Job Opening

Posting Title: Security Investigator, FS6
Job Code Title: Security Investigator
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 22 June 2018 - 21 July 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Security-MINUSMA-98888-R-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 Bamako, the Headquarters of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Under the overall supervision of the Principal Security Advisor (PSA), the Security Investigator FS-6 level, reports to the Deputy Principal Security Advisor for Support on all security investigations as assigned.


Within limits of delegated authority, the Security Investigator at FS-6 level may be responsible for the following duties:
•Undertakes either personally or jointly with other investigators, investigation tasks and inquiries into violation of security matters, illegal activities, accidents/incident, complaints and allegations of misconduct, discipline in which members of field operations civilian staff/MILOBs/MSO’s/IPOs may be involved, and prepares investigation reports;
•Assesses the nature of reported complaints, establishes the elements of the relevant offences, identifies evidence required and prepares comprehensive written investigation reports in a timely manner consistent to such reported complaints;
•Has the ability to interpret and apply UN and MINUSMA Administrative Instructions, Policies, Rules and Regulations that go into circulation from time to time as guidance for staff members;
•Visits the scene of incidents/accidents and examines evidence that would assist in the investigations process; in the performance of the above-mentioned duties, he/she maintains liaison, as required with local police and other national authorities or other agents in the field operation area to achieve the expected results;
•Performs random checks on field operations vehicles as a deterrent measure for abuses; maintains and updates the office investigations database and other office records for ease of reference as necessary;
•Functions as the Standby Investigations Duty Officer when placed on periodic roster, produces statistics, background papers and feedback to any office related administrative requirements;
•Performs any other assignment as required by the Principal Security Advisor and/or Deputy Principal Security Adviser for Support.


Professionalism: Knowledge of internal security policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to the place of assignment; knowledge of local laws and practices related the mission area; ability to gather information from a variety of sources; demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignment given; ability to detect and identify dangerous objects and knowledge of how to deal with such objects; ability to remain calm in any emergency situations; willingness to work extra hours or on shifts; trustworthiness; high sense of responsibility; alertness; physically fit for duty; emotional stability and neatness; good knowledge of the location of organizational units, functions and key personnel.
A high sense of confidentiality; initiative and good judgment; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations; 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.

Planning & Organization: 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.

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.


High School diploma or equivalent is required. Relevant training {s) in military or police procedures and practices is essential.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in investigatory work with the United Nations Security System, military, police or other similar international organizations is required. A minimum of two (2) years of investigation experience in a conflict, post conflict or a volatile environment is required. Minimum 2 years of experience at investigation management level, and knowledge of UN system policies, rules and regulations and procedures are desirable. The minimum number of years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who possess a first level University Degree.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required.


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

Special Notice

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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