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

Job Title:        Senior Finance Associate

Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Vacancy Notice Number: Internal/ External
Vacancy Notice No. 004/2020

Position Number: 10028843

Position Grade: GS-7

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

Job Summary:  The Senior Finance Associate is normally
supervised by the (Senior) Finance Officer or the National
(Assistant/Associate) Finance Officer who defines general work objectives and
provides necessary advice and guidance. The incumbent also refers to UNHCR Manuals
and relevant policy papers on financial issues. The incumbent works quite
independently on regular assignments with an oversight from the supervisor.

The incumbent assists with the processing of financial
transactions. S/he keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the
office and with bank officials to exchange information. The incumbent normally
supervises some support staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Maintain ledgers and accounting records for
classification and recording of financial transactions and for the
reconciliation of accounts and preparation of recurring or special reports.

Ensure timely and accurate calculation and
payment of salaries, allowances, travel claims and other payments to staff
members, experts and consultants, vendors and other claimants.

Contribute to the preparation and processing of
monthly accounts.

Prepare financial data for budget estimates and
financial planning.

Ensure reconciliation of cash books with bank

Maintain liaison with officials of local banks
and financial institutions to obtain day-to-day information on exchange and
interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations, and matters pertaining
to maintenance of office bank accounts.

Assist higher-level officers in all aspects of
accounts maintenance and budget control by providing reports on financial
status, procedures, exchange rates, costs and expenditures and potential
funding problems.

Perform other related duties as required.

Key Results:

Financial transactions and reconciliations are
processed in line with relevant policies and procedures.

A smooth operational work is ensured through
timely payments, cash replenishment and monitoring of expenditure and budget

Financial reports are provided as per financial
guidelines and when required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR
Senior Finance Associate job placement should have completed secondary
education with post-secondary training/certificate in Accounting, Business
Administration, Finance or related fields is required.

At least eleven years of relevant work
experience is required.

High level of IT affinity (MS Office
applications, People Soft) is required.

Managing Performance

Managing Resources

Analytical Thinking

Technological Awareness

Planning and Organizing

Fluency in English is required.


Good knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and
procedures is desirable.

Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or
specific training relevant to the functions of the position is desirable.

Working knowledge of another relevant UN
language is desirable

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: 3rd March 2020

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