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

Title:  Resident
Organization: United
Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)
Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P3
Opening Number
:  16-Audit-OIOS-48526-F-ENTEBBE
Senior Auditor/Section Chief
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.
The Office
assists Member States and the Organization in protecting its assets and in
ensuring the compliance of programme activities with resolutions, regulations,
rules and policies as well as the more efficient and effective delivery of the
Organization’s activities; preventing and detecting fraud, waste, abuse, malfeasance
or mismanagement; and improving the delivery of the Organization’s programmes
and activities to enable it to achieve better results by determining all
factors affecting the efficient and effective implementation of programmes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Resident Auditor
will be responsible for the following duties:  
Manages audits of smaller, less complex operations
and supervises audit assistants on these assignments.
Prepares/participates in preparations for risk-based
audit plans/programmes in accordance with OIOS standards.
The incumbent documents, evaluates, and tests
systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness to ensure
(i) compliance with policies and procedures, (ii) accomplishment of
management’s objectives, (iii) reliability and integrity of information, (iv)
economic use of resources, and (v) safeguarding of assets.
Prepares working papers for review by the auditor
in charge or the Senior Auditor/Chief of Section.
Keenly reviews working papers prepared by
assisting auditors for subsequent review by the auditor in charge or the Senior
Auditor/Chief of Section.
Develops and discusses findings, comes to
agreement on recommendations and timelines for corrective actions with responsible
officers of operations audited and monitors the implementation status of agreed
Drafts and submits audit reports for entire
assignments or portions of assignments.
Takes initiative in identifying appropriate audit
tools and best practices; identifies/performs tasks aimed at ensuring that the
audits/assignments are conducted in accordance with OIOS standards.
Supervises and coaches lower-level staff.
Performs other projects or tasks as may be
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the United Nations OIOS
Resident Auditor career 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.
At least five years of progressively responsible
experience in audit, finance, accounting, administration, statistics, computer
science, or related area. Audit experience is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of
another UN official language is an advantage.
Professionalism: Exercises
due professional care by considering the: extent of work needed to achieve the
audit plan; relative complexity, materiality, or significance of matters to
which assurance procedures are applied; adequacy and effectiveness of risk
management, control, and governance processes; probability of significant
errors, irregularities, or non compliance; and cost of assurance in relation to
potential benefits. 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. Is alert to significant risks that might affect objectives,
operations, or resources. Considers the needs and expectations of clients,
including the nature of timing and communication of results. Has knowledge of
specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA, ACL, and AutoAudit. Shows pride
in work and 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. 
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. 
Communication: Speaks and
writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets
messages from others, and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and
exhibits an interest in having a two-way communication. Tailors language, tone,
style, and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing
information and keeping people informed.
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.
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.
20th January, 2016

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