Job Opening

Posting Title: MD Field Accounting Officer, M5A
Job Code Title: MD Field Accounting Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: AMMAN
Posting Period: 14 November 2021 - 27 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Finance-UNRWA-168290-R-Amman (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent is responsible to the MD Accounts and Finance Officer


In accordance with Agency policy and procedures, the incumbent:

• Supervises, maintains and controls the general ledger and subsidiary ledgers of the respective field, both at field and branch levels; assists in developing the internal accounts control system for all branches;

• Supervises the cashiering functions and accounts of the branches in line with the general work flow;

• Maintains and reports monthly on the respective field’s accounts payable and receivable; verifies and retrieves the accounting data of the Programme through the Agency’s FMS .

• Supervises, maintains and controls accurate records of VAT claims and submits monthly reports thereof using Financial System; follows-up on VAT refund and raises necessary actions to clear pending claims;

• Supervises the preparation of all internal financial and budget reports and statements of the respective field on a monthly quarterly, and annual basis:
- Provides technical guidance on the analysis of financial reports;
- Provides technical support and training to all users of financial modules and reports on financial and accounting policies, instructions and financial reports

• Supervises, maintains and controls accurate records of field MD assets, supply and equipment purchases; authorizes the fixed asset transactions in the general ledger to account for newly acquired MD assets in the respective field;

• Generates reports related to his/her functions and communicates with the respective stakeholders accordingly;

• Performs such other duties as may be assigned


• Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others;
• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize own work, works well under tight deadlines and handles multiple concurrent activities;
• Initiative and proven ability to work with little supervision;
• Excellent skills in the usage of standard software applications.


• University degree in business, finance, accounts or management.

Work Experience

•At least six years’ experience in accounting work, accounts, supervision or audit practices.


• Excellent command of written and spoken English and Arabic.


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 one year, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.

- Level ML5A, Monthly Salary JD 997.30 fils. Plus SOA 20% of basic salary. Other benefits include Provident Fund contribution (15 % of basic salary paid by the Agency) and medical insurance. Dependency benefits are subject to eligibility.

Department/Office: Microfinance.

Duty Station: Microfinance Department -National Office/Amman

Desirable Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in Accounting.

Additional Information:

• The incumbent is required to travel frequently throughout the branches within the respective field;

• The incumbent should have the willingness to work after normal duty hours and official holidays;

• Possession of a valid driving license.


When the minimum requirements are not fully met, the Director of Human Resources, in consultation with the Director, Microfinance Department 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.

General Information:

• UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.
• UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
• This vacancy notice is open for internal and external candidates.
• 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.

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.

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

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