Switzerland: Data and Forensics Officer

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 18 Jan 2018

Position Title : Data and Forensics Officer

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 18 January 2018

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


The Office of the Inspector General (OIG), inter alia, undertakes investigations into alleged violations of IOM’s regulations, rules and relevant administrative instructions, such as but not limited to, fraud, theft and embezzlement, corruption, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, abuse of privileges and immunities or of authority, workplace harassment, bullying, whistle-blower retaliation or other acts or omissions in conflict with the general obligations of IOM personnel. OIG is seeking applicants with experience in conducting such investigations of an administrative nature. The position requires international travel on an ad hoc basis and of irregular frequency.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Investigator and overall supervision of the Inspector General or his/her delegate, the Data and Forensics Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide computer forensics services including recovery and acquisition of evidence from IT equipment, preservation and management of evidence using best industry practice during investigation and archiving, analysis of evidence including device data extraction, recovery of corrupt data, electronic mail extraction and database examination.

  2. Support and advice OIG investigators on the safest and most reliable way to conduct digital forensic investigations, as well as on the availability and reliability of digital evidence.

  3. Perform comprehensive technical analysis and interpret computer-related evidence such as e-mail, accounting software data, various databases, and information stored on electronic devices using forensic tools and methods.

  4. Document the chain of custody process for forensic evidence, as well as evidence acquisition and analysis methods.

  5. Plan and implement electronic discovery, computer forensic investigations, and related services for large data sets.

  6. Maintain knowledge in IT and digital industry standard tools, policies and practices as they pertain to investigation work in order to identify any shortcomings or potential for improvement and advise OIGI management accordingly.

  7. Assist in training and support of users of technology and systems, such as audio/videoconferences, meetings, databases, networks, etc.

  8. Maintain OIGI forensics systems and equipment by carrying out regular tasks, such as backing up data, monitoring network and systems, and peripherals, running systems diagnostics, patch management and system optimization, replenishment of consumables, etc.

  9. Support OIG Investigators to draft relevant SOPs.

  10. Liaise with the IOM ITC unit as necessary.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Digital Forensic or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in digital forensic acquisition, analysis and archival;

• Experience in Information Technology (IT) and computing, such as in IT helpdesk support, as well as a familiarity with IOM IT systems and procedures is highly desirable; and

• Experience in administrative or criminal investigations is highly desirable.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and Spanish is an advantage.


Initial duty station is Geneva, Switzerland with a potential for relocation subject to organizational needs and effectiveness of the operations.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. le

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 18 January 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 05.01.2018 to 18.01.2018

Requisition: VN 2018/07 (P) – Data and Forensics Officer (P2) – Geneva, Switzerland (55304363) Released

Posting: Posting NC55304374 (55304374) Released