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Head Internal Audit Section (P5)
Under the direction, management and supervision of the Director, Internal Audit and Oversight Division (IAOD), the incumbent will:

(a) manage and supervise the Internal Audit Section and its staff;
(b) support the efficient and effective implementation of the Internal Audit Charter;
(c) contribute and develop the design, preparation and implementation of the Section’s risk based audit processes, strategies, plans and programs;
(d) carry out and/or manage, review and ensure the quality of the work and reports of the internal audit section for approval by the Director IAOD;
(e) review, assess and provide assurance on the reliability and effectiveness of internal controls and risk management;
(f) develop and discuss audit findings and recommendations, liaise effectively, agree on recommendations and bench marks and timelines for corrective actions with responsible managers; and monitor and appraise the implementation and adequacy of follow-up action taken in respect to audit findings and recommendations;
(g) provide management with sound advice on modern and risk based internal control systems and procedures to help WIPO managers ensure effective internal control and risk management;
(h) prepare and present, together with the Director IAOD, internal audit reports and other information to senior management and the audit committee;
(i) represent the internal audit section as necessary whenever the Director IAOD is absent;
(j) liaise as needed with UN and other networks and groups of internal auditors;
(k) perform other duties, assignments and responsibilities as required by the Director IAOD
Qualifications: Bachelors Degree
Apprenticeship (CIA)
Experience: 10 years +
Languages: French : Speak Well
English : Speak / Write Fluently
Job-Type: fixed-term
Remuneration: 160`000 - 200`000 (Annual salary) CHF
Permit Type: International
Region: Geneva
(a) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualification or national full professional equivalent.
(b) A university degree in a relevant field.
(c) At least twelve years of professional experience, preferably with progressively responsible experience in internal audit post and professional qualification at a national or international level (including good recent experience of at least four years in a supervisory and management role).
(d) Ability to carry out audits efficiently and effectively and a demonstrated ability to manage complex audits and audit teams.
(e) Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in
cross-cultural settings and as part of a team.
(f) Persuasive and effective communicator with strong advocacy and presentation skills.
(g) Familiarity with the United Nations system or comparable institutions.
(h) Knowledge and experience in IT audit and audit related IT systems.
(i) Excellent knowledge and drafting skills in English, and a good working knowledge of French.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.