UN Jobs – Senior Finance Assistant at United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

Organisation: United
Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Grade: GS 7
Vacancy Number:  VN/PBR/2015/01
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance
UNICEF, the United Nations
Children’s Fund, is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights
of every child are realized.  Uganda is
one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to
overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination
place in a child’s path.
Job Summary: The UNICEF
Senior Finance Assistant will acts as a principal assistant with responsibility
for accounts maintenance and budget control functions of the office.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure
    timely maintenance of ledgers and accounting records to ensure correct
    classification and recording of financial transactions;
  • Regularly
    review payment requests to ensure their completeness, accuracy and
    existence, and posting of payment requests/invoices in the system
  • Calculation
    and payment of salaries, allowances, travel claims and other payments to
    staff members, experts and consultants, vendors and other claimants;
  • Maintenance
    of cash books, including control of disbursements and balancing of books
    and ledgers;
  • Perform
    monthly reconciliation for Accounts Payable and other accounts, and clear
    the outstanding item in the system
  • Supports
    programme 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.
  • Act
    as a backstop when the Finance Officer is not available.
  • Assist
    in the mid-year and year end closure of accounts, and ensure all open
    items are cleared before the deadline, as well as submitting reports to HQ
    within the deadline set
  • Actively
    participate in financial spot checks and training of Implementing
  • Responsible
    for monitoring the status of VAT claims and refund from URA in the system,
    and assist in clearing of VAT refund in the system
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF job Opportunity should have
    completed secondary education and supplemented it with a diploma in
    accounting and finance and/or professional qualification. 
  • A
    minimum of seven years’ experience, including progressively responsible
    work in finance and accounting activities.
  • Ability
    to operate a computer or training in accounting and/or finance is
  • Possess
    excellent analytical and accounting skills.
  • Aptitude
    for figures and accuracy.
  • Good
    working knowledge of computer management and applications.
  • Possess
    the ability to work in international and multicultural environment.
Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion,
Core Competencies: Communication, Working with People, Drive
for Results
Functional Competencies: Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise,
Following instructions and Procedures, Planning and Organizing
How to Apply:
ONLY Ugandan Nationals will be
UNICEF is committed to gender
equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly
encouraged to apply.
  • The
    applications will be considered only if accompanied by an updated CV and
    P11 form, download
    , as well as the most recent performance evaluation report.
  • If
    applications are sent by email, please clearly indicate the position
    applied for and use this order to name your file attachments:
    Firstname_Lastname followed by document e.g. Gold_MukasaP11 or
    Gold_MukasaCV or Gold_ MukasaApplication.
    is a smoke free environment.
  • Only
    short listed candidates will be contacted.
All candidates who desire to
work in the prestigious United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
(UNICEF) in the above position should send their resume to:
Human Resource Specialist,
UNICEF Kampala, Uganda,
Plot 9, George Street,
P.O. Box 7047, Kampala-Uganda.
Via email to:
Deadline: 18th February, 2015

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