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

Job Title:        Admin/Finance Officer
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: 
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 Admin/Finance Officer is part of the
Senior Management of an office. He/she will establish and maintain efficient
administrative control mechanisms to ensure compliance with UN Financial,
Administrative and Staff rules and procedures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Manage the day-to-day personnel and administrative operations of the
  • Serve as a member of the Local Contracts Committee (LCC).
  • Advise the Head of Office and other staff on personnel and
    administrative policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the physical verification of UNHCR property plant and
  • Formulate, implement staff safety and security measures and ensure
    MOSS/MORSS compliance, in consultation with the Head of Office and Field
    Safety Advisers (FSAs)
Human Resources
  • Oversee recruitment, appointments and administrative formalities
    concerning local General Service staff.
  • Prepare operational context for all international posts in the
  • Serve ex-officio in the APPC.
  • Review and approve the settlement of employee entitlements including
    DSA, local salaries and the Medical Insurance Plan (MIP).
  • Coordinate training and capacity-building activities to staff in
    administrative related areas.
  • Ensure compliance with UNHCR’s internal control framework, financial
    rules, policies and procedures requesting guidance and support from
    headquarters as necessary.
  • Identify potential risks in relation to the financial management of
    the office, and propose mitigating action to senior management, when
  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly and year-end closure of accounts,
    including bank reconciliation, and submit reports to headquarters as per
    prescribed deadlines.
  • Prepare a consolidated budget for the country operation
    (Branch/Sub/Field Offices) for approval by Regional Office or
  • Manage the FOCUS token for the country as a Focus Planning
  • Ensure timely and effective follow-up to audit observations and
  • Provide training on financial matters.
Key Result Areas:
  • Select and negotiate with local service providers, within the
    established financial parameters.
  • Ensure local compliance with UNHCR’s administrative, human resources
    and financial policies and procedures.
  • Approve vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements;
  • Approve and certify local bank reconciliation and petty cash
  • Certify country-level financial expenditure reports submitted to the
    regional office or Headquarters.
  • Settle amounts due, or recover travel payments, from country
    operation staff.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Admin/Finance
    Officer job placement should hold an Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a
    BA/BS) in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration,
    Economics or related field, OR undergraduate degree (equivalent of a
    BA/BS) in another field combined with a professional qualification in
    accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent) plus minimum 6 years of
    previous work experience relevant to the function of which at least 2
    years in an intergovernmental organization (United Nations or similar).
    Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) plus 5 years or Doctorate
    degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 4 years of previous relevant work
    experience may also be accepted.
  • Working experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle Financial and/or HR
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if
    not English.
  • Professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or
  • Excellent knowledge of United Nations administrative, human
    resources and financial rules and procedures.
  • Knowledge of additional UN languages.
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
Deadline: 16th April 2019
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