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

 Job Title:    Auditor
Organization: United
Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: 18-Audit-OIOS-95543-R-Entebbe
Grade: P4
Reports to: Chief, ICT
Audit Section
About US:
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.
Job Summary: The Auditor
is responsible for all the phases of audits/reviews (planning, field work, and
reporting) and for the development of staff working on those assignments.
Assignments are undertaken in the area of information technology and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Within delegated authority,
the Auditor will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Leads
    audits/special reviews with respect to large and complex information and
    communications technology (ICT) 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
  • Supervises
    and coaches staff throughout the audit/review with the view to ensuring
    conformity with OIOS standards in all the phases of the audit process.
  • Empowers
    and challenges more junior staff to actively participate in the management
    of the audit/review.
  • Documents,
    evaluates and tests 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
  • Prepares
    working papers for review by the Chief, ICT Audit Section.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Monitors
    the status of audit recommendations.
  • Appraises
    adequacy of follow-up action taken on audit findings and recommendations.
  • Maintains
    and updates audit programs.
  • Monitors
    information standards and guidelines, including test paradigms.
  • Keeps
    abreast of developments in the field and determines the need for testing
    and evaluating new products and technologies.
  • Participates
    in the preparation of the workplan.
  • 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 the Senior Auditor’s/Section Chief’s review.
  • Performs
    other related duties as determined by the Senior Auditor/Section Chief, or

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate must 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 Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public
    Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor
    (CIA), or equivalent is desirable.
  • At
    least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in
    audit, finance, accounting, administration, statistics, computer science,
    or related area is required. Experience in ICT auditing is required.
  • Languages:
    fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official
    language of the United Nations is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates in-depth technical
    knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of ICT 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 multicultural,
    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 decision, 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: 2nd June 2018
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