Job Opening

Department/Office: International Trade Centre
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 17 February 2023 - 18 March 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-Finance-ITC-202430-R-Geneva (R)
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 in the Financial Management Office within the Division of Programme Support. The Financial Management Section is responsible for managing the accounting, financial and budgetary operations of regular and extra budgetary resources entrusted to ITC, in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the United Nations to support the delivery of ITC’s programme of work.


Within delegated authority, under the direct supervision of the Senior Budget Officer and the overall guidance of the Chief, Financial Management, the incumbents will be responsible for:

Budget and Finance

- Providing support with respect to the review, analysis and preparation of regular budget and extra-budgetary
proposals and revisions.
- Preparing supporting documents (narrative and supporting tables) with respect to finalization of cost
estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements.
- Assisting managers in the elaboration of resource requirements and review of budgets.
- Undertaking research and providing support to higher level Finance and Budget Officers.
- Monitoring expenditures and comparing with approved budget.
- Reviewing requisitions for goods and services to ensure (a) that correct objects of expenditure have been
charged, and (b) availability of funds.
- Assisting in the preparation and finalization of budget reports, analysing variances between approved budgets
and actual expenditures.
- Monitoring integrity of various financial databases.
- Verifying accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data in previous allotments to new allotments
- Coordinating with other finance and budget staff on related issues during the preparation of budget reports.
Undertaking periodic reconciliation of accounts.
- Reviewing requests from Divisions on redeployment of funds.
- Recording inputs on direct disbursement and miscellaneous document.
- Approving funding allotment, miscellaneous obligation, and travel advance.


• Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme,
ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations
policies and procedures.
• Drafts or prepares correspondence to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant financial and budget
• Maintain and keep up-to-date files.
• May be responsible for providing guidance, training and daily supervision to other general service staff in
the area of responsibility.
• Performs other related duties, as assigned.


•PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of, and ability to apply financial rules, regulations and procedures in the UN environment. Knowledge, skills and ability to extract, interpret, analyse and format data across the full range of finance and budget functions, including programme development and database management, claims and treasury operations. Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies and operational problems. 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 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

•COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.


High school diploma or equivalent.

Job - Specific Qualification

Training in the field of accounting or finance is desirable.

Work Experience

Seven years of experience in finance, budget, accounting, administrative services or related area is required.

Experience working within the UN common system is desirable.

Experience working with ERP financial modules is desirable.


For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

The conditions of service are governed by the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. This is a fixed term appointment for an initial period of one (1) year.
ITC champions workforce diversity, inclusion, gender equality and gender parity and considers all qualified persons - of all genders - equally, including those with disabilities, without discrimination or prejudice of any kind. ITC also offers attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work/life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.
This position is subject to local recruitment. For ITC purposes the definition of “local” shall be that at the time of application the applicant is already residing (with the requisite permit) within a radius of 50 kms from the ITC offices on rue Montbrillant, Geneva or within a 1h15min commuting distance by public transport or car. Applicants not meeting this criterion will not be considered.
For information on salary and entitlements, please consult the International Civil Service Commission website:

United Nations Considerations

In accordance with the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules, 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 ITC 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.

Applicants are urged to carefully follow 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 based on the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable 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 in Inspira will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

ITC does NOT charge any fees or request money from candidates at any stage of the recruitment process, nor does it concern itself with bank account details of applicants. Requests of this nature allegedly made on behalf of ITC are fraudulent and should be disregarded.

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