Geneva | Geneva

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The mission of IOS (Office of Internal Oversight Services) is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Organization's operations.Purpose of the Position:This post is involved in planning, conducting, and reporting on specific operational and financial audits assigned by Deputy Director IOS / Director IOS.Organizational context:Internal auditing is an activity within the Organization which is responsible for the independent review, evaluation and monitoring of the adequacy and effectiveness of the Organization's overall systems of internal control. For this purpose, all systems, processes, operations, functions and activities with the Organization shall be subject to such review, evaluation and monitoring (WHO Financial Regulation 12.1 (d) and Financial Rule XII refer).The incumbent exercises independent judgement, within applicable audit standards, using professional experience and knowledge, to determine the existence of significant risks to the achievement of the Organization's objectives. Judgement and discretion are required. The incumbent is expected to work with substantial independence on each assignment and to exercise strong interpersonal skills. The incumbent will have contact, in varying degrees, with Regional Directors, Assistant Directors General, Directors, the External Auditor, officials of national governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Description of duties: Subject to supervision by Deputy Director IOS /Director IOS:1. Plan, conduct and report on comprehensive audits, independently or as a member of a team. The work covers matters of broadly defined risk and seeks to evaluate the status of the Organization's risk management and system of internal control to assure reliability of financial and other operating information; compliance with rules and regulations; accomplishment of objectives and goals for operations; and the economical and efficient use of resources. Make recommendations for improvement of the same.2. Assist in the review of audit observations and recommendations made by IOS. Monitor and assess adequacy of actions taken to correct reported deficiencies.3. Perform special reviews and other tasks assigned by Deputy Director IOS / Director IOS. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:EssentialUniversity degree in a relevant field and certification in auditing/accounting, such as Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant.DesirableEducation in public health. Advanced degree in a related field.In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually. Skills: - Sound knowledge of auditing principles and their application; broad knowledge of financial matters.- Good analytical skills and knowledge of management principles.- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; effective report writing skills.- Maturity of judgment, tact, integrity and discretion.- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.- Ability to apply IT technology when needed. - Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Package. - Knowledge of Oracle e-Business Suite and TeamMate would be beneficial.WHO Competencies1. Producing results2. Communicating in a credible and effective way3. Moving forward in a changing environment4. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences5. Fostering integration and teamwork Experience: EssentialAt least seven years of financial and/or operational audit experience.DesirableWork experience in developing countries. Audit experience with an international public accounting firm. IT audit experience. Experience in an international organization. Languages: EssentialExpert knowledge of English.DesirableIntermediate knowledge of French. Additional Information: This vacancy is published in English only. WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:, to learn more about WHO's operations, click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world. Post Adjustment: 87.7 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva | Geneva
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional
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  • Closing Date: 2016-06-15

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