvement activities;Conducts formal internal quality assessments on a periodic basis;Conducts ongoing reviews of the performance of the internal audit activity;Reviews and edits draft reports prior to the approval of the Director, OAI to ensure compliance with IIA Standards.Develops and maintains an audit report tracking system;Contributes to the continuous improvement of the audit management system;Promotes the use of best practices of the internal audit profession. Internal Audit Policies and Procedures:Develops and maintains Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure consistency in audit approach;Develops and maintains the Country Offices Audit Guidelines (COAG) and other audit related guidelines;Develops templates and other tools;Represents OAI on inter-agency working groups on issues of audit methodologies and audit tools. Audit Universe and Risk-Based Audit Plans:Maintains and updates the comprehensive audit universe;Supports the identification of cross-cutting themes for OAI audits and coordinates reporting of results, on a corporate level;Coordinates and updates audit risk assessment models;Coordinates annual audit risk assessment exercise;Coordinates the preparation of the annual work plan and the medium-term strategy;Coordinates follow up and reporting in implementation of audit recommendations. Audit Follow-up Process:Maintains the system to monitor disposition of audit results reported to management;Identifies long-outstanding recommendations requiring corporate action. Corporate Reports on Internal Audit Activities:Prepares the annual report on audit and investigations for submission to the Executive Board;Prepares quarterly progress reports for submission to the Audit and Evaluation Advisory Committee;Prepares presentation materials on the internal audit function for donors and other stakeholders. Secretary to the Audit and Evaluation Advisory Committee:In consultation with the Chairperson, prepares agenda of quarterly meeting and ad hoc meetings;Makes logistical arrangements for AEAC meetings;Coordinates participation of senior managers and others in AEAC meetings;Prepares minutes for approval by the Chairperson;Follows up on AEAC action items;Assists the Chairperson in preparing the AAC annual report. Other activities:Coordinates with the Chiefs of the Regional Audit Centres and other OAI sections in identifying audit issues and recommendations with implications on corporate policies, systems, and procedures;Maintains close working relationships with counterparts in the United Nations system audit services;Establishes and maintains close working relationships with UNDP managers at Headquarters, including at the senior level;Provides inputs to workshops and training courses on risk management, internal controls and audit;Promotes the use of performance audit techniques within OAI.Contributes to the development of advisory services within OAI.Disseminates and shares lessons learned from OAI audits with other UNDP units;Implements his/her personal learning and career development plan;Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director. Competencies InnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform DeliveryAbility to get things done Building & Sharing Knowledge:Actively builds deep knowledge in one or more areas.Makes valuable practice contributions.Applies existing knowledge to work.Provides advice & support to others. Relationship Building:Builds strong client relationships.Builds strong external relationships.Communicates clearly and convincingly.Manages conflict and stress. Task Management Skills:Leads development of clear strategiesManages projects effectivelyDevelops innovative solutionsHandles multiple tasksEstablishes priorities LearningProvide constructive coaching and feedback.Acts as long-term mentor for others.Promotes a learning environmentActs on personal learning plan Professional:Demonstrated ability to manage and/or perform the following services:Comprehensive audits of Headquarters business units.Comprehensive audits of corporate functionsPerformance (value-for-money) audits.Information and Communications Technology auditsLimited scope auditsProject auditsAdvisory services Technical competencies: Demonstrated ability to use the following tools:Microsoft Office suitePresentation software applicationsElectronic working paper softwareComputer assisted audit techniques (ACL or IDEA)Enterprise Resource Planning systems Required Skills and Experience EducationAdvanced university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Statistics, Law, or related field;A first level degree in combination with a certification as Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree;Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation is required;Additional professional certifications (CISA, CFE) are advantage ExperienceA minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience, including at the management level, within  audit several of which in internal audit;Working experience in an International Organization is desirable;Experience with performance auditing is required;Extensive experience in audit quality assurance is required;Field experience is an advantage. LanguageFluency in English;Proficiency in French or Spanish is desirable;Knowledge of other United Nations official language is an advantage   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________  

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13/10/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Investigations Specialist - P3

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Background UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. 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. Female candidates and People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 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.  The Investigations Section of OAI conducts assessments and investigations into allegations of misconduct, such as fraud, theft and embezzlement, corruption, abuse of privileges and immunities, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, workplace harassment and abuse of authority, retaliation on whistleblowers, or other acts or omissions in conflict with the general obligations that involve UNDP staff and other personnel. OAI also investigates allegations of fraud and other financial irregularities committed by contractors, implementing partners and other third parties, deemed to be detrimental to UNDP.  