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Investigations Junior Consultant at WFP

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.



The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


These jobs are located in the Office of Inspections and Investigations in Headquarters (HQ). The successful candidate will operate as a team member and will report to the Director, Office of Inspections and Investigations or the designate. Frequent, often at short-notice, travel to WFP Field Operations is required, mainly to developing countries. 


The Consultant will report to the Director, Office of Inspections and Investigations (OIGI) and/or his delegate as appointed by the Director of OIGI. The consultant will specifically deliver their work either individually or within a multidisciplinary team.

The ultimate goal and mission of the OIGI is to conduct independent investigations into allegations of misconduct involving WFP staff, contractors and other applicable persons.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the supervision and direction of the OIGI Director or his delegate, the Consultant will generally be responsible for some or all of the following duties:

  1. Review and assess complaints and allegations;
  2. Carry out investigations into allegations of violations of applicable rules and regulations;
  3. Conduct interviews and collect evidence;
  4. Draft reports on the outcome of the investigation including recommendations for corrective action;
  5. Review investigation reports for adequacy and sufficiency of the evidence;
  6. Contribute to the development of OIGI’s investigative internal framework;
  7. Perform other related duties as required.


  • A university degree in Investigations, Law, Audit, Accounting, or relevant discipline.


  • Previous experience working with the United Nations system or other international organizations is desirable.


  • Analytical Insight: Leveraging analytical tools and methodologies to uncover insights and support decision-making.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity and the ability to work independently.
  • Strategic Planning: Devising comprehensive plans for investigations, aligning with organizational goals and legal requirements.
  • Communication and cultural sensitivity: Coordinating effectively with local officials, governments and external organizations to obtain necessary support such as interpreters or information providers to facilitate investigative work.


  • Written and oral proficiency in English is a must for this position.
  • Knowledge of another UN official language (French, Arabic, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) or Portuguese is an advantage.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

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  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


WFP offers a competitive compensation package which will be determined by the contract type and selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Please visit the following website for detailed information on working with WFP.  Click on: “Our work” and “Countries” to learn more about WFP’s operations.


Application must be submitted by Sunday, June 23rd (11:59 PM CEST).


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.