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

Job Title:    Audit Assistant

Organization: United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 21-Audit-OIOS-151803-R-Entebbe (X)

Reports to: Auditor


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.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Audit Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Collect relevant information and documentation related to specific audit assignments; calculate, compute and verify data
  • Prepare spreadsheets, verify footings, extensions and postings and trace original evidence into the records, e.g., personnel documents, budget, accounting vouchers, purchase orders, contracts, requisitions, receiving and inspection reports and invoices
  • Assist in observing random physical inventory of property in various departments throughout the Organization
  • Perform 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
  • Assist in organizing and maintaining the audit working papers


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Audit Assistant job must hold a High school diploma or equivalent. Required.
  • Six years of experience in accounting, finance, administrative services, or related area is required.
  • Experience with specialized audit software is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.



  • 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 Regulations and Rules. 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.


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.


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Deadline: 20th May 2021


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