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Director, Internal Oversight Services

Director, Internal Oversight Services, D-2 (re-advertised) Amman, Jordan

Closing date: 27 Aug 2018

Vacancy Announcement

Director, Internal Oversight Services, D-2 (re-advertised)



Amman, Jordan

Deadline for Applications

27 August 2018

Duration

2 years, with the possibility of further extension

Vacancy Announcement Number

18-HQ-AM-42

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed professionals wishing to make a change.

UNRWA’s strategic objectives

The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. In line with this mission, the Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protected and disease burden is reduced; (c) school-age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d) Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e) Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental health. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions.

Do you want to make a lasting difference?

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you. In this role, you will provide leadership, technical guidance and strategic management to UNRWA’s audit, investigation, evaluation, inspection, and advisory functions.

The main responsibilities include:

· Setting clear work objectives for the Department and ensuring timely and effective use of performance reviews and feedback mechanisms; ensuring regular communications and solving interpersonal or technical conflicts; establishing and supporting a learning environment to include staff development fundamentals, managerial competencies and technical expertise; ensuring the Department’s compliance with appropriate oversight professional standards and codes of ethics; providing leadership and technical guidance to and ensuring optimal cohesion of IOSD;

· Developing, organizing and directing the implementation of a long-term strategy and a risk-based internal audit and evaluation plan in line with the Agency’s strategic objectives and its Medium Term Strategy;

· Leading, supporting and supervising audits, inspections, investigations and evaluations, ensuring optimal relations between DIOS and the rest of the Agency, including with senior management;

· Directing the development of, and following up to ensure high quality reports and recommendations on audits, inspections and evaluations and any investigation performed; monitoring the actions taken on recommendations, and reviewing and reporting on the adequacy and effectiveness of implementation;

· Overseeing the maintenance of UNRWA’s capacity to safeguard its financial and other resources; proactively assessing fraud risk and recommending preventive measures in high-risk areas; leading the conduct of investigations into suspected accounting, financial reporting and operational irregularities;

· Directing independent evaluations of a programmatic and thematic nature in consultation with senior staff throughout the organization; aligning the Agency’s evaluation programme with the priorities of the Medium Term Strategy and the Agency’s programme of work; producing normative guidelines for the conduct of programme evaluations for use by programmes and fields;

· Representing UNRWA at oversight- and ethics-related meetings within the UN common system, professional organizations, and host and donor country representatives; collaborating with other UN system agencies on oversight and ethics-related matters of mutual interest;

· Reporting regularly and as required to the Commissioner-General, the Advisory Committee on Internal Oversight (ACIO) and UNRWA’s Advisory Commission on the Department’s activities, including the orientation and scope of such activities; serving as the Secretariat of the ACIO, ensuring that the ACIO’s functions are maximized in the Agency’s interests, including through providing strategic input to its work;

· Administratively supervising and supporting the work of the Ethics Office in its mandated area of work;

· Coordinating with Field and Headquarters Directors effective responses to complaints by staff, beneficiaries and other parties; implementing Agency policies for the protection of whistleblowers.

Conditions of service

UNRWA offers an attractive compensation package including annual salary starting at $108,189 net tax free with post adjustment of 48% (subject to change without notice). All UNRWA duty stations (with the exception of Gaza and Syria) are family duty stations. Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:

ü Dependency allowances

ü Rental subsidy

ü Education grant for children

ü Home leave travel

ü 6 weeks (30 working days) annual leave

ü Pension fund entitlements under the

UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

ü International health insurance; optional

life insurance

ü Disability protection

Additional information

The incumbent will be required to travel in UNRWA’s Area of Operations in the Middle East.

To qualify for this position, you will need:

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in public or business administration, auditing, finance or other related area; a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

An advanced professional certification in a relevant area obtained through courses of professional study under the auspices of internationally recognized bodies;

Work

experience

At least 15 years of combined national and international professional experience in an oversight function with at least five years of experience at senior supervisory level including two years of relevant international experience outside your home country;

Language(s)

Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Desirable qualifications:

· Working knowledge of written and spoken Arabic;

· Knowledge of UN financial rules, regulations and procedures, as well as knowledge of audit, investigation and evaluation guidelines;

· Experience with risk management in large organizations.

You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:

· Ability to develop and implement a clear strategic vision for the oversight function in the context of evolving institutional reform and to communicate that vision with authority;

· High sense of integrity, strong leadership abilities to build relations of trust and cooperation with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders;

· Ability to build and maintain confidence and trust in DIOS and in oversight functions generally, particularly as regards appreciation of audit, inspection, evaluation and investigations as instruments of good management;

· Proven track record of excellent leadership as regards both, interpersonal dealings and experience in managing people, assets and processes. Ability to lead and motivate a team in a multicultural setting, ensuring a positive and strong team environment and continuous development of staff;

· Ability to handle complex and/or sensitive issues with diplomacy, tact and confidentially, and with sensitivity to the interests of staff members and the Agency;

· Excellent writing skills.

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:

https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI

How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

General information

UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality at all times. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

The retirement age for staff entering or re-entering service in the UN Common System after 1 January 1990 is 62 and 65 after 1 January 2014. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete a term of appointment will normally be considered.

The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

Date of issue: 7 August 2018/LAN

Vacancy Announcement

Director, Internal Oversight Services, D-2 (re-advertised)

Amman, Jordan

Deadline for Applications

27 August 2018

Duration

2 years, with the possibility of further extension

Vacancy Announcement Number

18-HQ-AM-42

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed professionals wishing to make a change.

UNRWA’s strategic objectives

The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. In line with this mission, the Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protected and disease burden is reduced; (c) school-age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d) Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e) Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental health. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions.

Do you want to make a lasting difference?

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a tangible difference for one of the most vulnerable communities in the world, UNRWA would like to hear from you. In this role, you will provide leadership, technical guidance and strategic management to UNRWA’s audit, investigation, evaluation, inspection, and advisory functions.

The main responsibilities include:

· Setting clear work objectives for the Department and ensuring timely and effective use of performance reviews and feedback mechanisms; ensuring regular communications and solving interpersonal or technical conflicts; establishing and supporting a learning environment to include staff development fundamentals, managerial competencies and technical expertise; ensuring the Department’s compliance with appropriate oversight professional standards and codes of ethics; providing leadership and technical guidance to and ensuring optimal cohesion of IOSD;

· Developing, organizing and directing the implementation of a long-term strategy and a risk-based internal audit and evaluation plan in line with the Agency’s strategic objectives and its Medium Term Strategy;

· Leading, supporting and supervising audits, inspections, investigations and evaluations, ensuring optimal relations between DIOS and the rest of the Agency, including with senior management;

· Directing the development of, and following up to ensure high quality reports and recommendations on audits, inspections and evaluations and any investigation performed; monitoring the actions taken on recommendations, and reviewing and reporting on the adequacy and effectiveness of implementation;

· Overseeing the maintenance of UNRWA’s capacity to safeguard its financial and other resources; proactively assessing fraud risk and recommending preventive measures in high-risk areas; leading the conduct of investigations into suspected accounting, financial reporting and operational irregularities;

· Directing independent evaluations of a programmatic and thematic nature in consultation with senior staff throughout the organization; aligning the Agency’s evaluation programme with the priorities of the Medium Term Strategy and the Agency’s programme of work; producing normative guidelines for the conduct of programme evaluations for use by programmes and fields;

· Representing UNRWA at oversight- and ethics-related meetings within the UN common system, professional organizations, and host and donor country representatives; collaborating with other UN system agencies on oversight and ethics-related matters of mutual interest;

· Reporting regularly and as required to the Commissioner-General, the Advisory Committee on Internal Oversight (ACIO) and UNRWA’s Advisory Commission on the Department’s activities, including the orientation and scope of such activities; serving as the Secretariat of the ACIO, ensuring that the ACIO’s functions are maximized in the Agency’s interests, including through providing strategic input to its work;

· Administratively supervising and supporting the work of the Ethics Office in its mandated area of work;

· Coordinating with Field and Headquarters Directors effective responses to complaints by staff, beneficiaries and other parties; implementing Agency policies for the protection of whistleblowers.

Conditions of service

UNRWA offers an attractive compensation package including annual salary starting at $108,189 net tax free with post adjustment of 48% (subject to change without notice). All UNRWA duty stations (with the exception of Gaza and Syria) are family duty stations. Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:

ü Dependency allowances

ü Rental subsidy

ü Education grant for children

ü Home leave travel

ü 6 weeks (30 working days) annual leave

ü Pension fund entitlements under the

UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

ü International health insurance; optional

life insurance

ü Disability protection

Additional information

The incumbent will be required to travel in UNRWA’s Area of Operations in the Middle East.

To qualify for this position, you will need:

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in public or business administration, auditing, finance or other related area; a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

An advanced professional certification in a relevant area obtained through courses of professional study under the auspices of internationally recognized bodies;

Work

experience

At least 15 years of combined national and international professional experience in an oversight function with at least five years of experience at senior supervisory level including two years of relevant international experience outside your home country;

Language(s)

Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Desirable qualifications:

· Working knowledge of written and spoken Arabic;

· Knowledge of UN financial rules, regulations and procedures, as well as knowledge of audit, investigation and evaluation guidelines;

· Experience with risk management in large organizations.

You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:

· Ability to develop and implement a clear strategic vision for the oversight function in the context of evolving institutional reform and to communicate that vision with authority;

· High sense of integrity, strong leadership abilities to build relations of trust and cooperation with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders;

· Ability to build and maintain confidence and trust in DIOS and in oversight functions generally, particularly as regards appreciation of audit, inspection, evaluation and investigations as instruments of good management;

· Proven track record of excellent leadership as regards both, interpersonal dealings and experience in managing people, assets and processes. Ability to lead and motivate a team in a multicultural setting, ensuring a positive and strong team environment and continuous development of staff;

· Ability to handle complex and/or sensitive issues with diplomacy, tact and confidentially, and with sensitivity to the interests of staff members and the Agency;

· Excellent writing skills.

For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:

https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI

How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

General information

UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality at all times. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity, and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment.

The retirement age for staff entering or re-entering service in the UN Common System after 1 January 1990 is 62 and 65 after 1 January 2014. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete a term of appointment will normally be considered.

The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.

Date of issue: 7 August 2018/LAN

HOW TO APPLY:

How to apply

To start the application process, applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and completing UNRWA Personal History Form. Only applications received through http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received for UNRWA vacancies, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted. The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process. The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.