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Budget Officer (P-2), TA (6 months), Kinshasa, DRC (Open for non-DRC nationals only)

Kinshasa

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Kinshasa
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-07

The incumbent will support the country office team in preparing outbreak and planned activities budgets, proposals and reports, streamlined structures and processes, ensure funds utilization is in-line with donor approval, responsible for grants management and close monitoring of funds with knowledge of quality assurance, support on timely submission of expenditures and donors reports to HQ and donors, so that UNICEF’s financial accountability is not jeopardized at this critical stage in the programme

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, Health

The incumbent will support the country office team in preparing outbreak and planned activities budgets, proposals and reports, streamlined structures and processes, ensure funds utilization is in-line with donor approval, responsible for grants management and close monitoring of funds with knowledge of quality assurance, support on timely submission of expenditures and donors reports to HQ and donors, so that UNICEF’s financial accountability is not jeopardized at this critical stage in the programme.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Budget Specialist of finance unit and second supervision of Health Manager and in close collaboration with the National Polio Coordinator, the staff will:

  • Support on planning and coordination of financial mapping for planned and outbreak response polio activities .
  • Work with field offices and health/Immunization section at national level to develop biannual polio workplans and associated budgets .
  • Responsible for polio grants management, includes contributions review, timely allocations of funds to right outputs and field offices, monitor and complies DRC country office planned and outbreak grants expenditures report and conduct variance financial analysis of grants utilization at national and field office level for senior management review and timely submission to Polio finance team in HQ.
  • Monitor field offices' budgets and workplans based on donor approval and approved allocation, assess implementation using data reflected in VISION and other sources for increased financial transparency.
  • Prepare detail budget in coordination with country office technical team for donor proposals and finalization, incorporating financial gaps and cash flow analyses {if required}, to prioritize funding approval.
  • Support field offices to improve grants management and efficient administrative syst em.
  • Initiate tailored donor reports, liaising with technical team at national and field offices, and provide quality assurance of all financial and programmatic inputs given in the report before final submission to the donor.
  • Provide technical assistance to field offices to increase capacity and understanding of UNICEF financial system and reporting requirements.
  • Provide periodic operational support to national and field offices polio teams, specifically for year-end closure and if any, internal audit preparation activities.
  • Responsible to keep track of polio approved budget/ceiling of each year and ensure funds request should be within the approved ceiling of the year for each GPEI approved budget category for DRC country office and utilization will be plan accordingly.
  • Provide technical support in the management of all other grants in the health section.
  • Assist on regular donor coordination related finance matters.Proactively identify and investigate issues that may arise and take corrective actions required to ensure timely disbursement of funds, smooth implementation and accurate reporting.
  • Liaise with counterparts internally and externally to collaborate, support analyses and reporting on GPEI funding disbursed for planned and outbreak response activities.

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

  • A first university degree in Accounting, Business Administration and/or Economics is required. A higher qualification will be an added advantage with a preference for numerical discipline.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience in managing donor funded projects and financial management or related field. 
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrable problem solving, quantitative and analytical skills; strategic and creative thinking.
  • Strong organizational, planning and coordination skills. Exceptional project management skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to articulate and present ideas both in written presentation and orally to senior management as well as external audience.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and in a rapidly changing environment to meet deadlines.
  • Professional, positive demeanor with collaborative, team and service-oriented attitude.
  • Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. 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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

KINDLY NOTE THAT KINSHASA IS A C DUTY STATION AND NOT AN EMERGENY OFFICE. INTERNAL CANDIDATES WHO APPLY WILL NOT RETAIN A LIEN ON THEIR POST.

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

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offer of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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