UN Auditor Careers – 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: 20-Audit-OIOS-140878-R-Entebbe (X)

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 operations.


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 standards.
  • 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 assets.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Participates in the preparation of the
  • 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 Director.

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
  • 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: 26th November 2020


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