Senior Auditor

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: 
12th 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 direct supervision of the Head, Internal Audit, the incumbent performs the following functions:

  • Planning, conducting and drafting 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, in a position of Team Leader. These assigned activities typically include the most complex, high-value and/or sensitive planned assignments;
  • Enabling the translation of audit/advisory activities into actual and measurable added-value to the Organization;
  • Actively contributing to 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;
  • Acting as an alternate to the Head, Internal Audit, during periods of leaves and/or unavailability.
  • For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see

Necessary Qualifications

  • Second-level university degree in management, economics, finance, business administration, information technology or a related field; a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree;
  • Certification of an internationally recognized Internal Audit / Accounting / Anti-Fraud body is highly desirable (e.g. CIA, CISA, CFE, ACCA);
  • A minimum of eight years of experience at the national or international level in the audit / accounting field, including exposure to the examination and evaluation of management and financial/administrative control processes;
  • Experience in fraud prevention, identification and handling is desirable;
  • Experience in auditing information systems and IT processes is desirable;
  • 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 spreadsheets and automated audit tools; demonstrated experience in data analytics would be an asset.


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