The Division for Oversight Services (DOS) consists of three branches: evaluation, internal audit, and investigation. The Director, DOS reports directly to the Executive Director of UNFPA and provides independent and objective assurance as well as advisory services designed to add value and improve UNFPA operations. The Division helps UNFPA accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of governance, risk management and control processes, as well as assess the impact of UNPFA's activities on its intended beneficiaries.
In accordance with the Oversight Policy and the Financial Regulations approved by the Executive Board, the roles and responsibilities of DOS, as well as the purpose, authority, policies and procedures that shall be applied in the operations of DOS, are set forth in its Charter approved by the Executive Director.
As stated in the Financial Rules and Regulations of UNFPA, the Director, DOS reports on internal audit and oversight activities annually and on evaluation activities biennially, to the Executive Board at its annual session. The report on internal audit and oversight activities summarizes significant observations from audits, investigations and evaluations undertaken in that year.
Audit Advisory Committee
A five-member Audit Advisory Committee (AAC) is established to assist the Executive Director of UNFPA in fulfilling his/her responsibilities regarding financial management and reporting, external audit matters, risk management, the systems of internal control and accountability, and the oversight process (the internal audit, evaluation, and investigative functions).
DOS submits to the Audit Advisory Committee (AAC), for review and advice, its strategy, work plans, budget situations and periodic progress reports. The AAC also receives a copy of all DOS internal audit reports.
Annual Reports to the Executive Board on Internal Audit and Oversight Activities
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