Senior Finance Associate, Mogadishu, Somalia

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Senior Finance Associate, Mogadishu, Somalia

Closing date: 18 February 2024

Hardship Level: E (most hardship)

Family Type: Non Family with Residential Location

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Residential location (if applicable): Nairobi (CO), Kenya

Grade: GS7

Staff Member / Affiliate Type: General Service

Reason: Regular > Regular Assignment

Remote work accepted: No

Target Start Date: 2024-04-01

Job Posting End Date: February 18, 2024

Standard Job Description: Senior Finance Associate

Organizational Setting and Work Relationships

The Senior Finance Associate is normally supervised by the (Senior) Finance Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance. The incumbent also refers to UNHCR Manuals and relevant policy papers on financial issues. The incumbent works quite independently on regular assignments with an oversight from the supervisor.

The incumbent assists with the processing of financial transactions. S/he keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the office and with bank officials to exchange information. The incumbent normally supervises some support staff.

All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.

Duties

  • Oversees the processing of financial transactions and reconciliations in line with relevant policies and procedures.
  • Provide financial reports as per financial guidelines and when required.
  • Maintain ledgers and accounting records for classification and recording of financial transactions and for the reconciliation of accounts and preparation of recurring or special reports.
  • Ensure timely and accurate calculation and payment of salaries, allowances, travel claims and other payments to staff members, experts and consultants, vendors and other claimants. eDb3jr1 Dgn9kp
  • Contribute to the preparation and processing of monthly accounts.
  • Prepare financial data for budget estimates and financial planning.
  • Ensure reconciliation of cash books with bank statements.
  • Maintain liaison with officials of local banks and financial institutions to obtain day-to-day information on exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations, and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.
  • Assist colleagues in all aspects of accounts maintenance and budget control by providing reports on financial status, procedures, exchange rates, costs and expenditures and potential funding problems.
  • Support the identification and management of risks and seek to seize opportunities impacting objectives in the area of responsibility. Ensure decision making in risk based in the functional area of work. Raise risks, issues and concerns to a supervisor or to relevant functional colleague(s).
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For G7 – 4 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Field(s) of Education

Not applicable.

Certificates and/or Licenses

Finance; Business Administration; Accounting;

(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

Not specifed.

Desirable

Knowledge and work experience of MSRP Finance applications. Good knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and procedures. Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to the functions of the position.

Functional Skills

*IT-Computer Literacy

*IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements

For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.

For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.

For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Desired Candidate Profile: The incumbent will be directly supervised by the Finance Officer based in Mogadishu.

It would be desirable that the candidate has over 5 years professional experience in Administration and or Finance ideally in a UN organization. A previous experience in UNHCR in similar roles would be an added value.

The position also demands a solid understanding of internal controls, budget management as well as use of financial management tools such as Cloud ERP, Workday and other related tools including Compass is an added advantage.

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Operational context: Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:: Nature of Position:: Living and Working Conditions:: Additional Qualifications: Skills

IT-Computer Literacy, IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)Education

Certifications

Accounting – Other, Business Administration – Other, Finance – OtherWork Experience

Competencies: Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Managing performance, Managing resource, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration, Technological awareness

UNHCR Salary Calculator: https://icsc.un.org/Home/SalaryScales

Compendium: Additional Information: Shortlisted candidates may be required to undertake a written test.

Functional clearance: This position doesn’t require a functional clearance

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