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Budget Officer (NO-B), Fixed Term #: 529831 - Division of Programme Coordination, Maputo Mozambique

Maputo (Mozambique)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-25

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Given the recent increase in emergency and recovery-long term funding received by the Mozambique Country office, to be implemented in the next 4 years, the country office is seeking to recruit a NO-B Budget Officer which will support the Program coordination team and the NO-C program specialist (Budget) to ensure proper and timely utilization of funds.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Equity

How can you make a difference?

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

The purpose of the job

Given the recent increase in emergency and recovery-long term funding received by the Mozambique Country office, to be implemented in the next 4 years, the country office is seeking to recruit a NO-B Budget Officer which will support the Program coordination team and the NO-C program specialist (Budget) to ensure proper and timely utilization of funds.

Key functions, accountabilities, and related duties/tasks:

Within the Programme Coordination Unit (PCU), and under the supervision of the Planning and Monitoring Specialist (P4), the budget Officer will Coordinate with HQs and programme sections and Resource Mobilization/Partnership specialist on incoming funds; allocations, grants management, extension, adjustments as well as reallocation, including 

  • Monitor conditionality and deviations from the intended purposes of grant utilizations.
  •  Assist the Program Coordination Unit (PCU) in the allocation and reallocation of funds to maximize efficient and full utilization
  • Conduct regular review and reconciliation of PBAs
  • Provide analysis of management and budgetary indicators (KPIs)
  • Carry out end of year adjustments, as required.
  • Ensure timely change of funding sources Purpose for the job
  1. Collect and analyze budget and financial data for planning and monitoring, management, and evaluation purposes, provide analysis for audit and reviews; MANAGING vision/sap AND Insight tools (Cubes analysis) in order to produce reports – both internal and for donor reports, as needed. Support PCU in preparation and follow up of any internal or external audit. 
  2. Assist in the preparation of country program documentation, by drafting the related parts 
  3. Support PCU in drafting all financial and budget analysis for reports (management, annual reports, donor reports, UNDAF/UNSDCF, etc)  
  4. Advise the PCU on financial rules and regulations, liaising with DFAM, and the Comptroller office in order to clarify procedures and train MZO Staff appropriately.  
  5. Contribute to capacity building of partners’ fiduciary responsibilities, including 
  • Participation to financial spot-checks as per the HACT framework, as well as following on audit and spot-checks recommendations to close,  
  • Providing inputs and technical guidance to partners, as needed.  
  1. Ensuring timely payroll and liaising with finance (and Operations section) on any related grant-related salary cost adjustment, in order to guarantee that OR and RR funded post are properly financed, as per planned.  
  2. Perform other duties as assigned from time to time.

The incumbent will be liaising regularly with the Ressources Mobilization Specialist (for donor reporting and incoming proposal, as well as timely allocation); with the Programme Specialist (Budget) and HACT program Assistant on HACT spot-checks analysis and support, and also to the Planning & Monitoring supervisor and Deputy Representative on regularly updating on the funding and execution situation of the entire Country office 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Education: A first level University degree in accounting, budgeting, administration, audit procedures or another related financial field is required. Supplemental formal financial or other related fields.  A Bachelor's degree in Procurement and/or Logistics, or Business and Administration or related field is an asset.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in financial management or audit is required.   Experience in a UN system agency or organization some of which served in a developing country is considered as an asset.  Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel required.   Experience in database packages, web-based management systems and ERP systems (preferably SAP financial modules) is considered as an asset.   Experience with IPSAS and/or IFRS is considered as an asset. Previous experience with UNICEF is considered an asset.

Language Requirements: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and  

Portuguese is required. 

The functional competencies required for this post are:

Analyzing [II]

Technical expertise [II]

Learning and research [II]

Planning & organizing [II]

View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Remarks:

This position is ONLY applicable to Mozambican citizens!

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based.

There will be no relocation package offered for this post. The successful candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation and settlement in the city where the post is based. 

There is a salary calculator tool for local staff through this link. Please run simulations for an estimate of monthly and annual salary based on the post’s level and location. When running the simulation, please select Mozambique (NEW) as the Duty Station.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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