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Audit Specialist


The UNDP is hiring an Audit Specialist.

Your duties and responsibilities at UNDP


  • As member of an audit team and under the supervision of the team leader, prepares/participates in the preparation of risk-based audit plans/programmes.
  • Prepares working papers for review by the audit team leader.
  • Drafts specific parts of audit reports for review by the team leader.
  • Monitors the implementation of agreed recommendations and advises on problem areas.
  • Participate in the annual review of HACT/NIM audit reports that covers projects implemented by either national institutions or non-governmental organizations. This includes:
    • Review of annual HACT/NIM audit plans submitted by country offices;
    • Qualitatively assess the HACT/NIM audit reports received;
    • Assess country office follow-up action plans;
    • Preparation of HACT/NIM review letters and supervision to consultants engaged in the HACT/NIM exercise.
  • Participate in the annual exercise for the audit of projects directly implemented by UNDP. This includes:
    • Review of annual DIM plan and support the preparation of RFP to external audit firms;
    • Assess qualitatively and quantitatively proposals for audit services received from audit firms;
    • Oversee the work by audit firms and provides clarifications to external audit firms;
    • Assess draft and final reports produced by external audit firms;
    • Assess the performance of the work performed by the audit firms

Client Services

  • As member of an audit team, conducts specific elements of the assignment in accordance with the International Standards for Internal Auditing and OAI policy guidelines.
  • Assesses the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and risk management practice.
  • Documents findings and communicates orally and/or in writing to the country offices on their compliance, performance and potential for improvement..
  • Recommends actions to address shortcomings identified, strengthen internal controls and improve business processes.
  • Provide guidance and advice to country offices in respect of the HACT/NIM audit process.
  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief, conducts special assignments including management reviews, consulting assignments, special audits, and training workshops.
  • Undertakes frequent, and at times extended, missions to UNDP offices in the region, including to areas with hazardous working conditions

Other Tasks

  • Contributes to the ongoing development of professional practices within OAI.
  • Participates in the implementation of his/her personal learning and training development plan.
  • Performs other assignments or tasks as determined by the RAC Chief or OAI Director.

Job requirements


  •  Advanced university degree (Masters) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Social Sciences, Political Sciences or related field.
  • A first level degree in combination with a certification as Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation desirable.
  • Additional professional certifications (CISA, CFE) are an advantage.


  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in audit or another directly relevant area, several of which in internal audit.
  • Working experience in an International Organization is desirable.
  • Field experience is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Good working knowledge of French is required
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

Deadline for applications: 28 May 2019.

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