INTERNAL AUDITOR (PAHO/14/FT9)

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Vacancy Notice No: PAHO/14/FT9
 
Title: Internal Auditor
 
Grade: P3
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years, first year probationary period-POST OF LIMITED DURATION
 
Date: 10 February 2014
 
Application Deadline: 17 February 2014 Vacancy declared unsuccessful
 
Duty Station:  Washington, D.C., United States of America
 
Organization unit: AM Americas (AM) /
AMRO Americas Regional Office (AM/RGO)
Office of Internal Oversight and Evaluation Services (IES)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The mission of the Office of Internal Oversight and Evaluation Services (IES) is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services to the Director of PAHO designed to add value to and improve PAHO's operations. IES helps PAHO to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of processes for risk management, control, and governance. The internal oversight functions provided by IES include internal audit, evaluation, and financial and operational investigations.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Auditor, Office of Internal Oversight and Evaluation Services (IES), and the second level supervision of the Auditor General, IES, the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to the following duties:

a) Execute internal audit oversight tasks for the Third Supplementary Agreement to the 80th Technical Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Health/National Health Fund and PAHO/WHO, for the execution of actions associated with the project "Expansion of Access by the Brazilian Population to Basic Health Care", in particular, the 'Mais Medicos o Brasil' Project;
b) Contribute to the Office of Internal Oversight and Evaluation Services (IES) risk assessment of the Organization's operations;
c) Contribute to the advisory role of IES on matters pertinent to the "Mais Médicos" Project;
d) Execute internal audit assignments, in the areas of internal control, risk management, and financial, administrative, and operational processes and systems;
e) Assess the suitability, cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness of internal controls; determine the extent of compliance with established regulations, rules, policies and procedures;
f) Examine the reliability and validity of accounting, financial and other data, and report any deviations;
g) Review implementation and performance of accounting systems in order to assess reliability in respect of producing accurate accounts and records of transactions;
h) Review the conformity of obligations and expenditure with appropriations or other financial provisions;
i) Prepare internal audit reports that contain findings and recommendations for remedial action or improvement;
j) Discuss internal audit recommendations and findings at the close of audit assignments with concerned stakeholders;
k) Contribute to the IES process of tracking, following up, and reporting on the implementation status of IES recommendations, with interaction with staff members to encourage appropriate action;
l) Perform other professional oversight work, including investigations, reviews, spot checks, and ad-hoc advice, under the instruction of the Senior Auditor;
m) Present and communicate the results of work performed to staff at all levels in the Organization;
n) Perform other related duties, as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: A bachelor's degree in public or business administration, auditing, finance or other related area from a recognized university and either a professional certification of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) from an internationally recognized oversight body.
Desirable: A master's degree in public or business administration, auditing, finance or other related area from a recognized institution would be an asset.
Skills:
Key Behavioral Competencies
-- Intrainstitutional Action: Operates in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Ensures that the mission and the values of the Organization as well as the setting in which projects will be carried out are the drivers in one's technical work. Understands the results required and performs to that standard. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
-- Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting: After analyzing situations on the basis of the available evidence and knowledge, leads one's area of responsibility toward individual and collective actions. Encourages the importance of continual analysis. Verifies and promotes that action is taken in situations that will require future intervention, based on ongoing analysis. Leads others in decisions needed to implement required actions. Is capable of anticipating the implications of analyzed situations between one and two years ahead.
-- Accountability: Identifies, in conjunction with management, specific activities, processes jobs that require defined accountability, linking them to accountability strategies and objectives. Revises periodically progress made in the established work plan with his/her supervisor. Constantly reaches their objectives.
-- Teamwork: Promotes team work and leads one's area to finish tasks and accept responsibility. Creates a positive environment within the area of work. Makes everyone feel like they are part of the team as well as welcomes and appreciates everyone's ideas and suggestions. Able to see the positive aspects of working as a team, shares the team's enthusiasm for achieving mutual goals.
-- Administrative support for technical cooperation interventions: Uses their managerial skills to present solutions based on a previous analysis. Possesses a full understanding of the complexity in which the organization works, presents real and viable administrative solutions, in light of the budget and needs of the Organization.
-- Evaluation of technical cooperation interventions: Using one's professional expertise, searches for and provides relevant information for the preparation of plans to evaluate technical cooperation interventions. Collaborates by offering specific, identifiable input for diligently evaluating technical cooperation interventions.
-- Communication: Actively engages in conversation with the key players in a multicultural environment both within and outside the organization. Develops a network of appropriate contacts inside and outside PAHO to gain information or to build an alliance. Takes into consideration the multicultural differences within the organization.
-- Information Management: Takes initiative to improve systems for the presentation and dissemination of information. Supports, through competent use of the available systems and technologies, the development of data presentations.

Technical Expertise
-- Thorough knowledge of internal auditing and investigative practices, procedures, and principles, and their application;
-- Thorough understanding and familiarity with the International Professional Practices Framework of the IIA and with the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) framework;
-- Broad knowledge of operational, administrative, managerial and financial matters;
-- Strong time-management skills, including the ability to plan and perform assignments on time and within budget;
-- Knowledge of strategic, budgetary, and financial planning processes in international organizations;
-- Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.

IT Skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Knowledge of other software programs - such as Visio - would be an asset.
Experience:
Seven years of combined national and international professional experience in internal auditing. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of risk-based internal auditing and in applying the International Professional Practices Framework of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in the conduct of work.
Languages:
Very good knowledge of English or Portuguese with a working knowledge of the other language.
Additional Information:
PAHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave. Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, assignment grant, rental subsidy, and home leave.

ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ON-LINE PERSONAL HISTORY FORM TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POST.

CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF THEY ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION. A WRITTEN TEST AND/OR INTERVIEW WILL BE HELD FOR THIS POST. THE POST DESCRIPTION IS THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSES.

THIS VACANCY MAY BE USED TO FILL OTHER POSITIONS IN THE ORGANIZATION THAT MAY BECOME VACANT AT A LATER DATE, AND WHICH HAVE SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS AND DUTIES AS THE ONES STATED IN THIS NOTICE.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 56,198.00 at single rate
US$ 60,205.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 50.3 % 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.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. 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.

Vacancy declared unsuccessful

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