United Nations FAO: Compliance Specialist Required (2023)

Closes : 19 June 2023

FAO supports governments and regional bodies to address their needs and priorities in achieving food security, reducing hunger and malnutrition, developing agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors, and ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources. The Administrative Unit supports program and project implementation by being custodian of rules, regulations and procedures; providing financial certifications; maintenance of records; monitoring corporate activities; budget management; security management; and ensuring adequacy of internal controls.

Reporting Lines

Working under the overall supervision of the SFS Sub-Regional Coordinator and FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, and direct supervision of the Head of Administration, the Compliance Specialist  will do a health check on the adequacy and effectiveness of the Zimbabwe country office fuel coupon system.

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Technical Focus

The technical areas/profiles covered will be as follows:
•    Evaluation

Tasks and responsibilities

•    Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of the FAO’s Redan fuel coupons and Total smart card fuel system.
•    Reviews fuel coupon receipts and disbursements under the fuel coupons custodian. 
•    Reviews coupons disbursed to implementing partners and establish how adequate is the current systems.
•    Reviews smart card fuel usage for official vehicles and generators to determine adequacy of the current system & Report any matters incidental to the fuel management system.
•    Reviews the office asset registry and carry spot checks.
•    Makes recommendations for improvements or adequacy to the current system with emphasis on the disbursement and acquittal of fuel advanced and fuel usage in the running of official vehicles and the generators as well as the management of the assets.


Minimum Requirements

•    Degree in audit, business or public administration, finance, accounting, economics or related field. Possession of a professional audit qualification is desirable.
•    At least five years relevant internal audit experience or audit experience in a consulting firm.
•    Working knowledge (Level C) of English
•    National of Zimbabwe or a legal resident in the country

FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/ Functional Skills

•    Work experience in more than one location or area of work
•    Extent and relevance of experience in auditing, accounting, management and information systems techniques
•    Extent and relevance of experience in risk assessments
•    Experience in using specialised auditing software


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have queries, please contact:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

• To apply, visit the recruitment website and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
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