Senior Auditing Assistant

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna, Austria

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd March, 2021

Job Description


The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.

The Office of Internal Oversight (OIO) is part of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. OIO is responsible for planning and delivering internal audits, investigations, and independent evaluations of the Organization's activities, including field operations. The work of OIO provides assurance on the adequacy of governance, risk management, and internal control; contributes to ensure compliance with the Organization's regulatory framework; and helps enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head, Internal Audit, the incumbent performs the following functions:

  • Participating in the planning, the conduct and the drafting of reports for assigned audits, reviews and other format of audit/advisory activities, aimed at providing assurance on and/or strengthening governance, risk management, internal control, compliance and performance across the Organization;
  • Contributing to the translation of audit/advisory activities into actual and measurable added-value to the Organization;
  • Actively supporting the continuous development of professional practices within the Office of Internal Oversight;
  • Performing other activities linked to the implementation of the Internal Oversight mandate, as required.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Completed secondary education, supplemented by courses in auditing, accounting, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, information technology and/or related field;
  • Six years of audit, accounting and/or administrative experience, including experience in financial operations, audit, quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis;
  • Professional fluency in English; knowledge of another OSCE working language would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Ability to operate standard computer applications including practical experience with Microsoft package.


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