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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-22

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all for applications - UN Women Audit Support onsultant - Roster

New York City (United States of America)

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


The Internal Audit Service (IAS) of the Independent Evaluation and Audit Services (IEAS) is responsible for internal audit services to UN Women. IAS provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls. It manages the internal audit services for UN Women covering its Headquarters and offices away from headquarters.


To complement the IAS team in the completion of IAS 2019 risk-based audit plan, IAS aims to develop a comprehensive roster of qualified audit specialists with extensive UN experience and subject matter experts who may be hired on a temporary consultancy basis.  


This call for applications is for the purpose of identifying a pool of qualified candidates who may be invited to undertake short-term assignments for IAS, ranging in length from a few weeks to a maximum of 11 months. This call is aimed at candidates with various levels of experience, in particular, Audit Consultant (two categories, depending on level of experience), and Audit Support Consultant, to contribute to IAS work as described below. The Audit Consultant and Audit Support Consultant will be located at UN Women’s headquarters in New York (USA) or working remotely. Depending on the specific requirements of IAS, the consultant may be required to undertake field missions. The assignments may cover a number of activities, or be dedicated to a specific project or other activity.


Notwithstanding this call for applications, individual Terms of Reference may be issued for specific assignments where deemed appropriate.


Reporting Lines\:

The consultant reports to Chief, IAS and Director, IEAS.


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UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


The Internal Audit Service (IAS) of the Independent Evaluation and Audit Services (IEAS) is responsible for internal audit services to UN Women. IAS provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls. It manages the internal audit services for UN Women covering its Headquarters and offices away from headquarters.


To complement the IAS team in the completion of IAS 2019 risk-based audit plan, IAS aims to develop a comprehensive roster of qualified audit specialists with extensive UN experience and subject matter experts who may be hired on a temporary consultancy basis.  


This call for applications is for the purpose of identifying a pool of qualified candidates who may be invited to undertake short-term assignments for IAS, ranging in length from a few weeks to a maximum of 11 months. This call is aimed at candidates with various levels of experience, in particular, Audit Consultant (two categories, depending on level of experience), and Audit Support Consultant, to contribute to IAS work as described below. The Audit Consultant and Audit Support Consultant will be located at UN Women’s headquarters in New York (USA) or working remotely. Depending on the specific requirements of IAS, the consultant may be required to undertake field missions. The assignments may cover a number of activities, or be dedicated to a specific project or other activity.


Notwithstanding this call for applications, individual Terms of Reference may be issued for specific assignments where deemed appropriate.


Reporting Lines\:

The consultant reports to Chief, IAS and Director, IEAS.


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Under the overall guidance of the Director, IEAS, and the supervision of the Chief, IAS, the incumbent contributes to the improvement of risk management, control, and governance processes in UN Women using a systematic and disciplined approach to ensure that internal audit activities, comply with the provisions of the IAS Charter and with all relevant professional standards.  In particular, the incumbent will\:


Under the supervision and guidance of the lead auditor and overall supervision of the Chief, IAS, the Audit Support Consultant will be required to assist with planning, field work and report writing of the specific audit assignments at UN Women headquarters and field offices, in a manner consistent with applicable policies as well as deadlines and deliverables set out in their TOR. Their assigned tasks and responsibilities will normally include several of the following elements\:

  • Participates in multi-disciplinary audit teams, including field travels;
  • Conducts audit assignments in accordance with internal procedures and auditing standards;
  • Prepares electronic working papers that support audit findings and recommendations;
  • Organizes and drafts input for audit reports;
  • Participates in capacity development activities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

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Under the overall guidance of the Director, IEAS, and the supervision of the Chief, IAS, the incumbent contributes to the improvement of risk management, control, and governance processes in UN Women using a systematic and disciplined approach to ensure that internal audit activities, comply with the provisions of the IAS Charter and with all relevant professional standards.  In particular, the incumbent will\:


Under the supervision and guidance of the lead auditor and overall supervision of the Chief, IAS, the Audit Support Consultant will be required to assist with planning, field work and report writing of the specific audit assignments at UN Women headquarters and field offices, in a manner consistent with applicable policies as well as deadlines and deliverables set out in their TOR. Their assigned tasks and responsibilities will normally include several of the following elements\:

  • Participates in multi-disciplinary audit teams, including field travels;
  • Conducts audit assignments in accordance with internal procedures and auditing standards;
  • Prepares electronic working papers that support audit findings and recommendations;
  • Organizes and drafts input for audit reports;
  • Participates in capacity development activities;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

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  • Complete the assignment in accordance with the audit plan that is timely implemented, on scope and on budget;
  • Within 3 weeks after the field work completion, contribute to delivery of quality audit working papers and a draft report with key conclusions and recommendations;
  • High level issues identified during audit are timely discussed with Chief, and escalated to the responsible units.

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  • Complete the assignment in accordance with the audit plan that is timely implemented, on scope and on budget;
  • Within 3 weeks after the field work completion, contribute to delivery of quality audit working papers and a draft report with key conclusions and recommendations;
  • High level issues identified during audit are timely discussed with Chief, and escalated to the responsible units.

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Core Value\:
  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies\:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.
Functional Competencies\:
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting risk-based, performance/value-for-money, compliance and/or functional audits and advisory services;
  • Ability to analyze the data, identify good practices and areas for improvement, in particular root causes, in the areas of governance, risk management and internal controls in terms of adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency, and provide specific and feasible recommendations and solutions;
  • Ability to produce timely, quality outputs;
  • Ability to handle multi-tasks, resourceful and work with limited supervision;
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, presentation and communication skills including ability to listens actively and responds effectively; and
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft office suite, TeamMate, Computer assisted audit techniques (Excel, ACL, etc), Enterprise Resource Planning systems.

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Core Value\:
  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies\:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.
Functional Competencies\:
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting risk-based, performance/value-for-money, compliance and/or functional audits and advisory services;
  • Ability to analyze the data, identify good practices and areas for improvement, in particular root causes, in the areas of governance, risk management and internal controls in terms of adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency, and provide specific and feasible recommendations and solutions;
  • Ability to produce timely, quality outputs;
  • Ability to handle multi-tasks, resourceful and work with limited supervision;
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, presentation and communication skills including ability to listens actively and responds effectively; and
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft office suite, TeamMate, Computer assisted audit techniques (Excel, ACL, etc), Enterprise Resource Planning systems.

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Education\:
  • A first level university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance or related field;
  • Professional certifications (CIA, CISA, CFE) are an advantage.
Experience\:
  • At least two years of work experience in audit or another directly relevant area, for example, Monitoring and Evaluation, Operations and others.
Languages\:
  • Fluency in English is required; and
  • Knowledge of additional UN official working languages is an advantage.

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Education\:
  • A first level university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance or related field;
  • Professional certifications (CIA, CISA, CFE) are an advantage.
Experience\:
  • At least two years of work experience in audit or another directly relevant area, for example, Monitoring and Evaluation, Operations and others.
Languages\:
  • Fluency in English is required; and
  • Knowledge of additional UN official working languages is an advantage.

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