UN Diploma Jobs – Finance Assistant – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Job
Title:            
 Finance
Assistant
Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number: RSCE/TJO/011/05/2019
Reports to: Service
Line Manager, Financial Reporting
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: 
  • Assists and supports in the computation of staff and non-staff
    members’ entitlements including claims, danger pay, daily subsistence
    allowance, mission subsistence allowance, voluntary living allowance and
    any other allowances for payments.
  • Assists with the processing of incoming/outgoing interoffice
    vouchers (IOVs), interoffice billings (IOBs) and intermission billings
    (IMBs) from/to HQs, agencies, funds, programs and other field missions.
  • Assists in the processing of bank reconciliation on a daily basis.
  • Verifies that relevant supporting documents have been provided and
    certified by a duly
  • designated certifying officer for goods and services received, for
    payments of staff entitlements, travel claims, Agencies etc. to ensure
    conformity and adherence to applicable United Nations
  • policies such as staff rules, financial regulations and rules, ST/AI          issuances or practices, IPSAS
    policy framework; communicates discrepancies to supervisors.
  • Assists with the maintenance of records of incoming and outgoing
    cash in the cashier’s imprest account; monitors cheque stock and cash
    receipt for replenishments.
  • Assists in the preparation of year-end reports for the United
    Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) on all pension contributions
    made by locally-recruited staff 
  • Assists in the preparation of supporting documents (narrative and
    supporting tables) with respect to finalization of cost estimates and
    budget proposals.
  • Assists in preparation of budget performance submission documents
    (narrative and supporting tables) reviewing variances between approved
    budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Assists and processes the Centre’s redeployment of fund requests
    under the supervision of the Team Leader.
  • Assists with the generation of financial reports.
  • Files and archive documents as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    Entebbe (RSCE) Finance Assistant career opportunity should hold have
    completed a High School Diploma
  • Technical or vocational certificate in the field of finance,
    accounting or business administration is highly desirable.
  • Solid knowledge of SAP and UMOJA is desirable.
  • At least four (4) years of experience in accounting, financial
    management, administrative services or related area is required.
  • Experience in the administration of a broad range of Allowances and
    Payments using and ERP/SAP is required.
  • Experience in application of Financial Rules and Regulations in an
    operational, shared services environment in the United Nations or similar
    International Organization is desirable.
  • Language: fluency
    in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official
    United Nations language is an advantage.



Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates excellent knowledge of all
    forms of finance-related activities; thorough knowledge of finance and
    accounting systems; ability to work independently in managing difficult
    situations; proven analytical and evaluative skills. 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.
  • 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.
  • Client Orientation:
    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be
    “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
    Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining
    their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate
    solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’
    environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients
    informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery
    of products or services to client.
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
  • Proof of required academic certificates
    i.e. Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diplomas
  • Latest performance evaluation reports /
    appraisals
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: 4th June 2019
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