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UNDP hires 01 Audit Specialist

UNDP hires 01 Audit Specialist (RAC-NWCA)

Entreprise/Structure: UNDP
Ville, Pays: Dakar, Senegal
Niveau d’études minimum réquis: Bac + 4
Expériences professionnelles demandées: 7 ans
Date limite de dépôt de dossier: 21-09-2017
Email de réception des candidatures : Non précisé

Détails de l’offre:

Title:Audit Specialist (RAC-NWCA)
Job ID:11801
Practice Area – Job Family:Management – INTERNAL AUDIT
Vacancy End Date:(Midnight New York, USA)25/09/2017
Time Left:27d 12h 51m
Duty Station:Dakar, Senegal
Education & Work Experience:G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 7 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 7 year(s) experience
Languages:Required:Desired:English, French
Vacancy Type:FTA International
Posting Type:External
Bureau:Audit & Investigation
Contract Duration:2 Years with possibility for extension
The Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) reports to the Administrator and is responsible for internal audit and investigations services to UNDP and its affiliated entities.  OAI provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls.  As part of its assurance work, OAI also supports the annual audit exercise of non-governmental/nationally implemented projects (NGO/NIM projects) in some 150 countries where UNDP operates and reviews and analyses the resulting audit reports submitted by audit firms and government audit institutions.
OAI has a decentralized organizational structure with regional audit centres (RAC) located in the five regions covered by UNDP.  The RAC is normally staffed with a Chief (P-5 level), four or five Audit Specialists (P-4 or P-3 level), and one Administrative Associate (G-6 level).
The Audit Specialist reports to the Chief. The Regional Audit Centre for North, West and Central Africa (RAC-NWCA) is responsible for a portfolio of 27 UNDP country programmes in the region.  The primary role of the Audit Specialist is to perform internal audits in the region with a particular focus on projects financed from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). The location of the offices covered by the RAC-NWCA may include areas with hardship or hazardous working conditions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Principal functions:
As a team leader, assumes responsibility and accountability for achieving the audit objectives.  This involves:
prepare of risk-based audit plans/programmes
conduct of audit field work
prepare and review of working papers
prepare exit conference notes
prepare draft audit reports, incorporating input from other team members
Assesse the team members’ performance in a participatory manner and documents lessons learned.
Provide direction and guidance to, and coaches team members ensuring effective team functioning.
Present audit results to management.
Monitor the status of audit recommendations and appraises adequacy of action taken on audit recommendations. Undertake, on an as needed basis, review of the NGO/NIM audit reports and draft NGO/NIM audit review letters.
Provide guidance and conducts quality assurance reviews for audits, conducted by audit firms, of directly implemented projects.
Client Services
Conduct audits of projects funded by the Global Fund and managed by UNDP
As a team leader or as a member of an audit team, conduct audit assignments in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as published by the Institute of Internal Audit and OAI policy guidelines.
Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, governance and risk management.
Document findings and communicates orally and/or in writing to the country offices on their compliance, performance and potential for improvement
Recommend actions to address shortcomings identified, strengthen internal controls and improve business processes.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief, conduct special assignments including management reviews, consulting assignments, special audits, and training workshops
Other activities:
Contribute to the annual risk assessment for UNDP’s portfolio of Global Fund projects.
Keep abreast of the development of UNDP’s portfolio of Global Fund projects in the region
Act as OAI audit focal point for matters pertaining to Global Fund in the region
Coordinate and consults other OAI staff on Global Fund related matters.
Contribute to the ongoing development of professional practices within OAI with a focus on Global Fund matters
Participate in the implementation of his/her personal learning and training development plan
If necessary, Assist the OAI Investigations Section on investigations concerning Global Fund projects
Perform other assignments or tasks as determined by the RAC Chief or OAI Director
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 2: Analyzes complex technical materials (including data) and makes concise, relevant recommendations
Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 3: Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 3: Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
Ability to get things done
Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
Motivates and coaches team members.
Embraces extra responsibility.
Build team morale & consensus.
Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
Task Management Skills:
Produces timely, quality outputs.
Exercises sound judgment/analysis.
Develops creative solutions.
Ability to handle multiple task
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Building & Sharing Knowledge:
Actively builds deep knowledge in one or more areas.
Makes valuable practice contributions.
Applies existing knowledge to work.
Provides advice & support to others
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Provides constructive coaching and feedback.
Acts as long-term mentor for others.
Acts on personal development plan
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Demonstrated ability to manage and/or perform the following services, in accordance with relevant professional standards:
Operational audits
Performance audits
Financial audit
Project audits
Advisory services
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
Demonstrated ability to use the following tools:
Microsoft Office suite
Electronic working paper software
Computer assisted audit techniques
Enterprise Resource Planning systems
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, or related field.
A first level degree in combination with a certification as Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation desirable.
Additional professional certifications (CISA, CFE) are an advantage.
A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in audit or another directly relevant area, several of which in internal audit (planning, leading and undertaking internal audit assignments).
Experience in the health sector is an advantage
Working experience in an International Organization and field experience is highly desirable.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in English and French required.
Knowledge of additional United Nations official languages is an advantage.
Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)
Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. For more information please click here and here.
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
Workforce diversity
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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