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2 New Jobs Opportunities Pretoria at UNDP South Africa - Audit Specialists April, 2020

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New Jobs Opportunities at UNDP -  South Africa, 2020
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Title Audit Specialist (for 2 positions under the same Duty Station)
Agency UNDP
Job ID 29691 
Practice Area - Job Family Management
Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) 07/04/2020
Duty Station Pretoria, South Africa
Education & Work Experience G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 7 year(s) experience, I-Master's Level Degree - 7 year(s) experience
Desired: English
Grade P4
Vacancy Type FTA International 
Posting Type External
Bureau Audit & Investigation
Contract Duration 2 Years with possibility for extension

The Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) reports to the Administrator and is responsible for internal audit and investigations services to UNDP and its affiliated entities. OAI provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls.

OAI has a decentralized organizational structure with the Directorate and other headquarter units, based in New York, and Regional Audit Centres (RAC) located in the five regions covered by UNDP: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Pretoria (South Africa), Dakar (Senegal), Panama City (Panama) and Istanbul (Turkey) The RAC is normally staffed with a Chief (P-5 level), three or four Audit Specialists (P-4 or P-3 level), and one Administrative Associate (G-6 level). The RAC for East and Southern Africa (RAC-ESA) is based in Pretoria, South Africa.

The Audit Specialist reports to the Chief RAC-ESA that covers 24 UNDP country offices the located in East and Southern Africa. The primary role of the Audit Specialist is to perform internal audits of UNDP offices in these regions. At times, this may include undertaking audit assignments in areas with hardship or hazardous working conditions

Duties and Responsibilities
Principal functions:
1) Management

As a team leader, assumes responsibility and accountability for achieving the audit objectives. This involves:
- Prepare risk-based audit plans/programmes;
- Conduct audit field work;
- Prepare and review working papers;
- Prepare exit meeting notes; and
- Prepare draft audit reports, incorporating input from other team members.
Assess the team members’ performance in a participatory manner and documents lessons learned
Provide direction and guidance to, and coaches team members ensuring effective team functioning
Present audit results to management
Monitor the status of audit recommendations and appraises adequacy of action taken on audit recommendations

2) Client Services

  • As a team leader or a team member, conduct internal audit of UNDP country offices in the regions covered by the RAC-ESA. Conduct audits in accordance with the International Standards for Internal Auditing and OAI policies
  • Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and risk management
  • Document findings and communicates orally and/or in writing to the country offices on their compliance, performance and potential for improvement
  • Recommend actions to address shortcomings identified, strengthen internal controls and improve business processes
  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief, conduct special assignments including management reviews, consulting assignments, special audits, and training workshops
  • Undertake frequent, and at times extended missions to UNDP offices including to areas with hazardous working conditions
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3) Other Tasks
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of professional practices within OAI
  • Participate in the implementation of his/her personal learning and training development plan
  • As necessary, assist the OAI Investigations Section on investigations mainly
  • Perform other assignments or tasks as determined by the RAC Chief or OAI Director

Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
Ability to persuade others to follow.
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
Ability to get things done.

Motivates and coaches team members;
Embraces extra responsibility;
Build team morale & consensus.

Task Management Skills

  • Produces timely, quality outputs;
  • Exercises sound judgment/analysis;
  • Develops creative solutions;
  • Ability to handle multiple task.

Building & Sharing Knowledge:
  • Actively builds deep knowledge in one or more areas;
  • Makes valuable practice contributions;
  • Applies existing knowledge to work;
  • Provides advice & support to others.

  • Provides constructive coaching and feedback;
  • Acts as long-term mentor for others;
  • Acts on personal development plan.

  1. Demonstrated ability to manage and/or perform the following services, in accordance with relevant professional standards:
  2. Operational audits
  3. Performance audits
  4. Financial audit
  5. Project audits
  6. Advisory services

  • Demonstrated ability to use thefollowing tools:
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Electronic working paper
  • software
  • Computer assisted audit
  • techniques
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • systems
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Required Skills and Experience
  • Advanced university degree (Masters) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, 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 is highly desirable.
  • Additional professional certifications (CISA, CFE) are an advantage.

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in audit or another directly relevant area, several of which in internal audit (planning, leading and undertaking internal audit assignments).
  • Working experience in an International Organization and field experience are desirable.

Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of additional United Nations official languages is an advantage.

Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)
Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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