Job Description The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local governments to develop financial instruments to keep pace with the demands of rapid urbanization. The Urban Economy Branch has the mandate to promote plans and provide support for more efficient, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development. Responsibilities: Oversight and Methods Individual Contractor will be responsible for the following duties: Auditing and Methods functions Assist in the preparation of audit plans and execution of audits, due diligence reviews, business processes or internal controls assessment engagements; Assist in keeping track of the implementation of recommendations from the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), Board of Auditors (BOA) and Joint Inspection Unit (JIU).Examine and test-check financial and/or personnel, and/or administrative documents with a view to ensuring compliance with policies and procedures and adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and suggesting improvements.Work on assignments to improve business processes.Document systems and standard procedures with a view to improving internal controls. Support and administrative functions Provide assistance to the United Nations OIOS, the BOA and the JIU in collecting documentation and other information for the conduct of their audit and oversight assignments.Maintain or up-to-date audit recommendation control database; tracking and reporting of status of audit recommendation implementation.Ensures that the Integrated Planning, Management and Reporting (IPMR) is continuously monitored and updated and is able to generate reports from the system as and when they are needed to facilitate accountability, learning and programme improvement.Contribute to organizing and strengthening UN-Habitat Risk Management Policy. Reporting/Researching/Archiving Perform research/ obtain background information related to the subject audited.Prepare reports and compile documentation supporting audit observations.Search for, retrieve, compile, assemble and archive a variety of data from computer files, records, report or from other sources.Maintain archives of all audits related files.Document internal control systems and standard operating procedures, assist in ensuring compliance and reporting.Keep a Database of all delegations of authority, assist in ensuring compliance and reporting. RequirementsQualifications/special skills A degree in business administration, information management, or related relevant field is required.Work experience with Audit and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is required.Knowledge of IPMR and/or PAAS system is desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required.
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