UN Jobs – Resident Auditor at United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Job Title:  Resident Auditor
Organization: United Nations Office of Internal
Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P4
Job Opening Number:  16-Audit-OIOS-48521-F-ENTEBBE (X)
Report to: Chief of Service of IAD or Senior
Auditor/Section Chief
About OIOS:
The Office of Internal
Oversight Services (OIOS) was established in July 1994 as an operationally
independent office that assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his
internal oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of
the Organization through monitoring, internal audit, inspection, evaluation and
investigation. The Office has the authority to initiate, carry out and report
on any action it considers necessary to fulfill its responsibilities with
regard to its oversight functions.
The Office assists Member
States and the Organization in protecting its assets and in ensuring the
compliance of programme activities with resolutions, regulations, rules and
policies as well as the more efficient and effective delivery of the
Organization’s activities; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse,
malfeasance or mismanagement; and improving the delivery of the Organization’s
programmes and activities to enable it to achieve better results by determining
all factors affecting the efficient and effective implementation of programmes.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the
United Nations OIOS Resident Auditor will be responsible for the following
  • Oversees
    audits/special reviews with respect to large and complex operations.  Identifies and allocates tasks,
    coordinates/monitors work, controls audit/assignment resources,
    consolidates results, etc.
  • Prepares
    risk-based audits/reviews. Plans/programmes in accordance with OIOS
  • Manages
    and coaches staff throughout the audit/review with the view to ensuring
    conformity with OIOS standards in all phases of the audit process.
  • Empowers
    and challenges more junior staff to actively participate in the management
    of the audit/review.
  • Documents,
    evaluates and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and
    effectiveness, ensuring (i) compliance with policies and procedures, (ii)
    accomplishment of management’s objectives, (iii) reliability and integrity
    of information, (iv) economical use of resources, and (v) safeguarding of
  • In
    charge of preparing working papers for review by Senior Auditor/Section
    Chief or the Chief of Service of IAD.
  • Develops
    and discusses findings, agrees on recommendations and timelines for
    corrective action with responsible officer of operations audited, and
    monitors the implementation status of agreed recommendations.
  • The
    incumbent drafts audit/assignment reports for Organization-wide
    consumption, including senior management and the General Assembly.
  • Prepares
    presentations, using available technology tools (e.g., PowerPoint).
  • Makes
    presentations of audit results to senior management of IAD and senior
    management of the operation audited.
  • Routinely
    monitors the status of audit recommendations.
  • Appraises
    adequacy of follow-up action taken on audit findings and recommendations.
  • Maintains
    and updates audit programs.
  • Identifies
    training needs, develops training programs and materials, and conducts
    workshops with respect to auditing approaches and techniques.
  • Evaluates
    staff performance; performs management review of work performed by
    assistant auditors, prior to Senior Auditor/Section Chief’s review.
  • Performs
    other related duties as determined by the Senior Auditor/Section Chief or
    Chief of Service.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations OIOS Resident Auditor vacancy
    should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)
    in business administration,
    finance, accounting or related field. A first-level university degree in
    combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be
    accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification as a
    Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified
    Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or
    equivalent is desirable.
  • At
    least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in
    audit, finance, accounting, administration, statistics, computer science
    or related area. Audit experience is required.
Languages: English
and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  For this post, fluency in English is
required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Personal Competencies:
  • Demonstrates
    in-depth technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of
  • Demonstrates
    professional competence and has knowledge of auditing standards and practices,
    risk assessment, and applicable financial rules and procedures
  • Identifies
    issues, formulates opinions and presents conclusions and recommendations
  • Possess
    the ability to defend and explain difficult issues and positions to staff
    including senior officials
  • Establishes
    and maintains effective working relationships in a multi-cultural,
    multi-ethnic environment
  • Working
    knowledge of specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA, ACL, and
  • Shows
    pride in work and in achievements
  • 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
  • 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
  • Technically
    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
  • 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
  • Tailors
    language, tone, style and format to match the audience
  • Demonstrates
    openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations Office of Internal
Oversight Services (OIOS) in the aforementioned capacity should express their
interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 20th January,
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