UN Office of Internal Oversight Services Auditors Jobs in Uganda

UN Office of Internal Oversight Services Auditors Jobs in Uganda

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This position is located in the Internal Audit Division (IAD) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in Entebbe, Uganda. Assignments are undertaken in the area of information technology and operations.

  • The auditor will report to the Chief, ICT Audit Section.


    The Auditor will be responsible for the following duties:

    •Lead audits/special reviews pertaining to large and complex information and communications technology (ICT) environments

    •Assess client business processes, information systems and internal controls, and perform advanced data analytics using technology-based audit techniques

    •Identify and allocate tasks, coordinate/monitor work, control audit/assignment resources, consolidate results, etc.

    •Prepare risk-based audits/reviews, plan/programme in accordance with OIOS standards

    •Supervise and coach staff throughout the audit/review to ensure conformity with OIOS standards in all the phases of the audit process

    •Empower and challenge more junior staff to actively participate in the management of the audit/review

    •Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring: (i) compliance with policies and procedures; (ii) accomplishment of management’s objectives; (iii) reliability and integrity of information; (iv) economical use of resources; and (v) safeguarding of assets

    •Prepare working papers for review by the Senior Auditor/Section Chief

    •Develop and discuss findings, agree on recommendations and timelines for corrective action with responsible officer of operations audited, and monitor the implementation status of agreed recommendations

    •Draft audit/assignment reports for Organization-wide consumption, including senior management and the General Assembly

    •Prepare presentations using available technology tools (e.g., PowerPoint)

    •Make presentations of audit results to senior management of IAD and senior management of the operation audited

    •Monitor the status of audit recommendations

    •Appraise adequacy of follow-up action taken on audit findings and recommendations

    •Maintain and update audit programmes

    •Monitor information standards and guidelines, including test paradigms

    •Keep abreast of emerging technologies in ICT and develop audit plans and tests to evaluate the related risks pertaining to the application of such technologies

    •Participate in the preparation of the audit workplan

    •Identify training needs, develop training programmes and materials, and conduct workshops with respect to auditing approaches and techniques

    •Evaluate staff performance; perform management review of work performed by assistant auditors, prior to the review by the Senior Auditor/Section Chief

    •Perform other related duties as determined by the Senior Auditor/Section Chief, or Director



  • Exercises due professional care by considering the: extent of work needed to achieve the audit plan; relative complexity, materiality, or significance of matters to which assurance procedures are applied; adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes, probability of significant errors, irregularities, or non-compliance; and cost of assurance in relation to potential benefits.

  • Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions and present conclusions and recommendations. Demonstrates professional competence and has the knowledge of auditing standards and practices, risk assessment, and applicable financial rules and procedures. Is
    alert to significant risks that might affect objectives, operations, or resources. Has knowledge of specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA, ACL, and TeamMate. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting, information systems, or related field.

  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or equivalent is desirable.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in audit, finance, accounting, administration, statistics, computer science, or related area is required.

  • Experience in ICT auditing, including hands-on experience in auditing ERP systems, ICT operations, cloud computing, and cybersecurity, is required.

  • Experience in data analytics, developing queries/scripts, and using various data analytics software and visualization tools, such as SQL, Python, and Power BI, is required.

  • Experience in using vulnerability assessment tools, such as Nessus and Nmap, is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Office of Internal Oversight Services Auditors Jobs in Uganda

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