Intern – Office of Audit and Investigations
|Location :||Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||6d 0h 13m|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months|
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Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
Performed by professionals with an in-depth understanding of the business culture, systems, and processes, the internal audit activity provides assurance that internal controls in place are adequate to mitigate the risks, governance processes are effective and efficient, and organizational goals and objectives are met.
Evaluating emerging technologies. Analysing opportunities. Examining global issues. Assessing risks, controls, ethics, quality, economy, and efficiency. Assuring that controls in place are adequate to mitigate the risks. Communicating information and opinions with clarity and accuracy. Such diversity gives internal auditors a broad perspective on the organization. And that, in turn, makes internal auditors a valuable resource to executive management and the Executive Board in accomplishing overall goals and objectives, as well as in strengthening internal controls and organizational governance.
In UNDP, the internal audit function is managed by the Office of Audit and Investigations. The Office consists of approximately 60 staff, and it conducts its audits in conformance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing as published by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards. OAI follows a risk-based approach to planning and conducting its internal audit work. The internal audit reports serve to give senior management assurance about the activities undertaken by a given UNDP unit and bring to their attention areas of risk that require improvement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working closely with OAI auditors, the Intern will actively assist in the audit assignments and delivery of the Headquarters Audit Section workplan. The Headquarters Audit Section is responsible for the audit of organizational units at UNDP Headquarters and of corporate functions and systems. Each audit assignment is broken into three parts; planning, fieldwork and reporting. In general, the following stages are included:
Planning/preliminary survey: A basic audit strategy and audit procedures are developed including a preliminary assessment of risk. At this stage of the audit, the intern will assist in gathering audit evidence to formulate the audit plan. This sets the direction of the audit and provides guidance for the development of an audit programme, which includes the detailed procedures required to implement the audit strategy.
Fieldwork: The intern will assist auditors in the detailed testing. Procedures used include:
Reporting: Based on the documented findings, a draft audit report is prepared for discussion with and comments by management. The final audit report considers the comments provided by management and any corrective action taken since the audit fieldwork. It is addressed to senior management. The intern may contribute to documenting audit findings and drafting parts of the report.
Required Skills and Experience
Additional InformationInterns are not financially remunerated by UNDP;
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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