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Inspector General - Head of Audit - Washington D.C.
- The Inspector General reports to the Secretary General;
- Perform other related oversight and evaluation functions, as assigned.
Sobre nosso cliente
Our client is a leading intercontinental organization founded in the mid-20th century for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states.
Descrição do cargo
Formulate overall program objectives. These include:
- Establish both broad and specific OAS internal control guidelines according to the Professional Standards of the Institute of Internal Controls,
- Develop and lead a long term strategy and a risk-based internal audit and an evaluation program for the OAS, and inform the Secretary General, the Board of External Auditors and the Permanent Council on program objectives, activities, and results through high quality reports on audits, evaluations, recommendations, and lessons learned.
- Develop and evaluate the Organization's risk management processes and procedures and recommend improvements and corrective actions.
- Coordinate and integrate the established audit program with other programs and priorities of the Organization, including those of the political organs and foundations, as they affect the operations of the General Secretariat.
- Prepare documents for external and internal use, including agreements for cooperative relations for the promotion of modern concepts of government auditing between the General Secretariat and Supreme Audit Institutions to achieve public morality and transparency, and coordinating OAS responsibility under those agreements.
2. Supervise Office staff and resources by:
- Approve the selection of staff and consultants, ensuring appropriate professional standards; establish a program for developing human resources including comprehensive evaluation of the audit work carried out by each auditor; identify risk factors in the General Secretariat, undertake complex risk and cost benefit analyses and formulate work plans according to level of risk;
- Initiate and establish internal control policies, standards and procedures for the activities of the Office and directing its technical and administrative functions;
- Develop and execute comprehensive plans for carrying out audit responsibilities, approve individual audit work plans, work papers and audit reports according to professional internal audit standards; delegate coordination of audit teams to professional staff; and formulate the budget, monitor and approve expenditures. Develop and establish effective follow up procedures to ensure that recommendations are implemented within the thirty-day period.
3. Serve as chief spokesperson for the Office by:
- Participate as expert speaker in internal auditing issues at international conferences, workshops and other efforts towards cooperative relations.
- Inform and advise the Secretary General on opportunities to improve operations and reduce the risk of loss to inefficiency or actual or potential irregularities and the overall effectiveness of the total system of internal management and accounting controls.
- Brief the Secretary General, the Assistant Secretary General and members of the Permanent Council on program activities of the Office and make recommendations for improvements in management and accounting controls by way of investigations of suspected or alleged weaknesses or irregularities.
- Inform Executing Agencies and the GS/OAS technical units of amounts due to the OAS as a result of audit findings related to project execution. Brief the independent auditors and the Board of External auditors on audit activities, areas of risk and potential internal control weaknesses that may adversely affect the Organization.
- Coordinate internal and external audit work to reduce duplication to a minimum and ensure conformity of existing internal controls with management's statements to external auditors concerning significant transactions and assets.
- Participate in meetings of various committees including the CAAP, the Selection and Bids Committee, the Publications Board, the OASES Implementation Committees, to review, advise, express an opinion and provide recommendations towards improved efficiency and cost effectiveness on matters that affect the operations and internal controls of the General Secretariat.
- Serve as chief spokesperson and liaison on internal control matters with internal audit institutions.
4. Initiateandleadsfieldauditsincludingsensitiveand major investigations
5. Perform other related oversight and evaluation functions, as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience: Advanced university degree (Master's) in accounting, auditing, financial analysis, law, management analysis, public administration, or investigation, plus professional certification from an internationally recognized oversight body, such as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). At least fifteen years of combined national and international executive level experience in either general management, accounting, audit, finance or public administration with similar functions. Managerial experience.
Language: Essential- Proficient in English and Spanish (read, write and communicate) Desirable- Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese.
- Extensive knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Generally Accepted Auditing and Accounting Principles.
- Extensive knowledge of principles of public administration theory and practice, supervision, organizational management and the Organization's policy process as related to the internal audit function of the General Secretariat, and the ability to relate these principles to the General Standards, Staff Rules, OAS Charter, financial regulations and Executive Orders of the General Secretariat.
- Knowledge of the OAS, its member countries and their development needs as well local legislation as they affect the operations of the GS/OAS offices in the Member States and the inter-American system.
- Ability to initiate, develop and create new internal control policies and mechanisms, as well as to undertake complex financial, operational and risk analyses and to produce information and audit reports as needed.
- Ability to prioritize, delegate duties, coordinate, lead, manage and provide policy direction to professional staff members for auditing and investigative activities.
- Excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing) in order to make presentations at various high level meetings when representing the Secretary General on internal control matters as well as to carry out negotiations and joint actions with high level officials of the Member and Observer States, officials of the General Secretariat and other international organizations.
- Excellent writing skills in order to prepare complex technical documents and reports for presentation by the Secretary General to the governing bodies.
- Possession of utmost integrity, discretion and tact, and ability to maintain objectivity.
O que está sendo ofertado
The position would offer a very competitive base salary as well as benefits. Relocation assistance is also available. This company is an equal opportunity employer.