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Finance Assistant, G5


This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted April 17, 2022.

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# Job Description

Department/ Office : Department of Operational Support
Location : ENTEBBE
Posting Period : 12 April 2022-11 May 2022
Job Opening number : 22-FIN-DOS-179101-R-ENTEBBE R
Staffing Exercise : N/A

Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Operational Support DOS was established to provide end-
to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operating
entities across the Secretariat, including departments, offices away from
headquarters, peace operations, and regional commissions. The Regional Service
Centre in Entebbe, Uganda RSCE, was established in July 2010, following the
adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269. The Centre provides efficient,
client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional,
non-location dependent administrative functions to the Centre from its client
entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance,
multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information
and communications technology ICT support.
In addition to these services, the Office of the Chief RSCE and support
offices through the Deputy Chief RSCE provides overall guidance on the
operations of the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting,
human resources management, property management, quality assurance and
business intelligence, conference services, record keeping and archive
management, and audit response and risk management.
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This position is located in the Cashier Service Line and reports to the
Service Line Manager

Within delegated authority, the Finance Assistant is responsible for the
following functions:
• Assists with the processing of non-travel related commercial vendors’
invoices and payments to vendors providing goods or services to all RSCE
Client Missions processing invoices resulting from commitments such as
purchase orders, fund commitments, direct expenditures, medical clinic
invoices and replenishment of petty cash.
Assist in the development of the Service Line’s annual budget development
program, particularly with respect to the establishment of major resourcing
priorities, and prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in line with the
Service Line’s resourcing requirements.
• Review, analyze and revise data with respect to the finalization of the
budget proposals as well as Result Based Budgeting inputs.
Prepares staff members’ entitlements including claims, danger pay, daily
subsistence allowance, mission subsistence allowance for Government Provided
Personnel, Civilian Police and Staff Officers, volunteer living allowance and
any other allowances for payments in conformity and adherence to applicable
United Nations policies e.g., staff rules, financial regulations and rules,
ST/AI issuances or practices, IPSAS policy framework etc.
• Assists in the review of completeness of documentation supporting invoices
and payment requests; Process vendors payments in Umoja after verification of
accuracy and consistency with Purchase Order and Goods Receipt/Service
Certification; Advise Vendors, Procurement, SAU, R&I, etc. any missing
documentation or anomalies that may delay payment within one business day;
Make close follow up to obtain missing documentation; Maintain record of
pending issues, update case files weekly; Respond to queries from Vendors,
Procurement, SAU, R&I, etc. ; Measure performance against established KPI’s;
vendor open items monthly.
Assists in the verification of transfers to other house banks, imprest payment
and preparation of statement, as well as preparation of remittance requests to
UNHQ and projection of off cycle payments to UNMISS; Answering queries from
staff members, vendors, missions, other house banks; Keeping accurate records
for the purpose of auditing, and performance reports
• Process Assignment Grants, Relocation Grants, and DSA payments. Approve and
create profile in UMOJA for payroll.
• Prepare advance payment request; Initiate BP requests; Process daily
allowances for TCCs /PCCs Troop Contributing Countries and Police
Contributing Countries; Process MSA;
• Process final and withheld payments as well as recoveries; Payment of DHL
Release payroll, and payments for entitlements. maintaining banking details
for staff and vendors
• Perform other duties as and when required by the Supervisor.

Professionalism – Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, draw
conclusions and recommendations. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender
perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all
areas of work.
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
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.

High school diploma or recognized equivalent is required. The incumbent at
this level must complete Umoja course and Umoja Foundation certification. An
additional qualification or certification in finance, accounting, or audit is

Work Experience
A minimum of five 5 years of experience in financial management,
Treasury, administrative services or related area is required.
Experience in application of UN Financial Rules and Regulations or other
similar international organization in an operational environment is desirable.
Experience in administration of a broad range of Allowances and Payments using
Systems Applications and Products SAP or Enterprise Resource Planning ERP
software e.g. Umoja or similar is required. Experience in a shared service
center is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in English, oral and written is
required; Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which
may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice
This post is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to
extension. This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff
rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service
and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting
distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length
of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local
recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively
applicable to international recruitment.
Passing the Global General Service Test GGST is a prerequisite for
recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in
the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the
time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an
application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test in
English at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa,
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at
Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for
Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be
accepted in lieu of the GGST.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance
in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this
position. Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General
and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all Staff are expected to
move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with
established rules and procedures.

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United
Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the
necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and
integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United
Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law,
violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual
abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe
that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term
“sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of
vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including,
but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the
sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or
threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under
unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any
unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be
perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with
work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or
offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the
termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have
committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a
geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on
the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under
conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United
Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of
staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency,
competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United
Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General
and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United
Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 c. In this context, all
internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically
to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions
established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the
online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants
may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking
on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information
submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job
opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations
including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General
Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and
guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information
pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the
instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to
applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration
for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information
provided in the application.

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New York time on the deadline date.
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**Closing Date** : 28th April. 2022

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