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Associate Programme Officer, P-2
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   19 Oct 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   19 Sep 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
DUTY STATION:   El Fasher
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   12-FIN-UNAMID-425841-R-EL FASHER


 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Risk Management and Compliance Unit, the Associate Operations Officer will act as the primary point of contact on all matters relating to the Mission, oversight bodies, and the Audit Response Unit/DFS, and will be responsible for the following functions: Receiving, reviewing and distributing audit recommendations for implementation, including following up on implementation, maintaining status of audit implementation and ensuring support to audit teams;Reviewing, analyzing and advising/recommending responses to internal and external audit reports based on the comments received from the various Services, Sections and Units of the Mission;Assisting in developing and circulating guidelines to Services, Sections and Units of the Mission to ensure compliance with audit recommendations;Coordinating and monitoring the efficient and effective completion of each audit task, including maintaining the Audit Track database and providing status updates to the oversight bodies, the Director of Mission Support and the Audit Response Unit/DFS on a regular basis;Following-up on audit and investigation recommendations;Identifying and recommending policy reviews and proposals for implementation of revised policies/procedures;Conducting proactive reviews of management practices in the Mission with a view to ensuring the implementation of audit findings and to ensure avoidance of repeat cases of shortcomings; Coordinating the conduct of self-assessment reviews and reviewing, editing and ensuring that quality and timely response on the results of self-assessment reviews are submitted to the Audit Response Unit/DFS;Applying relevant administrative, financial, budgetary and human resources rules and regulations to work situations and advise/recommend appropriate action(s) required to be taken;Reviewing, editing, consolidating and ensuring timely responses to draft reports and management letters; Performing other related duties as directed by the Chief Risk Management and Compliance Unit.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of audit, risk management and compliance concepts. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to assist with data collection using various methods. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING:Ability to apply judgement in the context of assignments given, establish priorities, manage conflicting priorities, and plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, Finance, audit, risk management, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, audit, administration, financial/budget operations or related area.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge of a second UN language is an advantage. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills


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PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
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  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

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Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.