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

Job Title:   Auditor
Organization: United Nations
Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade: P3
Job Opening Number:  16-Audit-OIOS-69065-R-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
Key Duties and
Within delegated
authority, the Auditor will be responsible for the following duties:
Leads audits/special reviews with respect to
large and complex operations. Identifies and allocates tasks,
coordinates/monitors work, controls audit/assignment resources, consolidates
results, etc.
The Audit prepares risk-based audits/reviews.
Plans/programmes in accordance with OIOS standards.
Supervises and coaches staff throughout the
audit/review with the view to ensuring conformity with OIOS standards in all
phases of the audit process.
The incumbent empowers and challenges more
junior staff to actively participate in the management of the audit/review.
Prepares working papers for review by Senior
Auditor/Section Chief or the Chief of Service.
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 assets.
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 upon
Drafts audit/assignment reports for
Organization-wide consumption, including senior management and the General
Prepares presentations using available
technology tools (e.g. PowerPoint).
Makes presentations of audit results to senior
management of IAD and senior management of the operations audited.
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
Auditor career opportunity should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s
degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, finance, accounting,
or a related field is required. 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), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or
equivalent is desirable.
At least seven years of progressively
responsible professional experience in audit, finance, accounting,
administration, statistics, computer science, or a related area is required.
Experience in public sector auditing is
Languages: Fluency in English is
required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Demonstrates
in-depth technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of auditing;
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; has 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;
has knowledge of specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA, ACL, and
TeamMate; 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.
Communication: 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 communication; tailors language, tone, style, and
format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and
keeping people informed.
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
decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for
team shortcomings.
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 December,
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