Auditor (P3)

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  • Added Date: Friday, 02 September 2022
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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 supervision of the Head of Internal Audit/Deputy Director, the Auditor is responsible for leading internal audits and reviews in order to improve the compliance, effectiveness, efficiency and value-for-money of OSCE executive structures and methods of operation. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

Planning, conducting, and leading internal audits and reviews as assigned from the Office of Internal Oversight annual plan; Assessing governance, risk management, and internal control systems within OSCE executive structures, including field operations and methods of operation, and drafting reports that help improve compliance, effectiveness, efficiency, and value-for-money; Reviewing actions taken to implement agreed internal audit recommendations; Leading and coaching team members assigned to internal audit and review assignments; Performing or assisting with investigations and evaluations, as required; Performing other related duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see

Necessary Qualifications:

First-level university degree in management, economics, information technology, business administration or a related field; Certification by an internationally-recognized auditing, accounting or anti-fraud body (e.g. CIA, CISA, CFE, ACCA or equivalent) is highly desirable; A minimum of six years' experience at the national or international level in auditing and/or accounting; including exposure to the examination and evaluation of management and financial/administrative control processes; Extensive knowledge and/or training in the assessment of governance, risk management, and internal controls and the development of recommendations to improve identified areas for improvement; Experience in leading and coaching teams; Strong analytical, logic and report drafting skills; Professional fluency in English with excellent written and oral communication skills; working knowledge of another OSCE language is an asset; Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications, including spreadsheets and automated audit tools; Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities; Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration is around EUR 7,000 with the actual monthly salary depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.

Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process. Additional Information

Issued by: OSCE Secretariat Requisition ID: INT000008 Contract Type: International Contracted Grade: P3 Job Level: Professional Job Type: Contracted Number of posts: 1 Location: OSCE Secretariat, Vienna Issue Date: Sep 2, 2022 Closing Date: Sep 30, 2022 Employee Status: Fixed Term Schedule: Full-time Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent) Target Start Date: As soon as possible

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