UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWAs services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, microfinance and emergency assistance. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. For its local team, UNRWA is seeking to employ a qualified:

Auditor "A"

Vacancy Announcement Number 13-AR-AM-45
Grade 17
Deadline for Applications 14 July 2013
Duty Station HQ Amman, Jordan

**********The incumbent is responsible to the Senior Auditor in carrying out internal auditing, inspection and other functions authorized by the Agency, and supervises Auditor B as required during assignments. The incumbent at this level work individually or as a leader or a member of an audit team.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct audits, inspections of Headquarters functions and field offices; undertake ad-hoc functions as assigned by DIOS related to allegations and complaints submitted internally or externally to the Agency;
  • Document, evaluate and test systems, control, governance and information processes to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring:

  • compliance with policies and procedures,
  • accomplishment of management's objectives,
  • reliability and integrity of information,
  • economical use of resources, and
  • safeguarding of assets.

  • Analyze evidence gathered and developed, communicate and discuss findings, recommendations and time lines for corrective actions with responsible officers of operations audited, and monitor the implementation status of agreed recommendations;
  • Supervise and coach audit team member/s throughout the assignments with the view to ensuring conformity with Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) Standards in all phases of the audit process; review the work of Auditor B during the field visit assignments;
  • Use Computer Assistant Audit Techniques (CAAT) and take initiative in identifying and developing tools including guidelines, techniques and criteria and for conducting audit assignments in order to strengthen internal controls such as self-assessment techniques;
  • Prepare/participate in preparations for risk-based audit plans/ programmes in accordance with IIA Standards;
  • Draft audit/assignment reports to the Senior Auditor.

Professional Knowledge and Experience

  • Advanced university degree preferably in finance, business administration, accounting from an accredited educational institution OR
  • A university degree in finance, business administration, accounting plus professional certification in accounting or auditing (CPA, CIA, CMA etc.) from an accredited educational institution;
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in audit or a related area such as finance, accounting, business administration, statistics, computer science with a large government, international or commercial organization;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.


  • Proven skills and ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommend solutions;
  • Knowledge of how to integrate gender considerations into substantive work areas;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work against plans, present evidence;
  • Willingness to keep current on new developments in the accounting and audit field;
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
  • Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally;
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with auditees and colleagues.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working Knowledge of UN Rules, regulations and Procedures;
  • Working knowledge of Arabic.

Additional Information
The position entails frequent travel which may include hardship locations.

When the minimum requirements are not fully met, Field Director for Field Area staff and Director of Human Resources for Headquarters Area staff, in consultation with the concerned supervisor may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.

Conditions of Service
The fixed term appointment is for 3 years including 1 year probation period. Monthly basic salary is JD 1086.60 plus special occupation allowance of 69.90 % from the basic salary. Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency allowance (if applicable).

How to Apply
Applicants are required to register at refresh by creating a personal profile and completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through refresh will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted.

Please ensure that the e-mail address that you will indicate in your Personal History Profile is accurate, candidates shortlisted for test or interview will only be contacted by e-mail. No follow up phone calls will be made.

General Information
UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. First priority will be given to fully qualified staff members; second priority to fully qualified external Palestine refugee applicants. As an Area post, preference will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.

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

The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to bank accounts.

Date of issue: 1July 2013/TAH