UN Jobs – Finance Assistant – United Nations Regional Service Centre at Entebbe (RSCE)

Job Title:   Finance Assistant (UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations Regional Service Centre at Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Service Line Manager and Team Lead

Job Opening Number: 21-Finance-RSCE-169114-J-Entebbe (M)

Grade: G5

 

About US:

The Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE) was established in July 2010, following the adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269. The Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location dependent administrative functions to the Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information and communications technology (ICT) support.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Within delegated authority, the Finance Assistant is responsible for the following functions:

  • Assists with the processing of non-travel related commercial vendors’ invoices and payments to vendors providing goods or services to all RSCE Client Missions (processing invoices resulting from commitments such as purchase orders, fund commitments, direct expenditures, medical clinic invoices and replenishment of petty cash.
  • Assist in the development of the Service Line’s annual budget development program, particularly with respect to the establishment of major resourcing priorities, and prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in line with the Service Line’s resourcing requirements. Review and analyse, where necessary, revised data with respect to the finalization of the budget proposals as well as Results Based Budgeting (RBB) inputs.
  • Assists the Internal Control Service Line by supporting Internal Control reviews to Achieve COSO compliance for each transactional service line and for the Center more broadly. This will include issuance of reports to the Chief RSCE highlighting areas of control concerns with agreed remediation action plans.
  • Assists with review of all transactions undertaken by Service Lines and generates formal reports which are shared with senior management and each respective Service Line Manager (SLM); who takes corrective actions where needed. ICSL produces 4 monthly reports which include Payroll, Vendor and Open funds commitment monitoring reports.
  • Performs bank reconciliations for assigned house banks. This includes communicating with banking institutions, UNHQ Cashier and mission cashier offices for RSCE client entities.
  • Prepare advance payment request; Initiate BP requests; Process daily allowances for TCCs /
  • PCCs (Troop Contributing Countries and Police Contributing Countries); Process MSA;
  • Process final and withheld payments (as well as recoveries); Payment of DHL invoices; Release payroll, and payments for entitlements
  • Perform other duties as and when required by the Supervisor.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre in Entebbe (RSCE) job should hold a High school diploma or recognized equivalent is required. The incumbent at this level must complete Umoja course and Umoja Foundation certification.
  • An additional qualification or certification in finance, accounting, or audit is desirable.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in financial management, administrative services or related area is required.
  • Experience in performing bank reconciliations using Systems Applications and Products (SAP) or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is required.
  • Experience undertaking internal control reviews, in an effort to achieve COSO compliance, through testing of controls across complex functional areas within the UN or similar international organization is required.
  • Experience performing data analysis for complex data sets using Excel, Access, Power BI, or Umoja BI is desirable.
  • Experience in the application of UN Financial Rules and Regulations or other similar international organization in an operational environment is desirable.
  • Experience in a shared service centre is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in English, oral and written is required.

 

Competencies

  • Professionalism – Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, draw conclusions and recommendations. 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 candidates who wish to join the United Nations should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 28th December 2021

 

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