United Nations UNICEF Careers – Finance Manager

Title:   Finance Manager
Organisation: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Kampala, Uganda
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on
the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival,
protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for
developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water
and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the
protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded
entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations
and governments.
Job Summary: The Finance
Manager will oversee the financial and accounting functions of the UNICEF country
office. As the manager of finance and accounts in a large country office, the
incumbent will also be accountable for provision of managerial leadership and
policy guidance for achievement of effective financial management and staff
capacity development ensuring that the office’s administrative operations and
services as well as management of funds and accounts are in compliance with the
organization’s policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In charge of ensuring appropriate,
    accurate and timely processing and recording of expenditures and
    disbursements (e.g. MIP, rental payments, trips, pension fund, insurance,
    direct cash transfers etc), in the VISION system, in accordance with
    established rules and regulations. Also will ensure adequate monitoring
    and recovery of advances and accounts receivable, and timely clearing of
    GL accounts as necessary.
  • Regularly review internal controls for
    compliance with UNICEF policies, systems and procedures, ensuring accuracy,
    promptness and appropriateness of information. Ensure that table of
    authority is updated regularly and there are no conflicts in segregation
    of duties.
  • Brief/train the staff on the application
    and interpretation of UN/UNICEF accounting and financial policies,
    regulations, procedures and delegation of authority.
  • Take part in the development and
    implementation of HACT assurance activities especially HACT Spot checks of
    UNICEF’s implementing partners according to the agreed work plan and/or as
    required by the country programme.
  • Oversee financial management support and
    services to Zone offices. Monitor and evaluate systems, procedures and
    compliance with rules and regulations at the CO and in Zone offices and
    make appropriate recommendations.
  • Manage bank accounts in accordance with
    UN/UNICEF financial rules and regulations and local banking practices.
    Forecast liquidity and monitor the cash position. Supervise reconciliation
    of bank statements, keep abreast of all procedures and regulations
    regarding the maintenance of bank accounts, exchange and interest rates
    etc. Responsible for the safekeeping of cash and cheques.
  • Develop and maintain effective working
    relations with other UN agencies, local authorities and implementing
    partners relating to financial matters for enhancement of information
    exchange, collaboration, and harmonization.
  • Develop training programmes to enhance
    effective performance and efficiency in areas of financial services.
    Organize innovative staff learning and development programme activities
    for staff capacity building. Provide coaching and counselling to the staff
    on performance enhancement/development.
  • Implement activities that create general
    awareness and common understanding among staff of key financial risks.
    Co-ordinate with Chief of Operations policy reform in the functional areas
    and make substantive recommendations on the improvement of systems and
    internal controls, planning, restructuring and resolution of sensitive
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the UNICEF Finance
    Manager career opportunity should hold an advanced university degree
    (Master’s) in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Management,
    Economics, or a directly-related technical field(s) is required. A valid
    professional certification (CA; CPA; etc.) from an accredited chartered
    accountancy institution, in conjunction with a relevant first-level
    (Bachelor’s) university degree, in a relevant technical field (as
    identified above), may be taken in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience, at
    the national and international levels, in Finance, Audit, Budget,
    Accounting, and/or a directly-related field(s) is required.
  • Prior knowledge and hands-on experience in
    the use of an Enterprise Resource Planning system (i.e. SAP) is desirable.
  • Practical experience in a supervisory/managerial
    capacity is required.
  • Prior work experience in an emergency duty
    station is an asset.
  • Language proficiency: Fluency
    in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN
    Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an
Personal Competencies:
  • Communicates effectively to varied
    audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Ability to work effectively in a
    multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality and consistently
    achieves project goals.
  • Has good leadership and supervisory
    skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team
    are clear.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans
    and objectives.
  • Analyzes and integrates potentially
    conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources.
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares expert
    technical knowledge across the organization.
  • Sets clearly defined objectives and plans
    activities for self, own team or department.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce,
and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national,
religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities,
to apply to become a part of our organisation.
to Apply:
If you want to work for the United
Nations UNICEF as the Chief of Field Operations, Please click on web link below
to visit and review the requirements and Click “Apply Now.”
1st June, 2015

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