Job Description: 1901796
Internal Audit Associate
Job Posting: 19/Jul/2019
Closure Date: 02/Aug/2019, 9:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRSSD
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: South Sudan-Juba
Duration: 6 Months
Post Number: N/A
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist Governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
The FAO Representation in South Sudan is organized around three main units: Programme, Operations and Administration. The current portfolio of projects in South Sudan includes activities related to Agriculture(crop), Livestock, Fisheries, Natural Resource Management, Food information Systems and is implemented with humanitarian, transitional and development funding. The incumbent will contribute to the country’s Programme and portfolio as foreseen in the project he/she will coordinate and be assigned.
The Audit Associate works under the direct supervision of the Administrative Officer.
Audit Associate is responsible for checking, verifying financial supporting documents and ensuring all accountabilities meet and are as per FAO Operating standards.
Tasks and responsibilities
Lead and develop Standard Operating Procedures for the internal audit Unit.
Assists in internal and external audits of FAO South Sudan.
Prepare risk based internal audit plans as per annual internal audit plan.
Conduct follow-up of the audit reports implementation and maintain follow-up data base.
Submit semi-annual and annual reports on activities and results of the internal audit activities to Administration and FAOR
Keep up to date data base of FAO implementing partners and Financial report status
Work with Internal Control unit to Check Partner’s operational, financial, procurement, staff assessments before selection
Carry out financial findings such as No supporting documentations, Insufficient supporting documentations, Cut-off error, Expenditure not for project purposes, No proof of payments, No proof of goods / services received, DSA rates exceeded, Support costs incorrectly calculated, Expenditure claimed but activities not undertaken, Advance claimed as expenditure, Commitments treated as expenditure, Ineligible salary cost and others on Implementing partners, Supplier Invoices And Reconciliation of Financial service Providers payments/reimbursements.
Carry out Internal Control Findings (with the risk rating for FAO – financial impact is not required) such as Lack of audit trail, Inconsistent basis of accounting, Lack of financial control policies and procedures, Lack of procedures for verification of assets, Lack of procedures for disposal of assets, Lack of segregation of duties, Suppliers’ invoices not approved, Lack of bank reconciliations, Lack of basis for allocating salary costs, Payments not approved, No competitive procedures for the award of contracts, Failure to implement prior year’s audit recommendations, Poor record keeping, excessive use of cash payments and Others on Implementing partners, Supplier Invoices And Financial service Providers payments/reimbursements.
Carry out Compliance Findings such as Bank account different from that named in the Operational Partners Agreement, Signatories on financial reports different from those specified in the Operational Partners Agreements, Financial reports are not submitted timely and Others on implementing partners.
Perform other tasks reasonably assigned by the Administration unit and FAOR.
University degree in Finance, Accounting Economics, or Business Administration from a recognized institution. Advanced Degree will be an added advantage
At least five years of experiences in Auditing and Financial management.
National of South Sudan
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Experience with major donor regulations and guideline is desirable.
Analytical judgement and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent inter-personal skills and commitment to work in a participative way.
Strong command of Ms Office® software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: [email protected]
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]
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