Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER, P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Duty Station: KABUL
Posting Period: 21 June 2022 - 27 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Finance-UNAMA-183889-J-Kabul (M)
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 within the Integrated Security Workforce of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) with duty station in Kabul. Kabul is classified in the “E” category and as a non-family duty station.

Responsibilities

Under the overall management of the Chief Security Officer (CSO), the incumbent reports directly to the Chief Security Support on all issues related to security operations support.

Within delegated authority, the Associate Finance and Budget Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Strategic Resourcing and Stewardship
• Assists with the preparation of cost estimates and budget proposals in terms of missions' resourcing requirements such as staff and non-staff requirements, including programmatic aspects; assists, reviews and revises data with respect to the finalization of the budget proposals as well as Result Based Budgeting inputs.
• Assists with the support to program/fund center managers (Substantive and Support Sections) with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
• Supports the administration and monitoring of extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, assesses compliance with regulations & rules and established policies & procedures and advises the supervisor of any Issue.
• Processes the mission's redeployment of funds in accordance with the established procedures.
• Supports the review of efficient and effective use of budgetary resources by contributing to the robust monitoring of
budget utilization and timely provision of information to the management for decision making; assists with support to fund center/program managers on budget implementation.
• Assists with the preparation of budget performance reports of the mission in ensuring that correct and accurate data/ information is provided by the various program /fund center managers in compliance with the Controller's instructions. Assists with the review of the performance reports for valid and adequate variance explanations between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
• Provides support to Fund Center managers for the year-end reviews of budget commitments in accordance with established criteria.
• Carries out duties consistent with the financial delegation in adherence with the UN Regulations and Rules.
• Supports with input, advice, and corrective actions in response to audits and other queries to ensure adherence to the UN Financial Regulations and Rules and relevant guidelines under the direction of the supervisor.
• Assists with the maintenance of fixed asset register.
Performance Monitoring
• Support the analysis, preparation and delivery of strategic support and business intelligence to operational counterparts and mission leadership on financial resourcing and stewardship, and organizational performance of the mission, in line with mission priorities.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources. Ability to develop budgetary policies, procedures, and new programmes. Expert knowledge of the Enterprise Resource Planning System and excellent analysis skills on expenditures and their budgetary implications. Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches to budgetary matters. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations.

Planning and 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.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, finance, or in a related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Certification in the UNDSS SCP is an asset.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, public administration, business administration, or related area is required.

Experience in cost management, budget formulation, financial monitoring, accounting, audit, financial reporting, or other related areas is required.

Experience in the ASL using the ERP tool and procurement in ATLAS is required.

Prior experience in the preparation and management of the Local Cost Security Shared Budget (LCSSB) in an international organization is desirable.

Experience working with international organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 31 October 2022 with possibility of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will 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.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• 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.

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.

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.

No Fee

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