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Finance And Budget Officer, P4

Closing: Jan 19, 2023

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Published: Jan 3, 2023 (2 months ago)

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Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources. Ability to develop budgetary policies, procedures and new programmes. Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches to budgetary matters. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.




Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree, or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

  • Job - Specific Qualification

  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is desirable.





Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience of progressively responsible experience in finance, budget or related area is required.

  • Working experience in a supervisor capacity with proof of performance management is required

  • Experience in working with the United Nations or another large international organization is required.

  • Experience in administration of financial regulations and rules is required.

  • Experience with budget formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting in line with the principles of results-based budgeting is required

  • Experience with performing qualitative and quantitative analysis on the basis of

  • large and diverse data sets using different collection and analysis methods while deriving

  • trends and recommendations is desirable.

  • Experience with the implementation of cost recovery and/or cost-sharing arrangements within a large organization is desirable.

  • Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and finance system such as Oracle or SAP, is desirable.

  • Experience with the management of large staffing tables is desirable

  • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


Responsibilities

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources. Ability to develop budgetary policies, procedures and new programmes. Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches to budgetary matters. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.




Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree, or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

  • Job - Specific Qualification

  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is desirable.





Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience of progressively responsible experience in finance, budget or related area is required.

  • Working experience in a supervisor capacity with proof of performance management is required

  • Experience in working with the United Nations or another large international organization is required.

  • Experience in administration of financial regulations and rules is required.

  • Experience with budget formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting in line with the principles of results-based budgeting is required

  • Experience with performing qualitative and quantitative analysis on the basis of

  • large and diverse data sets using different collection and analysis methods while deriving

  • trends and recommendations is desirable.

  • Experience with the implementation of cost recovery and/or cost-sharing arrangements within a large organization is desirable.

  • Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and finance system such as Oracle or SAP, is desirable.

  • Experience with the management of large staffing tables is desirable

  • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


BUDGET PREPARATION:

• Reviews, analyses and finalizes programme budget plans, cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements, on the basis of departmental submissions

• Ensures legislative mandates are accurately translated into program budgets.

• Provides detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions.

• Reviews, analyzes and finalizes program budget/financial implications in light of additional

mandates.

• Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget

review; assists in securing approval from the General Assembly.

BUDGET ADMINISTRATION:

• Issues allotments, authorizes sub-allotments, including redeployment of funds when

necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.

• Manages and monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds as

necessary.

• Acts as Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 105.5 to ensure that proposed obligations

and expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and established regulations and

rules.

• Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.

• Manages the Staffing Table related to the budget portfolios

• Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and

cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and

procedures.

• Prepares budget performance submissions.

• Reviews and finalizes budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved

budgets and actual expenditures.

• Manages cost recovery actions for UNON in accordance to the UN Cost Recovery Guidance. Ensures that reimbursement for services rendered on a cost recovery basis is obtained.

• Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.

GENERAL

• Provides advice and guidance, including training, to staff on budgetary and financial policies

and procedures, including results-based budgeting.

• Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin

them.

• Represents the office in inter and intra-departmental meetings.

• Guides, trains and supervises general service and professional staff in the function.

• Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

• Performs any other duties as required.


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