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ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems. ITU also organizes global Telecom events bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.
Date of Issue: 23 December 2016
Vacancy Filled
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Internal Auditor Post Number: SG14/P3/850
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 23 February 2017 Duration of Contract:  2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years  
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Grade: P3
The General Secretariat directs all the administrative and financial aspects of the Union's activities, including the implementation of the provisions of the administrative regulations on operational questions, the dissemination of information on telecommunication matters for operational and other purposes, the provision of legal advice to the Bureaux of the Union and the departments of the General Secretariat, logistic support to the Union's activities including conferences, the coordination of the work of the Union with other international organizations, the dissemination of information to the Member States and Sector Members, press, corporate and individual users of telecommunications and the general public. The General Secretariat is also responsible for the organization of world telecommunication exhibitions and forums.
Organization Unit:
As part of the corporate governance system of ITU, the Internal Audit Unit (IAU) supports the activities of the Union with the aim of ensuring the effective, economic and efficient use of resources in achieving the overall goals, strategies and priorities set in the Strategic Plan. The overall objective of the internal audit function is to help managers to practice and promote economy, efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability in managing the resources entrusted to ITU for its activities. The internal audit function exercises operational independence in the performance of its duties and reports directly to the Secretary-General.
 Duties / Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head, Internal Audit Unit, the incumbent performs the following duties:
  • Plan assigned audits in accordance with applicable Internal Audit Standards.
  • Conduct discussions of preliminary nature with heads of operations audited.
  • Carry out risk-based audits, financial audits and operational audits of large and complex operations.
  • Obtain required information directly or indirectly through examination of records or by interviewing staff.
  • Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring (i) compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts, (ii) reliability and integrity of financial and operational information, (iii) effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and (iv) safeguarding of assets.
  • Identify with the auditee the corrective action, formulate recommendations, and reach an agreement on those recommendations and timelines with the responsible officer of operations audited.
  • Draft audit reports and ensure that working papers and records are maintained.
  • Discuss draft communications and reports with those audited and, taking these discussions into account, finalize them for review by the supervisor.
  • Appraise adequacy of follow-up actions taken on audit findings and recommendations.
  • Assess the reliability and effective use of internal controls, and assist in reviewing established policies, procedures and regulations.
  • May be asked to perform other related duties, such as replacing the Head, Internal Audit Unit in his/her absence.
  • Proven skills and ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommend solutions. Planning and organisational skills required.
  • Proven ability to work independently; commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep up to date on new developments in the audit field.
  • Working knowledge of IT systems and standard office products.
  • Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with officials at all levels. Familiarity with the United Nations or comparable institutions procedures and systems.
  • Qualifications required
    Advanced university degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field, or a professional certification in accounting or auditing such as CIA, CPA, and CA or a related field OR education in a reputed college of advanced education with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of an advanced university degree in one of the fields above. For internal candidates, a first university degree in one of the fields above in combination with seven years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.
    At least five years of progressively responsible experience in audit or a related area such as accounting, business administration, finance, program/project evaluation and monitoring including at least two at the international level. Experience in public sector administration or auditing is an advantage. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for two years of working experience.
    Knowledge of one of the six official languages of the Union (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) at advanced level and knowledge of a second official language at intermediate level. Knowledge of a third official language would be an advantage. (Under the provisions of Resolution No. 626 of the Council, a relaxation of the language requirements may be authorized in the case of candidates from developing countries: when candidates from such countries possess a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the Union, their applications may be taken into consideration.)
    Annual Salary (Net of Tax)
    103,282.- USD - 137,839.- USD without dependants
    110,646.- USD - 148,264.- USD with dependants

    Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.

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    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration
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