Organ: 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.
Duties / Responsibilities
The assessor will be expected to work under the following Terms of Reference:Conduct a full external assessment in accordance with IIA Standard 1320:Assess the level of IAU’s conformance with the IIA Standards and IIA Code of Ethics.Assess the IAU’S efficiency and effectiveness.Assess to which extent the IAU meets the expectations of the Secretary-General, Senior management, chiefs of Departments, Heads of Divisions, and adds value to the organization.Produce a report for the Head, IAU demonstrating IAU’s conformance with the IIA Standards and IIA Code of Ethics. The report may include recommendations and management action plans to improve internal audit quality, efficiency and effectiveness.The Quality Assessment is expected to be conducted and completed by 31 January 2020Deliverables:A report to validate whether the internal audit activity conforms with the IIA Standards and whether internal audit staff applies the IIA Code of Ethics.
Essential Functional Competencies: Planning and organizing, analysis, independence and objectivity.Essential Technical Competencies: Demonstrated knowledge of the professional practice of internal auditing (including in-depth knowledge of the IIA IPPF); Demonstrated knowledge of the external quality assessment process.
Education:Advanced university degree in economics, business administration, accounting or management. At least two certifications in the area of internal auditing of which one must be the “certified internal auditor”(CIA).
At least 10 years of relevant experience in the field of internal auditing as a Chief Audit Executive (or comparable senior internal audit management experience).Desirable: Relevant prior experience in external assessment work.Extensive UN and/or public sector internal auditing experience.Completed IIA quality assessment training course (or similar).
Excellent knowledge of English is required; good knowledge of French is an asset.
Remuneration: 15,000.- CHF for the whole period of the contract, including travel cost and daily subsistence allowance for the working days in Geneva.
Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.