Fresher UN Finance Assistant Career Jobs – United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Organization: United Nations
Volunteers (UNV)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Finance Team
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’
global development network.  UNDP
advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.
Job Summary: The United
Nations Volunteer will provide financial and administrative support to the
Country Office, as well as implementing partners including government, donors
and civil society.
Key Duties and
Under the direct
supervision of the Finance Team Leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the
following tasks:
In charge of the implementation of operational strategies focusing on
achievement of the following results:
  • Full compliance of financial processes and
    financial records with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
  • Input to the CO business processes mapping
    and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures
    in Finance in consultation with the direct supervisor and office
Accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit focusing on
achievement of the following results:
  • In charge of processing of financial
    documents (take checks for signature and vouchers for approval)
  • Banking matters (delivering documents to
    the bank) and following up on checks delivered to the bank to payment.
  • Filling of VAT returns to URA,
    reconciliation of VAT account and filing of excise duty for fuel refund to
    the MOF.
Maintenance of Finance Unit Filling system focusing on achieving of the
following results:
  • In charge of the maintenance of the proper
    filing system for the finance records and documents.
  • Maintenance of the archives, making sure
    files are properly stored and accessible.
  • Opening of new subject files as required
    and coordinating disposal of old files in accordance with the established
    retention guidelines.
Furthermore, the UN Volunteers are encouraged to:
  • Strengthen their knowledge and
    understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and
    external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance
    in events that mark IVD);
  • Be acquainted with and build on
    traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of
    voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in
    ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field
    experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters,
    press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for
    newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use
    of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and
    organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever
    technically possible.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UN Volunteers Finance Assistant career opportunity should have completed
    secondary school education with specialized certification in Accounting
    and Finance. Possession of a University degree in Commerce, Finance and
    Accounting, BBA (Accounting Option) or other related field is desirable,
    but not a requirement.
  • At least two or more years of relevant
    finance experience is required
  • Previous exposure and experience in usage
    of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), and
    experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Good team player who has ability to work
    in a multicultural environment.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
Personal Competencies:
  • Innovation
  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Communication
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and
  • Delivery
  • Ability to get things done
United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more
candidates from this announcement.  We
may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this opening
for other openings with United Nations Volunteers with similar assignment
description, experience and educational requirements.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Volunteers, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor
to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job
requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 4th October
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