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The position is located in the Arlington, VA office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) with duty, on a long-term temporary duty (TDY) status, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Oversee and manage teams of auditors, program analysts, engineers, and locally employed staff through the planning, conducting, and reporting on comprehensive performance audits and inspections of reconstruction programs and projects implemented using U.S. reconstruction funds to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and oversight of these efforts; detect and prevent waste, fraud and abuse; ensure compliance with laws and regulations; and review adherence to internal control and other applicable standards. These audits primarily cover efforts implemented by the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of State (State), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), but could involve any U.S. government department or agency funding and/or implementing reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.
Oversee teams' efforts to obtain sufficient, relevant, and reliable evidence through site visits, observation, inquiries, document reviews, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and interviews to provide reasonable basis for an opinion regarding the activity or organization under examination. Ensure that audits and inspections comply with applicable standards, including generally accepted government auditing standards, CIGIE standards for inspections and evaluations, and SIGAR's audit and inspection policies and procedures.
Participate in defined milestone meetings and regular discussions with the AIG-A&I and DAIG-A&I to review the audit and inspection objectives, scope, and methodology; status of fieldwork and any obstacles impacting the work; preliminary observations; and proposed findings and recommendations. When the team confronts challenges, assess the impact on the work and proposes actions to resolve or lessen any negative impacts.
Oversee teams as they conduct background research, prepare requests for information, and conduct analyses of documents and data from a variety of sources to obtain evidence that supports audit findings and conclusions.
Lead and participate in meetings with agency officials and congressional staff to discuss the audit objectives, scope, and preliminary timelines; obtain information needed to meet the objectives; and present and explain the audit results and recommendations.
Oversee the development and presentation of written reports and oral briefings for senior SIGAR leaders and external officials regarding significant findings that cover the conditions discovered, applicable criteria, their cause and effect, and recommendations resulting from audit and inspection work. Reviews teams' responses to agency comments and, when necessary, defending or developing suitable alternatives based on those comments. Represent SIGAR in coordination, facilitation, and discussions with Congressional and other federal agency officials relating to proposed, ongoing and completed audits. Participate in audit and inspection design commitments and report message agreement conferences for audits conducted by SIGAR staff and make recommendations to the AIG-A&I on go/no-go decisions for continuation, modification, or termination of audit and inspection projects.
Oversee in the development of recommendations to DOD, State, USAID, and other U.S. government department or agency senior leaders regarding actions they should take to remedy issues identified in audits and inspections to promote compliance, efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability in the administration of reconstruction programs, projects, and operations in Afghanistan.
Assess the progress of corrective measures taken by DOD, State, USAID, and other U.S. government departments or agencies to implement the recommendations.
Coordinate with other SIGAR offices and directorates, such as Investigations, General Counsel, Lessons Learned, Research and Analysis, and Quality Control, as needed to complete audit work.
Makes recommendations to the DAIG-A&I and AIG-A&I in the appointment, promotion, and reassignment of personnel within A&I and provides direction to staff and other A&I operations support personnel. Screens, interviews, and recommends applicants for positions within A&I, addresses employee concerns, and supports appropriate training opportunities.
Assist the DAIG-A&I and AIG-A&I in anticipating information needs of external parties and facilitates making this information readily available.
25% or less - Overseas travel is required for this position.
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