|Posting Title:||FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER, P3|
|Job Code Title:||FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Environment Programme|
|Posting Period:||27 November 2018 – 10 January 2019|
|Job Opening Number:||18-Finance-UNEP-106555-R-Nairobi (X)|
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The position is located in the Law Division of the United Nations Environment Programme, at its Headquarters in Nairobi. The Law Division leads the progressive development of environmental law, assists countries to strengthen their capacities in the field of environmental law, identifies synergies and promotes the substantive collaboration among Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and support their implementation. It also encourages inter-linkages between UN Environment’s programme and those of MEAs. Under the supervision of the Head, Programme Delivery and Management Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
- Medium-term Plan and Programme Budget: •Reviews, analyses and finalizes the preparation of programme budgets, taking into account recommendations and decisions of United Nations Environmental Assembly. •Provides substantive support to the Senior Management Team in their review of the programme budget. •Ensures legislative mandates are accurately translated into programme budgets. 2. Budget Preparation: •Reviews and analyses cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from (a) the Law Division’s programmatic aspects; and (b) ensure compliance with medium-term plan and other legislative mandates. •Provides support to managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions. •Reviews, analyses and provides input into finalization of programme budget/financial implications. 3. Budget Administration: •Issues allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures. •Monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds when necessary. •Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels. • Reviews all requisitions generated by Umojafor goods and services to ensure that the correct objects of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds. •Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures. •Prepares relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions. •Reviews and makes appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures. •Provides substantive support to intergovernmental and legislative bodies. 4. General: •Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures; •Monitors and supervises the work of subordinate staff as required; 5. Performs other related duties, as assigned.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of financial principles and practices. Ability to independently conduct research and analysis, formulate options and present 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.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field is required. A first-level university degree with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Possession of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or other accounting certification is desirable.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area is required. Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.