Associate Integrity Officer

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  • Posted:
    1 week ago
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    Legal Affairs
  • Deadline:
    November 28, 2022



Standard Job Description

Associate Integrity Officer Organizational Setting and Work Relationships 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. The incumbent of the position of Associate Integrity Officer, under the guidance of senior Protection staff in the Operation, engages in a scope of activities related to the support of prevention, identification, and response to fraud committed by persons of concern, in line with the obligations and requirements set forth in the 2017 Policy and Operational Guidelines on Addressing Fraud Committed by Persons of Concern. The incumbent supports the senior management of the Operation¿s activities in this area, maintaining close contact and coordination with other protection, assistance and solutions functional units and relevant partners, with a view of ensuring the requisite support is provided to coordinated approaches in the area of anti-fraud initiatives as relating to protection processes. The incumbent contributes to building the overall capacity of the Operation to prevent, identify, and respond to fraud committed by persons of concern through contributing to reporting and analysis of relevant statistics and trends in the AOR, the preparation and delivery of formal training programs for staff and partners as relevant, and on the job support to colleagues in the Operation, in particular the Heads of Functional Units. In particular, the Associate Integrity Officer supports and facilitates the work of Anti-Fraud Focal Point in the operation to carry out the duties and responsibilities envisaged under the Policy framework and likewise ensures the requisite support to senior management of the operation, to identify vulnerabilities to fraud and develop associated risk mitigation and treatment measures. The incumbent is normally supervised by 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. Duties – Support the implementation of the 2017 Policy framework (Policy) on Addressing Fraud Committed by Persons of Person in the area of responsibility (AoR). – Working closely with senior protection colleagues, 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. – Under the guidance of senior protection colleagues, assist the operations in the AoR with the implementation of the Policy, by supporting anti-fraud focal points in the preparation of and provision of trainings and guidance. – In close coordination with heads of functional units and liaison with the supervisor, identify any areas of systemic weakness, vulnerability and risk of potential fraud committed by persons of concern. – Where required and with the guidance of the manager, undertake a liaison role with internal counterparts involved in anti-fraud matters and investigations. – Provide support, guidance and advice to operations under the AoR on fraud prevention and deterrence and related matters as concerns the implementation of the 2017 Policy. – Perform other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications Years of Experience / Degree Level For P2/NOB – 3 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 2 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 1 year relevant experience with Doctorate degree Field(s) of Education Law; Political Science; International Affairs; Social Sciences; or other relevant field. (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential) Certificates and/or Licenses Specific learning programmes such as PLP or RSD-RS LP (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) Relevant Job Experience Essential Demonstrated knowledge of international protection principles and the international legal framework. Excellent written and oral skills. Desirable Previous experience in 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. Experience in protection case management functions, including registration, Refugee Status Determination, or resettlement, is highly desirable. Knowledge of application of UNHCR¿s broader risk management framework. 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. Functional Skills PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework PR-RSD – Principles and Procedures, operational arrangements/assistance (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) Language Requirements For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language. For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English. All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power. As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise. This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates. 

Desired Candidate Profile

Please refer to the Operational Context. 

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Operational context

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UNHCR Bangladesh is in transition phase of moving from an emergency to a more stable operation. As of 30 September 2022, approximately 945,953 Rohingya refugees reside in 33 camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar District and Bhasan Char, an island in the Bay of Bengal. The population includes 36,843 Rohingya refugees who arrived in the early 1990s, and along with their children born in Bangladesh and are formally recognized as refugees by the host Government. The vast majority of the Rohingya who have been registered since 2017 are not recognized as refugees by the Government but are instead referred to as ‘Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals’.

Durable solutions for Rohingya refugees remain elusive. UNHCR is working closely with the governments to find solutions to the crisis that are necessary to meet the needs of Rohingya refugees and alleviate some pressure on the Government and host communities of Bangladesh. UNHCR is in discussion with the Government of Bangladesh to resume resettlement program. Resettlement countries have shown interest to resettle Rohingya refugees out of Bangladesh. As a priority, UNHCR plans to scale up resettlement processing in close coordination with the host Government and by putting in place a robust system for large scale resettlement processing including but not limited to standard operating procedures, fair and transparent identification mechanisms, anti-fraud measures, and communicating with the refugees.


Given the current lack of the presence of a dedicated expert on integrity matters, the incumbent will develop a comprehensive strategy and mechanisms to address integrity and anti-fraud concerns, working in close coordination with the relevant functional units, the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific and the DIP as applicable. As the pilot resettlement process has begun in 2022, the operation is already constrained in effectively and timely addressing fraud allegations/risks. The incumbent’s expert support is urgently required in putting in place measures and supporting their implementation in line with the operations’ risk management strategy as well as anti-fraud standard operating procedures. Further, the operation needs to undertake some preparatory activities (including development of the strategy and mechanism as well as action plan) in addressing integrity matters so as to maximise the support expected from HQ’s integrity support mission expected in the operation in December 2022.

The Associate Integrity Officer must have excellent communications skills, conceptual, analytical, and drafting abilities, the capacity to think, plan and act strategically and work independently, besides a proven sound knowledge of UNHCR’s integrity, risk management and anti-fraud policies and strategies.


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Additional Qualifications







HCR Protection Learning Program – UNHCR, HCR RSD Learning Program – UNHCR 

Work Experience


Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Empowering & building trust, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration

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Functional clearance

This position doesn’t require a functional clearance