United Nations Auditor Jobs in Uganda

United Nations Auditor Jobs in Uganda

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • This position is located in the Resident Audit Office in Entebbe of the Internal Audit Division in the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). Audits/assignments are undertaken in the areas of finance, administration and operations. Incumbents at this level work individually or as a member of an audit team and report directly to the Chief of Section.

  • The Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is the internal oversight body of the United Nations (UN) and assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization through the provision of audit, investigation, inspection and evaluation services.


    The Auditor will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Lead audits/special reviews with respect to large and complex operations. Identify and allocates tasks, coordinate/monitor work, control audit/assignment resources, consolidate results, etc

    • Prepare risk-based audits/reviews. Plan programmes in accordance with OIOS standards

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

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

    • Create data visualizations for internal or external use to support report writing and presentations

    • Collect, organize, manage and disseminate information with attention to detail and accuracy

    • Conduct data collection and analysis using data analysis tools

    • Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring

  • Compliance with policies and procedures,

  • Accomplishment of management’s objectives,

  • Reliability and integrity of information,

  • Economical use of resources, and

  • Safeguarding of assets.

    • Prepare working papers for review by the Chief of Service

    • 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 or 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 programs

    • Identify training needs, develop training programs 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 Chief of Section review

    • Perform other related duties as determined by the Chief of Section


    • Professionalism: Demonstrates in-depth technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the field of auditing. Demonstrates professional competence and has knowledge of auditing standards and practices, risk assessment, and applicable financial rules and procedures Identifies issues, formulates opinions and presents conclusions and recommendations. Has the ability to defend and explain
    difficult issues and positions to staff including senior officials. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment. Has knowledge of specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA, ACL, and TeamMate. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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.

    • Communication: 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.

    • Teamwork: 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 degree) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Job - Specific Qualification

  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) 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.

  • Audit experience is required.

  • Experience in analysis of complete sets of data to identify anomalies and trends is required.

  • Experience in using data analytics tools such as IDEA, ACL, and Excel for analysis of entire populations of data is also required.

  • Experience in public sector auditing 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 UN official language is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Auditor Jobs in Uganda

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