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Office of Internal Oversight

Internship Chief, Office of Internal Oversight (OIO), D1

Country: Canada
City: Montreal
Oct 10 - Dec 10, 2023
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Internship Chief, Office of Internal Oversight (OIO),

Internship Chief, Office of Internal Oversight (OIO) evaluates ICAO’s programs and activities to ensure they meet objectives, adhere to rules, and use resources efficiently. OIO reports findings annually to the ICAO Council, mainly focusing on program relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability.

Responsibilities in Office of Internal Oversight:

Function 1 (incl. Expected results)

Designs and proposes a strategy for the implementation of the mandate of the Office, achieving results such as:

  • Effectively plan and direct the work of the Office in accordance with relevant and established professional standards for evaluation, internal audit and oversight.
  •  Build trust and confidence in the work of OIO.
  • Offer impartial guidance to the Council, Secretary General, and senior managers on organizational planning, management, internal control, and operational matters.
  • Participate, as a member of the Senior Management Group, and advise on policies and innovative approaches and strategies to further strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the Organization.
  •  Provide advice to the Council and/or the Secretary General on the impact of risks to ICAO.
  • Establish a quality assurance and improvement programme that covers all aspects of OIO’s activities, and continuously monitor its effectiveness.

Function 2 (incl. Expected results)

Directs the development and completion of an evaluation and risk-based annual work plan and manages other oversight activities for OIO, achieving results such as:

  • Plan and carry out the work of the Office in accordance with relevant and established professional standards for evaluation, internal audit and oversight.
  • Provide independent evaluation reports to the Council and the Secretary General, with recommendations to develop Organizational learning and improve programme performance.
  • Provide independent internal audit reports to the Secretary General, with recommendations to improve internal controls and organizational efficiency and effectiveness.

Function 3 (incl. Expected results)

Manages the Office and its resources, achieving results such as:

  • Manage, motivate and coach staff to ensure that they give their best performance.
  • Set objectives for staff and assess their performance.
  • Manage OIO budgets, ensuring that financial resources are optimized.

Function 4 (incl. Expected results)

Reports to the Evaluation and Internal Audit Advisory Committee and collaborates with external oversight bodies like the External Auditor, Joint Inspection Unit and UN-RIAS, UNEG, and others within the UN system to achieve results are: 

  • Provide regular reports to the EAAC on the work of the Office. Provide support for the functioning of EAAC meetings.
  • Coordinate OIO’s internal audit and evaluation activities with ICAO’s External Auditor, ensuring optimal and most cost effective coverage of oversight activities.
  • Serve as the Focal Point for all JIU activities relating to ICAO.
  • Network with counterparts in other UN and international organizations to keep abreast of developments in professional practices, and to implement applicable best practices in OIO.

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Function 5 (incl. Expected results)

Follows up on the status of implementation by Bureaus and Offices of all recommendations issued by the Office, the External Auditor, and the JIU, achieving results such as

  •  Improve rates of implementation of recommendations by relevant Bureaus and Offices.
  • Reduce number of overdue recommendations.
  •  Issue periodic reports to the Secretary General and the Council on the status of implementation of oversight recommendations.

Function 6 (incl. Expected results)

  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Selection Criteria of Internship for Office of Internal Oversight

Education : An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) is required.

Job – Specific Qualification: Professional certification in auditing or evaluation is required.

Work Experience : 

  • 15 years’ oversight experience in evaluation and internal audit, with senior management, is required
  • Significant management experience (at least five years) at a senior executive level in a large organization is required.
  • Experience at the international level, including participation in international working groups is required.
  • Experience with corporate performance management in the public or private sector is required.
  • Experience in IT audits and use of data analytics is desirable.


  • Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.
  •  A working knowledge of any other language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Event Date10 October,2023 to 10 December,2023
Deadline10 December,2023
FieldInternational Civil Aviation Organization
OrganizerICAO (UN)



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