Consultant – Investigations Branch – Office of Audit and Investigation Services (OAIS) – call for 2021 opportunity and roster
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Closed on 13 Nov 2020
Location: Opportunity (United States), Remote Work
Grade: Consultant
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Job Description

The Office of Audit and Investigation Services (OAIS) is mandated to conduct investigations into all allegations of wrongdoing, committed either by staff (including those of work place and sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and sexual exploitation and abuse), or by independent contractors, implementing partners and other third parties, to the detriment of UNFPA. The consultant is required to assist with investigations conducted by the Investigations Branch in OAIS. This call is both for opportunities for 2021 and for building the roster for future needs.

Do you have experience with:

  • Reviewing citations to evidence in footnotes of investigation reports and other documents, and ensuring they are accurate and complete, as part of the quality assurance review of investigation reports;
  • Providing proofreading and editorial services, including ensuring compliance with the editing standards of the United Nations and relevant templates, inter alia, as part of the quality assurance review of investigation reports;
  • Assisting in drafting documents and communications with respect to cases under investigation;
  • Assisting in the conduct of interviews with subjects, complainants or witness;
  • Assisting in identifying, collating and analyzing potential evidence; and
  • Carrying out legal research and preparing first draft legal opinion memos on matters relating to the investigative process, in light of the jurisprudence of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal.

Duration: Up to 31 December 2021. Roster: as the need arises. No expectancy of renewal.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Advanced university degree in law; first level university degree with a combination of significant relevant education, training and experience in the field of investigations may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience with international investigations in the UN context highly desirable.
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Field experience is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of other official UN languages desired.

How to apply

An application letter which states the candidate's motivation to apply for this consultancy indicating either for the 2021 opportunity, the roster or both, as well as a curriculum vitae/resume. All documents must be sent by E-mail with subject “Application OAIS/INV P1 Consultant” to Ms. Lori Lee, Chief, OAIS, Investigations Branch, cc: Ms. Shu Jao, by 13 November 2020 5pm NY time.


UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

UNFPA is formally named the United Nations Population Fund. The organization was created in 1969, the same year the United Nations General Assembly declared “parents have the exclusive right to determine freely and responsibly the number and spacing of their children.”

UNFPA calls for the realization of reproductive rights for all and supports access to a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services – including voluntary family planning, maternal health care and comprehensive sexuality education.

UNFPA Supports:

  1. Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries – which are home to more than 80 per cent of the world’s population
  2. The health of pregnant women, especially the 1 million who face life-threatening complications each month
  3. Reliable access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit 20 million women a year
  4. Training of thousands of health workers to help ensure at least 90 per cent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants
  5. Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women
  6. Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually
  7. Prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are the leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old
  8. Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years
  9. Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster
  10. Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning