Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - AUDIT, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - AUDIT
Department/Office: Secretariat of the UN Board of Auditors and Panel of External Auditors
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 14 October 2017 - 14 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 17-Audit-DM BA/PEA-87200-J-New York (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Board of Auditors (the Board) comprises of the Auditor-Generals of India, the United Republic of Tanzania and Germany who are mandated to conduct audits of the United Nations and its funds and programmes.

This internship opportunity is in the Secretariat of the Board and the selected intern will be reporting directly to the Executive Secretary of the Board.


Under the supervision of the Executive Secretary or a staff member of the Board of Auditors Secretariat the intern will:

• Analyze reporting standards related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
• Perform ad-hoc tasks related to audits of the United Nations, its Funds and Programmes;
• Attend and summarize conferences and meetings;
• Assist in organising the annual sessions of the Board of Auditors;
• Perform research tasks and draft documents as needed;
• Compile statistics and prepare tables as needed;
• Perform ad hoc tasks as needed.


Core Competencies:

• Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
• Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
• Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
• Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
• Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.

• Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
• Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
• Places team agenda before personal agenda.
• Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
• Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation:
• Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
• Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
• Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
• Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.
• Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
• Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


• Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;

• Be computer literate in standard software applications, in particular Microsoft Word and Excel;

• Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;

• Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

We are especially interested in candidates pursuing studies in the following areas: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Environmental Engineering or Environmental Economics.

A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


For the post advertised fluency in English is required.


Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly.

Special Notice

The internship is for a periods between two to four month with an opportunity of extension, pending on the needs of the Department.

* Winter/Spring/Summer: between 1 March - 31 July 2018
* Fall: between 1 September - 31 December 2018

This internship opportunity is full-time and UNPAID.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:
• The candidate's prefered timeframe for the internship.
• Title of degree the candidate is currently pursuing.
• The candidates graduation date.
• The skills and software programmes the candidate is proficient in.
• An explanation why applicant is the best candidate for this internship.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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