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Associate Budget and Finance Officer

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-07

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Eligibility criteria

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

Description of task

The individual will work very closely with the colleagues in Finance Unit and Administrative staff in the MEAs. The successful candidate will research on administrative resolutions that are of common interest and maintain them in a repository that can be accessed by the MEAs and constituent parties.

Description of duties;

  • Extraction of invoice and payment details from Umoja to obtain payment trends of parties across different funds
  • Reconcile with MEAs finance staff extracted data and resolve any differences that may arise
  • Update web repository with resolutions of common interest to the MEAs and UNEA where necessary
  • Provide support with processing documents in Umoja implemented modules
  • Backstop finance assistants in assigned tasks and carry out program related tasks
  • Assist in the preparations of COPs and MOPs and follow-up on the implementation of administrative and budgetary resolutions
  • Maintain a repository of tasks assigned during MOPs and COPs for implementation before next COP/MOP or any other established deadline.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of Finance, Accounting or Public Administration field is required.
Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in administration, finance or accounting. Experience working in an international organization or the UN is an added advantage
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft office, email, internet) are required.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with persons from diverse backgrounds.;
  • 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;
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Finance, accounting and audit Driving license: No Competencies values:

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

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections

of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at 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?

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Application deadline: 07 July 2020

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