UN Finance and Budget Officer Jobs – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (UNRSCE)

Job
Title:                
 Finance
and Budget Officer
Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (UNRSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number: 19-FIN-RSCE-112990-R-ENTEBBE (M)
Reports to: Deputy
Chief Regional Service Centre Entebbe
Grade: FS-6
About UNRSCE:
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
the delegation of authority and under the supervision of the Deputy Chief
Regional Service Centre Entebbe, the incumbent will be responsible for the
following duties:
  • Prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of RSCE’s
    resourcing requirements such as staff and non-staff requirements,
    including programmatic aspects; review, analyze and revise data with
    respect to the finalization of the budget proposals as well as Result
    Based Budgeting inputs;
  • Provide support to programme/fund centre managers (Substantive and
    Support Sections) with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements
    for budget submissions;
  • Administer and monitor extra-budgetary resources, including review
    of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules
    and established policies and procedures;
  • Administer RSCE’s allotments in accordance with the established
    procedures including redeployment/reallocation of funds;
  • Ensure the efficient and effective use of budgetary resources
    through robust monitoring of budget utilization to the approved budget and
    timely provision of information to RSCE Management for decision making; 
  • Provide support and guidance to fund centre/programme managers on
    budget implementation and corrective actions where necessary;
  • Analyze complex/unusual accounting transactions and open items in
    the accounting system and implement corrective actions;
  • Prepare the budget performance report of RSCE and ensure that
    correct and accurate data and information are provided by the various
    programme/fund centre managers in compliance with the Controller’s
    instructions;
  • Review and finalize the performance reports ensuring valid and
    adequate variance explanations between approved budgets and action
    expenditures;
  • Review and reconcile various clearing accounts, investigate
    erroneous/invalid entries and take appropriate corrective accounting
    action;
  • Processing incoming/outgoing interoffice vouchers (IOVs),
    interoffice billings (IOBs) and intermission billings (IMBs) from/to HQs,
    agencies, funds, programs and other field missions;
  • Advise and ensure that only valid year-end budget commitments
    confirming with established criteria are valid for carrying forward;
  • Review and verify that appropriate relevant supporting documents
    have been provided for the processing of payment for goods and services
    received;
  • Prepare staff members’ entitlements including claims, daily subsistence
    allowance, volunteer living allowance and any other allowances for
    payments in conformity and adherence to applicable United Nations
    policies, e.g. staff rules, financial regulations and rules, ST/AI
    issuance or practices, IPSAS policy framework, etc.;
  • Provide advice, financial interpretations, adaptations and
    corrective actions in response to audits and other queries to ensure
    adherence to the UN Financial Regulations and Rules, Staff Rules,
    Administrative Instructions, Bulletins and Circulars under the
    supervision/guidance of the Deputy Chief Regional Service Center Entebbe.
  • In the absence of the Deputy Chief Regional Service Center Entebbe,
    oversee the daily operation of the Unit;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    Entebbe (RSCE) Finance and Budget Officer job placement should hold a High
    school or equivalent diploma. Technical or vocational certificate in
    accounting, business administration, finance, budget or related field
  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in
    administration, accounting, budgeting or financial management is required.
    Experience in use of the financial module of an Enterprise Resource System
    (ERP) is desirable. Experience in the preparation of cost estimates and
    budget proposals is desirable. The minimum years of relevant experience is
    reduced to five years for candidates who possess a first level University
    degree.
  • Languages: fluency
    in English (both oral and written) is required.
Competencies
  • Professionalism:
    Knowledge of United Nations financial and budgetary principles and
    practices, budget development and financial administration of resources.
    Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches to financial
    and budgetary matters. Ability to ensure effective and efficient financial
    management and the exercise of economy. Ability to provide effective,
    credible advice to senior management on budgetary and financial matters. Ability
    to draft budget and finance related reports. 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 and 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.
  • Accountability:
    Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers
    outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and
    quality standards. Operates in compliance with organisational regulations
    and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes
    responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility
    for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
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
    (P-11), Download Here;
    This should be signed
  • Copies of academic certificate (s)
    and/or High School Diploma
  • Latest performance evaluation report
    (for internal UN Candidates)
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: rsce2-recruitment@un.org
Deadline: 16th April 2019
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