Title: Integrity Officer, P3
Duty Station: Beirut, Lebanon
Duration: Six months
Contract Type: Temporary Appointment
Closing date: 2-week advertisement
Start date: ASAP
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a full-time position within the Resettlement Unit in UNHCR Beirut, Lebanon.
The position is within the Resettlement Unit with UNHCR Beirut. 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.
UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. We are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions.
The incumbent of the position of Integrity Officer engages in a scope of activities related to prevention, identification, and response to fraud committed by persons of concern, in line with the obligations and requirements set forth in the 2017 Policy on Addressing Fraud Committed by Persons of Concern and the relevant framework.
The incumbent undertakes tasks which support the Operation¿s activities in this area, in close contact and coordination with other protection, assistance and solutions functional units and relevant partners, both at the level of providing guidance on questions of fraud arising in individual cases, but also in terms of developing appropriate and context specific operational anti-fraud and integrity strategies and responses where UNHCR’s protection work gives rise to potential reputational and other risk. The incumbent builds the overall capacity of the Operation to prevent, identify, and respond to fraud committed by persons of concern through the delivery of formal training programs, and on the job coaching and advice to colleagues in the Operation, in particular the Heads of Functional Units, and through ensuring the functionality of systems and processes to support the integrity of protection procedures overall. With the support of senior protection staff in the operation, the incumbent consults the Division of International Protection and other relevant entities in Headquarters on complex questions and challenges vis-à-vis the implementation of the Policy and responses to individual cases, as needed.
The incumbent works closely with the senior management of the operation to identify vulnerabilities to fraud and develop associated risk mitigation and treatment measures. The incumbent ensures timely and appropriate reporting and undertaking of responses to specific situations.
The incumbent is normally supervised by Deputy/Assistant Representative, or 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.
We are seeking a candidate with strong background on risk management and integrity. A candidate that a clear understanding of UNHCR¿s policy on fraud detection, prevention and response. The candidate will work closely with UNHCR different functional units on integrity related issues. The candidate will contribute to integrity of UNHCR different processes and will raise awareness on in integrity related issues to staff; partners and POCs.
Duties and responsibilities
- Support the implementation of the 2017 Policy framework (Policy) on Addressing Fraud Committed by Persons of Person
- 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.
- Assist the operations with the implementation of the Policy by providing support to anti-fraud focal points and provision of trainings and guidance
- Identify any areas of systemic weakness, vulnerability and risk of potential fraud committed by persons of concern and propose actionable responses as appropriate.
- Provide support and guidance and in some instances undertake investigations of complex fraud cases.
- Establish a liaison role with relevant counterparts involved in anti-fraud matters and investigations as required and depending on the operational context; this would likely engage colleagues across the operation and/or external stakeholders as required and with the support of senior managers.
- Provide support, guidance and advice to operations on fraud prevention and deterrence and related matters as concerns the implementation of the 2017 Policy.
- Advise Field offices on fraud case management and coordinate with different functional units to identify inconsistencies and update SOPs in line with 2017 policy
- Prepare Quarterly reports for country wide and as needed
- Work closely with CWC on prevention and response mechanisms
- Perform other related duties as required.
Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required
The ideal candidate will have:
6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree;
or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree;
or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree;
Specific learning programmes such as PLP or RSD-RS LP
UNHCR Management Learning Programme
Broad protection competencies developed through previous assignments are required. The candidate must have worked in a registration, RSD, resettlement, or case management function, and should preferably benefit from the experience of having held several such roles in the field. The capacity building nature of the position calls for previous protection training and facilitation experience, which are considered mandatory for the role. Demonstrated superior knowledge of and application of international protection principles and the international legal framework. Superior written and oral skills.
Previous experience in and 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. Knowledge of application of UNHCR¿s broader risk management framework is an asset. 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.
The successful candidate will be based with the team in Beirut, Lebanon
This position is for six months and the start date is ASAP. It is a full-time role with working hours starting from 8.30 am to 5pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week).
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees). Please note that the closing date for this TA advertisement is Monday 9 August 2021.
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