Audit Policy and Strategy: Contributes to the definition of objectives, strategies, policies, and operating procedures for the Audit Section of the Office of Audit and Oversight (AUO) by reference to an assessment of risks and the Fund’s strategic priorities and accepted international standards of internal auditing, and participates in the annual risk assessment and the preparation of the annual plans for the AUO audit section.
Audit Assignments: Manages and participates in audit engagements as assigned by the Audit Manager or Director, AUO. Acting as a team leader, defines the engagement strategy and scope, recruits external experts as required, assigns tasks to, coaches and supervises team members (AUO staff and/or external experts), ensuring that work is performed in accordance with professional internal auditing standards and with due regard to budget allocation and deadlines. Assignments include comprehensive and complex audits and special reviews on complex problems and in relation to financial statements, assessing efficiency and effectiveness of the administrative, procedural, and/or managerial dimensions of programmes and projects, assesses attainment of stated objectives and recommends improvements.
Activities complying with policies, standards, procedures, agreements, and applicable laws and regulations: Promotes good governance practices in IFAD and leverage the work of AUO through contribution to institutional initiatives, committees and working groups as compatible with AUO independence.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the supervisor, including collaborating with the AUO Investigation section in joint engagements as required and performing special studies, field missions or assessments assigned.
MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS: The Senior Audit Officer serves as an audit team leader with accountability for integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of IFAD resources. This includes People Management through recruitment, performance and career management of staff as well as learning management establishing learning plans and ensuring staff supervised meet their development needs while meeting the needs of IFAD; Resource Management by providing strategic and data inputs into the divisional budget preparation exercises; Knowledge and Content Management by ensuring (1) knowledge content within functional area is continuously updated and available to colleagues and clients (2) best practices are continuously identified, documented and distributed and (3) appropriate and up-to-date information and learning tools are available to the Fund’s managers, supervisors and staff; and Information Technology Management through leveraging ERP functionality for improved business results, simplification of transaction and reporting processes and improved client services.