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THE ASEAN SECRETARIAT

INVITES ASEAN NATIONALS TO APPLY


FOR THE FOLLOWING VACANCY
CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR
INTERNAL AUDIT & EVALUATION DIVISION
ASEAN REGIONAL INTEGRATION SUPPORT FROM
THE EUROPEAN UNION (ARISE)
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME
Background:
The entry into force of the ASEAN Charter on 15 December 2008 has provided new
impetus to ASEANs integration efforts by establishing a legal and institutional
framework required to achieve the ASEAN Community by 2015. The ASEAN
Secretariat (ASEC) has been positively positioned to provide all the functions
required to effectively support the Community-building process.
The Contract Agreement signed between ASEAN and the European Union on 17
January 2013, is one of the Actions under the ASEAN Regional Integration Support
from the EU (ARISE). The ARISE Project is an EU financed Technical Assistance
Programme to support ASEAN Economic Integration Process through the
implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) blueprint for the
realisation of the AEC. The purpose is to enhance the capacities of the ASEAN
member States in harmonising and implementing policies and regulations in the
economic and trade sectors and implement them effectively drawing on EU
experience, so as to contribute to the realisation of the AEC and also to enhance the
capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat to support ASEAN Member States in this
endeavour.
Currently we are looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Chief
Internal Auditor, Internal Audit & Evaluation Division who will work under the
Office of Secretary-General. This Division manages the internal audit and evaluation
activities to ensure efficient and compliance with ASEAN Secretariat, Funding and
Host Country regulations; maintains ISO programme activities, and makes
recommendations to ensure the quality and compliance on internal control, and
improves the operational efficiency as well as updates and monitors the
implementation progress of audited divisions
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Duties and Responsibilities:


While maintaining the operational independence, the Chief Internal Auditor is
accountable to the Secretary-General of ASEAN. The work of Chief Internal Auditor
is overseen by the Secretary-General and ASEAN Audit Committee.
1. Assist the Secretary-General to review and evaluate the current system,
procedures, management practices, and performance standards of ASEC
including providing recommendations for improvement.
2. Report to the Secretary-General and ASEAN Audit Committee (AAC) on all
audits including recommendations for continuous improvement and assist
them as and when it is required.
3. Develop audit approaches in response to risks identified and taking into
account the assurance and information needs of senior management,
Member States, donors and other stakeholders.
4. Set in place an audit policy, including periodical audit assessments and
reporting systems.
5. Direct and manage periodical audits to ensure compliance with financial
regulations, staff rules, and work performance.
6. Ensure that internal audit activities are in general conformity with the
Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
7. Ensure that investigation activities are in conformity with the ASEAN
Secretariat Financial Rules and Procedures (AFRP).
8. Ensure that allegations of wrongdoing are swiftly assessed and investigated,
preparing the basis for decisions on disciplinary or administrative actions.
9. Provide advice and recommendations on improvement of the various
functions of ASEC.
10. Plan Division activities; determine priorities and oversight the quality of
work outputs.
11. Manage effectively all Division resources, including financial, physical and
human resources
12. Provide guidance and direction to staff in area of responsibility on
professional matters.
13. Foster teamwork and collaboration within the Division and across ASEC.
14. Perform special or any ad-hoc audit as tasked by the Secretary-General.
Qualifications and experience:
A qualified auditor with Postgraduate Degree in Accounting and/or relevant
professional degree.
Extensive auditing experience, with a minimum of eight (8) years in a senior
management position.
Solid experience in public policy development and negotiation, and experience in
briefing government Ministers and senior officials.

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A solid understanding of international and regional issues, and knowledge of and


commitment to ASEAN ideals.
High-level financial, physical and human resource management skills.
Strong leadership, strategic and business planning skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff in a dynamic and demanding
environment.
High-level interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, including
experience in cross-cultural environment and international settings.
Proven ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with
government representatives, public and private sector organisations and other
stakeholders.
Commitment to consultative and collaborative approaches and work practices.
Excellent command of English, written and spoken.
Remuneration and Benefits:
The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package
commensurate and will be contracted until 28 February 2017, subject to a sixmonths probation period. Renewal of contract beyond 28 February 2017 will be
subject to the availability of the fund.
How to apply:
Send your application to asean.hr@asean.org highlighting your suitability and
potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, including a recent
passport-sized photograph and certified true copies of educational certificates
obtained, and completed Employment Application Form, which can be downloaded
at www.asean.org.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please indicate on the subject heading: Application for Chief Internal Auditor
(ARISE).
Application papers should reach the ASEAN Secretariat by 15 May 2015.
The Selection Committees decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be
notified.
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