UN Finance and Budget Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Organization: United Nations Regional Service
Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 19-Finance-RSCE-124335-F-Entebbe
(M)
Reports to: Service
Delivery Manager
Grade: P4
About US:
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within the delegated authority, the
Finance and Budget Officer in his capacity as Service Line Manager is
responsible for the following duties:
·        
Establishes a strong and effective partnership
with clients, providing inputs in the development of client mission partnership
survey questions pertaining to the service line; Ensure the quality of the
financial reports and various inputs provided from RSCE meet the satisfaction
level of clients in missions and desk officers in UNHQ and other stakeholders;
Ensure that the team leaders take actions on the client mission survey findings
and UNHQ feedback.
·        
Continuously improves service delivery by
frequently monitoring performance and achieving targeted performance levels;
Ensure that accurate accounting records from IPSAS-compliant trial balances
derived, are maintained by all teams; Timely review and resolution of open
items, following up with client missions to clarify and clear such open items.
·        
Participates in the preparation of monthly
financial reports up to Trial Balance stage for all RSCE client missions in
compliance with IPSAS standards; Support the development of accounting manual
to document policies, procedures, and the use of ERP systems.
·        
Supports with the development of the centre’s
annual budget development programme, providing supervision and coordination
with respect to the establishment of major resourcing priorities, assist in
preparing budget proposals, in terms of the Missions’s resourcing requirements
such as staff and non-staff requirements, including programmatic aspects;
review, analyse and revise data with respect to the finalisation of the budget
proposals as well as Results Based Budgeting inputs;
·        
Participates in the planning and preparation of
the closing of the monthly and Year-End Accounts of RSCE and client missions
ensuring full resolution of all open items, Account Receivables and Payables
and Clearing Accounts;
·        
Prepares financial reports that informs and
meets the needs of senior management of the Mission, relevant external
stakeholders as well as those acting on behalf of the Mission and its client
missions at UNHQ;
·        
Provides 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 guidance of the
Service Delivery Manager;
·        
Acts as Certifying Officer under Financial Rules
105.5 or Approving Officer under Financial Rule 105.4 in adherence with the UN
Regulations and Rules;
·        
Continuously improves process efficiency and
drive standardization, ensuring that the enhanced internal controls are
implemented by the Service Line, coordinate Internal Controls testing and
implementation of process and internal control improvement recommendations.
·        
Engages and energizes the workforce: Build the
skills and knowledge for success, ensuring that all team members in the Service
Line complete all mandatory and compliance-related trainings (including RSCE
induction and client orientation training); Participate in the workforce
planning project, inclusive of Finance related role profiles and assist in
conducting a gap assessment
·        
Performs other duties as maybe 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 an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business
administration, accounting, finance or related field. A first-level
university degree in combination with relevant years of experience in financial
management, accounting or other related field, maybe accepted in lieu of the
advanced university degree.
·        
At least seven (7) years of progressively
responsible experience finance, accounting and financial analysis and
interpretation of financial results is required.
·        
Experience working in a United Nations common
system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN
agencies, funds and programmes)-or similar international organization setting
is desirable.
·        
Experience with financial management or
accounting in an international setting is desirable.
·        
Experience in a shared service centre or other
centralized support functions is desirable.
·        
Languages: Fluency in English is
required.



Competencies
·        
Professionalism: Knowledge of
finance, budget, administration and financial management. 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.
·        
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 efficiently.
·        
Managing Performance: Delegates the
appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes
sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff
member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish
a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and
deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching
to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative;
Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises
performance fairly.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates
should send their applications through the United Nations online portal at the
link below.
Deadline: 30th October 2019
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