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Switzerland: Intern - Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Investigations

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Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 29 Jun 2017

Position Title : Intern - Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Investigations

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE

Type of Appointment : Internship, six months

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 29 June 2017

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.


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, whistleblower retaliation or other acts or omissions in conflict with the general obligations of IOM personnel. The successful candidate will also support inspections of high risk areas in order to minimize the risk of fraud and misuse of resources. The Office of the Inspector General is seeking applicants with experience in investigations of an administrative nature and inspections.

The position requires international travel on an ad hoc basis and of irregular frequency. Under the direct supervision of the Chief Investigator and the overall direction of the Inspector General or his/her delegate.


The intern will work under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Investigator and in cooperation with other colleagues in the OIG team.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Chief Investigator, the Intern will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Provide investigation support to the Investigator (Intake) in allegation and complaint management and analysis:

Allegation and complaint management:

•Assist with the management of allegations and complaints database;

• Assist with the management of the receipt of allegations and complaints;

• Assist with assessments of allegations and complaints; and

• Drafting assessment summaries and closure notes under the guidance of the Investigator (Intake).

  1. Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Studying for a Master’s degree or post graduate qualification in Law, Human Resources, Criminology, Accounting or a related field from an accredited academic institution;

• University Law, Human Resources, Criminology, Accounting or a related field from an accredited academic institution and the intention of proceeding towards further study or professional training.


• Strong organizational skills and practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently;

• Ability to timely understand the Organization’s structure and portfolios;

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds;

• Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely per set deadlines;

• Practical experience of how to multi-task, prioritize and work independently.


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

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

• 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;


Personal Development

The incumbent will acquire technical knowledge in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Investigations Unit.

He/She will also gain in-site experience in working with an international organization.

Carte de Legitimation

The Organization will obtain the ‘carte de legitimation’ for the duration of the internship for the selected candidate.

• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional queries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted;

• IOM provides a small monthly stipend to help offset costs; please consider the cost of living in

Geneva prior to applying.

• No late applications will be accepted.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 29 June 2017 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 16.06.2017 to 29.06.2017

Requisition: INT 2017/12- Intern -Office of the Inspector General (OIG) - Geneva, Switzerlan (55089779) Released

Posting: Posting NC55089780 (55089780) Released