Consultancy: Internal Auditor- Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (Remotely)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United States
Grade: Unspecified
Occupations: Evaluation, Audit and Oversight, Finance, Budget and Accounting, General Support
Job Expired 17 Feb 2021
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Job Description

About UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.  Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

Background

The Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) is a key component of UNICEF’s independent internal oversight system. It has two sections: The Internal Audit Section and the Investigations Section. The former helps UNICEF fulfill its mission by providing independent and objective assurance and advisory services designed to designed to add value and improve the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of UNICEF’s operations. OIAI reports to the Executive Director and independently to the Executive Board on the results of its work.    

Terms of Reference

The incumbent is responsible for the following:

Participate in risk assessment and planning of assurance and advisory engagements and, for each assigned segment of an engagement:

  • Develop and perform appropriate procedures/steps to determine whether governance, risk management and internal control processes are adequate and effective to ensure reliability and integrity of financial and operational information, effectiveness and efficiency of operations, economic use of resources, and compliance with mandates, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare detailed working papers adequately demonstrate achievement of the engagement objective(s) and support the conclusion(s) derived.  
  • Develop engagement observations and inputs to engagement reports that include acknowledgement of good practices observed if any - the specific objective(s) of the procedures/steps performed and criterion/criteria used to evaluate the governance risk management and internal control process - evidence reviewed - what was found - conclusion(s) derived - analyses and clear description of root causes - the impacts/consequences of what was found - and recommendations.
  • Conduct risk assessment and prepare the engagement plan and programme.
  • Perform appropriate procedures/steps to assess whether governance, risk management and internal control processes are adequate and effective.
  • Develop engagement observations that include acknowledgement of good practices observed if any - the specific objective(s) of the procedures/steps performed and criterion/criteria used to evaluate the governance risk management and internal control process - evidence reviewed - what was found - conclusion(s) derived - analyses and clear description of root causes - the impacts/consequences of what was found - and recommendations.
  • Prepare draft report incorporating inputs from team members, responses from auditees and feedback from peers.

Duty Station: This consultancy assignment will be performed remotely.  The need to travel for audits or work from UNICEF New York Headquarters or Budapest Office may be reviewed based on evolving working modalities for Office of Internal Audit and Investigations.

Qualifications

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, economics, accounting, risk management, information technology, or another related field is required.
  • (A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.)
  • Certification as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is required. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or equivalent may be accepted in lieu of CIA.

Work Experience

  • At least five years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in internal and/or external auditing in either government, non-profit organizations, and/or the private sector (with at least three years at international level) is required.
  • Experience of working in developing countries and international development is highly desirable.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of UNICEF Systems (HRIS, AGORA, e-tools etc.)
  • Knowledge of UN Information Systems (UN Global Marketplace/ UN Partner Portal/ UNSC Consolidated List etc.)
  • Prior experience providing advisory services in an audit environment
  • Experience in management of data analytics projects and coordination
  • Experience in specialist audit area such as IT audit or risk management
  • Experience of working in developing countries and/or international development is highly desirable.

How to apply

Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11). Attach CV and Motivation Letter Your motivation letter should indicate your availability. Upload copy of academic credentials.

Financial proposal that will include:

  • Your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference. Travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
  • Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.

Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.

At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.

Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.

U.S. Visa information:

With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant’s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results., functional competencies are Analyzing, Deciding and Initiating Action, Applying Technical Expertise Following Instructions and Procedures. View our competency framework at: Here

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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