Job Opening

Posting Title: Financial Information Assistant, G5
Job Code Title: FINANCIAL INFORMATION ASSISTANT
Department/Office: Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 01 November 2017 - 30 November 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Finance-DM OPPBA-87382-R-New York (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

The funding for this position is of a temporary nature. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) in English at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY or the United Nations Examination for Accounting Assistants (AACE) at UN Headquarters or passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for this post.

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the the Financial Information Operations Service (FIOS), Office of Programme Planning Budget and Accounts (OPPBA). The Financial Information Assistant reports to the Chief, Finance Master Data Team.

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Integrated Master Data Management Service Lead, the incumbent is responsible for the following:

- Provides support in maintaining Financial Master Data and the SAP Coding Block. Coordinates the overall operations related to the Master Data Maintenance
- Assists in the development as well as maintains and enhances procedures, SOPs, reference documents, work status posted in the collaboration space and keep them updated for the use of MDM team members and management.
- Provides training and guidance to team members and peers
- Consults/Coordinates with the OCSS Master Data Maintenance Team, OHRM Master Data Maintenance Team, Umoja Technical Support Staff, OICT help desk and other concerned parties to resolve issues encountered.
- Acts as liaison with main stakeholders to effectively process requests and to optimize working practices.
- Generates and distributes reports to MDM team lead and other stakeholders.
- Supports the Master Data Management Service Lead in other activities such as coordinating meetings, writing minutes of meetings, recruitment processes, etc.
- Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism
Knowledge of organizational software and application systems. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint; ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments. Knowledge of system development workflow and document flow processes, ability to conduct research and gather information from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources. Ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments, ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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.

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.

Client Orientation
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

High School diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of experience in finance, budget, accounting, Information systems management, administrative services or related area is required. Experience conducting data analysis using Microsoft Excel formulas and functions, and other statistical tools is required. Experience in Database Structured Query Language SQL is desirable. Experience in report writing using Business intelligence tools such as Crystal Reports, Business Objects or HANA 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 French is desirable.

Assessment

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

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

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The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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