Job Opening

Posting Title: Finance Assistant for internal candidates only, 10
Job Code Title: Finance Assistant
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: AMMAN
Posting Period: 23 November 2021 - 06 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Finance-UNRWA-166419-R-Amman (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent is responsible to the Accounting Control Officer or Budget Officer.

Responsibilities

In accordance with established policy and procedures:

•Certifies the availability of funds and raises the necessary Hard Commitments (HCs) and Soft Commitments (SCs) in the Budget module;
•Compiles and analyzes budget statistics and other related financial information as required;
•Prepares and maintains records of VAT claims to local authorities and submits monthly reports thereof using Financial Management System (FMS)/ Procurement Inventory Management System (PIMS) procedures; follows-up on VAT refund and raises necessary actions to clear pending claims against governments;
•Updates the fixed Assets Module records of UNRWA’s assets and processes necessary actions in general ledger to account for newly acquired, transferred and surveyed equipment;
•Edits supply documentation including List of Requirements (LORs), List of Requirement Consolidated (LRC) and Purchase Orders (POs) and raises necessary obligations in the PIMS;
•Enters, verifies and retrieves budgetary data in the Budget module and supports Administrative Officers in how to add Budget Estimate Sheets (BESs) into Budget module and to provide them with necessary support;
•Prepares the monthly bank reconciliation report; performs cash counts in all locations and takes necessary corrective action as required;
•Enters, verifies and retrieves accounting data in the new finance system;
•Maintains the field accounting vouchers and acts as custodian and ensures that all vouchers are filed serially;
•Drafts correspondence related to his/her functions;
•Performs such other duties as may be assigned

Competencies

•Ability to use computers and work on various Microsoft Applications such as Excel & Word;
•Ability to take initiative and maintain cordial relationships with all concerned;
•Ability to cope with multiple tasks effectively;
•Excellent communication skills.

Education

•Two years diploma in accountancy, finance or related discipline.

Work Experience

•At least four years’ experience in accounting, bookkeeping and financial matters.

Languages

•Good command of spoken and written English and Arabic.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Contract Status:

Fixed-Term Appointment for 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

Benefits:
-Grade 10, Monthly Salary JD 668.30 . Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary paid by the Agency), medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.

Department/Office: Finance Department.

Duty Station : Jordan Field Office.


Desirable Qualifications:

•A university degree in Accountancy or Business Administration;
•Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) proficiency at foundation level or any other professional qualification;
•Working experience with UNRWA Financial Management System (FMS) or other computerized finance system.

General Information:

• UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
• UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
• This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates only.
• Only candidates residing in Jordan with authorization to work in that duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply.

The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in the duty station, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded since the agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.

Since this vacancy is an Area staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.

EQUIVALENCY:
When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Field Director may exceptionally substitute part of the unmet requirements with a combination of relevant academic qualifications, additional professional training and progressive relevant work experience.
NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination.


UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are
expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is a non- smoking work environment.

The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or to change the contract Modality.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her.

UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups.

At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

UNRWA Considerations
UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA 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. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List.
UNRWA is a non-smoking work 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.

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