Investigation Consultant

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Practitioner / consultant

Tasks and responsibilities
 

The tasks and responsibilities of each selected consultant will be defined in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the specific assignment.

 

(a)           Investigations consultant (advanced): under the overall supervision and guidance of the Senior Investigator, the consultant is expected to undertake investigative tasks with technical competence and independence, according to generally accepted investigative practice, applicable policies and the deadlines and deliverables set out in their TOR. Their assigned tasks and responsibilities will normally include several of the following elements:

 

β€’       Lead or participate in preliminary reviews and investigations as set out in the Revised Guidelines for Internal Administrative Investigations by the Office of the Inspector General (AC 2017/03), identifying any sensitive issues and proposing course of action.

β€’       Collaborate with senior investigative staff in more complex investigations.

β€’       Conduct field missions, as necessary, to carry out investigative activities.

β€’       Analyse information, prepare investigative reports and memoranda presenting facts, circumstances, conclusions and recommendations to support management decisions.

β€’       Develop training materials relevant to OIG’s mandate and provide input into policy initiatives.

β€’       Maintain internal OIG records relating to matters under review.

β€’       Other assigned tasks, as necessary.
 

(b) Investigations consultant (mid-level): under the supervision and guidance of senior investigative staff, the consultant is expected to undertake investigative tasks with technical competence, according to generally accepted investigative practice, applicable policies and the deadlines and deliverables set out in their TOR. Their assigned tasks and responsibilities will normally include several of the following elements:

 

β€’       Assist in the conduct of preliminary reviews and investigations as set out in the Revised Guidelines for Internal Administrative Investigations by the Office of the Inspector General (AC 2017/03), identifying any sensitive issues and proposing course of action.

β€’       Collaborate with senior investigative staff in more complex investigations.

β€’       Conduct field missions, as necessary, to carry out investigative activities.

β€’       Analyse information, prepare investigative reports presenting facts, circumstances, conclusions and recommendations to support management decisions.

β€’       Provide input into policy initiatives.

β€’       Maintain internal OIG records relating to matters under review.

β€’       Other assigned tasks, as necessary.
 

(c)           Intake and Investigations support consultant: under the supervision and guidance of senior investigative staff and overall supervision of the Senior Investigator, the consultant will be required to conduct the intake process into complaints lodged with OIG, related to allegations of fraud and unsatisfactory conduct at FAO headquarters and field offices, in a manner consistent with applicable policies as well as deadlines and deliverables set out in their TOR. Their assigned tasks and responsibilities will normally include several of the following elements:

 

β€’       Collect initial information relevant to preliminary review, when necessary in consultation with Senior Investigator and/or assigned investigator.

β€’       Contribute to other assigned tasks, as appropriate, including with regard to:

β€’       Conducting preliminary review of simple complaints;

β€’       Contributing to other investigative activities;

β€’       Contributing to the unit’s other activities, including with regard to policies and reporting; and

β€’       Drafting and editing required written outputs of the highest quality with logical and clear presentations. Written outputs include, but are not limited to, draft investigative plans, records of interview, draft investigative reports.

β€’       Other assigned tasks, as necessary.
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 

Minimum Requirements
 

  • Advanced university degree in (for Consultants) / University degree (only for PSA) in law or in a subject associated with criminal and/or administrative investigations
     
  • Investigations consultant (advanced): At least seven years of relevant work experience
    Investigations consultant (mid-level): At least five years of relevant work experience
    Intake and investigations support consultant: At least two years of relevant work experience
    Relevant experience includes professional work in fact-finding/investigations preferably, but not limited to, in the area of misconduct and wrongdoing by employees, suppliers and partners organizations, including fraud and other forms of corruption, using generally accepted investigation techniques and procedures.

     
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish. Working or limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian may be required depending upon the assignment and contract type.
 

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