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Position: Senior Finance Assistant
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Shire, Ethiopia
Posted date: 11 months ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

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 the accuracy of computation and completeness of documents, and maintain a 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 the preparation of budget statements for the 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, 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

Certificates and/or Licenses

  • Accounting; Business Administration; Finance; HCR Learning Prog;

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Functional Skills

  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • FI-ERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday, and others)
  • IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Core Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
  • Client & Result Orientation
  • Cross-Functional Competencies
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technological Awareness
  • Planning and Organizing

Language Requirements

For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe and empowered to perform their duties. This includes demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination, and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seek guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

Position Competencies

Competencies as defined in Job Profile

Additional Information

Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training, or any other fees).

An eliminatory or complementary written test for shortlisted candidates may be conducted which will be followed by competency-based interviews.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Knowledge of Local Language (Tigrigna) is desirable.