This position resides within the Enterprise Risk Management Division of the World Food Programme’s Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Consultant will be assigned to the Internal Control and Management Oversight Branch (RMRC), which provides advice, sets standards, and leads governing body reporting on oversight and internal control matters, and houses a management-side Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption (AFAC) function.
This vacancy announcement is for a roster of consultants with expertise or experience in the following areas of work:
- Development of AFAC policy and related procedures or guidance
- AFAC training, communication and awareness campaigns
- Fraud and corruption risk assessments
- Designing preventive and detective controls
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the general supervision and guidance of Chief, RMRC or other RMRC professional staff, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties:
Independently handle a wide range of multi-discipline and complex AFAC matters including interpretation and application of international standards, normative guidance and frameworks, internal control design principles, and business logic to meet RMRC objectives.
- Contribute to strategy and approach to AFAC matters involving WFP and its personnel, to ensure provision of solid recommendations and advisory services to WFP divisions and country offices.
- Prepare high-quality reports for WFP governing bodies and senior management on AFAC matters.
- Develop policies, guidelines, procedures and other documents to support the development of appropriate internal control and accountability frameworks.
- Oversee or undertake research and analysis on AFAC issues to enable the provision of comprehensive advisory services to WFP divisions and country offices.
- Provide advice on diverse and complex procedural and substantive questions related to fraud prevention, detection and response measures. Participate in resolution of issues.
- Conduct training and facilitate increased awareness and application of internal control principles and tools to manage fraud and corruption risks and enable well-informed decisions.
- Monitor and report on effectiveness of internal controls using relevant risk metrics, dashboards, assurance statements etc.
- Other as required.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Advanced university degree in accounting, finance, law, economics, international relations, business administration or university degree with relevant experience and training.
- At least 3 years relevant progressively responsible experience in compliance, internal control, AFAC, risk management or related field.
- All candidates must provide an English writing sample. Candidates may also be asked to complete a technical assessment.
- Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages).
Knowledge & Skills:
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and independent decision-making skills
- Demonstrated ability to draft documents that are clear, concise and adapted to context.
- Analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving skills; resourcefulness, initiative and good judgement.
- Ability to establish effective working relationships with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
- Strong time management and priority management skills.
- Commitment to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.
- Practical knowledge of anti-fraud and anti-corruption frameworks, standards and principles
- Knowledge of WFP governance and UN system regulatory frameworks and procedures is desirable.
- Tact and high degree of discretion and confidentiality.
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