The incumbent will perform the following specific duties :
propose adjustments as necessary; prepare reports and ensure that outputs / services are properly categorized.
initiate financial authorizations for expenditures.
liaise with Field Office staff on administrative and financial issues; determine whether adjustments are necessary and ensure that these have been accurately processed.
Prepare financial reports from Umoja system generated reports.
term plan and internal work plans; provide assistance on reporting requirements, guidelines, rules and procedures and ensure completeness and accuracy of data submitted.
set up and maintain files / records; organize meetings, workshops; handle routine administrative tasks.
Review and prepare travel authorization requests, advances and travel claim settlements.
Understands the functions and organization of the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units.
Is able to identify and resolve a range of issues / problems and to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources.
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.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
A minimum of 7 years of working experience in the field of programme or project administration, human resources, accounting, finance or related field is required.
Experience with SAP based ERP applications (such as Umoja) is desirable. Prior experience supporting United Nations or similar international organization technical cooperation programmes is highly desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. 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 and a competency-based interview.
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.
Other Skills and Requirements
Passing the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) in English at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY or the Global General Service Test (GGST)
is a requirement for recruitment consideration in the General Service category in the United Nations Secretariat. The GGST is a proctored entry-
level examination at the duty station. Any
travel expenses incurred in order to take the examination are the responsibility of the candidate and will not be reimbursed by the Organization.
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.