Job Opening

Posting Title: Finance and Budget Officer, P3
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: 03 April 2020 - 17 May 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Finance-DMSPC OUSG-134214-R-New York (R)
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 (OUSG) for Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC), under the overall guidance of the Chief, Business Partner Services. The Finance and Budget Officer reports 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 and analyses narratives and cost estimates for budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from DMSPC programme managers and ensure compliance with the strategic framework and other legislative mandates.
•Provides support to managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
•Reviews, analyses and provides input into finalization of programme 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, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
•Monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds when necessary.
•Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
•Reviews all requisitions for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds.
•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 makes appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.

General:
•Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
•Monitors and supervises the work of subordinate staff as required.
•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.
•Undertakes special projects and/or perform other related duties as required.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of financial principles and practices. Ability to independently conduct research and analysis, formulate options and present conclusions and recommendations. 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.

•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.

•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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

Five 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 is required.
Experience with organizational management and financial modules of enterprise resource planning system is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations.

Appointment and extension of appointment against this position are subject to mandate and budgetary approval.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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.

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No Fee

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