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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/DGD/FT559
Title: Auditor
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 17 December 2013
Application Deadline: 10 January 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/DGD Offices under the Director-General (HQ/DGD) /
HQ/IOS Office of Internal Oversight Services (HQ/IOS)
The mission of IOS is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Organization's operations.
Description of duties:
Subject to supervision by Deputy 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 governance, 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 and/or Director IOS.
University degree in a relevant field and a professional certification in auditing/accounting, such as Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant.
For WHO staff, please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220

Advanced degree in related field. Education in public health.
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.

WHO competencies:
Producing results
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Moving forward in a changing environment
At least five years of financial and/or operational audit.

Work in developing countries, audit experience with an international public accounting firm, IT audit experience, experience in an international organization.
Expert knowledge of English and intermediate knowledge of French required.
Intermediate knowledge of another UN Language an asset.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56091 at single rate
USD 60091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % 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.

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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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