PRO Bono: UNICEF Audit Advisory Committee – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

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Call for Expression of Interest to serve as a member of the UNICEF Audit Advisory Committee.

The UNICEF Audit Advisory Committee (AAC) is an independent committee established to advise the UNICEF Executive Director in fulfilling her responsibilities regarding governance, risk management, financial management and reporting, internal control and accountability, internal audits and investigations, evaluations, ethics, and external audits.

The Committee is comprised of members, external to UNICEF, reflecting geographical diversity, gender balance, reflecting a mix of professionals from public or private sector organizations with senior leadership experience and familiarity in organizational management, governance, finance, accounting, risk management, internal auditing and investigations, external auditing, evaluations, ethics, information technology, etc. A strong understanding of the structure and functioning of the United Nations system and/or intergovernmental and international organizations is desirable.

Members serve on a voluntary basis without remuneration. UNICEF covers the costs of travel and provides a daily subsistence allowance (per diem) incurred in relation to in-person participation in Committee meetings. 

Meetings are held three times a year at UNICEF Headquarters in New York. The Committee may also conduct virtual meetings when needed.

UNICEF is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to serve on this advisory committee.

Duration of Contract: Starting 1 October 2024 with an appointment for a term of three years renewable once by the Executive Director. 

Work Assignment, Expected Deliverable and Delivery Schedule: 

Please use this link to access the Charter of the AAC for details

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Relevant advanced professional qualifications and significant senior-level experience in either finance, accounting, internal audit, investigation, external audit, evaluation, ethics, risk management, information technology, internal controls and governance.   Desirable candidates should also have: a strong understanding of the structure and functioning of the United Nations system and/or other intergovernmental organizations; and proven leadership experience.

Desirable candidates should also have: a strong understanding of the structure and functioning of the United Nations system and/or other intergovernmental organizations; and proven leadership experience.

Other competencies

Please use this link to access the Charter of the AAC for details

Taking into consideration the qualifications outlined, interested candidates are requested to submit CV, expression of interest statement, full contact information of a minimum of 3 references, and confirmation of availability to commence starting 1 October 2024. This information should be shared by 30 June 2024.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS). 

To view our competency framework, please visit  here

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment. 

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. 

Remarks:  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

 

Advertised: 27 May 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Deadline: 30 Jun 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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