Associate Oversight Officer

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World Intellectual Property Organization




The incumbent will routinely work with IOD colleagues including auditors, evaluators, investigators and support staff. Furthermore, as part of oversight engagements, the incumbent will liaise with other departments and offices in the Organization, as well as vendors, consultants and other contractors, when and as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

  • Support auditors and evaluators in planning engagements including notifications, collecting data, desk reviews, managing the organization of meetings, workshops, and interviews;
  • Support oversight fieldwork by contributing to reviewing, testing, and analyzing data and information;
  • Contribute to implementing the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program of the Internal Audit and the Evaluation Sections, including quality review of deliverables and presentations, collecting and analyzing client feedback, verifying conformance of engagement files and processes where applicable, and collecting and reporting performance data;
  • Receive and analyze allegations of fraud, corruption, harassment, abuse and other violations of WIPO’s Regulations, Rules and administrative issuances;
  • Perform investigative action including, but not limited to, requesting information, documents and data from other WIPO departments and offices; compiling, reviewing, analyzing and summarizing documents and data; conducting online inquiries both in open source and within WIPO IT systems; preparing questions and participating in interviews;
  • Contribute to drafting reports and other deliverables and prepare investigation files and contribute to the design of investigative plans;
  • Support the preparation of IOD annual and quarterly activity reports, dashboards, newsletters, and memoranda on the status of recommendations;
  • Take initiative in identifying appropriate tools, best practices, and information that would support the work of IOD;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Education (Essential)

  • First-level university degree in law, management, investigations, auditing, social sciences or a related area.
  • Professional certification such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and/or Internal Audit Practitioner designation.

Experience (Essential)

  • At least three years of relevant professional experience, in law, investigations, auditing, evaluations, or a related field.

Experience (Desirable)

  • Experience in international organizations, e.g. in the United Nations system.

Language (Essential)

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.





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