Vacancy Announcement No: 17/HCR/KRT/VN/101

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is seeking for qualified candidate to fill the following post:

Candidate who wish to be considered for this vacancy notice should fill the motivation letter and submit updated P11 Form


Job Title: Assistant Finance Officer ( Kassala)
Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment
Status of Advertisement: Internal/External within & outside UNHCR Offices
Section/Unit: Administrative Unit
Grade Level: NOA
Supervisor: Administrative Finance Officer
No. of Post: 10007143
Duty Station: Kassala
Closing Date: 22 Oct 2017

  Background:

Organizational Context: (Role of the position within the team, describing its leadership role, it’s external/internal work relationships or contacts, the contextual environment in which it operates and the scope of supervision received, and where applicable, exercise by the incumbent)

Assistant Finance Officer Position provide technical support with the processing of financial transactions, and monitor compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules.

In operations that do not have a Project Control Officer and are not covered by a Regional Project Control Officer, the Assistant Finance Officer must also perform oversight responsibilities with regard to the execution of projects.

The incumbent directly supervises general service staff.



  Duties and responsibilities:

Functional Statement:

Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • UNHCR’s financial rules and regulations, policies and procedures are adhered to by the office.
  • UNHCR’s local cash is safeguarded.
  • Monthly accounts are correct and approved.
  • Management is promptly informed of major variances in the execution of projects (budgets, finance, implementation or timeframe).

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Contribute to the assessment of budgetary needs for administrative budgets (ABOD); monitor and control ABOD expenditure in the office.
  • Analyze, evaluate and control disbursements/receipts, as well as expenditure variances against approved budgets.
  • Review vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements.
  • Propose monthly cash requirements for the office, and ensure adequate and timely replenishments of funds;
  • Contribute to the preparation and processing of monthly accounts.
  • Provide financial status reports to supervisors.
  • Analyze and evaluate all financial reports produced on a regular basis.
  • Maintain effective business relationships with local banks.
  • Support ensuring compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that payments are effectuated by the monthly deadline.
  • Ensure that monthly accounts are correct and approved, and ensure timely monthly bank reconciliations, including open items, review and clearance of unwanted requisitions and PO balances.
  • Conduct regular checks of petty cash and cash accounts.
  • Ensure appropriate recovery and recording of all the monthly/other receivables.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)

  • Verify that all financial transactions are correct and in accordance with UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Prepare office-level financial expenditure reports submitted to the regional office or Headquarters.
  • Approve vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements.
 
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Public or Business Administration, Economics or related field, OR university degree in another field combined with a professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent).
  • Minimum two years of previous job experience in the field of accounting or finance.
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent), preferably master degree in related discipline.
  • Working experience of at least Four years in an intergovernmental organization (United Nations or similar).
  • Good knowledge of United Nations financial rules and procedures.
  • Good understanding of accrual accounting (such as IPSAS or IFRS).
  • Working experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle Financial modules.

Required Competencies:

Managerial Competencies

  • Judgement and Decision Making.
  • Managing Performance.
  • Managing Resources.
  • Leadership and team building.

Cross-Functional Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking.
  • Negotiation and conflict Resolution.
  • Political Awareness.
  • Good communication skills

Eligibility:

Candidates must be Sudanese nationals.

Internal staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL). If you have questions regarding eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit (Khartoum).

Remuneration:

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org

Submission of Applications:

If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please apply through the Website  Sudanjob.net .

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for written test and/or oral interview. UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position. UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities. UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

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Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Candidate Assessments may include a written examination followed by a Competency Based Interview.

 




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