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INTERNAL AUDIT DIVISION

AUDIT REPORT
UNHCR recruitment process for national staft in the Democratic Republic of the Gongo Inadequate monitoring of recruitment actions resulted in unnecessary delays of more than one year in lllling key posts

16 June 2O09 { Assignment No. ARIIOOS/{ 0/04

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INTEROFFICE EMORANDUM M oFFtcE oF TNTERNALvERsrcHT sERvtcES o I M E M O R A N O U MN T E R I E U R B U R E A UD E s s E R V t c E s o E c o N T R O L E T N T E R N E I N T E R N A L U D I T D I V I S I O N D I V I S I O ND E L ' A U O I TI N T E R N E A

ro Mr. Ant6nio Guterres,High Commissioner A United Nations High Commissionerfor Refugees

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oe Internal AuditDivision. O1OS for suarrcr Assignment AR2008/ll0/04- Audit of the UIIHCR recruitmentprocess nationalstaff No. osrerin the DemocraticRepublicof the Congo L audit. I am pleasedto presentthe report on the above-mentioned

2. Based on your comments, we are pleased to inform you that we will close recommendation I in the OIOS recommendations databaseas indicated in Annex l. ln contained in the report, we request order for us to close the remaining recommendations that you provide us with the additional information as discussedin the text of the report and also summarized Annex L in 3. Please note that OIOS will report on the progress made to implement its particularly recommendation which has beendesignated high risk, as recommendations, 2 in its annual report to the Ceneral Assembly and semi-annualreport to the SecretaryGeneral.

Mr. L. CraigJohnstone, UNHCR DeputyHigh Commissioner, Ms. Judy Cheng-Hopkins, Assistant High Commissioner, LNHCR Ms. Karen Farkas,Controller and Director, DFAM, UNHCR Ms. Maha Odeima, Audit Coordinator,UNHCR Mr. SwatantraGoolsarran,Executive Secretary, UN Board of Auditors Mr. JesusLara Alonso, Officer-in-Charge,Joint InspectionUnit Secretariat Mr. Moses Bamuwamye,Chief, Oversight SupportUnit, Departmentof Management Mr. Byung-Kun Min, ProgrammeOfficer, OIOS Mr. ChristopherF. Bagot, Chie! GenevaAudit Service,OIOS

Fom ALrDI 3 {2 January 2009)

INTERNAL AUDIT DIVISION

FUNGTToN

"The Oflice shall, in accordance with the relettant provisions ofthe Financial Regulationsand Rules of the United Nations examine, review and appraise the use offinancial resources of lhe United Nations in order to guarantee the impletnentation of programmes and legislcttive mondales, ascertain compliance of programme managers with thefinancial ond atlminislrative regulalions and rules, as of well as with the approvedrecommendalions external oversight audils, reviewsand sumeysto bodies,undertakemandgement improve lhe slructure of the Organization and its responsiveness to lhe requirements oJprogrammes and legislative mandates, and monitor the effectiveness the syslemsof internal control of of the Organizotion" (GeneralAssemblyResolution48/218 B).

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ACTINC DIRECToR:

INFoRMATtoN e-mail: ndiaye@un.org

Fax: Fatoumata Ndiaye: Tel:+1.212,963.564E, +1.212.963.3388,

CIIIEF,GENEvA AUDITSERvIcE: Fax: Christopher Bagot: F. Tel:+41.22.917.2731, +41.22.917.0011, e-mail: cbasot@unog.ch

(OIOS) corrducted audit of an The Office of InlernalOversightServices (UNHCR) recruitment the United Nations High Commissionerfor Refugees process nationalstaff in the Dcrnocratic tbr Republicof the Congo (DRC). The overall objectiveof the audit rvasto determinewhetheran effectivesystemof internalcontrol was in placefor the recruitment nationalstaff in the UNHCR of The to operationin the DRC, within the authoritydelcgated thc Representative. audit rvas conductcdin accordance lvith the IntcrnationalStandardsl'or the Professional Practice lnternalAuditing. of Ovcrall, the audit fourrd that the internalcontrol systemneededto be improvedto ensurcthat reoruitment nationalstafTis canied oLrtin a timely of raised mannerand in compliance with rules. UNI ICR agreedwith the concerns by OIOS and had...
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