Procedures and Eligibility
Before submitting an application, UNHCR staff members intending to apply to this Job Opening are requested to consult the Recruitment and Assignments Policy (RAP, UNHCR/HCP/2017/2 and the Recruitment and Assignments Administrative Instruction (RAAI), UNHCR/AI/2017/7/Rev.2 of 25 November 2019.
Duties and Qualifications
Associate Integrity Officer
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
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.
The incumbent is normally supervised by Snr Protection Coordinator or Snr protection Officer and may have alternative reporting relationships depending on the structure of the organizational entity where the position exists.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
- 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.
- In close coordination 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.
Years of Experience / Degree Level
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
Field(s) of Education
Law; Political Science;
International Affairs; Social Sciences; or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
Specific learning programmes such as PLP or RSD-RS LP
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Demonstrated knowledge of international protection principles and the international legal framework. Excellent written and oral skills.
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. 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.
PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
PR-RSD – Principles and Procedures, operational arrangements/assistance
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.
All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.
As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.