WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In its mission to help the world achieve Zero Hunger, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that people affected by crises, the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can safely access the nutritious food they need.
The Audit Committee serves in an expert advisory capacity and provides independent, expert advice to the Executive Board and the Executive Director in fulfilling their governance responsibilities, including ensuring the effectiveness of WFP's internal control systems, risk management, audit and oversight functions, and governance processes.
The Audit Committee aims to add value by strengthening accountability and governance within WFP.
The specific responsibilities of the Audit Committee include advising the Executive Board and the Executive Director on the following :
Allegations of Inappropriate Activity : the process for handling and investigating significant allegations.
Qualifications and Experience :
To undertake the role effectively, members of the Audit Committee should possess integrity, independent judgement, dedication and commitment to WFP's global goal of reaching zero hunger.
Terms and Conditions
WFP is looking to fill multiple positions, to meet Audit Committee equitable geographical representation requirements, preference will be given to nationals from the regions of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Members of the Audit Committee shall be independent of the WFP Secretariat and the Executive Board. The appointment is for a three year term, which may be renewed for a further three years.
This position is without compensation, but travel and subsistence costs are paid by WFP. Audit Committee members are expected to attend at least four meetings each year in Rome, Italy.
For more details please visit executiveboard.wfp.org / audit-committee .