UN Chief of Service, Audit Job Careers – United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Job Title:   Chief of Service, Audit
Organization: United
Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade: D1
Job Opening Number: 19-Audit-OIOS-122337-R-Entebbe (X)
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and implement the section’s medium- and long-term goals and
    objectives, and related annual audit and workplans
  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the activities of multiple
    teams and resources of the section
  • Define the broad objectives and scope for each audit/review
  • Provide direction and leadership with respect to all phases of each
    audit/review with a view to ensuring that OIOS standards are complied with
    and that audit/review objectives are achieved within budget
  • Review working papers and related audit/review communications (e.g.,
    audit reports)
  • Provide guidance to audit staff on technical and administrative
  • Lead audits/reviews of a sensitive and complex nature
  • Analyse guidelines and standards for internal audit activities in
    the course of ensuring consistency of approach and adequacy of practice of
    subordinate auditors
  • Coordinate and recommend improvements in, or review proposed changes
    to the financial rules of the Organization
  • Monitor the status of audit/review recommendations
  • Liaise with internal audit functions of other United Nations
  • Empower/challenge staff to assume more responsibility
  • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with auditees
  • Carry out other tasks as may be assigned by the Chief of Service, or
    the Director of IAD

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations OIOS Chief Of Section,
    Audit job opportunity 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.
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional
    experience in audit, finance, accounting, administration, statistics,
    computer science, or related area
  • Experience in audit management is required.
  • Experience in auditing in the public sector is desirable.
  • Experience within the United Nations system, or similar large
    international organization is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency
    in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the
    United Nations is desirable.

  • Professionalism:
    Knowledge of auditing standards and practices, knowledge of applicable
    financial rules and procedures. Ability to identify issues, formulate
    opinions and present conclusions and recommendations. 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.
  • 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.
Managerial Competencies
  • Leadership: Serves
    as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to
    translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to
    accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a
    broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates
    and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives
    for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the
    courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes
    responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the
    equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates
    knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in
  • Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the
    heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a
    decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to
    making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on
    the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation
    based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts;
    determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying
    needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
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: 13th October 2019
For more of the
latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or
find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *