The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We aspire to the highest standards of accountability and transparency. We are currently seeking an Inspector General and Director of Oversight Office at D2 level, based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.
The Inspector General and Director of Oversight Office reports and is accountable to the Executive Director. She/he performs the functions of Chief Audit Executive and Inspector General. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) consists of the Office of Internal Audit and the Office of Inspections and Investigations. The Inspector General and Director of Oversight Office is responsible for providing independent and objective oversight services and facilitating WFP’s adoption and implementation of best United Nations and private-sector practices.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Directing the Oversight functions of internal auditing, investigation and inspection;
Providing assurance to the Executive Board and Executive Director on governance, policy, risk, resources, operations and accountability by directing the verification and reporting on the integrity, efficiency and effectiveness of WFP’s management, administration and operations;
Reporting on the findings from internal audit, inspection and investigation to the Executive Board, Audit Committee, and Executive Director in line with applicable policies and making recommendations to the appropriate managers in order to improve processes and strengthen management throughout the organization;
Keeping the WFP Audit Committee informed on significant oversight findings, implementation status of oversight recommendations, and changes to the work plan including modifications, scope restrictions or limitations; and
Providing information to the Executive Board through an annual report of OS activities, including a summary of significant oversight findings, the implementation status of oversight recommendations, and status of the organizational independence of OS activities.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced university degree in business administration, accounting, finance, economics, law or other relevant fields;
Professional certification from an internationally recognized auditing or accountancy body.
Fluency in English. Knowledge of another WFP working language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Portuguese) is an asset.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Proven track record (at least 15 years) of progressively responsible professional experience including in audit, investigation or oversight with at least 10 years of experience at senior management and policy making level;
Demonstrated competence and success in implementing change management and strategic improvements in organizational governance and oversight;
Demonstrated competence and success in technology or financial services organization in either management or audit and advisory services is highly desirable;
Experience in both UN or large governmental organizations as well as private sector businesses is highly desirable.
Sound knowledge of international auditing and accounting standards and corporate governance, risk management and internal control practices, techniques and principles, including evolving best practice;
Sound knowledge of information technology controls and oversight;
Sound knowledge of investigative processes;
Extensive knowledge of inter-governmental governing processes;
Strong knowledge of private sector business practices;
Strong knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures is highly desirable;
Strong knowledge of compliance and ethics frameworks and application.
Excellent analytical, communication and diplomatic skills;
Outstanding strategic planning and action management skills;
Excellent management and leadership skills;
Strong sense of impartiality and objectivity;
Strong compliance and ethical leadership;
Ability to work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Inspector General and Director of the Oversight Office’s tenure will be of a four-year term, renewable once, without the possibility of further employment within WFP at the end of the term.
WFP offers an attractive compensation and expatriate benefits package. Please visit the following website for details on the United Nations common system of salaries: icsc.un.org
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
Qualified female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are encouraged to apply.