Internal Oversight Service

The Director-General is tasked with oversight responsibilities including risk management and internal control with respect to the Organization’s operations. Internal Oversight Service and the Oversight Advisory Committee assist the Director-General in fulfilling these responsibilities.

The Internal Oversight Service is guided by its charter (IOS Charter) and provides an independent consolidated oversight mechanism which covers internal audit, evaluation, investigation and other management support to strengthen the functioning of the Organization. It is charged with providing assurance that programmes and plans (Strategy) are delivered efficiently and effectively, that strategic management information is reliable and timely, and that continuous improvements are fostered in methods, procedures and accountabilities so as to enhance the quality and impact of UNESCO’s operations.

Positions within the service are advertised when they arise, qualified candidates are encourage to apply here.


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