Job Opening

Posting Title: CHIEF OF SERVICE, FINANCE, D1
Job Code Title: CHIEF OF SERVICE, FINANCE
Department/Office: Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 20 April 2018 - 03 June 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Finance-DM OPPBA-95384-R-New York (G)
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 Programme Planning and Budget Division (PPBD) of the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts (OPPBA). The Chiefs of Service reports to the Director of PPBD.

Responsibilities

•Formulates, and supervises the implementation of the work programme of the Service under his/her responsibility.

•Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate.

•Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget or on programmatic/ substantive matters, as appropriate.

•Ensures that the outputs produced by the Service maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data.

•Ensures that all outputs produced by the Service under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure compliance with the relevant mandates.

•Assists the Director in the establishment of budgetary policies, the formulation of policy decisions on budgetary and financial issues, and drafting guidance to outline programme planning and budgeting policies and their application.

•Undertakes or oversees the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Service, including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), and recruitment.

•Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision and fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Service and across organizational boundaries.

•Participates in meetings of inter-governmental bodies and provides budget and programmatic/substantive expertise, or holds programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.

•Represents the Division in meetings with intergovernmental bodies of the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, and in interactions with United Nations funds and programmes, as appropriate, as well as in inter and intra-departmental meetings in the Secretariat.

•Provides support to programme managers in the formulation and implementation of their programme budget.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrates professional competence in budgetary guidance and financial planning, monitoring of budget execution and reporting of budgetary and financial information; determines areas requiring budget analysis and reporting; ability to ensure adherence to established budget levels through frequent monitoring of budget execution and capacity to propose budget adjustments to align them with real operational needs; ability to continuously improve budget forecasting. Ability to provide guidance that enables the preparation of budget and strategic planning documents. 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.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: 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; and uses time efficiently.

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.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in the substantive areas of administration, budgeting and/or finance.
Of the fifteen years, a minimum of ten years in the areas of budgetary guidance and financial planning, monitoring of budget execution and reporting on multi-million dollar programmes in large international financial environments is required. At least 5 years of experience in results-based budgeting is required. At least five years of experience with budgetary policies and practices, and financial regulations and rules is required. At least five years of experience in preparing reports on programmatic and budgetary issues is required. At least five years of providing substantive servicing and presentations before inter-governmental and expert bodies is required. Experience working with ERP budget and monitoring reports and implementation is required. Experience with reporting of budget information in accordance with IPSAS is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 November 2017, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and Viet Nam.

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.

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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