Job Opening

Posting Title: FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER, NOC [Cancelled]
Job Code Title: Finance and Budget Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 28 October 2022 - 26 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Finance-UNODC-194056-R-Nairobi (N)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located in the UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) in Nairobi (Kenya), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The incumbent will work under the general guidance of the ROEA Representative and the direct supervision of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer (Head of the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CPCJ) Programme).

For more information, please visit the website: www.unodc.org

Responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for providing substantive and technical expertise in the area of financial, budgetary and accounting management in conformity with United Nations (UN) Financial Rules and regulation, and policies for the implementation of the Alternative to Imprisonment Project in Kenya. S/he will work and in close cooperation with the National Council on Administration of Justice (NCAJ) Secretariat of the Government of Kenya. Within assigned authority, the Finance and Budget Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Participate in the formulation of management policies, strategies, and procedures and in their monitoring and implementation ensure to optimize efficiency in management.
• Prepare the financial management reports in accordance with the terms and conditions of donor agreements to provide information for control and decision making.
• Provide advice and support the programme staff on financial and administrative matters.
• Ensure compliance with UN financial policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Provide assistance in the implementation of IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards) at ROEA.
• Ensure transparent and efficient utilization of the Programme’s financial resources.
• Prepare and provide the Programme’s biennium budgets, budget implementation and monitoring reports.
• Monitor and advise the Programme Officer on the financial status of the Programme (including pending and approved budgets; contributions confirmed but not yet available for expenditure; contributions available for expenditure and contributions already expended).
• Propose, develop, and implement financial policies and procedures.
• Set up proper internal controls to ensure that proper monitoring mechanisms are in place and that they can be used to identify weaknesses and address them immediately.
• Ensure that disbursements are made based on proper authorisations and supported by legitimate and sufficient documentation by acting as Approving Officer of the regional office on financial disbursement made from the projects.
• Ensure proper maintenance of vendor accounts and timely clearance of outstanding advances and other receivables.
• Coordinate financial closure for entrusted imprest accounts.
• Respond to audit queries and follow up on audit recommendations.
• Ensure integrity and consistency of data in SAP/Umoja System.
• Draft correspondence and internal procedural directives relating to budgetary and financial matters.
• Contribute to preparedness actions such as early warning, risk analysis and contingency planning and make the necessary recommendations. Periodically monitor the management of risks and report on any actions taken.
• Monitor and supervise the work of subordinate staff as may be required.
• Perform any other work-related duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Has knowledge of financial principles and practices. Has ability to independently conduct research and analysis, formulate options and present conclusions and recommendations. Has knowledge of the mandates of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Has very good research and analytical skills and is able to identify problems and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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 to solve problems to meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas, thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

• Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in finance, business administration, accounting or other related discipline is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Membership in an internationally recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA) or equivalent is desirable.

Job - Specific Qualification

Membership in an internationally recognized professional accountancy body such as Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA) or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in finance, business administration, accounting is required.

Work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is required.

Work experience with SAP/Umoja is desirable.

Work experience within an international organization or the United Nations system is desirable.

Work experience in managing complex budgets is required.

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

Candidates for the National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located.

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.

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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