POSITION TITLE: Auditor, FSN-11
SOLICITATION NO.: 72049224R10009
ISSUANCE DATE: NOVEMBER 22, 2023
CLOSING DATE/TIME: DECEMBER 08, 2023 / 11:59 PM Philippine Standard Time (PST)
The Auditor is in the USAID Office of Inspector General (OIG) Asia Regional Office/Manila suboffice. Under the supervision of a U.S. Direct Hire Audit Assistant Director, the job holder is responsible for performing audit desk reviews of Agency nonfederal audits and quality control reviews to ensure that independent audit firms conducted their work in accordance with the Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) throughout the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Pacific Islands as a part of the OIG’s oversight of USAID’s financial audit program. The job holder will review financial audits based on generally accepted government auditing standards, develop audit procedures, perform various analytical audit procedures, and make recommendations to address weaknesses identified in nonfederal audit reports and other work as assigned such as presentations. The job holder coordinates with USAID officials and audit firms to arrange quality control reviews, present quality control findings and results, orally and through written reports, and liaises with USAID partners/beneficiaries, audit firms, and host country supreme audit institution officials.
Major duties and responsibilities include: Financial Audit Performance (60%), Audit Quality Control, Reports (30%), and Audit Planning, Staff Training (10%).
To be considered for this position candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- EDUCATION (Pass/Fail) – Completion of a bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields is required: accounting, commerce, finance, or business Administration. Certified Public Accountant licensure or the host country equivalent is required. Note: Additional education may NOT be substituted for experience.
- PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE (Pass/Fail) – Minimum of five (5) years progressively responsible professional experience in accounting or auditing is required. Three (3) years of this experience must have been gained from working in a position in a related occupation, within a U.S. Government organization, host government organization, international or donor organization, or any organization where English language is routinely used in the workplace. Note: Additional experience may NOT be substituted for education.
- LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY/COMMUNICATION SKILLS (30 points) – Level IV (fluent) English and Tagalog proficiency is required in speaking, reading, and writing. The job holder must be able to express ideas and concepts clearly and accurately both verbally and in writing; written English skills are particularly important. With this level of proficiency, the Auditor is expected to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, such as well-written draft reports presenting audit findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
- JOB KNOWLEDGE (20 points) – A thorough knowledge and understanding of generally accepted government auditing standards and generally accepted accounting principles, theories, and terminology is required. Knowledge or the ability to gain knowledge of USAID program and activity design, implementation, and evaluation is also required.
- SKILLS AND ABILITIES (50 points) – Highly developed analytical and planning skills, and the ability to interpret and apply government auditing standards and techniques is required. Skills and abilities in performing audits, including financial, performance, and compliance reviews, and internal control and fraud risk assessments are required. Ability to perform sophisticated analysis of management controls and evaluate and identify the capability and capacity of USAID implementer/beneficiary organizations and systems is required. Ability to exercise independent judgement and work through complex challenges in a logical and timely manner to identify system vulnerabilities and be able to present the risks in a clear, concise, and convincing manner. Strong interpersonal skills and tact to conduct effective working relationships with employees and officials throughout the audit process, and the ability to professionally represent the OIG. Proficient skills in writing English, and MS Word and MS Excel are particularly important. Must be willing to travel outside the country to the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Pacific Islands regions, as well as to Washington, D.C.
HOW TO APPLY:
- Eligible Offerors are required to complete and submit the following:
- AID 309-2 (Offeror Information for Personal Services Contracts with Individuals) form: The AID 309-2 application form can be found on the USAID website (https://www.usaid.gov/forms/aid-309-2). Continuous pages are required if your work experience description goes beyond Section C – Additional Work Experience in AID 309-2.
- Cover letter/Letter of Interest: The cover letter should contain an overview of the offeror’s qualifications and must state how the applicant meets the minimum education and prior work experience qualifications as stated in Section II of this solicitation. Please indicate this as the subject line of the cover letter: Solicitation for a Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCNPSC – Local Compensation Plan).
- Current resumé/curriculum vitae (CV) without photo: The CV/resumé must contain sufficient relevant information to evaluate the offer in accordance with the stated evaluation criteria. Please indicate period of employment for each job in this format: MMMM dd, yyyy (e.g., July 01, 2015 to December 31, 2020).
- References: Minimum of three (3) references with name, occupation, and contact information (email address and mobile number). The references may be current or previous supervisors or work colleagues who can respond to reference check/s on the applicant’s professional expertise and work ethic. The Contracting Officer or the Technical Evaluation Committee may also reach out to other references not provided by the applicant.
- Transcript of records (TOR): The TOR should reflect the date of graduation.
- Offers must be received by the closing date and time (DECEMBER 08, 2023/11:59 PM PST) specified in Section I, item 3, and submitted to the Point of Contact in Section I (email@example.com).
- Offeror submissions must clearly reference the Solicitation number (72049224R10009) on all offeror submitted documents.