Job Opening

Posting Title: Senior Finance Assistant- Accounts Payable-For internal candidates only, 12
Job Code Title: Senior Finance Assistant
Department/Office: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Duty Station: AMMAN
Posting Period: 20 April 2022 - 26 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Finance-UNRWA-179540-R-Amman (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent reports to Assistant Finance Officer - Accounts Payables, A14


• Verifies and approves claims and other supporting documents in accordance with the applicable financial rules and regulations; issues accounting vouchers in Accounts Payable or General Ledger Module in the Agency's ERP system after ensuring the existence of budget allotments, hard commitments, and/or account balances as applicable.
• Prepares cash and bank payment vouchers in respect of each and every claim after scrutiny and checking; performs necessary diligence work based on the supporting documents provided and in compliance with payment terms as stipulated in purchase orders, service contracts, construction contracts and special service agreements.
• Ensures proper calculation and verification of payroll transactions including Home-Office-Home (HOH) deductions and private telephone calls deductions.
• Finalizes prepayments, debit notes and adjustment vouchers in accounts payable module in respect of internal and external vendors. 3.5
• Analyses, checks and validates financial data related to accounts payable and assists supervisor in preparing periodic reports as requested.
• Processes necessary payroll transactions within the financial system for area staff payroll and necessary transactions as needed for staff vendors (area staff and international staff).
• Deals with queries raised by expending officers, employees, suppliers and contractors on matters concerning his/her work.
• Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor(s).


• Applying Technical Expertise
• Following Instructions and Procedures
• Analyzing
• Coping with Pressure and Setbacks
• Planning and Organizing


• First university degree from an accredited educational institution in accountancy, finance or related discipline.

Work Experience

• Required minimum two years’ experience in accounting and finance work, involving working experience with computerized finance systems.
•Experience and professional knowledge in the usage of computer applications such as Excel and Access.


• Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.


Technical Test
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.
-Grade 12, Monthly Salary JD 780. 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:
Master's degree in Finance or Accounting is desirable.

General Information:
• This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates only. Only candidates residing in Jordan, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the 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 Jordan, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded.

• Since the Vacancy is an Area Staff post, the Agency will not provide coverage for relocation costs.

• Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.

• UNRWA encourages applications from qualified and experienced women.

• A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post.

• Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA’s online e-recruitment system inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate.

• For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under “Category” RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade.

• Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered.

• The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending.

• UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations.

• The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework.

• UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live.

• Applications from UNRWA staff member who had been demoted with deferred eligibility for promotion will not be considered.

• Applications from Staff members who were recipients under the Early Voluntary Retirement or Exceptional Voluntary Separation Schemes will not be considered.

• Applications from Internal candidate serving for less than one year in your current post will not be considered.

• 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.

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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