International Organization for Migration, Manila, Philippines

Skill RequiredHR and Admin Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th December, 2016

Job Description

Position Title : Investigator

Duty Station : Manila, Philippines

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P4

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 29 December 2016

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Cambodia, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, United Republic of Tanzania, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa

  1. External female candidates.


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. The successful candidate will conduct investigations into these areas, as well as 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 conducting such 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 Investigator will be responsible for the following duties:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Lead complex office and field based investigations into allegations of violations of IOM’s policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and applicable regulations and rules and inspections in a timely and effective manner. Plan the strategy, determine the investigation procedures and scope of the investigation, and prepare an investigation programme.

  2. Review and assess complaints and allegations, formulate investigation plans, review and analyse all information to determine its relevance and reliability, conduct interviews of staff and other involved parties, obtain and analyse potential documentary, electronic and forensic evidence, conduct investigative research, and determine the appropriate presentation of investigative results and inspection findings.

  3. Advise and direct staff on matters pertaining to the investigation of wrongdoing and inspections as necessary.

  4. Work and coordinate closely with the other control and monitoring functions as appropriate.

  5. Prepare, plan, record interviews, reports and ad hoc briefs pertaining to investigations and inspections.

  6. Prepare recommendations for corrective action and improved controls, effectiveness, or efficiency of IOM’s operations based on the findings of investigations or inspections. Conduct discussions of recommendations and findings at close of investigation or inspection with relevant managers. Appraise adequacy of follow-up action taken with respect to findings and recommendations.

  7. Assess the potential for fraud and corruption in operational activities, make recommendations, and discuss findings with relevant heads of operations.

  8. Regularly appraise progress of investigations and assess probable impact of investigation and inspection outcomes relative to strategies.

  9. Provide substantive inputs for the development of the Office’s policy and procedural framework and best practices and other lessons learned from investigations and inspections.

  10. Contribute to preparedness actions such as early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning and make the necessary recommendations. Periodically monitor the management of risks and report on any actions taken.

  11. 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 seven years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with nine years of relevant professional experience.


• At least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience related to investigations, with a proven track record in planning, leading and executing investigations;

• Previous experience in conducting investigations and inspections of an administrative nature with a UN organization, international financing institution or similar, and working in developing countries is a distinct advantage.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and 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;

• 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.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 29 December 2016 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 16.12.2016 to 29.12.2016

Requisition: VN 2016/255 (P) - Investigator (P4) - Manila Philippines (54916803) Released

Posting: Posting NC54916810 (54916810) Released spa

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