Volunteer positions at The Commonwealth , Sep 2015

Location: London
Closing date: 13 September 2015
Contract duration: 3 years (initially)

Volunteer position (travel expenses will be reimbursed)

The Commonwealth Secretariat invites new members to join its Audit Committee
The Audit Committee is a special committee of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Board of Governors. Its key tasks include:
  • Assisting the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Board of Governors to ensure that the Secretariat’s financial statements fairly reflect its activities and conforms to applicable accounting standards.
  • Advising on the appointment of the Secretariat’s external auditors and maintaining oversight of their work.
  • Keeping under review the Secretariat’s system of internal control, risk management and internal audit.
The Committee meets four to six times a year in London.  Meetings are normally scheduled for three hours between 4 and 7 pm on weekdays. In addition some work must be undertaken in advance of meetings.
The appointment will initially be for three years. The position is unpaid but travel expenses will be reimbursed.
This opportunity is open to individuals who are Commonwealth citizens residing in London. Applicants should be persons with significant general or financial management experience with background in corporate governance. 
The Commonwealth Secretariat welcomes applications from all eligible people irrespective of gender, race, ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability.
The regional representation of the current Audit Committee membership is one member each from Africa, Europe and the Pacific and two members from the Caribbean. At present there are no members from Asia.
Please send your application together with a brief CV indicating your nationality or citizenship.
Further details about the Committee can also be obtained from:
Director, Corporate Services
Email: hq-recruitment@commonwealth.int
Closing date for applications is 13 September 2015.
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