|International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals- IRMCT|
for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT), 2020
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Posting Title: Senior Investigator, P4
Job Code Title: INVESTIGATOR
Department/Office: International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Duty Station: ARUSHA
Job Opening Number: 20-Investigation-RMT-144733-R-Arusha (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the
Office of the Prosecutor of the International Residual Mechanism for
Criminal Tribunals, at the Arusha branch. The incumbent will work under
the direct supervision of the Senior Trial Attorney.
*Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be subject to budgetary approval.
•Provide day to day supervision of the OTP investigative staff, including investigators, analysts and language assistants.
and/or supervise travel to various parts of Rwanda and overseas to
undertake interviews, record statements from witnesses and open new
lines of investigations with respect to the case.
•Undertake investigations at the direction and under the general supervision of the Officer in Charge.
responsible for the professional planning and conduct of investigations
assigned to the team. Assign work to team investigators. Take into
account priorities, workload, specific progress of on-going cases and
other factors. Evaluate performance relative to position description. Be
responsible for team operation within the scope of Standard Operating
Procedures of the Office of the Prosecutor and the applicable law(s).
as necessary with local non-Governmental organizations, government and
other agencies for the conduct of investigations.
•Record victim and
witness statements on all facts, ensure the proper chain of custody of
evidence, obtain complete statements and deposit the originals with the
Evidence Unit. Take responsibility for the physical deposit and
safe-keeping of all evidence and statements. Liaise with legal officers,
analysts and others. Ensure that all witnesses and relevant
documentation are safeguarded and handed over to the Evidence Unit.
Ensure that the team is well equipped, safeguarded, and otherwise
supported in their work. Submit weekly reports; prepare mission orders
and reports for each field mission. Complete witness proforma and submit
entry into the data base.
•Make major decisions relating to the
direction of team activities, or of a particular investigation. Make
recommendations on administrative, management and other issues, and on
general and specific courses of action regarding work assigned to the
team as well as on specific cases that present an unusually complex
element. Recommend follow-up action to be taken following review of the
work of the team and on any part of the investigations where
improvements in procedure can be made.
•Lead, direct and manage the
investigation team. Create an enabling environment that would enable the
members of the team to do their job in the best possible way.
•Professionalism: Knowledge of the genocide and crimes committed in
Rwanda. Demonstrated experience carrying out a complex criminal
investigation and utilizing criminal investigation techniques, and
particularly use of analysis in complex investigations. Demonstrated
experience in the procedures and preparing witnesses and evidence for
judicial proceedings, particularly in the context of the former ICTR.
Highly developed negotiating skills and ability to persuade and
influence others to reach agreement. Demonstrated planning, management
and organisational skills and ability to coordinate the work of teams
and individuals, ensuring the quality and timeliness of outputs and good
understanding of the dynamics of working in an international
environment. Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and conditions
during the course of an investigation and ability to modify procedures
and methodologies accordingly. Ability to think clearly and logically
and analyze complex and obscure data from a myriad of sources. Sound
knowledge of and practical experience in the use of internal guidelines
on the management, and protection of confidential sources. Good computer
skills and ability to use software applications relevant to criminal
investigations. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates
professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious
and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving
results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
Remains calm in stressful situations.
•Communication – Speaks and
writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets
messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to
clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication. Tailors
language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates
openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
– Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational
goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal
agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even
when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit
for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team
•Leadership – Serves as a role model that other
people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results.
Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives.
Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to
understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by
pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Drives for change and
improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take
Provides leadership and takes responsibility for
incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation
of women and men in all areas of work.
– Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the
heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making
a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior
to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and
on the Organisation. Proposes a course of action or makes a
recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions
against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the
expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions
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Advanced university degree or equivalent training or a diploma in
criminal investigation from a recognized public police academy.
Knowledge of criminal investigation techniques and procedures is highly
desirable. A first-level university degree or equivalent
training/diploma in criminal investigations techniques from a recognized
public police academy combined with (2) two additional years of
qualifying experience in criminal investigation techniques may be
accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Police Academy with
10 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
- Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience.
- Relevant experience at the ICTY and/or ICTR and a good understanding of the Rwandan genocide are highly desirable.
Fluency in one of the working languages of the Mechanism, English or
French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other
would be an asset.
There may be a technical test followed by a competency-based interview.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender
balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
for this position.
The appointment is limited to the International
Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals. *Appointment of the
successful candidate to this position will be subject to budgetary
approval. Appointment of the successful candidate on this position will
be limited to the initial funding of the post. Extension of the
appointment is subject to the extension of the mandate and/or the
availability of funds. As the international tribunals are not integrated
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Posting Period: 24th November 2020 – 23rd December 2020.