UN Senior Admin / Finance Associate Job Careers – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:           Senior
Admin / Finance Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.:  TEMP032/2018
Vacancy Notice No.: 032/2018
Duty Station: 
Position Grade: GL7
About US:
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
Senior Admin/Finance Associate is responsible for assisting the concerned
manager in the implementation of general administrative and financial
management tasks. She/he will work quite independently on regular assignments
with an oversight from the supervisor, who will provide general guidance and
work plans for identifying work priorities and appropriate approaches; work is
controlled for meeting expected results and conformity to policy and procedures.
The incumbent directly supervises some support staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Analyses and maintains an overview of
    the work of the office to ensure that timely administrative support is
    provided in general and specialised areas.
  • Takes part in the recruitment and
    training of General Service staff for specialised and non-specialised
  • In charge of the maintenance of cash
    books, including control of disbursements and balancing of books and
    ledgers. reconciliation of cash books with the bank statements.
  • Orders actions from officials of local
    banks and financial institutions and obtain day to day information on
    exchange interest rates, financial regulations and procedures.
  • Tasked with the preparation of financial
    data for budget estimates and financial planning. Maintenance of ledgers
    and accounting records for classification and recording of financial
    transactions and for the reconciliation of accounts and preparation of
    recurring or special reports.
  • Responsible for the calculation of
    allowances, travel claims and other payments to vendors, staff members and
    other claimants, experts and consultants.
  • Perform personnel administration tasks
    including interpretation and processing entitlements, issuance of
    contracts and maintenance of various personnel records and files.
  • Prepares, updates, maintains inventory
    records of non-expendable equipment. Orders and controls stationery
  • Keenly monitors, controls and ensures
    proper implementation of assistance projects, processes and prepares
    related transactions, financial and administrative documents and maintains
    contacts with IPs and authorities, regarding UNHCRs projects. Organize
    meetings with IPs to evaluate financial performance.
  • Briefs both international and national
    personnel on general administrative matters, provides advice and ensures
    administrative support as required.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned by
    the Supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Senior Admin/Finance Associate job opportunity should have
    completed Secondary Education with post-secondary courses/training/diploma
    in Accounting or Business Administration., Commerce or Advanced Training
    in Finance;
  • At least eleven years of previous job
    experience relevant to the function;
  • Broad knowledge of UNHCR/UN
    administrative and financial rules and regulations;
  • Computer skills (MS office and People
    soft applications)
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the
    duty station).
  • Knowledge and working experience of MSRP
    Finance and EPM Budget applications.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes
    or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
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: 2nd May 2018
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