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Internal Auditor, P2 - Rome, Italy


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Italy
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-22


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


Are you an Internal Auditor interested in further developing your professional experience while contributing to ending global hunger? Are you passionate about helping those in need? Would you like to join a global organization investing in its people?

If so, an exciting & fulfilling career awaits you! Join our diverse and passionate team that works on varied and international projects directly contributing to saving & changing millions of lives around the globe.




Applications must be submitted by Sunday, August 21, 2022 (11:59 PM CET)




The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, operating in more than 120 countries and territories, bringing life-saving assistance in emergencies, building pathways to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change and supporting sustainable and resilient livelihoods for a world with zero hunger.


At WFP, people are at the heart of everything we do and the vision of the future WFP workforce is one of diverse, committed, skilled, and high performing teams, selected on merit, operating in a healthy and inclusive work environment, living WFP's values (Integrity, Collaboration, Commitment, Humanity, and Inclusion) and working with partners to save and change the lives of those WFP serves. 


To learn more about WFP, visit our website: UN World Food Programme (WFP) and follow us on social media to keep up with our latest news: YouTubeLinkedInInstagramFacebookTwitter.




  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse, and multicultural working environment 
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, coaching, mentorship, and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities 
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across the various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
  • We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)




The mission of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), led by the Inspector General (IG), is to provide WFP’s stakeholders assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of WFP’s governance, risk management, and control processes aimed to detect and deter fraud, waste and abuse through the conduct of independent and objective oversight activities; to conduct inspections and investigations into allegations of wrongdoing and misconduct; and to facilitate the adoption and implementation of United Nations, humanitarian agency and private-sector best practices related to assurance and oversight (OIG Charter, 2019).


OIG is operationally independent and report to both the WFP Executive Director and the WFP Executive Board. OIG is comprised of the Office of Internal Audit (OIGA) and the Office of Investigations and Inspections (OIGI), both led by a Director reporting to the IG. OIGA is the internal audit arm of OIG and conducts assurance and advisory work over WFP’s operations worldwide, in conformity with WFP’s regulatory framework and international auditing standards.


OIGA delivers three main products:


  • Internal audits – to assess the effectiveness, adequacy and application of WFP’s governance, risk management, and control processes as well as the quality of performance with respect to the achievement of WFP’s stated goals and objectives. They include operational, Information Technology, financial, and performance audits;
  • Advisory services, of a consulting nature – to improve the management of risks, add value, and strengthen WFP’s operations; and
  • Proactive Integrity Reviews – to identify and test preventive and detective anti-fraud controls designed to limit fraud risk exposure. Drawing from a systematic fraud risk assessment of business processes or operations, a proactive integrity review (known also as PIR) assists management in determining WFP’s susceptibility to fraud-related activities in order to mitigate operational, financial and reputational risks.


OIGA comprises a team of nearly 40 staff based at WFP Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The team operates as a pool, managed by four P5 Senior Internal Auditors among whom OIGA’s work is divided.


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


Under the general supervision and guidance of a Senior Internal Audit and/or the designated audit team leader, you will be responsible for the following key duties:


  • Efficiently plan and undertake audit and advisory assignments in multi-disciplinary audit teams in accordance with internal procedures and auditing standards.
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of risk-based audit plans and programmes.
  • Draft audit observations, seek feedback from the business units to ensure completeness and adequacy of supporting documentation and all statements made in the audit report.
  • Formulate recommended actions required from the business units to address shortcomings identified, strengthen internal controls and improve business processes.
  • Prepare accurate working papers for the audit review
  • Contribute to the evaluation of risk management and internal control systems of WFP offices, and further analysis as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Proactively follow up on implementation of audit recommendations and make initial evaluation of responses and actions taken by managers of the audited offices.
  • Perform other related duties as required.






You have:


  • Advanced university degree in Audit, Business and Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or other related field, or First University degree with additional professional experience. 




You have:


  • At least three years of relevant progressively responsible experience in contributing and/or undertaking audits in various organizations that use modern auditing techniques including auditing automated financial and management information systems and management and operational areas.  




You have:


  • Fluency (level C) in the English language. 
  • Minimum of intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or Portuguese (A WFP’s working language). Ability to speak and write any of these languages is highly desirable. Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.




You have:


  • Demonstrated practical use of auditing techniques including familiarity with electronic sources and databases.
  • Strong knowledge of how to collect information, systemize, analyse and draw conclusions. 
  • Business acumen. 
  • Strong analytical and time management skills. Solid oral and written communication skills. 




You have:


  • A recognized professional certification such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or National audit certification (such as Chartered Accountant (CA/ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Expert-Comptable, etc.)
  • Awareness of and/or experience in fraud prevention and/or forensic auditing 
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures 




These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.


Leads by Example with Integrity Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork Applies Strategic Thinking Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures  external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives


Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.




Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. This position is however classified as “non-rotational” which means the incumbent shall not be subject to the regular reassignment process unless the position is reclassified as rotational. The selected candidate will be employed on a fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. This position is open to both internal and external candidates.


WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package in line with ICSC standards ( including basic salary, post adjustment, relocation entitlement, visa, travel and shipment allowances, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan, and medical insurance.


The selected candidate will be required to relocate to Rome, Italy to take up this assignment.


This vacancy announcement may be used to fill several positions.




  • We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete, and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable).
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application.
  • Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language
  • Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter
  • Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time
  • Please contact us at [email protected] in case you face any challenges with submitting your application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be notified



All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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