Job Opening

Posting Title: Financial Information Officer, P4
Job Code Title: FINANCIAL INFORMATION OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 08 September 2022 - 22 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Finance-DMSPC OPPFB-186172-R-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the Cashier's Office of Financial Risk Management Service (FRMS), Finance Division (FD), Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget (OPPFB), Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The incumbent reports to the Chief Cashier.

The Cashier's Office is responsible for managing the cash of the Organization which includes investing excess balances, replenishing its bank accounts around the globe in various currencies, manage the currency and country risks as well as execute the disbursements of the payments of the Organization.

Responsibilities

• Provide professional leadership and work direction to assigned project team, and/or mentor and supervise the work of new/junior officers, contract staff, and other personnel.

• Provide business analysis and technical direction for planning, implementing and supporting financial information systems for Cashier and Investment ERP(Umoja and Umoja BI), SWIFT, SWIFT GPI (payment tracking system) and SWIFT Integration Layers, electronic banking systems, Eastnets Reporting and database, Bloomberg and PCMS (Pre-Paid Card Management System and Point of Sale System).

• Analyze industry best practice in business processes, and design and manage the implementation of new methods of work with departmental or organizational scope that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations.

• Evaluate existing systems and identify the need for new systems (or modifications to existing systems); select options for solving system and workflow problems and propose the most suitable solutions based upon functional and economic considerations.

• Plan, supervise and participate in all phases of the systems development lifecycle for Financial Systems, through the negotiation and development of design change documentation; Negotiating with Users and the technical terms to enable their completion; specifying test plans and testing methodologies; undertaking and supervising the various phases in the testing lifecycle, and authorizing the migration of changes through the development cycle.

• Provide day-to-day problem-solving services for complex Financial systems issues to clients; document system problems and prioritize them; identify problcri1s and irregularities OPPBA financial operations and completed transactions, resolving them inn timely and effective manner; where data has been corrupted, to propose resolutions and data' fixes following best practice; write work procedures for systems and/or specific business events.

• Create complex ad-hoc reports and perform data analysis using SQL database applications; propose improvements to existing systems and standard reports bused upon user demand.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of finance, accounting, budget, business administration, information technology with focus on finance or related area. 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.

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.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Education

Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent} in business administration, finance, information technology or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

Certification as a Chartered Accountant, Public Accountant or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of experience in finance, accounting, budget, business administration, information systems management or related area is required.

Experience managing a team of finance/Information technology professionals is required.

Experience working with complex budgetary and accounting operations is desirable.

Experience in finance systems analysis and development is desirable.

Experience in information technology especially planning, implementation and support of complex financial systems is desirable.

Experience in programming, (Visual Basic, Microsoft . Net, C#, Java, C++,Oracle PL/SQL programming ability), and analysis, including structured/object-oriented design, relational systems, scripting and query languages is desirable.

Experience in web, database and server technologies used in deploying systems is desirable.

Experience in report writing using different tools like Crystal Reports or Business Objects is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This post is financed by the extra-budgetary account. Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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 in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Staff members appointed to the current position are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon assignment or appointment and annually thereafter.

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.

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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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