Auditor, P3 | UN Job Opening

Job Opening

Posting Title: AUDITOR, P3
Job Code Title: AUDITOR
Department/Office: Office of Internal Oversight Services
Duty Station: THE HAGUE
Posting Period: 11 September 2017 – 25 October 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Audit-OIOS-84996-R-The Hague (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Internal Audit Division, Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) in The Hague, Netherlands. Audit assignments will be undertaken in the areas of finance, administration and operations. The Auditor reports to the Auditor-in-Charge (P-4 Auditor), who in turn reports to the Section Chief of the Nairobi Audit Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Auditor will be responsible for the following duties:

•Leads audits of smaller, less complex operations.
•Prepares/participates in preparations for risk-based audit plans/programmes in accordance with OIOS standards.
•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 Section Chief.
•Reviews working papers prepared by assisting auditors for subsequent review by the Auditor-in-Charge or the Section Chief.
•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 recommendations.
•Drafts audit reports for entire assignment or portion of assignment.
•Takes initiative in identifying appropriate audit tools, best practices, and identifies/performs tasks aimed at ensuring that the audits/assignments are conducted in accordance with OIOS standards.
•Performs other projects or tasks as may be assigned.

Competencies

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. Has the ability to identify issues, formulate opinions and present conclusions and recommendations. Demonstrates professional competence and has the knowledge of auditing standards and practices, risk assessment, and applicable financial rules and procedures. Is alert to significant risks that might affect objectives, operations, or resources. Has knowledge of specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA, ACL, and AutoAudit. 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) 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.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in audit, finance, accounting, administration, statistics, computer science or related area. Audit experience in the public sector is desirable.

Languages

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 desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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.

 

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