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Call for expressions of interest in positions on UNIDO’s Independent Oversight Advisory Committee

27 April 2022


VIENNA, 27 April 2022 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is calling for interested candidates to apply for membership of its Independent Oversight Advisory Committee (OAC).

The establishment of the Committee was approved by the Industrial Development Board (Board), a governing body of UNIDO, in November 2016. Its primary purpose is to advise the Board and the UNIDO Director General on the adequacy and effectiveness of accounting policies, internal controls, compliance and risk management, internal audit, evaluation and investigation functions and other related matters.

Applicants should have relevant advanced professional qualifications and senior-level experience at international, United Nations, public or private sector organizations in areas such as evaluation, audit, investigation, finance, accounting, risk management, or related areas.

Applicants shall be external to and independent from the Organization and shall not seek or receive instructions from any government or other authority external to or within the Organization.

Members of the Committee shall serve in an independent, non-executive and personal capacity for a three-year term, renewable once. The OAC will meet two times a year.

UNIDO is committed to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. Qualified female candidates for the Committee are strongly encouraged to apply.

Individuals formerly employed by UNIDO cannot apply unless at least five years have lapsed since the termination of their employment or contractual relationship with the Organization at the time of submission of the expression of interest. Government officials serving in Vienna-based delegations shall not be eligible to serve on the Committee.

Members serve on a voluntary basis and are not remunerated, but shall be provided with travel and daily subsistence expenses at standard organizational rates for attending OAC meetings in Vienna, Austria.

Interested applicants are invited to submit an expression of interest, including a curriculum vitae, by e-mail to For further information about the OAC’s terms of reference, please click here.

Deadline for receipt of applications extended to 3 June 2022.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.