UN Careers – Finance Assistant at United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Finance Manager
Vacancy Number: VN/PBR/2016/04
Grade: GS 6
About US:
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly
to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic
needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together
with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that
commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most
vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary: The UNICEF Finance Assistant performs a variety of
tasks on VAT claims and VISION related transactions such as data information
gathering, input and manipulation, report generation and dissemination using
VISION, ensuring that VISIONS related transactions are acted upon, reports
generated as may be necessary, effective and efficient solutions are provided,
and incidents and queries on the system appropriately addressed. The incumbent
will also be responsible for communication with user sections on VISION related
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out monthly submission of VAT to Uganda
    Revenue Authority (URA) including preparation of all documents required
    for the submission. Monitor outstanding VAT for refund by URA; follow up
    with suppliers/vendors on VAT payment to URA; and liaising with URA
    officials on refund of VAT submitted. Prepares recurring reports on VAT
    receivable account, noting and clarifying problems
  • Scrutinize and review DCT transaction
    (payments and liquidations) ensuring all supporting documentation and
    relevant information provided for processing transactions in VISION are in
    compliance with rules, regulations and procedures. Process DCT related
    transactions in VISION using the correct t-codes and related work
    processes accurately and timely in line with established SOPs
  • Carry out weekly and monthly reconciliation
    of open items in VISION for VAT receivable, DCTs, prepayments and other
  • The Finance Assistant will record all
    deposits in a timely and accurate manner in Vision
  • Performs any other duties, as required by the
    Finance Manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNICEF Finance Assistant vacancy should have completed secondary
    education.  Additional relevant
    courses in Business Administration or Accounting at diploma or university
    level is an asset.
  • At least six years’ office experience,
    including record-keeping and processing of information.
  • Proven ability to operate software or a
    computer packages used to maintain accounts is required.
  • Fluency in English is required.
Personal Competencies:
  • Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Inclusion;
  • Core Competencies (Required):
    Communication; Drive for Result; Working with People
  • Functional Competencies (Required):
    Analyzing; Applying Technical Expertise; Following instructions and
    Procedures; Planning and Organizing
NB: UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its
mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to
apply. UNICEF is a smoke free environment. All candidates who had previously
applied need not apply again.
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United
Nations UNICEF must send their applications accompanied by an updated CV and
P11 form, download here, as well
as two of the most recent performance evaluation reports.
Email applications should be sent in this format to name your file attachments:
Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or Gold_MukasaCV or
applications should be addressed to:
Resource Manager,
Kampala, Uganda,
9, George Street,
Box 7047, Kampala Uganda
to:  ugderecruit@unicef.org
Deadline: 11th February, 2016
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