Ethics Advisor

Job categories Legal, Investigation
Vacancy code VA/2021/B0201/22223
Level ICS-11
Department/office CRP, EC, Ethics & Compliance
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Ongoing, renewable upon satisfactory performance and budget availability
Application period 16-Jul-2021 to 08-Aug-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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UNOPS is committed to fostering an organizational culture of ethics and a harmonious and inclusive work environment, anchored in the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, respect and professionalism. 

The Ethics and Compliance Office (ECO) is integral to this effort, and it has an overall mandate to act as an independent office pursuant to SGB (2007/11). More specifically, the role of the ECO is to cultivate and nurture an organizational  culture of ethics, integrity and accountability, and thereby enhance the trust in, and the credibility of UNOPS, both internally and externally. It is also to reinforce  a culture of transparency, respect and professionalism, to support a harmonious and inclusive work environment. The ECO’s purpose is to grow an organizational culture where individuals understand how to perform their functions consistently and with the highest standards of integrity, how to do the right thing and go beyond compliance with rules - abiding by the spirit not just the wording of UNOPS policies. The ECO is set up in two interconnected functions:

  • Ethics function - responsible for developing standards, training and education on ethical issues, providing independent, impartial and confidential ethics advice to individuals and management, identifying key ethical risks and developing, implementing and monitoring policies and procedures, for ethical risk management and prevention of unethical behaviors as well as safeguarding personnel by providing protection against retaliation.

  • Compliance function - responsible for managing compliance expectations, providing compliance management advice and potential compliance management mechanisms/advice to policyholders. Coordinating the overview of non-compliance as well as recommending systemic (cross-functional)  solutions for minimizing non-compliance.

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