Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Finance and Budget Officer, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Vienna
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 13 March 2018 - 11 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Finance-UNOV-94329-R-Vienna (X)
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 UNODC Budget Unit in the Budget Section (BS) of the Finance Resources Management Service (FRMS), Division for Management (DM) of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Unit and overall guidance of the Chief of Section.

For more information on UNOV and UNODC, please visit our websites: www.unov.org and www.unodc.org.

Responsibilities

Within assigned authority, the Associate Finance and Budget Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Budget preparation:
•Review, analyse and assist in the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from UNODC (regular budget and voluntary contributions).
•Prepare cost estimates for the financial implications of draft resolutions to be adopted by UNODC Governing Bodies.
•Assist managers in the elaboration of resource requirements and budget submissions for UNODC (regular budget and voluntary contributions).

Budget administration:
•Prepare allotments and redeployment of funds when necessary for UNODC (regular budget and voluntary contributions), ensuring appropriate expenditure.
•Monitor budget implementation and expenditure under UNODC (regular budget and voluntary contributions) to ensure that they remain with authorized levels, with particular emphasis on UNODC Field Offices and cost recovery accounts.
•Prepare periodic budget implementation reports, variance analysis and statistical information on UNODC budget for Senior Level Management and UNODC Governing Bodies.
•Assist in the preparation of budget to actuals comparison for UNODC Financial Statements.
•Assist in the clearance of funding agreement and cost plans for voluntary contributions.
•Assist in the review and of programme and project documents, cost plans and revisions.

Perform other work related duties, as assigned.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Has the ability to identify and resolve budgetary problems and analyse a large amount of data. 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.

•Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours 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.

•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

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance or related field 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.

A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area is required. Working experience in budgetary and financial administration, particularly in budget preparation and revision, is desirable. Working experience with the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable. Experience in ERP systems is desirable.

No experience is required for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

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

This position is funded from extra budgetary resources. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year and any extension of the appointment will be subject to the availability of funding.

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.

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.

Vienna is classified as an H and a family duty stations.

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.

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No Fee

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