Job Opening

Posting Title: Finance and Budget Officer (Tempoaray Job Opening), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of the Under-Secretary-General
Duty Station: NEW YORK; NEW YORK;
Posting Period: 04 July 2019 - 11 July 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Finance-DMSPC OUSG-119255-J-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Business Partner Service (BPS) of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC), under the overall guidance of the Chief, Business Partner Service.

The Finance and Budget Officer will report to the Senior Finance and Budget Officer.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Finance and Budget Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Budget Preparation:
•Reviews, analyses and finalizes narratives and cost estimates for budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from DMSPC programme managers;
•Ensures compliance with the strategic framework and other legislative mandates;
•Provides detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions;
•Reviews, analyzes and submits program budget/financial implications to OPPFB Budget Divisions in light of additional mandates;
•Provides substantive support to programme managers during the review of their proposed budgets by relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies; Assists in securing budget approval from the General Assembly.

Budget Administration/Implementation:
•Issues allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary;
•Manages and monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds as necessary;
•Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels;
•Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures;
•Prepares budget performance submissions.
•Reviews and finalizes budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.

General:
•Provides advice and guidance, to programme managers on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting;
•Participates in inter-departmental meetings and/or technical survey missions on matters related to resource requirements, programming and budgetary issues;
•Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to program and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures;
•Undertakes research and analysis of budgetary policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or modifications;
•Approves financial transactions in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the United Nations. Proposes/implements solutions with respect to new and non-routine financial transactions;
•Approves funding documents to grantees and monitors expenditures and liability accounts;
•Analyses and reconciles accounts;
•Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin them;
•Represents the office in inter and intra-departmental meetings;
•May plan, organize, manage and supervise the work of the Unit/Section assigned;
•Undertakes special projects and/or perform other related duties as required.

Competencies

•PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources. Ability to develop budgetary policies, procedures and new programmes. Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches to budgetary matters. 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 services to client.

•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

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field. A first-level degree (Bachelors’ or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area is required. Experience in results-based budgeting, budget performance reports and financial analysis required. Experience with travel, organizational management and financial modules of enterprise resource planning system, such as Umoja (SAP) required. Experience in grant management, donor reporting, and using Business Intelligence is desirable. Experience in an Executive Office or a similar administrative office desirable. Experience in implementing administrative policies and procedures of the United Nations or a comparable international organisation is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available from 12 September 2019 until 31 December 2019 (with the possibility of extension). If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This position is funded from Temporary Resources. Recruitment, selection or extension of the appointment is subject to the availability of the funds.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

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