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The Office of Internal Oversight Services (IOS) reports to the WHO Director-General and is responsible for internal audit and investigation services to WHO and affiliated entities. The mission of IOS is to provide independent and objective audit, investigation and advisory services designed to add value and improve the Organization’s operations and to enhance the integrity and reputation of the Organization.


Subject to supervision by Head, Audit:

1. Plan, conduct and report on comprehensive audits, independently or as a member of a team. The work seeks to evaluate the status of the Organization’s governance, risk management and system of internal control to assure reliability of financial and other operating information; compliance with rules and regulations; accomplishment of objectives and goals for operations; and the economical and efficient use of resources (value for money). Make recommendations for improvement of the same.

2. Assist in the review of audit observations and recommendations made by IOS. Monitor and assess adequacy of actions taken to correct reported deficiencies.

3. Conduct advisory reviews of selected topics, areas or processes to provide insights to improve operations and/or the effectiveness of the related internal control environment.

4. Perform special reviews and other tasks assigned by Head, Audit and/or Director IOS.




  • University degree in a relevant field in Accounting, Business, Management, or relevant field related to the function of the position and a professional certification in auditing/accounting, such as Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, or Chartered Accountant.


  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Education in public health.




  • A minimum of five years of operational audit and/or performance audit experience.
  • Demonstrated experience at the international level.


  • Audit experience with an international public accounting firm, IT audit experience.
  • Experience in an international organization or UN system entity.
  • Experience in data analytics.




  • Sound knowledge of auditing principles and their application; broad knowledge of financial matters.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and knowledge of auditing standards and practices, risk assessment, and applicable financial rules and procedures.
  • Good analytical skills and knowledge of management principles.
  • Good knowledge of specialized IT audit applications and data analytics.
  • Professional competence and mastery of subject matter; conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; effective report writing skills.
  • Maturity of judgment, tact, integrity and discretion.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment.
  • Ability to apply IT technology when needed.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment



Use of Language Skills


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • Intermediate knowledge of French.
  • Intermediate knowledge of another UN language.





WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,692 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4347 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.






  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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