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WHO is looking for a Director for the Office of Internal Oversight Services (D2)

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Published on: 7 January 2023

The mission of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (IOS) in Geneva is to provide independent, objective assurance, investigation and advisory services designed to add value to and improve the Organization's operations and to enhance the integrity and reputation of the Organization. The Director will be directing a diverse interdisciplinary team of oversight professionals, in order to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of processes for risk management, internal control and governance. This position is subject to a single term of a maximum of 7 years, with no right of employment in another function within the Organization.


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WHO is committed to achieving gender diversity. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will be responsible for leading and managing the WHO Office of Internal Oversight Services, in full compliance with the existing WHO Financial Regulations and Rules and by the IOS Charter, which stipulate, inter alia, IOS' mission, the scope of its work, responsibilities, and authorities as well as its operational independence in conducting its duties. They will reports to the Director-General, while maintaining the professional and operational independence of the Office.


Key Functions and Results

      • Overseeing a coordinated programme of internal oversight.
      • Assessing the Organization's risk management.
      • Maintaining the Organization's capacity to investigate wrongdoing.
      • Providing advisory services to WHO management.
      • Budgetary and human resource management of IOS.
      • Representing the Organization.

Essential Criteria to Apply


      • An advanced level university degree (Master's) in Business Administration, Public Administration, International Development, Law, or a related field.
      • A professional certification such as Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner, Professional Certified Investigator, or another advanced certification in a field directly related to oversight is required.

Work experience:

      • 15 years of experience and demonstrated technical competence in audit and investigations & in an international environment.
      • 7 years of executive level experience in a complex oversight function at the international level.


      • Leadership experience in UN system global operations.
      • Investigations, Audit, Ethics, Risk Management, or Compliance experience.
      • Information management systems experience.


      • Required: English (Fluent)
      • Desirable:French (Intermediate)/another UN language (Intermediate)

    • Read more about this job opportunity and apply below - Applications close 02 February 2023

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