Switzerland: Investigator (Intake)

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

Position Title : Investigator (Intake)

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 Investigator will be responsible for the following duties:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Provide investigation support to OIG Investigations in three core areas: 1) allegation and complaint management and analysis; 2) investigative support to OIG Investigations; and 3) provide quality assurance to OIG Investigation reports and written products.

  2. Allegation and complaint management:

a. Manage OIG’s allegations and complaints database;

b. Manage the receipt of allegations and complaints;

c. Conduct assessments of allegations and complaints; and d. Draft preliminary assessment and closure of all allegations and complaints.

  1. Investigation support:

a. On an ad hoc basis, support OIG investigators conduct investigations;

b. Assisting the investigator in planning and conducting investigations to ensure that all appropriate lines of inquiry are identified and investigation resources are used effectively and efficiently to factually determine the issues relevant to an investigation;

c. Assist in the collection and management of evidence;

d. Assist with interviews of witnesses as required;

e. Assist with investigative interviews in accordance with generally accepted best practice procedures;

f. Assist investigators on complex cases by conducting in-depth analysis; and g. Undertake duty travel to support OIG investigations including areas with hazardous working conditions.

  1. Quality Assurance:

a. Review selected reports and other work products prepared by investigators for sufficiency of evidence, accuracy, legal conformity, coherence, and appropriateness of recommendations; and b. Review evidence gathered during an investigation and ensure that citations to evidence in investigation reports and other documents are accurate and complete. 5. Assist in the development of guidelines, templates and Standard Operating Procedures to improve the quality of investigations and related documents.

  1. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Law, Human Resources, Criminology, Accounting 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 working in an international organization investigative unit/s;

• Experience working in quality assurance functions within an investigative unit/s; 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.

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 2018/08 (P) – Investigator (Intake) (P2) – Geneva, Switzerland (55304387) Released

Posting: Posting NC55304391 (55304391) Released