Job Title: Associate Integrity Officer
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Associate Integrity Officer will offer support in preventing, identifying, and responding to fraud and corruption in the context of protection processes is integral to the management of UNHCR¿s operations; all of UNHCR¿s protection functions must be implemented with efficiency, integrity, and transparency. Effective prevention and response to fraud enhances UNHCR¿s ability to execute its mandated responsibilities, ensuring confidence by persons of concern, donors, and host and resettlement states.
The incumbent of the position of Associate Integrity Officer, under the guidance of senior Protection staff in the Operation, engages in a scope of activities related to the support of prevention, identification, and response to fraud committed by persons of concern, in line with the obligations and requirements set forth in the 2017 Policy and Operational Guidelines on Addressing Fraud Committed by Persons of Concern.
The incumbent supports the senior management of the Operation¿s activities in this area, maintaining close contact and coordination with other protection, assistance and solutions functional units and relevant partners, with a view of ensuring the requisite support is provided to coordinated approaches in the area of anti-fraud initiatives as relating to protection processes.
The incumbent contributes to building the overall capacity of the Operation to prevent, identify, and respond to fraud committed by persons of concern through contributing to reporting and analysis of relevant statistics and trends in the AOR, the preparation and delivery of formal training programs for staff and partners as relevant, and on the job support to colleagues in the Operation, in particular the Heads of Functional Units. In particular, the Associate Integrity Officer supports and facilitates the work of Anti-Fraud Focal Point in the operation to carry out the duties and responsibilities envisaged under the Policy framework and likewise ensures the requisite support to senior management of the operation, to identify vulnerabilities to fraud and develop associated risk mitigation and treatment measures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the implementation of the 2017 Policy framework (Policy) on Addressing Fraud Committed by Persons of Person in the area of responsibility (AoR).
- Working closely with senior protection colleagues, provide prompt and accurate advice, guidance and operational support on issues concerning risk identification, protection oversight, fraud prevention and response in the context of the Policy.
- Under the guidance of senior protection colleagues, assist the operations in the AoR with the implementation of the Policy, by supporting anti-fraud focal points in the preparation of and provision of trainings and guidance.
- Work closely with heads of functional units and liaison with the supervisor, identify any areas of systemic weakness, vulnerability and risk of potential fraud committed by persons of concern.
- Where required and with the guidance of the manager, undertake a liaison role with internal counterparts involved in anti-fraud matters and investigations.
- Provide support, guidance and advice to operations under the AoR on fraud prevention and deterrence and related matters as concerns the implementation of the 2017 Policy.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Associate Integrity Officer job should have For P2/NOB – 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree in Law; Political Science; International Affairs; Social Sciences; or other relevant field.
- Certificates and/or Licenses: Specific learning programmes such as PLP or RSD-RS LP
- Demonstrated knowledge of international protection principles and the international legal framework.
- Excellent written and oral skills.
- English language proficiency
- Previous experience in application of UNHCR procedures and guidance related to fraud committed by refugees is highly desirable, particularly as relating to the implementation and operationalization of UNHCR¿s 2017 Policy on Addressing Fraud Committed by Persons of Concern.
- Prior experience in protection case management functions, including registration, Refugee Status Determination, or resettlement, is highly desirable.
- Knowledge of application of UNHCR¿s broader risk management framework.
- Experience in using and thus a strong understanding of UNHCR¿s case management systems and software (proGres v3, proGres v4, PRIMES, etc.) is highly desirable.
- Experience in interviewing, preferably in a refugee or investigative context.
- C001L2 – Accountability Level 2
- C002L2 – Teamwork & Collaboration Level 2
- C003L2 – Communication Level 2
- C004L2 – Commitment to Continuous Learning Level 2
- C005L2 – Client & Result Orientation Level 2
- C006L2 – Organizational Awareness Level 2
- M001L2 – Empowering and Building Trust Level 2
- X001L2 – Analytical Thinking Level 2
- X005L2 – Planning and Organizing Level 2
- PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
- PR-RSD – Principles and Procedures, operational arrangements/assistance
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
- UNHCR is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, color or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
- Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
- UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) should apply online at the link below
Deadline: 9th August 2022
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