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Associate Finance And Budget Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary

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Job Summary

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the respective office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services www.unon.org).This post is located in the office of Budget and Financial Management Services (BFMS), Division of Administrative Services (DAS).



•Preparation of cost estimates and budget proposals in terms of staff and non-staff requirements for regular budget and extra-budgetary resources under UNON Administration;
•Monitor budget implementation and performance and recommend reallocation of funds as necessary;
•Ensure that requisitions for goods and services are in line with authorized budgets, the priorities of the organization and the UN financial rules and regulations;
•Review requests for creation and extension of positions as well as requests for recruitment;
•Execution of cost recovery in line with established agreements and policies and support on the collection of associated receivables;
•Perform certifying functions of financial transactions as per delegation.

•Responsible for the processing of financial documents in line with the financial rules and regulations;
•Review and analysis of various accounting data, financial statements input and preparation of reports;
•Scrutinize supporting documents for completeness, accuracy and validity of requests in line with applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
•Verify accuracy of postings and process corrections as appropriate;
•Analyze and monitor open item managed accounts (OIM) in the ERP system (Umoja) and initiate corrective action;
•Perform approval functions of financial transactions as per delegation;
•Perform quality review of reports before issuance, prepare donor reports and financial statements.

•Prepare and analyse reports with a view to identify anomalies and unusual trends and recommend corrective action as appropriate;
•Perform data extraction and prepare various reports for management review;
•Respond to queries and draft correspondence in relation to budgetary and financial matters from management, clients (internal and external), auditors and other stakeholders;
•Ensure that accurate and complete accounting; reporting and internal control systems are functioning;
•Ensure that all relevant records and audit trails are maintained;
•Supervise one or more team leaders and teams and provide day-day management and supervision, training and guidance to other staff;
•Provide support to Unit Chief in planning of unit and team staff work plans, monitor and report performance against the plans;
•Knowledge retention and quality assurance focal point for the team;

Perform other related duties as required.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Accounting; Bookkeeping; Financial analysis; Cash management; Financial reporting; Financial controlling; Cost center monitoring
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

United Nations

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 1000+ people

The United Nations Office at Nairobi, the UN headquarters in Africa, was established by the General Assembly in 1996. The office is headed by a Director-General, at the Under-Secretary-General level, serves as the representative office of the Secretary-General in Nairobi and performs representation and liaison functions with permanent missions, the host-country and other Governments, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in Nairobi, as well as other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya; facilitates cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations; provides administrative and other support services to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat); provides joint and common services to other organizations of the United Nations system in Kenya, as applicable; and manages and implements the programmes of administration, conference services and public information and provides security and safety services for United Nations staff and facilities in the United Nations Office at Nairobi.

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