UN Finance Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:        Finance Associate
Organisation: United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Vacancy Notice: Internal Vacancy Notice no. 007
Position Number: 10007646
Reports to: Finance Officer
Position Grade:
NB: Only Internal
Candidates should apply
About US:
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
Finance Associate is normally supervised by the (Senior) Finance Officer or the
National (Asst/Assoc) Finance Officer who defines general work objectives and
provides necessary advice and guidance. The incumbent also refers to UNHCR
Manuals and relevant policy papers on financial issues. The incumbent assists
with the processing of financial transactions. S/he keeps frequent contact with
staff at various levels in the office and with bank officials to exchange
information. The incumbent may supervise some support staff.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures,
balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and
and enter data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking
sources, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant
recurring reports as scheduled and special reports as required for budget
preparation, audits or other reasons.
and assist staff members, experts and consultants on all aspects of allowances,
salary advances, travel claims and other financial matters, calculate and
authorize payments due for claims and services.
liaison with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on
exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations and matters
pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.
detailed cost estimates and participate in budget analysis and projections as
other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Finance Associate job placement
should have completed secondary education with post-secondary
training/certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related
fields is required.
At least
six years of relevant work experience is required.
level of IT affinity (MS Office applications, People Soft) is required.
and Organizing
in English language is required
and work experience of MSRP Finance applications is desirable.
knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and procedures is desirable.
of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to the functions of
the position is desirable.
knowledge of another relevant UN language is desirable.
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
Deadline: 27th April 2020
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