United Nations
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Within delegated authority, the Digital Forensic Investigator may be responsible for the following duties :

  • Plans, organizes conducts and manages online investigations of cases of alleged violations of international human rights, as well as international humanitarian and international criminal law;
  • Searches for, gathers, records and preserves potential or relevant evidence, including in electronic format ensuring that all necessary evidence chains are established and maintained;
  • Undertakes verification, authentication, geolocation and analysis of digital content (such as audio, images, videos), and drafts reports;
  • Conducts interviews and obtains statements; analyzes information;
  • Determines whether matters involve potential fraud, corruption or other illegal or criminal conduct warranting referral to national authorities;
  • Participates in briefing and planning conferences with investigation staff;
  • Directs and conducts incident response activities. Undertakes or oversees pre-response preparation, reception and recording of incident information, informing appropriate persons / offices during and after response, planning for response, and deployment to and control of the incident scene;
  • preservation of evidence and hand-over of the scene to authoritative persons;
  • Implements and maintains established procedures to ensure professional competency and completeness throughout the investigation process;
  • Develops or contributes to the development of processes to meet the investigation needs;
  • Prepares complete and concise investigation reports and conducts post investigation tasks
  • Works collaboratively and in coordination with colleagues to achieve organizational goals in accordance with standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Competencies

  • Professionalism : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to investigations. Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases.

    Proficiency in software applications used in investigations. Ability to identify and analyze problems / issues and participate in their resolution.

    Proven ability to gather evidence and interview subjects and witnesses. Ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.

    Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Ability to gather and analyze electronic evidence. Ability to draft / edit, a variety of written reports especially with respect to the preparation of complex reports of investigation.

    Comprehensive knowledge of UN policies, procedures and operations including good knowledge of the conditions prevailing in areas where the United Nations conducts peacekeeping missions.

  • 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • 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 audience;
  • demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • Teamwork : Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational 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 shortcomings.

  • Technological Awareness : Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office;
  • actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international law, criminal investigation, police studies or related fields.

    A combination of a first-level university degree in the aforementioned field together with formal qualifications and / or certifications in investigations (military, police, federal / national intelligence agencies) and two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Formal qualifications and / or certifications in Investigations (pursuant to a course of study, training and examinations of a state / national law enforcement institution, a national military academy or a federal / national intelligence service training institution, supplemented with professional development courses and / or certifications involving study, training and examinations in investigatory work) in combination with four additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the first-level university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five years (seven for holders of a first-level university degree) of full-time progressively responsible experience in investigatory work is required.

    Experience with international investigation activities is required.

    Experience in researching, collecting, analysing, verifying open source and social media data is desirable.

    Experience with international tribunals or UN Investigative bodies is desirable.


    For this position, fluency in English and Spanish is required.


    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

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