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Internal Auditor

Vacancy #:   5757
Unit:   Oversight Unit
Organisation:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting to:   Deputy Director General, Corporate Services
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P2
Expected start date:   01 November 2021
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months)
Closing date:   24 October 2021
The internal auditor will conduct internal audits across IUCN Secretariat under the supervision of the Head of Internal Oversight. They will ensure IUCN is compliant to internal procedures, requirements set by major donor organizations and industry standards. They will help identify risks that affect achievement of the organization's objectives; assess the adequacy of internal control systems to reduce identified risks; and recommend appropriate actions to reduce associated risks.

The Internal Auditor can be based in one of the following locations : Nairobi, Bangkok or Amman.
Key responsibilities

The Internal Auditor will be responsible for the following areas:

• Perform internal audits, including but not limited to, performance audits, financial audits, and compliance audits in accordance to the annual workplan.
• Identify discrepancies, risks, and other problems, and report findings to Head of Oversight and Senior Management; recommend appropriate corrective measures.
• Promote and provide trainings to IUCN staff on control measures, including but not limited to fraud awareness, whistle blower processes, and other internal control policies and procedures in coordination with the Head of Internal Oversight, HR, PPME and Finance.
• Assist units with development of corrective action plans (CAPs), and ensures CAPs are implemented and successful by performing follow up audits.
• Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls; identify weaknesses in internal controls and/or process improvement opportunities and report them to the Head of Oversight and IUCN Senior Management.
• Communicate audit findings on a timely manner to the senior management
• Communicate with the Head of Internal Oversight when difficulties arise in completing the work within the assigned timeframe.
• Assemble draft audit reports, ensuring that all review notes have been addressed, and determining those findings deemed reportable to be included in the report or other findings to be handled verbally in the closing meeting.
• Identify any deficiencies within the auditing process and meet with appropriate staff to resolve such deficiencies
• As requested, review internal controls, policies and procedures for effectiveness

Reporting line
• The Internal Auditor will report to the Head of Internal Oversight based in Gland, Switzerland.
  • Education:

- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (Accounting/Finance /Business, etc.) ideally with an MBA.
- Professional certification as an accountant, preferably CA, ACMA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent, professional qualification in finance and/or audit.

• Experience:

- 7+ years of audit experience in grant-related organizations.
- Knowledge and practical experience of business functions specifically relating to internal controls and information system audits, and internal audits covering management, legal and statutory compliance audits.

• Skills:

- Strong analytical skills and advanced modelling skills are desirable.
- Computer literacy, proficiency in the use of MS Office, Microsoft Dynamics, as well as accounting and ERP systems.
- Problem solver with keen attention to details and accuracy.
- Autonomous and capacity to work independently.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively and diplomatically negotiate with colleagues at all level of the organization.
- Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced work environment and prioritize accordingly;
- Strong interpersonal skills: the ability to work productively both independently and in a multicultural and international team environment;
- Flexible work attitude and ability to meet unexpected demands;
- Excellent communication skills; and fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.
- Outstanding standards of honesty and integrity, not only strive to provide the highest level of professional service but also maintain the highest ethical standards and due professional care
- Commitment to the values and mission of IUCN.

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.