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Budget and Finance Officer, Germany


  • Organization: UNAIDS - The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
  • Location: Bonn
  • Grade: Mid level - P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: Closed
UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
UNAIDS' Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Visit the UNAIDS Web site at
Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT104
Title: Budget and Finance Officer, Germany
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 11 November 2022
Application Deadline: 3 December 2022
(21 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Department of Management/Department of Finance and Accountability
Duty station:  Bonn Germany
Serving Communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS.

We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by: (i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems.

We are committed to creating an equal, safe and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity and Respect for Diversity. You can access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework at
The Department of Finance and Accountability (DFA) is responsible for coordinating resource allocation at all levels, monitoring the financial implementation of workplans and budgets and ensuring accountability of the Cosponsors and the Secretariat. The Department is responsible for developing and maintaining financial policies, infrastructure and services, ensuring smooth operations, risk management, compliance with financial regulations and rules, financial integrity and coherence in programmatic delivery.

The Department of Finance and Accountability works with and provides support to other departments, liaison offices, regional support teams and country offices as well as Cosponsors to ensure effective management of resources and achievement of progress against the goals and targets of the UN High Level Political Declaration on AIDS and of the UNAIDS Strategy for 2016-2021.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Budget and Resource Management, the Budget and Finance Officer reviews and analyse budget information, financial reports, prepare implementation reports to monitor compliance with approved allocations and assist with corporate budget planning and reporting.

This includes working directly with Departments across the Secretariat Global Center, the Regional Support Teams and Country Offices to ensure budget implementation and monitoring of allocations in line with the established organizational policies, procedures and budgets.

He / she has the following key responsibilities:

1. Analyze and provide feedback on budget proposals, workplan resources and reprogramming requests, taking into account their conformity with agreed Secretariat budget allocations, results-based budgeting principles, established policies and overall financial situation.
2. Working with technical and other concerned colleagues, lead establishment of the allocation structure in UNAIDS Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to ensure it is kept updated to enable planning and monitoring of budgets and reprogramming decisions.
3. Manage the distribution of core and core specified resources at global, regional and country levels in order to facilitate timely and appropriate utilization of resources, adequate monitoring of transactions and facilitate reporting.
4. Responsible for regular consolidation of budget implementation reports at global, regional and country levels and across budget categories, anticipate problems and provide workplanning advice on resource deployment options.
5. Prepare forecasts of resource-needs and synthesize data and information on workplans, budgets and implementation in tables, graphs and charts.
6. Assist in the development and upgrading of guidelines and procedures for implementation of budget policies, practice, and resource management across the Secretariat, with emphasis on the development and maintenance of appropriate internal budgetary controls.
7. Assist in the preparation of statutory and ad hoc corporate budget reporting, including the preparation and review of the annual and biennial financial reports for consideration and decisions by the Programming Coordinating Board.
8. Coordinate review and analisis of financial reports provided by Cosponsors; provide feedback and regular follow up with Cosponsor Focal Points.
9. Provide training and ongoing support to workplan managers at global, regional and country levels in managing workplan budget allocations and available resources contributing to knowledge disseminating and building staff capacity on budget matters.
10. Performs other related duties as requested.
Advanced university degree at Master’s level or equivalent in Public Administration, Economics, Business administration, Accounting, Finance or another area related to the duties and responsibilities. For internal candidates a first university degree and 9 years of relevant work experience will be considered as equivalent.
UNAIDS Values:

1. Commitment to the AIDS response
2. Integrity
3. Respect for diversity

Core competencies:

1. Working in teams
2. Communicating with impact
3. Applying expertise
4. Delivering results
5. Driving change and innovation
6. Being accountable

Managerial competencies:

1. Leading Teams
2. Building Relationships and Networks
3. Developing and Empowering Others
4. Managing Performance and Resources
5. Vision and Strategic Thinking
6. Exercising Sound Judgement
At least seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in budget development and financial reporting, of which at least four at international level; familiarity with the United Nations system and common budgetary practices as asset. Extensive budget implementation reporting, work planning and consolidation using ERP systems and other spreadsheet tools such as Excel.

Extensive experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems or similar.

Relevant international organizations’ experience, preferably including in the United Nations system.
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.

Desirable: Knowledge of French and/or other UN language an asset.
Additional Information:
Positions at the international professional category within UNAIDS will be subject to the Organization's Mobility Policy. The above-mentioned position is a rotational position and its standard duration of assignment is linked to the ICSC hardship classification of the duty station.

Furthermore, only online applications will be accepted.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 75,602 at single rate
Post Adjustment: 16.7 % of the figure(s) on the left side. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

Applicants will be required to take a test. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: . The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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