Recrutement de 01 Audit Specialist

Localité : Sénégal / Dakar
Domaine : Finance / comptabilité
Niveau : BAC + 5
Entreprise recruteur : PNUD

Recrutement de 01 Audit Specialist
Niveau d'études: Bac + 5 ou plus
Expérience: 5 ans
Expire le: 01-11-2023

Dakar, Sénégal
Audit Specialist

Dakar, Senegal

Job Identification

Dakar, Senegal

Posting Date
10/18/2023, 04:55 PM

Apply Before
11/01/2023, 04:59 AM

Job Schedule
Full time



Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

Practice Area
SDG Finance

Office of Audit and Investigations

Contract Duration
2 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience
Master's Degree - 5 year(s) experience OR Bachelor's Degree - 7 year(s) experience

Required Languages
English and French

Vacancy Timeline
1 Week

Job Description

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
OAI reports to the Administrator and is responsible for internal audit and investigations services to UNDP and its affiliated entities. OAI provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness and adequacy of governance, risk management and controls. As part of its assurance work, OAI supports the annual audit of UNDP projects that are implemented by government institutions and by non-governmental organizations (HACT/NIM audits) in some 150 countries and, to this effect, reviews and analyses the resulting audit reports.

OAI has a decentralized organizational structure with a Headquarters Audit Section based in New York and a Regional Audit Centre’s (RAC) located in five locations: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Pretoria (South Africa), Dakar (Senegal), Panama City (Panama) and Istanbul (Turkey).

The Audit Specialist reports to the Chief of the RAC for North, West and Central Africa (RAC-NWCA). The RAC NWCA is staffed with a Chief (P-5 level), four Audit Specialists (2 P-4 and 2 P-3), and one Administrative Associate (G-6 level).

The Regional Audit Centre for North, West and Central Africa (RAC-NWCA) covers a portfolio of 27 UNDP country offices in the region. Under the supervision of the Chief RAC-NWCA), the primary role of the Audit Specialist is to perform internal audits of UNDP country offices in the regions and to review the reports resulting from the HACT/NIM annual audit exercise The location of the offices covered by the RAC-NWCA may include undertaking audit assignments in areas with hardship or hazardous working conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a member of an audit team and under the supervision of the team leader, prepare/participate in the preparation of risk-based audit plans/programmes.
Prepare working papers for review by the audit team leader.
Draft specific parts of audit reports for review by the team leader.
Monitor the implementation of agreed recommendations and advise on problem areas.
Participate in the annual review of HACT/NIM audit reports that cover projects implemented by either national institutions or non-governmental organizations. This includes:
a) Review of annual HACT/NIM audit plans submitted by country offices;
b) Qualitatively assess the HACT/NIM audit reports received;
c) Assess country office follow-up action plans;
d) Preparation of HACT/NIM review letters and supervision to consultants engaged in the HACT/NIM exercise.
Participate in the annual exercise for the audit of projects directly implemented by UNDP, which includes the following tasks:
a) Review the annual DIM plan and support the preparation of RFP to external audit firms;
b) Assess qualitatively and quantitatively proposals for audit services received from audit firms;
c) Oversee the work of audit firms and provide clarifications to external audit firms;
d) Assess draft and final reports produced by external audit firms;
e) Assess the performance of the work performed by the audit firms.
Client Services
As a member of an audit team, conduct specific elements of the assignment in accordance with the International Standards for Internal Auditing and OAI policy guidelines.
Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and risk management practices.
Document findings and communicate orally and/or in writing to the country offices on their compliance, performance and potential for improvement
Recommend actions to address shortcomings identified, strengthen internal controls and improve business processes.
Provide guidance and advice to country offices with respect to the HACT/NIM audit process.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief, conduct special assignments including management reviews, advisory services or consulting assignments, special audits, and training workshops.
Undertake frequent, and at times extended, missions to UNDP offices in the region, including to areas with hazardous working conditions.


a) Contribute to the ongoing development of professional practices within OAI.
b) Participate in the implementation of his/her personal learning and training development plan.
c) Perform other assignments or tasks determined by the RAC Chief or OAI Directorate.

Core Competencies - UNDP Core Competencies can be found here.

Achieve Results - LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact
Think Innovatively - LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, and develop new ideas to solve complex problems
Learn Continuously - LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
Adapt with Agility - LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands
Act with Determination - LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate tasks/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
Engage and Partner - LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate the complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
Enable Diversity and Inclusion - LEVEL 3: Appreciate the benefits of a diverse workforce and champion inclusivity
People Management Competencies - UNDP People Management Competencies can be found here.

Cross-Functional and Technical Competencies

Business Direction and Strategy -

Negotiation and influence: Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiate mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and create win-win situations.
Effective Decision Making: Ability to make decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources.

Audit & Investigation (Audit) -

Internal auditing standards, practices, and techniques: Knowledge of key notions and concepts, practices, and methodologies of internal auditing (IPPF and Other IIA Standards, COSO). Undertake audit assignments in accordance with international professional standards with respect to operational audits, financial audits, performance audits, project audits and provision of advisory services.
Critical creativity and foresight applied to audits and investigations. Possess essential critical thinking and foresight capacity to analyze facts to form a judgment.
Performance key concepts and techniques: Ability to understand and use various concepts such as efficiency, effectiveness and economy.
Fraud awareness and investigation techniques: Basic knowledge to understand the foundations of fraud, how to detect red flags and conduct initial fact-findings
Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs): Proficiency in the use of CAATs (Computer Assisted Audit Tools) such as electronic working paper software and ACL or IDEA

Required Skills and Experience

Advanced university degree (Master) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, or related field.
A Bachelor degree with at least 2 years additional experience will also be considered in lieu of a Master degree.
Certification as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is highly desirable.
Certification as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent are an advantage.

A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in audit or another directly relevant area, several of which in forensic audit, external audit, or internal audit.
Working experience in International Organizations of Supreme Audit Institutions is desirable.
Working experience in the review and assessment of financial audit reports is an added advantage.
Field experience is an advantage.
Experience in performance audits is an advantage.

Fluency in French and English is required.
Working knowledge of other United Nations official languages (Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Russian) is an advantage.
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.


Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional-level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job descriptions, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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