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Finance And Budget Assistant, G6

Closing: Nov 30, 2022

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Published: Nov 11, 2022 (28 days ago)

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Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Finance related training is desirable.

  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

  • The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively work experience in project fund management, finance, budget, accounting and administrative work or related area is required.

  • One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

  • Work experience interpreting and applying administrative and financial policies is desirable.

  • Work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) e.g. SAP is desirable

  • Experience with the United Nations System or similar international organization is desirable.

  • Experience with Global funds such as Global Environment Facility (GEF), Adaptation Fund

  • (AF) and/or Green Climate Fund (GCF) is desirable


Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official United Nations languages is desirable.


Responsibilities

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Finance related training is desirable.

  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

  • The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively work experience in project fund management, finance, budget, accounting and administrative work or related area is required.

  • One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

  • Work experience interpreting and applying administrative and financial policies is desirable.

  • Work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) e.g. SAP is desirable

  • Experience with the United Nations System or similar international organization is desirable.

  • Experience with Global funds such as Global Environment Facility (GEF), Adaptation Fund

  • (AF) and/or Green Climate Fund (GCF) is desirable


Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official United Nations languages is desirable.


1. PROJECT DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION:

Verifies documents for overall budgetary accuracy, consistency and uniformity in presentation and ensure comprehensiveness and compliance with formats prescribed; Cross-checks consistency of figures in tables with the text of the reports, and verifies references to other reports and documents, suggests corrections to be made to the Fund Management Officer concerned; Co-ordinates with other finance and programme staff in preparing budgets with respect to project document; Liaises with Executing Agency and UNON to obtain third party/payee details.


2. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION:

Prepares/reviews funding documents for budget allotments, review expenditure reports from executing agencies to ensure (a) corrects account and objects of expenditure have been charged (b) validity of charges (c) availability of funds; Reviews/prepares project structure and commitments in Umoja; Reviews and process cash advances, UNDP authorizations and fund transfers to EAs, ensuring that the advances are within the approved budget and approved by Finance Management Officer (FMO); Initiate processing of cash advances and expenditures through UNON applications portal and follow up with UNON for remittances of funds and liquidation of expenditure reports; Notifies payees of status of payments and investigate complaints of non-receipt.; Assists Finance Management Officer (FMO) with regular review of UNDP Inter Office Vouchers (IOVs) to ensure that they have been properly recorded; Monitors expenditures to ensure they remain within authorized levels; Analyzes variances between approved budgets and expenditures and prepare adjustments as necessary; Assists in annual project revisions and supporting schedules; Reconciles project accounts against independent audit certificates received from executing agencies.


3. PROJECT EVALUATION AND CLOSURE:

Updates project database with relevant project information on revision/closure of project; Provides financial information required in Project Implementation Review (PIR), Mid-term review/evaluation and Terminal Evaluation; Assists in the preparation of project completion and closing revision and supporting schedules. Process disposal of non-expendable equipment in accordance with UNEP procedures before closure of projects. Prepares request for refund of unspent balances for approval by Fund Management Officer; Tracks receipt of expected income through Treasury deposit report and ensures credit is posted correctly to the proper Trust Fund.


4. GENERAL:

Provides general administrative support to Fund Management Officer and other team members; Provides guidance and training to colleagues and supervise other General Service staff as required; Tracks and follow-up on administrative processes in progress; Maintains and keep up-to-date project files. Archives documentation as required, Keeps log of archived files and track of archived information. Performs other related duties as assigned. Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making. Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.


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