Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Finance Assistant Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001963-10666
Open

Finance Assistant

Finance Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Officer and Portfolio Manager and in close cooperation with the Administrative and Fund Management Officers, the UNV Finance Assistant will:

  • Provide support with regard to the review, analysis and preparation of the project budgets and the revisions.
  • Prepare supporting documents (narrative and supporting tables) with respect to GEF and GCF submissions and UNEP Programme of Work.
  • Assist in preparing contractual documents for Executing Agencies.
  • Monitor expenditures and compare with approved budgets; prepare adjustments as necessary.
  • Assist in preparation of budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports, analyse variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Monitor integrity of various financial databases.
  • Verify accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data.
  • Periodic reconciliation of accounts.
  • Review cash advance requests and upon certification by the fund management officer prepare payments for final disbursement by cashier.
  • Review incoming expenditure reports and upon certification by the fund management officer input in relevant databases/systems.
  • Notify payees on status of payments.
  • Assist fund management officers regarding queries on budget, payment and deposit related issues and draft related correspondence.
  • Maintain updated files and archives as required.
  • Prepare project completion and closing revisions including all supporting documents.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. finance or area related to business administration;

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in financial analysis, or other relevant programmes; experience in working on GEF or GCF projects is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Additional experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Finance, accounting and audit
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 23 September 2021
Protection Assistant Nat. Specialist UNHCR Kenya
VMAM Code
KENR001966-10665
Open

Protection Assistant

Protection Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Kenya
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 31 December 2021
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Senior Protection Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Protection Assistant will:

  • Observe and respect RSD transition related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Draft Resettlement referral as per required by the RSD reviewers.
  • Keep track of vulnerable cases in need of inter-unit follow for monthly dispatch to relevant units.
  • Maintain physical files to be presented to the Technical Advisory Committee in good order until the Commissioner of Refugee Affairs’ endorsement and the subsequent decision issuance.
  • Ensure accurate and regular filing of TAC profiles and of the copy of the Notification of Recognition Letters issued to persons of concern.
  • Support the registry unit in retrieving files called for RSD interview or requiring urgent RSD review.
  • Assist in mitigating fraud by reporting suspected fraud.
  • Act as a backup to prepare the RSD schedule and ascertain relevant interpreters and rooms are available to conduct scheduled RSD interviews.
  • Act as a backup to facilitate liaison with Refugee Affairs competent authorities for the joint issuance of RSD decisions personal and other relevant documents, when appropriate.
  • Act as a back up to provide counseling to persons of concern who inquire about their cases through email or telephone call. Alert and follow-up on cases with supervisor regarding any relevant protection concerns and RSD fast-tracking. Act as a backup to handle the RSD desk.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

In Law,Human rights,related field

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • Previous experience in human rights advocacy, refugee matters, humanitarian work.
  • Completion of UNHCR specific learning/training activities an asset
  • Computer software literacy essential. (word, excel, power point). Advanced ability to type
  • Ability to work independently while also able to work well with others
  • Ability to work under pressure and with frequent deadlines
  • Ability to handle emotionally stressful issues (e.g. issues relating to torture, rape, executions etc.)
  • Ability to effectively and compassionately work with traumatized individuals
  • Good knowledge of RSD issues and UNHCR RSD policies and operational applications an asset.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 23 September 2021