Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 19 February 2018 - 20 March 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Finance-UNOG-92400-R-Geneva (O)
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 Treasury office within the Financial Resources Management Service (FRMS) at the United Nations Office at Geneva. It is under the general supervision of the Back Office Manager.


Under the supervision of the Chief of the Treasury’s Back Office Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

- Uploads and examines disbursement records generated by UNSMIS to be approved by bank signatories and eventually disbursed from UNOG bank accounts.
- Enters various currency purchase orders in JP Morgan Chase Access System for payments to be approved by bank signatories for eventual disbursement from bank accounts.
- Communicates irregularities and/or inconsistencies to UNSMIS and UMOJA clients that initiated payments for amendment or cancellation; inputs also corrected information in UMOJA to update banking information records; organizes follow-up to payments blocked or put on suspense with UNOG designated bank or its correspondent banks.
- Processes EUR, GBP, CHF, SEK, DKK, NOK payments in UMOJA and organizes adequate filling for the released payments.
- Maintains a database of payment requirement templates for manual payments processes BIRD requests.
- Assists in maintaining Financial Institutions tables/database in UMOJA and provides suggestions in rationalizing FNLI entries so that payments are correctly made.
- Carries out the archiving procedures of the Chase Payment System records.
- Helps the supervisor in the testing of enhancements related to Consolidated Treasury System (as interface application) when new versions of CTS tested for release.


- Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies and other problems.
- Advanced excel skills.
- Knowledge of, and ability to apply financial rules, regulations and procedures in the United Nations environment.
- 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 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.

- 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.

- 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.


Completion of secondary school or its equivalent technical or commercial school.

Work Experience

At least five (5) years of experience in treasury, finance, or related areas, of which preferably at least three (3) years within the United Nations Common System. Experience with systems support is desirable. Experience extracting ERP master data and building Business Intelligence reports is desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

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 United Nations Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, ICTY or the Global General Services Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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.

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.

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