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Finance Assistant, G6 (Temporary Job Opening)


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

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# Job Description

Posting Title : FINANCE ASSISTANT, G6 Temporary Job Opening
Department/ Office : Education Grants Service Line
Location : ENTEBBE
Posting Period : 12 April 2022-21 April 2022
Job Opening number : 22-Finance-RSCE ODRSCE TCEGS EGSL-178523-JENTEBBE O
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 Director of RSCE and the Deputy Director of 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.For
more information, please visit position is
located in the Budget Unit in the Office of the Deputy Director of RSCE and
reports to the Finance and Budget Officer

The Finance and Budget Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Budget preparation:
• Support with review and analysis of data provided by the service line
managers and the chief of sections for the finalization of the cost estimates
and budget proposals regarding staffing and operational requirements for the
Center.• Populate supplementary
forms with inputs for the operational and staffing changes in line with the
Centre’s mandate.
• Assist managers in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget
• Provide support to Senior Management during the UNHQ and Legislative bodies
budget review process and preparing responses to the queries on budgetary

Budget administration:
• Process fund distribution entries, including redeployment of fund when
necessary, as approved in compliance with established financial rules and
regulations and input allotment advice in SAP/Umoja
Monitor budget implementation and recommend reallocation of funds as
necessary, prepare monthly, quarterly and yearly reports as required.
• Monitor expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels
• Assist in the preparation of budget performance submissions for RSCE. Assist
in finalization of budget performance report, analyzing variances between
approved budgets and actual expenditures, draft reports on the planning
assumptions and the RBB frameworks.
Support the creation of requests with financial implications including
shopping carts, service entry sheets, low value purchase orders, Consultants
and Individual Contractors purchase orders in line with established rules and
• Review requisitions for goods and services to ensure
a correct objects of expenditure have been charged,
b availability of funds
c in line with approved requirements.
• Review source documents for completeness to
a ensure compliance with related UN rules, regulations and policies
b ensure availability of funds to support requirements
c give policy guidance on related resource issues.
• Review RSCE’s cost recovery activities for common services and ensure
recoveries from RSCE clients where applicable.
• Review and track contracts/commitments established for operational

• Keep up to date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on
matters related to programme and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance
with legislative recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations
policies and procedures.
Draft relevant correspondence on budgetary matters for clearance by the Chief
of the Budget Unit.
• Prepares ad hoc reports on budget matters.
• Performs other related duties, as assigned.

• Professionalism: Knowledge of and ability to apply United Nations
financial rules and regulations and budgetary principles, practices and
procedures. Knowledge, skills and ability to extract, interpret, analyze and
format data across the range of finance and budget functions. Ability to apply
knowledge to identify and resolve data discrepancies and operational problems.
Ability to draft budget documents and provide articulate responses to
questions from relevant stakeholders. Ability to provide advice on budgetary
and financial matters. 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.
• 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.
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.

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job Specific Qualifications
A technical or vocational certificate in accounting, finance or related
fields is desirable. Relevant training in FI, FM and BI modules of Umoja SAP
or similar application is desirable.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven 7 years of experience in financial management,
administrative services, budget management or related area is
required.Experience in application of UN Financial Rules and Regulations
including preparation of cost estimates and budget proposal in an operational
environment is required.
Experience in the use of an fund management module, SRM module of an
Enterprise Resources System ERP is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. Fluency in English is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which
may be followed by Competency Based Interview.

Special Notice
•This post is funded for a period of two months with possibility of an
•The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance
in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this
•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
employment.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 homepage.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
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m.
New York time on the deadline date.

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**Closing Date** : 28th April. 2022

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