UN Finance Assistant Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Finance Assistant
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026825
Vacancy Notice: 33/2016
Reports to: Finance Officer
Duty Station: Arua, Uganda
Post Grade: GL4
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Key Duties and
  • Assist newly arriving or departing
    international staff members on opening/closing bank account; process their
    entitlement upon assignment.
  • Compile and verify budget and accounting
    data by checking files, calculating expenditure and estimating
  • The incumbent will issue PO and non-PO
    vouchers including monthly salaries of UNHCR national and international
    staff, daily subsistence allowance to staff going on official missions,
    cost of air-tickets, requisitions of goods and services based on
    agreements with the suppliers, office running common cost, rental and
    salary advances, lease agreements of UNHCR offices, etc.
  • Process on-line bank transfers ensuring
    that bank accounts of staff and suppliers are complete.
  • Work closely with other functional units
    who work closely with Finance Unit on relevant issues.
  • If applicable, may be required to assist
    in the preparation of the VAT refund submissions and monitoring of the
    reimbursable amounts.
  • Maintain efficient and timely archiving
    system of physical and electronic files to ensure that all documents are
    accounted for.
  • May be assigned as the custodian of the
    office petty-cash.
  • Draft routine correspondence.
  • Perform any other related tasks as
Key Performance Indicators: Financial
transactions and reconciliations are processed in line with relevant policies
and procedures.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Finance Assistant job placement should have completed secondary
    education with post-secondary training/certificate in Finance, Business
    Administration, Accounting or related field.
  • At least three years of previous job
    experience relevant to the functions.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 4th
January, 2017

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