Job Opening

Posting Title: Assistant Investigator and Analyst, P1
Job Code Title: ASSISTANT INVESTIGATOR
Department/Office: Office of the IIIM-SYRIA
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 02 June 2022 - 16 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Investigation-IIIM-SYRIA-182765-R-Geneva (R)
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 within the Collection and Analysis Section (CAS) of the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism to Assist in the Investigation and Prosecution of Persons Responsible for the Most Serious Crimes under International Law Committed in the Syrian Arab Republic since March 2011 (IIIM). The incumbent will be under the direct supervision of the Information Analyst (P3).

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

- Provides support in relation to research, review and analysis of documentary evidence and other material for determination of relevance;
- Assists in collation of multi-source information and identification of information gaps and/or inconsistencies to assist in the decision-making process relating to further investigative activities in support of the IIIM's structural investigation, responses to requests for assistance, and case building activities;
- Provides support in relation to research and preparation of material for use by investigators during witness interviews;
- Assists in open source investigations as directed by supervisors;
- Conducts focused research, review and undertakes preliminary analysis of identified inculpatory and exculpatory material in English and Arabic languages;
- Assists in collection and preservation of evidence relevant for case file building and support of ongoing or future criminal investigations or prosecutions by national, regional or international courts or tribunals;
- Contributes to analytical and investigation reports and related products;
- Maintains and updates internal evidence databases;
- Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify and participate in finding solutions to issues/problems; ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; good management skills. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery in the area of investigations, analysis and criminal law evidentiary matters; 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.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. Technical skills with regards to scripting, computer coding and software development.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in Middle Eastern studies, conflict or security studies, information management, data analytics, law or related studies is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Applicants to positions at this level who have an advanced university degree in a relevant field of study are not required to have professional work experience. For applicants who have a first level university degree, two additional years of qualifying work experience is required.

A minimum of one year of progressively responsible experience in investigations or information analysis is desirable.

Experience in Arabic translation is desirable.

Experience in open source research or open source investigations is desirable.

Experience in law enforcement, counter-terrorism, or a related area is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Arabic is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The appointment against this selection is limited to the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism for Syria (IIIM).

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of funds.

Fulfillment of the responsibilities of this position may necessitate engagement with material and/or information that may be distressing.

An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff; female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

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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