Fresher UN Assistant Administrative/Finance Officer Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10007615
Vacancy Notice: 021/2016
Reports to: Head of Office
Duty Station: Mbarara,
Post Grade: NOA
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Administrative/Finance Officer will be tasked with establishing  and maintaining efficient administrative
services to support the office operation. He/she acts as advisor to the Head of
Office, with authority to discuss problems and seek common ground on which to
recommend solutions based on predetermined guidelines provided by higher
authority. The incumbent directly supervises general service staff.
Key Duties and
  • Regularly monitor the day-to-day personnel
    and administrative operations of the office;
  • Actively contribute to providing a healthy
    and respectful working environment, free from hazard or security risks;
  • Offer support in the implementation of
    processes and procedures to improve and strengthen internal controls in
    line with UNHCR rules and regulations;
  • Take part in the physical verification of
    UNHCR property plant and equipment;
  • Actively contribute to the process to
    determine the country administrative budget;
  • Carry out regular checks of petty cash and
    cash accounts.
  • Control and check the monthly accounts and
    various administrative activities, in order to verify and certify
    disbursements are in accordance with the administrative budget and UNHCR
    Financial Rules;
  • Offer support in monitoring local compliance
    with UNHCR policies and processes for cash management, requesting support
    and guidance when required.
  • Support office-level training on financial
  • Perform any other related duties as
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR resources in the office are managed
    in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • UNHCR financial rules and regulations,
    policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • UNHCR local cash is safeguarded.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Administrative/Finance Officer career placement should
    hold a University Degree in Accounting, Finance, 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).
  • Professional qualification in accounting
    or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent) is desired
  • At least two years of previous job
    experience in the field of accounting or finance.
  • One year of experience in an
    intergovernmental organization (United Nations or similar) is desired
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular
    in MS Office applications
  • Possess excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another UN language.
  • Good knowledge of United Nations
    administrative, human resources and financial rules and procedures.
  • Working experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle
    Financial and/or HR modules
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 30th
September, 2016
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