Fresher UN Assistant Administrative/Finance Officer Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:            Assistant Administrative/Finance Officer
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026415
Vacancy Notice No.: 29/2017     
Duty Station: Uganda
Position Grade: NOA         
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.
Job Summary: The Assistant
Administrative/Finance Officer will establish and maintain efficient
administrative services to support the office operation. He/she will act as
advisor to the Head of Office, with authority to discuss problems and seek
common ground on which to recommend solutions based on predetermined guidelines
provided by higher authority. The incumbent will directly supervise general
service staff.
Key Duties and
  • The jobholder will monitor the day to day
    personnel and administrative operations of the office
  • Actively contribute to providing a healthy
    and respectful working environment, free from hazard or security risks
  • Provide support in the implementation of
    processes and procedures to improve and strengthen internal controls in
    line with UNHCR rules and regulations
  • Take part in the physical verification of
    UNHCR property plant and equipment
  • Actively contribute to the process to determine
    the country administrative budget
  • Carry out regular checks of petty cash and
    cash accounts.
  • Control and check the monthly accounts and
    various administrative activities, in order to verify and certify
    disbursements are in accordance with the administrative budget and UNHCR
    Financial Rules
  • Provide support in monitoring local
    compliance with UNHCR policies and processes for cash management,
    requesting support and guidance when required.
  • Support office level training on financial
Key Performance Indicators:
  • UNHCR resources in the office are managed
    in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • UNHCR financial rules and regulations,
    policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • UNHCR local cash is safeguarded Certify
    that disbursements are in accordance with the administrative budget and
    UNHCR Financial Rules
  • Approve vouchers, including ABOD and
    project disbursements
  • Prepare financial status reports

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Assistant Administrative/Finance Officer job placement should hold a
    University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business
    Administration, Economics or related field, OR university degree in
    another field combined with a professional qualification in accounting or
    finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent).
  • At least two years of previous job
    experience in the field of accounting or finance.
  • Excellent computer skills, in particular
    in MS Office applications
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English and working
    knowledge of another UN language Professional qualification in accounting
    or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent).
  • Prior experience of at least one year in
    an intergovernmental organization (United Nations or similar).
  • Good knowledge of United Nations
    administrative, human resources and financial rules and procedures.
  • Working experience with People Soft Oracle
    Financial and HR modules.
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: 2nd October
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