Fresher UN Associate Budget Officer Jobs – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: RSCE/GJO/BUD/001/2019
Reports to: Chief
of the Budget Unit
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 RSC.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within
limits of delegated authority, under the general guidance of the Deputy Chief
and the direct supervision of the Chief of Unit, the Associate Budget Officer
will be responsible for the following duties:
Medium-term plan
  • Reviews, analyses and finalizes the preparation of the Budget
    medium-term plan and its revisions on the basis of Section/Service Line
    submissions, taking into account recommendations and decisions of United
    Nations (UN) Legislative bodies.
  • Provides advice and support to Senior Management in their review of
    the medium-term plans and its revisions.
  • Ensures legislative mandates are accurately translated into
    programme budgets and monitor their implementation.
Budget preparation:
  • Reviews, analyses and assists in the finalization of cost estimates
    and budget proposals for RSCE and supported Missions, in terms of staff
    and operational requirements from (a) Service pillars and (c) support
    partners to ensure compliance with the strategic priorities and other
    legislative recommendations.
  • Reviews and analyses programme budget/financial implications of the
    UN General Assembly resolutions in light of additional mandates.
  • Assists managers in the elaboration of resource requirements for
    budget submissions. 
  • Provides support to Senior Management during the UNHQ and
    Legislative bodies budget review process to assist in securing approval
    from the General Assembly.
  • Prepares allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary,
    ensuring appropriate expenditures.
  • Monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds
    as necessary, prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly reports as required.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized
  • Reviews requisitions for goods and services to ensure (a) correct
    objects of expenditure have been charged, (b) availability of funds (c) in
    line with approved requirements.
  • Review source documents for completeness to (a) ensure compliance
    with related UN rules, regulations and policies (b) ensure availability of
    funds to support requirements (c) give policy guidance to Senior
    Management and staff on related resource issues.
  • Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources for RSCE, including
    review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations
    and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Administers and monitors budgetary and extra-budgetary resources for
    missions supported by RSCE, including review of agreements and cost plans,
    ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies
    and procedures.
  • Assists in the preparation of budget performance submissions for
    RSCE and supported Missions.
  • Reviews and assists in finalization of budget performance report,
    analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures,
    drafting reports on the planning assumptions and the RBB frameworks.
  • Responsible for the day to day management of the RSCE resources
    including resources of the Missions supported by RSCE.
  • Review and track contracts/commitments established for operational
  • Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing
    on matters related to programme and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring
    compliance with legislative recommendations and decisions as well as with
    United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Drafts relevant correspondence on budgetary matters for clearance by
    the Chief, of the Budget Unit
  • Act as officer-in-charge of the Unit in the absence of the Chief of
    the Budget Unit.
  • Prepares ad hoc reports on budget matters.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    Entebbe (RSCE) Associate Budget Officer job placement should hold a
    first-level university degree in business administration, finance, or
    related field. Qualification as Certified or Chartered Accountant is
  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in
    finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area.
    Experience with financial systems, finance modules or in the use of an
    enterprise resource planning tool is desirable. Preparation and
    administration of budgets is required. Preparation and administration of
    financial resources for is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency
    in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official
    United Nations language is desirable.
  • Professionalism:
    Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles, practices and procedures.
    Ability to apply knowledge to identify and resolve issues. Ability to
    draft budget documents and provide articulate responses to questions from
    relevant stakeholders. Ability to provide advice on budgetary and financial
    matters. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender
    perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all
    areas of work.
  • 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
  • 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.
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 Ugandan candidates should send their applications with
the following documents:
  • The United Nations Personal History form
    ; This should be
  • Proof of required academic certificates
    i.e. Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diplomas
  • Latest performance evaluation reports /
The applicants with
the completed documents are strongly encouraged to apply via e-mail and must
include the Vacancy Announcement Number (check beginning of this advert) and
Job Title to:
Deadline: 13th February 2019
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