Jobs at United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe

Job Title: Finance Officer

The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

The Regional Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’ chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It also ensures that staffing for RSCE will be achieved through the redeployment of resources from the regional missions it serves.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Finance Officer will carry out the following duties:
1. Accounts:
  • Reviews and verifies the closing of monthly accounts and preparation of financial statements for submission to Headquarters.
  • Checks and verifies the data reported in the financial statements.
  • Intuitively scrutinizes source documents for completeness, accuracy and validity of charges.
  • Reviews and approves various vouchers and accounting transactions, e.g., payroll, payment of staff entitlements, final payments, travel claims, vendor invoices, agencies, field missions, etc., to ensure adherence to relevant staff rules, financial regulations and rules, guidelines or practices.
  • Maintains internal control procedures to ensure vouchers are processed and correctly posted Umoja.
  • Investigates erroneous charges and takes appropriate corrective accounting actions.
  • Reviews and verifies bank reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Examines the validity of requests for increases in petty cash levels; approve disbursement vouchers to replenish petty cash accounts.
  • Approves the recording of Earmarked Fund (Obligations) in UMOJA.
  • Manages and mentor other General Service and Field Service staff as required.
  • Quickly responds to queries from staff members and third parties.
  • Supports the Chief of Unit/Section in cash management, including preparing cash flow forecasts.
2. General:
  • Stays updated with documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Offers technical guidance and training (including preparation of training materials) to junior staff with respect to transaction processing and the use of various systems such as SAP(UMOJA) and PROGEN.
  • Drafts/verifies memoranda and/or cables relevant to financial and budget matters to various offices, departments and missions.
  • Performs any other related duties, as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The UN jobholder should possess an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related field.
Languages: Fluency in spoken and written English is required; knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
Personal Competencies:
Professionalism: Knowledge in the use and application of the Organization’s financial regulations and rules as well as accounting policies and practices. Ability to extract, interpret, and analyse a wide variety of data and to resolve data discrepancies and other problems. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
How to Apply for the job: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates for the aforementioned United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe RSCE Vacancy should Apply Online by Clicking the link below.
Deadline: 11th July, 2014
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