22 February 2017

UN Administrative /Finance Associate Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10027162
Vacancy Notice: 009/2017
Reports to: Admin/Finance Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL6

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 Administrative/Finance Associate keeps frequent contacts with staff at various levels in the office and occasionally with staff at the same level in other duty stations and/or Headquarters; with local suppliers, banks and financial institutes on subject matters which may be of importance to the Organization.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Performs personnel administration tasks including interpretation and processing entitlements, issuance of contracts and maintenance of various personnel records and files;
  • Offers support in conducting preliminary interviews of candidates, administering typing exams and recruitment of GL staff;
  • Carries out surveys of local cost of living, DSA rate and servicing staff, housing rental and collects information on the above-mentioned.
  • Prepares travel authorization, ID cards and other personnel related documents for staff;
  • Record vouchers in MSRP Finance and Supply Chain application, prepares monthly replenishments, maintains Petty Cash, enters Requisitions and Purchase Orders.
  • Prepares monthly reports on accounts for submission, as needed. If required, assists in preparation of ABOD and submission along with Country Operation Plan;
  • Prepares, updates, maintains inventory records of non-expendable equipment for submission to the main office. Orders and controls stationary supplies;
  • The jobholder attends meetings and participates in discussions of new or revised procedures and practices on administration and finance matters; interprets and assesses the impact of changes and makes recommendations for follow-up action;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Admin/Finance Associate job placement should have secondary school with post-secondary certificate/training in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related fields;
  • At least six years of previous job experience relevant to the function;
  • Good computer skills (MS office and Peoplesoft applications)
  • Knowledge of UNHCR administrative and financial rules and procedures is desired
  • Working knowledge and experience of MSRP Finance and EPM Budget applications is desired
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language;
  • Excellent knowledge of Madi is an added advantage.

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: 23rd February, 2017


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