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Finance Specialist

arbil

 

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations

depending on the evolving needs of the Organization 

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Organizational Setting
 
FAO's office for Iraq is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing countrywide food, agriculture and rural development priorities under the current L3 Emergency. It develops and maintains relations with the relevant Ministries at country level. The post is located in in Erbil (with visits to Baghdad), Iraq.
 
Reporting Lines
 
The Finance Officer undertakes high-level specialized finance-related support activities. He/she leads and coordinates the financial support work of the unit, ensuring the quality, transparency and consistency of processes.  The job role requires in-depth knowledge and interpretation of financial policies, procedures and practices.  The incumbent provides procedural guidance to managers and staff in the Organization and guides other finance support staff.
 
Technical Focus
 
Management of quality assurance activities and service delivery of transaction processes and financial services of FAO’s resilience agenda at sub regional level.
 
Tasks and responsibilities
  1. Analyze, control and maintain relevant general ledger accounts, including scrutinizing source documents for completeness, accuracy and validity of charges
  2. Review and liquidate obligations; investigate erroneous charges and take corrective accounting actions; reconcile and review suspense accounts and ensures proper clearance procedures
  3. Extract details of income, expenditures, assets and liability from the accounting system in order to analyse and verify accuracy and validity
  4. Prepare worksheets and assist in preparation of financial statements by compiling and consolidating data from various sources; prepare and checks trial balance
  5. Supervise, oversee and/or contribute to the delivery of financial reporting, general accounting, project accounting, and/or investment activities/services in accordance with FAO policies and regulatory framework
  6. Analyze financial information for inclusion in statutory reports, management reports, financial statements, and/or reports to donors as well as other specific reports for Governing Bodies, donors and other partners
  7. Respond to requests for assistance and provides financial and regulatory advice and assistance to managers at HQ and the Decentralized Offices etc
  8. Develop effective working relationships and resolves problems with banks, other financial institutions, donors, partners, and UN financial executives as well as provides information/clarification to auditors
  9. Promote best practices and capacity development at HQ and the Decentralized Offices, leads and/or participates in training and the development of related training materials
  10. Evaluate ongoing financial support requirements, adapt service provision to meet changing needs and solve operational problems as required.
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in (for Consultants) or University degree (for PSA) in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field
  • Five years of relevant experience in finance, accounting and/or business analysis
  • Working knowledge of English and Arabic
 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork, including leading, engaging and empowering others
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is essential.
  • Extent and relevance of experience and/or knowledge in relation to institutional frameworks for disaster risk reduction, early warning, risk analysis and emergency preparedness and response work.
  • Experience and track record of development of normative products and public goods that promote resilience building at country level, like risk and vulnerability assessment methodologies, early warning applications or capacity development approaches;
  • Knowledge and experience in planning and implementing and technically advising programmes, and projects on resilience and disaster risk reduction, including in the Middle East region, and in application of operational guidelines and programme/project management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations or FAO.
  • Extent of exposure and experience in strategic programme development for resilience building;
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge of International frameworks relevant for resilience programming and disaster risk reduction and management ' like SDGs, SFDRR or the UNFCCC Paris Agreement and , working with partners and relevant institutions or networks in the region and beyond.
  • Ability to technically guide emergency and large scale emergency events in the Middle East and provide linkages to early recovery activities and subsequent development actions in the field
  • Skills and track record of resource mobilization.
 
 
 
 

 

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 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. For details, visit http\://www.fao.org/3/I8446EN/i8446en.pdf
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
 
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23\:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
 
If you need help, or have queries, please contact\: iRecruitment@fao.org
 

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: arbil
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-09

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