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United Nations UN RSCE Jobs – Finance Officer




Job Title:   Finance Officer
Organization: United Nations
Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Grade: P3
Vacancy Announcement Number: 15-FIN-RSCE-46021-F-ENTEBBE
(R)
Reports to: Service
Delivery Manager or Service Line Manager
About RSCE:
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.
The Regional
Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed
by the regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing
missions’ chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does
not create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions.
It also ensures that staffing for RSCE will be achieved through the
redeployment of resources from the regional missions it serves.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Finance Officer will
carry out the following duties:
1.
Accounts:
·        
Regularly reviews and undertakes the closing of
monthly accounts, followed preparation of financial statements for submission
to Headquarters.
·        
Ensure accuracy and completeness of the data reported
in the financial statements.
·        
Examines source documents for completeness, accuracy
and validity of reported of reported figures and underlying transactions.
·        
The incumbent will review and approve supporting
vouchers for accounting transactions such as 
payroll, payment of staff entitlements, final payments, travel claims,
vendor invoices, agencies, field missions, etc., to ensure adherence to
relevant staff rules, financial regulations and rules, guidelines and practices.
·        
Routinely reviews internal control procedures to
ensure transactions are executed and vouchers are processed and correctly
recorded in Umoja.
·        
Investigates erroneous charges and transactions and
takes appropriate corrective accounting actions.
·        
Reviews and verifies bank reconciliations and transactions
and takes appropriate correctives accounting actions on a monthly basis.
·        
Examines the validity of requests for increases in
petty cash levels; approve disbursement vouchers to replenish petty cash
accounts.
·        
Approves the recording of Earmarked Fund
(Obligations) in UMOJA.
·        
Mentors and supervises other General Service and
Field Service staff as required.
·        
Quickly responds to queries from staff members and
third parties.
·        
Supports the Chief of Unit/Section in cash
management, including preparing cash flow forecasts.
2.
General:
·        
Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines
that have a bearing on matters related to programme, ensuring compliance with
intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations
policies and procedures.
·        
Provides support and training (including preparation
of training materials) to junior staff with respect to transaction processing
and the use of various systems such as SAP(UMOJA) and PROGEN.
·        
Drafts/verifies memoranda and/or cables relevant to
financial and budget matters to various offices, departments and missions.
·        
Performs any other related duties, as assigned.
           
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the aforementioned United
Nations RSCE Finance Officer should hold an advanced university degree
(Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance or related
area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years
of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
degree.
·        
At least five years of progressively responsible
experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or
related field.
·        
Prior experience with United Nations systems and processes
is highly desirable.
·        
Professional certification in accounting or audit is
highly desirable.
·        
Languages: Fluency in both
written and oral English
Personal Competencies:
·        
Professionalism: Knowledge in
the use and application of the Organization’s financial regulations and rules
as well as accounting policies and practices. Ability to extract, interpret,
and analyse a wide variety of data and to resolve data discrepancies and other
problems. 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. Commitment
to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation
and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
·        
Teamwork: Works
collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input
by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from
others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in
accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely
reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint
responsibility for team shortcomings
·        
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
·        
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

NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any
stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing,
or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on
applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations
Regional Service Centre (RSCE) in the aforementioned capacity should Apply
Online at the web link below.
Deadline: 31st August, 2015
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