Where vendors are found to have engaged in proscribed practices (including, for example, corruption, collusion and unethical conduct) OAI provides all relevant evidence to the UNDP vendor Review Committee for consideration of sanctions against the vendors involved. In addition, OAI may undertake proactive investigations in high risk areas that are susceptible to fraud, corruption and other wrongdoings. OAI has established the function of compliance review for UNDP's social and environmental policies and procedures. In that regard, OAI operates a reporting mechanism and assesses all reports received to determine whether an investigation is required or whether the issue raised is more appropriately dealt with through a separate Grievance Handling process. Where the assessment determines that an investigation is warranted, OAI will investigate allegations of non-compliance with UNDP's social and environmental policies and procedures. On the basis of the evidence collected during the investigation, OAI will recommend action to bring a project into compliance. OAI has the sole responsibility for the conduct of all investigations within UNDP. OAI conducts investigations in accordance with the Uniform Principles and Guidelines for Investigations endorsed by the 10th Conference of International Investigators, with the UNDP Legal Framework for Addressing Non-Compliance with the United Nations Standards of Conduct, and with the OAI Investigation Guidelines. The assessment, investigation and reporting of alleged non-compliance with UNDP's social and environmental policies and procedures will be conducted in accordance with generally accepted international processes. OAI maintains multi-language, toll-free reporting facilities (telephone hotline, web-based reporting facility, email, postal address and other means as appropriate) that function around the clock to facilitate staff, management and others to report any instances of fraud, corruption or other wrongdoings. OAI operates separate mechanisms for the reporting of alleged non-compliance with UNDP's social and environmental policies and procedures.  The Investigations Specialist functionally reports to the Investigations Manager (P5) on investigation issues, under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director (Investigations).  Duties and Responsibilities Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director (Investigations), the primary role of the Investigations Specialist is to conduct investigations into matters that fall within OAI's mandate, as outlined in ‘Organizational Context' above. Investigations Management:As a member of the investigations team, the Investigations Specialist plans and conducts investigations to ensure that all appropriate lines of inquiry are identified, and investigation resources are used effectively and efficiently to factually determine the issues relevant to an investigation.Identifies, collects and analyses information, using software, internal data and open source information relevant to investigations, demonstrating an understanding of information security and confidentiality issues relevant to investigation.Collects, records and handles evidence appropriately, ensuring chain of custody and demonstrating knowledge of handling considerations for different types of evidence.Uses specialist investigation services as and when appropriate (for example, handwriting analysis, document examination and computer forensics).Interviews witnesses showing appropriate communications skills, accurate recording and verification of testimony through the use of interpreters as required.Interviews subjects/suspects in accordance with generally accepted best practice procedures (in order to obtain reliable information, while affording due process).Undertakes frequent, and at times extended, missions to UNDP offices worldwide, including areas with hazardous working conditions. Keeps the Investigation Section's database and case files up to date on cases under investigation.Proposes action to close matters where appropriate.Drafts investigation reports of a high standard, providing an objective and factual summary of the investigation, with soundly based conclusions and recommendations supported by all evidence obtained in the course of the investigation.  Client Services Liaises with the Legal Office (LO), the Ethics Office, the Procurement Support Office, the Social and Environmental Compliance Unit and other relevant offices in UNDP.Liaises with the investigation sections of other international organizations and with national anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies as appropriate.  Other tasks Contributes to the ongoing development of professional practices within OAI.Participates in the implementation of his/her personal learning and training development plan.Performs other assignments or tasks as determined by the Deputy Director (Investigations). Competencies Core: InnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work. LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow. People Management:Ability to improve performance and satisfaction. Communication:Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Delivery:Ability to get things done. Technical/Functional: Building & Sharing KnowledgeActively builds deep knowledge in one or more areas. Makes valuable practice contributions. Applies existing knowledge to work.Provides advice & Support to others. Team workParticipates in team-based activities.Embraces extra responsibility.Builds team morale and consensus. Relationship BuildingBuilds strong client relationships. Focuses on client results and impacts. Anticipates evolving client needs. Manages conflict and stress. Task Management Skills:Produces timely, quality outputs. Exercises sound judgment/analysis. Develops creative solutions. Ability to handle multiple tasks Learning:Provides constructive coaching and feedback. Acts as long-term mentor for others. Acts on personal development plan.  Professional: Demonstrates ability to perform in accordance with relevant professional standards for administrative investigations. Technical Competencies Demonstrates ability to use and apply the following technical process of aides, in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of OAI servicesMicrosoft office suite.Investigations softwareDatabase applications. Required Skills and Experience Education Advanced university degree (Masters) in investigations, management, finance, law or related field or a Bachelor's Degree with at least 2 years additional experience in conducting criminal and/or administrative investigations as an investigator (in addition to the 5 years of investigations experience required below).A combination of formal professional training from a national law enforcement or investigations academy or equivalent, and at least 2 years' additional experience in conducting criminal and/or administrative investigations as an investigator (in addition to the 5 years of investigation experience required below) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.Formal professional training in a comprehensive range of investigation-related areas is an advantage. ExperienceA minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in complex criminal and/or administrative investigations or equivalent experience.At least one year of experience working within an international investigation role is desirable. LanguageFluency in English is required.Fluency in Spanish is required.Proficiency in French is an advantage.Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is desirable.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a 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We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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