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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Finance and Budget Officer 20 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
20 January 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Budget Officer/Fund Management Officer, the UN Volunteer Project Management Assistant will:

BUDGET MANAGEMENT:

  • Prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of office resource requirements such as staff and non-staff requirements, including programmatic aspects; reviews, analyses and revises data with respect to the finalization of the budget proposals.
  • Provide support to programme officers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
  • Administer the allotments in accordance with the established procedures including redeployment/reallocation of funds.
  • Administer and monitor extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Monitor budget implementation and determine/recommend reallocation of funds when necessary.
  • Monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized/approved levels.
  • Review all requisitions generated by the Umoja system for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged and confirm availability of funds.
  • Prepare relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.
  • Review and make appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Provide substantive support to intergovernmental and legislative bodies.
  • Act as certifying officer, certifying the availability of adequate funds, under Financial Rule 105.5 in adherence with the UN Regulations and Rules

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT:

  • Assist in the preparation of the Science Division project budgets and reports:
  • Assist in the coordination of project implementation of the Science Division Programme
  • Monitor expenditures on a timely basis, ensuring that they are within the approved budget
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports to be submitted to donors.
  • Assists staff members, Fund Management Officers and donors regarding queries on payment and deposit-related issues.

GENERAL:

  • Keep up to date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Provide data for the preparation of bids, purchase orders, consultant contracts and commercial contracts, as relevant.
  • Participate in meetings, assisting in the presentation of financial reports and progress reports to project teams and donors.
  • Provides guidance, training and daily supervision to other general service staff in the area of responsibility.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Finance/Accounting, Economics, Public administration. Professionally qualified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy will have a distinct advantage.

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience in a Finance/Accounting role in a large organization preferably in an NGO;
  • Demonstrated experience using an ERP financial system
  • Experience in providing financial and budget support to programme/projects;
  • Demonstrated experience at developing financial reports for senior management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IPSAS/IFRS
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners;
  • 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;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling web-based management systems.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* 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: 20 January 2021

HACT Officer 22 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Kenya
Open

HACT Officer

National Specialist
UNICEF
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,Kiswahili
Immediate
12 months
22 January 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Quality Assurance Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV HACT officer will:

  • Assist the Quality Assurance Officer in the creation of spot checks in eTools and follow up with staff to ensure the correct status of assurance activities is reflected in eTools
  • Review action points from spot checks and audits and compare with information in eTools for completeness. Any omissions to be notified to the supervisor for corrective action;
  • Validate the details captured in the vendor master in relation to micro assessments by checking whether the correct type of assessment has been captured, the right risk rating and the correct date of assessment. Any noted discrepancies to be notified to the supervisor for corrective action;
  • Log in requests related to the VISION hub into a central database for ease of monitoring;
  • Review completeness of documents in QA ECM ensuring that all documents are properly tagged. Any noted discrepancies to be notified to the supervisor for corrective action; and
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area e.g. finance/accounts/operations management or area related field;

24 Months
  • At least 2 to 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in audit, risk management, or operations, or other relevant programmes; experience with a not for profit organisation is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Good analytical skills
  • 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;
  • Have affinity with or interest in working for and with children volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Kiswahili(Optional), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit
  • Finance,accounting,Operations
  • audit, risk management, or operations
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

* 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: 22 January 2021