Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Finance and budget Officer - Temporary, P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Vienna
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 11 November 2021 - 24 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Finance-UNOV-167980-J-Vienna (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 UNOV Budget Unit (UNOV-BU), in the Budget Section of the Finance Resources Management Service (FRMS), Division for Management (DM), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Vienna. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Unit and overall guidance of the Chief of Section.

For more information on UNOV and UNODC, please visit our websites: www.unov.org and www.unodc.org.

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the Associate Finance & Budget Officer will be responsible for the following specific duties: (in addition to the Generic Job Profile)

Budget preparation:
• Review, analyse and finalize the preparation of the annual programme plan, taking into account recommendations and decisions of specialized intergovernmental bodies.
• Review, analyse and assist in the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from UNOV (regular budget, cost recovery and extrabudgetary resources)
• Assist managers in the preparation, presentation and defence of resource requirements for budget submissions under the regular budget, cost recovery efforts and extra-budgetary sources.

Budget administration
• Prepare allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary for UNOV, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
• Monitor budget implementation and expenditures under UNOV regular budget, cost recovery and extrabudgetary resources.
• Review budget performance, perform variance analysis and prepare budget performance reports on UNOV budgets.

External party engagement
• Provide support in coordinating the review of submissions of external party engagements by the relevant committee.

Service delivery
• Assist client offices in the administration and billing of services.
• Review cost recovery cost plans for service provisioning, process allotments for approved cost plans and support implementation.
• Review service rates and update service catalogues for client offices.
• Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has ability to identify and resolve budgetary problems and analyse a large amount of data. 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& 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.
•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.

Education

A first-level university degree in business administration, finance, or related field in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience is required. No experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professional Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to professional Examination (G to P). An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in finance or an accounting qualification by an internationally recognized accounting body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area, or the successful completion of Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP)/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE), or the General Service Professional Examination (G to P) is required.

Experience in budget planning is desirable.

Experience in financial data analysis is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This temporary position is available for an initial period of six months. Actual filling of this position and actual duration of the assignment is subject to availability of funding.

If the selected candidate is an internal staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection may 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.

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.

At the United Nations, 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. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and
employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Vienna is classified in the H category (family duty station).

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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