Chief of Service, Audit UN Jobs – 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:
17-Audit-OIOS-80840-R-Entebbe (X)
Report to: Director,
Internal Audit Division (IAD), New York
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
Job Summary: The Chief of
Service, Audit will be responsible for managing peacekeeping audit activities
in Africa. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the audit
activities of the Resident Audit Office in Entebbe and those in peacekeeping
missions in Africa. The position requires periodic short travel to peacekeeping
missions in Africa to oversee and coordinate the work of resident audit teams
(all headed by a P-5 Chief Resident Auditor), as well as to meet with the
management of the Mission.
Key Duties and
The Chief of
Peacekeeping Audit Service is responsible for the following:
  • Coordinates and supervises the work
    programmes of the IAD Peacekeeping Audit Service related to peace
    operations in Africa.
  • Develops an annual risk-based audit plan
    of the audit teams under his/her supervision in consultation with OIOS
    senior management.
  • Ensures the timely and effective execution
    of the audit plan, ensuring the efficient utilization, management and
    development of staff under his/her supervision.
  • Maintains contact with appropriate client
    representatives to discuss audit plans, audit results and the client
    related views and concerns.
  • Participates in identifying resource
    requirements for the Peacekeeping Audit Service, including initiation of
    recruitment, assessments and assignment of staff, preparation of budgets,
    and monitoring budget status, etc.
  • Oversees audit work and ensures that
    assignments are conducted in accordance with: (i) approved audit workplans
    and budgets; (ii) OIOS policies and procedures; and (iii) the Internal
    Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal auditing followed by
  • The incumbent reviews draft and final
    audit reports, and other audit-related documents, and provides sufficient
    guidance and supervision to the audit staff.
  • Renders support in establishing operating
    guidelines, internal audit manuals, lines of authority and communicating
    work objectives and priorities of reporting.
  • The incumbent represents the Service
    within the United Nations and other organizations as necessary.
  • Performs any other tasks as may be
    assigned by the IAD Director to ensure the efficient and effective
    implementation of IAD work programmes.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    OIOS Chief of Service, Audit career opportunity should hold an advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in auditing,
    finance, business administration, accounting or related field. A
    first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years
    of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced
    university degree. Professional certification as a Certified Public
    Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor
    (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or equivalent is
  • At least fifteen years of progressively
    responsible experience in auditing of which at least 5 years must be at
    the management level.
  • Previous experience in auditing of large,
    field-based operations is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English
    is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Knowledge of
    all aspects of auditing, management and the technical field of oversight
    in general. Proven ability to conduct and supervise complex internal
    audits, to produce reports and papers on internal audit and to review and
    edit work of others. 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.
  • Planning and Organizing:
    Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
    identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
    required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for
    completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when
    planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time
  • 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.
  • Judgment/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 that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and
    underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
  • 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 staffing.
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: 18th August 2017

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