UN Finance Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

 

Job Title:    Finance Officer

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda

Job Opening Number: 20-Finance-RSCE-141343-R-Entebbe (M)

Reports to: Chief
of Section, Financial Services and Compliance Monitoring of the RSCE.

Grade: P4

 

About US:

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.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Finance
Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Continuously
improve service delivery by frequently monitoring performance and achieving targeted
performance levels:

  • Plans, oversees and prepares the closing of the monthly and year-end
    accounts of the RSCE client missions, ensuring full resolution of all open
    items, accounts receivables and payables and clearing accounts; Endorses
    and guides the financial entries for Assets under Construction.
  • Supervise the preparation of monthly IPSAS-compliant financial
    reports up to Trial Balance for all RSCE client missions; Follow-up with
    client missions to clarify and clear outstanding items.
  • Prepare financial reports that informs the needs of senior
    management of RSCE client missions, programme and fund centre managers
    throughout the missions, relevant stakeholders as well as those acting of
    the missions at UNHQ
  • Ensure that monthly bank reconciliation reports for all RSCE client
    mission house banks are prepared.
  • Support the development of accounting manual to document policies,
    procedures, and the use of ERP system.
  • Provides advice, financial interpretations, adaptations and
    corrective cations in response to RSCE client missions’ 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 Chief of Section.

Continuously
improve process efficiency and drive standardization.

  • Ensure that the enhanced internal controls are implemented by all
    teams in the Service Line.
  • Ensure internal controls testing is conducted across all Service
    Lines, findings reported to Service Delivery Managers and the Director of
    RSCE.
  • Facilitate implementation of RSCE internal controls with Service
    Lines.
  • Prepare inputs for the work programme of Financial Reporting,
    determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of
    outputs and their timely delivery

Engage and energize
the workforce: Build the skills and knowledge for success.

  • Ensure that all team members in the Service Line complete all
    mandatory and compliance-related trainings (including RSCE induction and
    client orientation training).
  • Participate in the workforce planning project, inclusive of defining
    Financial Reporting role profiles and assist in conducting a gap
    assessment.
  • Support the Chief of Section on continuous staff development
    (through external training, internal knowledge sharing sessions, etc.).
  • Ensure that the outputs produced by the Team maintain high-quality
    standards; that reports are clear; objective and based on comprehensive
    data. Ensure that all outputs produced by the team meet required standards
    before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.
  • Foster teamwork and communication among staff in the team.

Establish a strong
and effective partnership:

  • Provide inputs in the development of the client mission partnership
    survey questions pertaining to financial reporting functions.
  • Ensure the quality of the financial reporting and various inputs
    provided from RSCE, meet the satisfaction level of desk officers in UNHQ
    responsible for the various client missions.
  • Ensure that the team leaders take actions on the client mission
    survey findings and UNHQ feedback.

Other Duties

  • Undertakes research and analysis of financial policies and
    procedure; make recommendations for changes and/or modifications.
  • Acts as an Approving Officer under Financial Rule 105.4 in adherence
    with the UN Regulations and Rules
  • Acts as a Finance Functional Approver for provisioning of Umoja
    finance roles for RSCE and RSCE client missions, under the sub-delegation
    of authority from the Director, RSCE
  • Provide substantive input in the preparation of position papers and
    reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory
    Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, and other policy-making
    organs, as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on
    financial/programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as
    appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual
    reports.
  • Ensure the integrity of financial and management systems and the
    controls that underpin them.
  • Provides support with respect to representation of the RSCE in the
    meetings of legislative organs.
  • Plans, organizes, manages, guides, trains, and supervises the work
    of the Team assigned. Plan and oversee the management of activities
    undertaken by the team.
  • Provide policy guidance to the Chief of Financial Services and
    Compliance Monitoring on conceptual strategy development and management of
    the implementation of overall strategies of RSCE Financial policies and
    procedures.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    Entebbe (RSCE) Finance Officer job placement should hold an
    advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business
    administration, finance or related field. Required. A first level
    university degree in the above-mentioned fields with a combination of
    relevant academic qualifications (certification/training in
    finance/Accountancy) and experience may be accepted in lieu of the
    advanced university degree.
  • Professional certification/accreditation as a Certified Public
    Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant or by a similar professional body
    is desirable
  • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in
    finance, administration. budget, business administration or related area
    is required
  • Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation
    (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds and
    programmes) or similar international organization or non-governmental
    organization – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable
  • Experience with financial management or accounting in an
    international setting is desirable.
  • Knowledge of internal control systems is required
  • Experience in applying International Accounting Standards such as
    International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), International
    Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or similar accruals-based accounting
    standards to financial reporting is required
  • Experience in the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems,
    specifically Umoja (SAP) or similar, is desirable.
  • Experience holding significant responsibilities in the management of
    financial resources and reporting thereof is required.
  • Languages: fluency
    in English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable

 

Competencies

  • Professionalism –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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications
through the United Nations online portal at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 4th November 2020

 

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