UN Audit Assistant Jobs – United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Job Title:   Audit Assistant
Organization: United Nations
Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade: P3
Job Opening Number:  16-Audit-OIOS-69061-J-Entebbe (M)
Report to: Chief of Service
of IAD
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
Job Summary: The Audit
Assistant will offer support in the areas of finance, management and
administration and operations. The incumbent at this level works as a member of
an audit team and usually reports to an Auditor.
Key Duties and
Within delegated
authority, the Audit Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Collects relevant information and documentation
related to specific audit assignments; calculates, computes and verifies data.
Prepares spreadsheet, verifies footings,
extensions and postings and traces original evidence into the records, e.g.,
personnel documents, budget, accounting vouchers, purchase orders, contracts,
requisitions, receiving and inspection reports and invoices.
Offers support in observing random physical
inventory of property in various departments throughout the Organisation.
Performs any other duties as may be required
such as administrative-related tasks: assisting in coding and monitoring
recommendations, recording of time and attendance, assisting in travel
arrangements, tracking status of audit assignments, documenting minutes of
section meetings.
Assists in organizing and maintaining the audit
working papers.
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal candidate for the United Nations OIOS
Audit Assistant job placement should hold a High school diploma or equivalent.
At least six years’ experience in audit,
accounting, finance, administrative services or related area.
Previous experience in the United Nations system
is desirable.
Languages: Fluency in English is
required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Ability to conduct
research and retrieve materials from various sources. Ability to maintain
accurate records, process a wide variety of data. Ability to identify and
resolve data discrepancies. Knowledge of the United Nations financial rules and
regulations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional
competence and mastery of subject matter; 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.
Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal
participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Teamwork: 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; 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 shortcomings.
Client Orientation: Considers all
those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see
things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive
partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies
clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing
developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and
anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in
projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
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: 17th November,

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