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Senior Finance Assistant at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.

Since 1950, we have faced multiple crises on multiple continents, and provided vital assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, many of whom have nobody left to turn to. We help to save lives and build better futures for millions forced from home

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Finance Assistant

Ref Code: 28019
Location: Abuja
Family Location Type: Family
Hardship Level: C
Salary Grade: G5

Duties and Qualifications
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships:

  • The Senior Finance Assistant is normally supervised by a more senior finance colleague who defines work objectives and provides regular advice and guidance. The incumbent also refers to UNHCR Manuals and relevant policy papers on financial issues.
  • The incumbent assists with the processing of financial transactions. S/he keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the office and with bank officials to exchange information.
  • All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

  • Maintain financial records for a project or other office accounts for which responsibility is assigned.
  • Record receipts and payments, assure accuracy of computation and completeness of documents and maintain continuing status of allotments against obligations.
  • Prepare recurring reports on assigned accounts, noting problems resulting from excess cost or less-than-expected receipts.
  • Prepare special reports to clarify problems or as requested for other reasons.
  • Calculate and compile cost estimates and projected budget requirements and assist in preparation of budget statements for area of assignment.
  • Prepare routine correspondence and maintain contracts with others to discuss matters concerning accounts and related assignments.
  • Maintain contacts with local banks to clarify questions pertaining to office bank accounts.
  • Brief and assist new staff on basic financial procedures and requirements with respect to payments, entitlements, banking and currency provisions and other requirements relating to accounts and finance.
  • Initiate correspondence to verify data, answer queries and obtain additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience:

  • Years of Experience / Degree Level
  • For G5 – 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education:

  • Not applicable

Certificates and/or Licenses:

  • Accounting; Business Administration; Finance; HCR Learning Prog;
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential:

  • Not specified

Desirable:

  • Not specified

Functional Skills:

  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • FI-PeopleSoft Financial Management
  • UN-UN/UNHCR Financial Rules and Regulations and Procedures
  • IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements:

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

Position Competencies:
Core Competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation

Managerial Competencies:

  • Not specified.

Cross-Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing

Language Requirements:

  • Please also note that English is essential for this Job Opening.
  • Knowledge of local Language is highly recommended.

Eligible Applicants:

  • This position is advertised open to internal and external applicants.

Application Closing Date
2nd July, 2021 11.59pm.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks.
  • In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
  • All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, including in particular when supervising others, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties by demonstrating no tolerance for sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, abuse of power, harassment including sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation and abuse.
  • As individual workforce members and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and take these issues seriously by speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources, as well as, when required/appropriate, report, for corrective action to be taken, whilst considering a victim-centered-approach.
  • This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.
  • Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).
  • A written test may be conducted for this position which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Interested applicants should consult the “Administrative Instruction on Recruitment and Assignment of Locally Recruited Staff (RALS).
  • Applicants must be nationals of, and be locally recruited within the country of their employment.

 

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