UN Associate Finance Officer Jobs – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Job Title:            Associate Finance Officer
Organization: United Nations
Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number:
RSCE/GJO/FIN/001/04-2017
Reports to: Finance Officer
Grade: NO-B
About RSCE:
The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making
body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations
Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations
Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the
Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.
The Regional Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is
owned, managed and staffed by the regional missions it serves. This framework
reinforces the existing missions’ chain of command structures and lines of
authority in a manner that does not create an additional layer between
Headquarters and the regional missions. It also ensures that staffing for RSC.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Provides
    support towards the achievement of RSCE key performance indicators (KPIs)
    and all Service Level Agreement (SLAs) components for RSCE
    projects/programmes/operations related to the respective Service Line;
  • Supports
    management in the delivery of services such as the processing of
    non-travel related commercial vendors’ invoices and payments to vendors
    providing goods or services to all RSCE Client Missions (processing
    invoices resulting from commitments such as Purchase Orders, Fund
    Commitments, Direct Expenditures, Medical clinic invoices and
    Replenishment of imprest/petty cash;
  • Assists
    in the treasury role for all payments originating from RSCE Client
    Mission, and all payments assigned to the RSCE house banks; Prepares staff
    members’ claims, danger pay, daily subsistence allowance, Mission
    subsistence allowance for Government Provided Personnel, Civilian Police,
    and Staff Officers. Volunteer living allowance and any other allowances
    for payments in conformity and adherence to applicable United Nations
    policies e.g., staff rules, financial regulations and rules, ST/AI
    issuances or practices, IPSAS policy framework etc.;
  • Provides
    support in supervising the disbursement processes of the RSCE or the
    Client Missions as appropriate; monitors the house bank account balances
    and traction summaries; assists in managing cash flow requirements;
  • Offers
    advice, financial interpretations in response to audits and other
    queries to ensure adherence to the UN Financial Regulations and Rules,
    Staff Rules, Administrative Instructions, Bulletins and Circulars under
    the guidance of the Service Delivery Manager;
  • Serves
    as a Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 105.5 or Approving
    Officer under Financial Rule 105.4 in adherence with the UN Regulations
    and Rules;
  • Regularly
    reviews and verifies completeness of documentation supporting invoices and
    payment requests; Analyses accounting transactions and open items
    in the accounting system and recommends corrective actions;
  • The
    incumbent will also perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) Associate Finance Officer job
    opportunity should hold an advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business
    administration, accounting, finance, commerce or related field is
    required.
  • Possession
    of a first-level university degree in combination with an
    additional four (4) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu
    of the advanced university degree.
  • Other
    technical qualification within the area of finance i.e. Certified Public
    Accountant (CPA) or ACCA would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible professional
    experience in the case of a Master’s Degree in the areas of finance,
    administration, budget, business administration or related area is
    required.
  • At
    least four years of progressively relevant professional experience in case
    of a Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Previous
    exposure and experience working in a United Nations common system field
    operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies,
    funds and programmes) – or similar international organization or
    non-governmental organization – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is
    desirable.
  • Previous
    experience with financial management or accounting in an international
    setting is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English
    or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is
    desirable. Knowledge of
    another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism:
    Knowledge of procurement
    policies, processes and procedures generally and, in particular, those
    related to the purchase of supplies and services. Knowledge of
    financial rules and regulations and ability to research and gather
    information from a variety of standard sources and to apply good judgment
    in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in
    achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject
    matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing
    deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than
    personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or
    challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with
    colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely
    valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from
    others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in
    accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not
    entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and
    accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Client
    Orientation:

    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and
    seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains
    productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
    Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
    Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment
    to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of
    progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products
    or services to client
NB: The United Nations
does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application,
interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not
concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts. Women are
strongly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send
their applications the following documents:
  • The United Nations Personal History form
    (P-11), Download Here; This should
    be signed
  • Proof of required academic certificates
    i.e. Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diplomas
  • Latest performance evaluation reports /
    appraisals
The applicants with the completed documents are strongly encouraged to
apply via e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement Number (check
beginning of this advert) and Job Title to: rsce2-recruitment@un.org
Deadline: 6th May 2017
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