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

Job Title:   Finance Officer

Organisation: United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Chief of Section

Job Opening Number: 21-Finance-RSCE-156096-R-Entebbe (R)

 

About US:

The Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE), was established in July 2010, following the adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269. The Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location dependent administrative functions to the Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information and communications technology (ICT) support. In addition to these services, the Office of the Director RSCE and the Deputy provides overall guidance on the operations of the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting, human resources management, property management, quality assurance and business intelligence, conference services, record keeping and archive management, and audit response and risk management.

 

Job Summary: This position is located in the Financial Services and Compliance Monitoring Pillar, Internal Control Unit at the RSCE. The Finance Officer reports to Chief of Section. The post provides advice to staff members and mangers, encompassing sub-financial specialties in relation to the activities of their Service Lines such as financial management.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Managing the achievement of RSCE key performance indicators (KPIs) and all Service Level Agreement (SLAs) components for RSCE projects/programmes/operations related to the respective Service Line.
  • Ensure that the outputs produced by the team are maintain high quality standards; that reports are clear, objective, and based on comprehensive data. Plan, organize, manage, guide, train, supervise the work of the team assigned. Plan and oversee the management of the activities undertaken by the team.
  • Ensure that bank reconciliations and accurate accounting records from IPSAS compliant Trial Balances derived, are maintained. Support the preparation of monthly financial reports for all RSCE client missions in compliance with IPSAS standards.
  • Management of delivery of services such as the processing of non-travel related commercial vendors’ invoices and payments to vendors providing goods or services to all RSCE Client Missions (processing invoices resulting from commitments such as Purchase Orders, Fund Commitments, Direct Expenditures, Medical clinic invoices and Replenishment of imprest/pretty cash.
  • Treasury role for all payments originating from RSCE Client Mission, and all payments assigned to the RSCE house banks; liaises daily with the UN Treasury at HQ for the oversight on payments of vendors and personnel released by the RSCE.
  • Assists in development of the Service Line’s annual budget development programme, particularly with respect to the establishment of major resourcing priorities, prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of the Service Line’s resourcing requirements such 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.
  • Participates in the preparation, review and finalization of budget performance reports in compliance with the Legislative requirements and recommendations and Controller’s instructions; reviews and ensure valid variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Participates in developing inputs to the UN’s legislative processes for consideration of the Centre’s financing requirements by FOFD, Controller’s Office, the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) and the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly.
  • Oversees the preparation of staff members’ entitlements including claims, danger pay, daily subsistence allowance, mission subsistence allowance for Government Provider Personnel, Civilian Police and Staff Officers, 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 issuances or practices, IPSAS policy framework etc.
  • Supervises the disbursement processes of the RSCE or the Client Missions as appropriate, monitors the house bank account balances band transaction summaries; manages cash flow requirements.
  • 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.
  • Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin them. Report findings and make recommendations to Chief Financial Services.
  • Acts as Approving Officer under Financial Rule 105.4 in adherence with the UN Regulations and Rules.
  • Ensures that the established IPSAS compliance monitoring and Internal Control Framework (ICF) is fully implemented, and any deviations documented and reported.
  • Reviews and verifies completeness of documentation supporting invoices and payment requests.
  • Approves and creates profiles in payroll system.
  • Assists with the development of a communication strategy with a provision of input related to their service for RSCE dedicated intranet page on Finance issues as required.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

 

Competencies

Professionalism: 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 organizational 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.





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field. A first level university degree in combination with an additional 2 years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advances university degree.
  • Professional certification/accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Charred Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA) or by a similar professional body is highly desirable.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area
  • 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 or non-governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.
  • Experience with financial management or accounting in an international setting is desirable
  • Experience in use and application of IPSAS in a working environment is desirable. Experience in advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Power BI and experience in data analysis and management is highly desirable
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications through the United Nations online portal at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 22nd June 2021

 

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