Job Opening

Posting Title: BOARD OF INQUIRY OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: BOARD OF INQUIRY OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 29 September 2021 - 13 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Administration-MINUSMA-165036-F-Bamako (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali. A Board of Inquiry (BOI) is an analytical and managerial tool widely used within the United Nations field peacekeeping community to review and record the facts of serious occurrences, with a view to identifying gaps in procedures and policies, strengthening internal controls, improving financial and managerial accountability in order to pursue appropriate administrative action with regard to responsible individuals. The incumbent reports to the Chief BOI Officer at the P-4 level. The unit falls under the Office of the Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Board of Inquiry Officer P3 will be responsible for the following duties:

•Serves as Coordinator for the BOI and provides 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.
•Prepares/reviews draft reports for quality control, format compliance, and the availability of necessary supporting material prior to
submission for review by the Chief, BOI Unit and/or by the Office of Legal Affairs, as appropriate.
•Reviews information gathered regarding follow-up actions at the mission level on all accepted BOI recommendations.
•Maintains the BOI Tracker database to monitor the implementation of BOI recommendations and liaises with relevant Mission
components to ensure timely implementation of BOI recommendations.
•Conducts qualitative and quantitative data analysis of all incidents in the Mission regarding the deaths or serious injuries of
UN personnel members; identifies lessons learned and best practices from Board of Inquiry recommendations for incorporation
into systemic changes; and provides training to staff on Unit objectives, rules and regulations, policies and procedures.
•Formulates managerial or procedural reforms as a consequence of BOI recommendations to prevent recurrence of incidents.
•Prepares reports and statistical analysis for senior management of the mission on BOI issues.
•Maintains a roster of personnel to facilitate the selection of members with relevant competencies to serve on the Boards of Inquiry;
drafts convening orders and terms of reference for BOIs for the approval of the senior management of the mission.
•Develops training materials and delivers trainings.
•Performs any other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:
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.Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Accountability:
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Planning and organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in public administration, audit, law, social science or related fields. A first-level university degree with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least five years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, audit, law or related fields.

Must be familiar with function-related provisions of UN Rules, Regulation, Manuals et Policy documents.

Must be Word and Excel proficient.

Experience working at the United Nations or another international organization in this capacity is desirable.

Experience in BOI or any other entity involved in the investigative proceedings is desirable.

Military or police experience is desirable.
Experience in handling confidential documents is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of another language of the UN system is an advantage.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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