Il Programma Alimentare Mondiale delle Nazioni Unite (WFP), organizzazione umanitaria di grande prestigio, sta cercando un Director, Internal Audit D1. 


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), a highly prestigious, reputable & world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

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  • WFP is a 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate %
  • WFP offers a highly inclusive, diverse, and multicultural working environment
  • WFP invests in the personal & professional development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, coaching, mentorship, and other programs as well as through internal mobility opportunities
  • A career path in WFP provides an exciting opportunity to work across the various country, regional and global offices around the world, and with passionate colleagues who work tirelessly to ensure that effective humanitarian assistance reaches millions of people across the globe
  • We offer an attractive compensation package (please refer to the Terms and Conditions section)


The Office of the Inspector General (OIG), led by the Inspector General (IG), is responsible for supporting the achievement of WFP’s objectives by contributing to the improvement of WFP’s governance and way of operating through internal audit and investigation services. OIG is comprised of the Office of Internal Audit (OIGA) and the Office of Investigations and Inspections (OIGI).

The ultimate goal and mission of OIGA is to conduct assurance and advisory work over WFP’s operations worldwide, in conformity with WFP’s regulatory framework and international auditing standards. OIGA comprises approximately 35 staff based in Rome.

We are currently seeking candidates for post of Director of OIGA at the D1 level, reporting to the IG. The position is based at our Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Director of OIGA assists the IG in providing leadership in the area of internal audit, including planning, directing and coordinating the work of the Office of Internal Audit.

Specifically, under the general direction of the IG, the Director of OIGA is expected to:


  • Formulate and implement a comprehensive multi-year internal auditing strategy for WFP at headquarters and field offices; as well as annual work plans;
  • Have a strategic understanding of opportunities for adding value and developing business partnerships and processes;
  • Develop concepts for evolution of the audit function;
  • Contribute to the OIG positioning and strategy, together with OIGI;


  • Manage the internal audit function, efficiently and effectively in order to meet the needs of the Organization as well as the expectations of stakeholders.
  • Plan and direct the conduct of audits in WFP in accordance with the established standards, policies, and procedures. Ensuring that the resulting reports are of high quality and issued on a timely basis;
  • Establish and maintain a quality assurance function to ensure the compliance and quality of audit products;


  • Prepare periodic reports on the status and results of internal audit work for the information of Senior Management, and as appropriate, the Independent Oversight Advisory Committee and the Executive Board;
  • As part of overall OIG communication activities, formulate and implement a strategy for communicating the internal audit function to staff and external stakeholders, to make them understand how the function operates and help strengthen transparency and accountability;
  • Collaborate with OIGI on matters of common relevance, including providing advice to management;

Talent management

  • Manage, guide and develop OIGA staff skill set, liaising with OIGI on matters of common relevance;
  • Foster teamwork and communication among staff across organization boundaries within and outside OIG;


  • Liaise and represent OIGA with entities within and outside WFP on all matters concerning internal audit.


  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the IG.



  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, audit, accounting, finance or other relevant fields; or First level degree in any of the above fields, in combination with a recognized professional auditing certification and relevant extensive professional experience, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Recognized professional certifications such as Certified Internal Auditor (Cia) or National audit certification (such as Chartered Accountant (CA/ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Expert-Comptable, etc.).
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) desirable.


  • Fluency in English.
  • Good working knowledge of French is highly desirable.
  • Minimum intermediate knowledge (level B) of an official UN language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian), and/or Portuguese (a WFP working language).



  • A minimum of 13 years progressively responsible professional experience in auditing, of which at least 5 years must be at the management level, including leading part or the whole of an internal audit function;
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of working with the International Professional Practices Framework promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors;
  • Relevant work experience in an international environment, either in the public or private sector is required; consulting experience is an advantage
  • Field experience is desirable.

Technical Knowledge:

  • In-depth and proven knowledge of international auditing and accounting standards, as well as corporate governance, risk management and internal control practices, techniques and principles, including evolving best practice, in particular in IT and data analytics;
  • Extensive knowledge of inter-governmental governing processes;
  • Strong knowledge of UN system policies, regulations, rules, processes and procedures is highly desirable.


  • Mature judgment and initiative; Energy and tact;
  • Excellent analytical, communication and diplomatic skills;
  • Outstanding strategic planning and action management skills;
  • Excellent management and technical leadership skills;
  • Strong sense of impartiality and objectivity;
  • Ability to work in harmony with multiple cultures and stakeholders (e.g. government officials; internal audit heads of other UN agencies, NGOs, bilateral agencies).


This is an International Professional position and is open to all nationalities.

Competitive remuneration

Selected candidate will be employed on a two-year fixed-term contract with a probationary period of one year. After the completion of the first term, contract may be extended or renewed if certain conditions are met.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including basic salary ranging, post adjustment, rental subsidy, 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. For more details on the United Nations common system of salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit:

Non-rotational nature

Mobility is and continues to be a core contractual requirement in WFP. This position is classified as “non-rotational”, which means the incumbent shall not be subject to the regular reassignment process (unless the position is re-classified as rotational). This shall not prevent the incumbent to seek other positions in WFP during his/her tenure in the organization.


We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete, and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, language skills and UN Grade (if applicable). Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application. Please make sure you upload your professional CV in the English language. Kindly note the only documents you will need to submit at this time are your CV and Cover Letter. Additional documents such as passport, recommendation letters, academic certificates, etc. may potentially be requested at a future time.

Please contact us at in case you face any challenges with submitting your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


3 April 2022 at 23:59 Rome time.

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