UN Finance Assistant Jobs – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (UNRSCE)

Job Title:                 Finance Assistant
Organization: United Nations
Regional Service Centre Entebbe (UNRSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number:
Reports to: Chief of Unit
Grade: GS-5
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:
Within delegated authority, the Finance Assistant will carry out the
following duties:
  • Prepares
    staff members’ entitlements including 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 Nation’s policies e.g. staff rules, financial
    regulations and rules, ST/AI issuances or practices, IPSAS policy
    framework etc.
  • Provides
    supports in the review of completeness of documentation supporting
    invoices and payment requests; Processes vendors payments in Umoja
    after verification of accuracy and consistency with Purchase Orders and
    Goods Receipt/Service Certification; Advises Vendors, Procurement,
    Receiving & Inspection (R&I) and other Self Accounting Units
    (SAUs) any missing documentation or anomalies that may delay payments;
    Maintains records of pending issues, update case files weekly; Respond to
    queries from Vendors, Procurement, SAU, R&I etc. Measure performance
    against established Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Renders
    support in the verification of transfer to other house banks, imprest
    payments, preparation of remittance requests to UNHQ and projection of
    off-cycle payments; Answers queries from staff member, vendors, missions,
    other house banks; Keeps accurate records for the purpose of
    auditing and performance reports.
  • Processes
    advance payment requests; Initiates Business Partner (BP) requests;
    Processes daily allowances for Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) and
    Police Contributing Countries (PCCs); Processes Monthly Subsistence
    Allowance (MSA); Processes final and withheld payments (as well as
  • Provides
    support in the development of the Service Line’s annual budget development
    programme, particularly with respect to the establishment of major
    resourcing priorities, and prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in
    line with the Service Line’s resourcing requirements. Review,
    analyze and revise data with respect to the finalization of the budget
    proposals as well as Result Based Budgeting inputs;
  • Perform
    any other duties as and when required by the Supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) Finance Assistant job should hold a
    high school diploma or
    equivalent. An additional qualification in finance,
    accounting or audit is desirable.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in financial
    management, accounting, audit, administrative services or related area is
  • Previous
    exposure and experience in the administration of a broad range
    finance-related Allowances and Payments or Benefits and Entitlements using
    an ERP is desirable.
  • Previous
    experience working in financial management within an international
    organization or non-governmental organization – in a conflict or
    post-conflict setting is desirable.
  • Experience
    in a shared service center is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in oral and written
    English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Provide
    direct operational support to the RSCE and its client missions by
    processing payments activities and all personnel and contract
    administration transactions. 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. Takes responsibility for
    incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of
    women and men in all areas of work.
  • 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

    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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send
their applications with the following documents:
  • The United Nations Personal History form
    (P-11), Download Here; This should
    be signed
  • Copies of academic certificate (s) and/or
    High School Diploma
  • Latest performance evaluation report (for
    internal UN Candidates)
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: 30th July 2017
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