Junior Consultant, New York, United States

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: United States

City: New York, USA

Office: UNDP New York, USA

Closing date: Tuesday, 27 October 2020

OAI_2020_LTA_QA_Junior Consultant

Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Application Deadline : 27-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract : Individual Contract

Post Level : International Consultant

Languages Required : Duration of Initial Contract : LTA for 3 years

Expected Duration of Assignment : LTA for 3 years

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Background

The Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) reports to the Administrator and is responsible for internal audit and investigation services to UNDP and its affiliated entities. OAI provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls. OAI also responds to allegations of misconduct by conducting and reporting on investigations.

OAI needs to engage and award a long-term agreement (LTA) to a suitably skilled and experienced consultants to support OAI/Policy, Quality Assurance and Special Investigations Unit, to call upon as required. Other technically qualified candidates will be placed in OAI’s Roster of consultants for investigations quality assurance work.

How to apply: (The applicants are advised to use Internet Explorer (Version 10 or above) to avoid any compatibility issues with the e-tendering system. Note: only applications through UNDP e-Tendering system will be considered for this LTA.)

Interested individuals (bidders) who wish to apply must register in the UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system in order to access the Terms of Reference (TOR) as well as other requirements.

1. Registration: If you have not registered in the system before, please read ‚User Guide for Bidders‘, then you can register by logging in the below link using the below username and password.

Username: event.guest

Password: why2change

2. User Guide for Bidder: provides step by step instructions for registration and submission of application/documents through the UNDP ATLAS e-Tendering system. Please visit the below link for the User Guide for Bidders.

https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/procurement-notices/resources/

3. Submit your application/offer: Once you have registered into the UNDP e-Tendering system, you can log in the system and search for the procurement notice of this LTA by using following information: - Business unit: UNDP1

Event ID: 0000007514

Event name: OAI_2020_LTA_QA_Junior Consultant

You must apply and upload the following documents to the UNDP e-Tendering system and by the deadline indicated in https://etendering.partneragencies.org/

a. Cover Letter-Explaining why you are applying for the position and highlighting any factors that you are particularly relevant to your application.

b. Completed P11 form or CV- including past relevant experience and contact details of 3 referees. A blank P11 form is provided in Annex 3.

c. Financial proposal- indicating the proposed daily fee rate in US$ and using the Financial Proposal form provided in Annex 4.

Kindly ensure that required documents are in the .pdf format, and free from any virus or corrupted files and quotation. The file name should contain only Latin characters.

For any technical problem in the system you can contact our technical team at ps.support@undp.org.

Should you require further clarification on the assignment, kindly send your email to oai.bids@undp.org with subject title: OAI_2020_LTA_QA_Junior Consultant

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant is required to provide assistance to the Policy, Quality Assurance and Special Investigations Unit with the review of draft investigation reports, management letters and other documents produced by the Investigations Section to ensure high quality and legal sufficiency of the work-products.

The specific tasks that will be required of the consultant are:

Review citations to evidence in footnotes of investigation reports and other documents, and ensure they are accurate and complete.

Provide proofreading and editorial services, including ensuring compliance with the editing standards of the United Nations and relevant templates.

Perform other assignments or tasks related to investigations as determined by the Investigations Advisor, Head of the Policy, Quality Assurance and Special Investigations Unit.

Deliverables: Review draft reports or other investigation products in MS Word document format with comments and edits tracked.

The reviewed reports and investigation work products are to be submitted to the Investigations Advisor, Head of the Policy, Quality Assurance and Special Investigations Unit.

For detailed information please refer to Annex 1-TOR.

Deliverables: Review draft reports or other investigation products in MS Word document format with comments and edits tracked.

Competencies

Core Values and Ethics:

Demonstrates integrity and fairness

Demonstrates the ability to remain objective, neutral and independent vis-a-vis all parties involved

Possesses the psychological ability to discern and handle the intricacies of workplace and sexual harassment issues

Displays cultural sensitivity

Supports corporate goals

Complies with UNDP rules, regulations and code of conduct

Relationship Building:

Builds strong client relationship

Tags editor ethics information security internal audit law enforcement procurement quality control risk management

Focuses on client results and impacts

Anticipates evolving client needs

Task Management Skills:

Produces timely, quality outputs

Exercises sound judgment/analysis

Communication:

Writes clearly and effectively

Speaks clearly and convincingly

Listens actively and responds effective

Technical Skills:

Demonstrated ability to use the following tools:

Microsoft office suite;
Presentation software applications; Electronic working paper software; Database application. Demonstrate a strong understanding of information security and confidentiality issues relevant to investigations.

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications:

Advanced university degree in investigations, law, business administration, finance or another directly relevant field is required.

First level degree in combination with passed Bar examinations, or a combination of formal professional training from a national law enforcement or investigations academy or equivalent and at least two years of additional experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

At least one year of experience in the drafting, reviewing, editing and quality control of documents of an investigative or legal nature is required.

Experience in drafting, reviewing, editing and quality control of documents of investigative or legal nature.

Language skills

Fluency in English is required.Working knowledge of French or Spanish.

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