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

Job Title:                 Finance Officer
Organization: United Nations
Regional Service Centre Entebbe (UNRSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number:
RSCE/GJO/FIN-NOC/007/06/2017
Reports to: Chief of Unit
Grade: NO-C
About UNRSCE:
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 Officer will carry out the
following duties:
  • Oversees
    the timely processing of vendors invoices, staff 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 Nations policies
    e.g. staff rules, financial regulations and rules, ST/AI issuances or
    practices or practices, IPSAS policy framework etc.
  • Oversees the disbursement processes of the
    RSCE or the Client Missions as appropriate; monitors the house bank
    account balances and transaction summaries; manages cash flow
    requirements; Liaises daily with the UN Treasury at HQ for the oversight
    on payments of vendors and personnel related payments released by the
    RSCE.
  • Provides
    advice, financial interpretations, adaptations and corrective actions 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.
  • Takes
    part in developing inputs to the UN’s legislative processes for
    consideration of the Centre’s financing requirements by FBFD, Controller’s
    Office, the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions
    (ACABQ) and the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly.
  • Regularly
    monitors performance against RSCE Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and all
    Service Level Agreements (SLAs) applicable to assigned areas of
    responsibilities.
  • Actively
    contributes to the development of the Service Line’s annual budget,
    particularly with respect to the establishment of major resourcing
    priorities, prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of the
    Service Line’s resourcing requirements such as non-staff requirements,
    including programmatic aspects; review, analyze and revise data with
    respect to the finalization of the budget proposals as well as Results Based
    Budgeting inputs.
  • Takes
    part in the preparation, review and finalization of budget performance
    reports in compliance with the Legislative requirements and recommendations
    and Controller’s instructions; reviews and ensures valid variances between
    approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Acts
    as a Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 105.5 or Approving Officer
    under Financial Rule 105.4 in adherence with UN Regulations and
    Rules.
  • Keenly
    reviews and verifies completeness of documentation supporting invoices and
    payment requests.
  • Approves
    and creates profiles in payroll systems.
  • Supports
    the development with a communication strategy with a provision of input
    related to their Service Line for RSCE dedicated intranet page on
    Finance issues as required.
  • Mentor
    and supervise Finance Assistants in the team and provide appropriate
    technical guidance and mentoring to the team members.
  • Perform
    any other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) Finance Officer job opportunity should
    hold an advanced University
    Degree, preferably in the field of finance, business administration or in
    a related field is required. An additional professional
    qualification in finance, accounting or audit is desirable. A first-level university degree in
    combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may
    be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. An additional
    professional qualification in finance, accounting or audit is desirable. For holders of a Master’s Degree, at
    least five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience
    in finance, administration, business administration or related area
    within a national and / or an international Organization is required.
  • In
    case of a Bachelor’s Degree a minimum of seven (7) years progressively
    relevant professional experience in finance, administration, business
    administration or related area within a national and / or an
    international Organization is required.
  • Significant
    exposure and experience working in financial management, audit or
    accounting in within an international organization or non-governmental
    organization – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.
  • Previous
    experience with financial management, audit or accounting systems and
    management in an international setting is desirable.
  • Prior
    experience in a shared service center is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English
    or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is
    desirable.
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Formulates effective financial
    operations through the provision of timely support with respect to a
    well-formulated financial plan and peacekeeping budget proposals. 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.
  • Planning
    & Organizing:

    Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
    identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
    required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for
    completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when
    planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time
    efficiently.
  • 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.
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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