Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti is hiring an International Police Investigator on Caribjob today.
More details about the job are below:
In 2018, the Haitian Government requested to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) support for the creation of anti-corruption infrastructure in Haiti.
The OAS proposed the provision of institutional strengthening to improve anti-corruption system and processes, in close collaboration with Haitian institutions.
This collaboration implies strengthening the professional capacities of the public institutions to fight effectively against corruption; and the OAS would guarantee that the national personnel of these institutions have the necessary capacities to prevent and combat corruption on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, it includes supporting the government's plans to improve the use of information and telecommunications technologies (ICT) within the framework of its digital government policy, including open data, in the fight against corruption.
Finally, the project also aims to strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations by training them to monitor the anti-corruption efforts of government institutions that fight corruption in the country.
It is in this context that the "Institutional Strengthening for the Fight Against Corruption in Haiti" (RILCH, for its acronym in French) project was born. The project will be implemented in the next four years and will emphasizes on the assessment of institutional needs in terms of anti-corruption and institutional capacity building.
The Project will work under the principles of Independence, autonomy, professionalism, neutrality, and transparence.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Participate in the preparation and implementation of investigation plans as well as in the preparation and execution of investigation activities.
- Participate in interviews/interrogations of suspects, witnesses and/or victims, in coordination with the Active Collaboration and Technical Advice Area and as necessary with officials in national counterparts.
- Work with national counterparts to ensure that they identify and apply the correct information collection, registration and preservation of the physical evidence and ensure that all the potential or relevant evidence is recorded.
- Collaborate with the national counterparts to strengthen the criminal investigation procedures and techniques.
- Prepare reports, information and studies on the enquiries carried out.
- Identify and assess the performance of the Investigative Judge (Juge d´Instruction) and /or the Prosecutors (Commissaires du Government or Parquets) for the purpose of overall institutional strengthening.
- Inform and report on the enquiries to the International Legal Investigator or to whom it may concern.
- Execute administrative tasks necessary for the application of the policies and procedures of the Active Collaboration and Technical Advice Area.
- Comply with the OAS rules and regulations created for the implementation of the Project.
- As required, may carry-out any other related activity to ensure the success of the Project.
Education & Experience:
Essential: First University Degree (Bachelor's) in criminology or a related field and 7 years of relevant experience in police investigations at the national level or in an international justice organization OR Advance University Degree (Master’s) in one of the fields listed above and 4 years of experience OR Doctorate and 1 year of experience. Experience in the investigation of complex cases of corruption and organized crime Training as a police investigator.
Desirable: Experience or knowledge of the OAS mandates and priorities as related to the area of work and/or the dynamics of the Inter-American agenda and system. Experience of automated financial management systems such as Oracle. A diploma in criminal investigation from a police academy or other related body or a combination of training courses in related fields and extensive experience in criminal investigation would be considered an asset.
Computer Skills: Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other applications such as Oracle, Visio, Access, Share Point) and software applicable to the area of work.
Languages: Proficiency in French (read, write and communicate). Working knowledge of English or Spanish.
Personal Competencies: Client Orientation, Knowledge Sharing, Teamwork, Interpersonal Skills, Managing and Coaching Staff, Strategic Planning, Encouraging Innovation, and Decision Making/Judgment. Ability to clearly communicate in the languages required for the post.
Due to the international nature of the type of contract that will be offered, Haitian citizens will not be eligible for this position.
The OAS is committed to achieving a diverse staff and therefore will take into account a wide geographic representation as well as gender equity and equality in the selection of candidates.
Please note that the mandatory retirement age for staff members at the General Secretariat of the OAS is 65.