FINANCE AND BUDGET ASSISTANT (Temporary Job Opening)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    TEMPORARY
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Budget and Accounting, Finance
  • Deadline:
    30/01/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 226387
Job Network : Management and Administration
Job Family : Finance
Category and Level : General Service and Related Categories, G-5
Duty Station : GAO
Department/Office : United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Date Posted : Jan 23, 2024
Deadline : Jan 30, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is within the Liquidation Entity the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), in Gao.

The Finance and Budget Assistant at this level usually reports to the Chief of Unit/Section or to a Finance & Budget Officer or Finance, and Budget Assistant at a senior level. S/he provides accurate and timely support to the development of budget proposals and administration of approved budget and monitoring of funds.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Finance and Budget Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Strategic Resourcing and Stewardship
• Prepares supporting documents (narrative and supporting tables) with respect to finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals; Assists the supervisor/s in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
• Assists in monitoring extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring
compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
• Assists in preparation of budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports,
analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
• Assists and processes the mission’s redeployment of fund requests in accordance with the established
procedures.
• Supports the monitoring of budget implementation/expenditures with approved budget in ensuring they remain within authorized levels.
• Assists with the review of current budget period commitments to ensure their validity to cany forward and
cancel outstanding commitments not valid.

Performance Monitoring
• Assists in performing analysis, preparation and delive1y of strategic support and business intelligence to
operational counterparts on financial resourcing and stewardship, and organizational performance of the mission, in line with mission priorities and as directed by the supervisor.

• Performs other duties as required.
Competencies
Professionalism: Knowledge of UN Financial Rules and Regulations. Knowledge of, and ability to apply financial rules, regulations and procedures in the UN environment. Knowledge, skills and ability to extract, interpret, analyse and format data across the full range of finance and budget functions, including programme development and database management, claims and treasury operations. Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies and operational 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; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and 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.
Education
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job – Specific Qualification
Technical or vocational certificate in accounting, finance, budget, business administration, public administration or related fields is required.

Work Experience
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in International Organizations or in the private sector in accounting, budgeting and financial management or related area is required.
Languages
• English and French are the working languages of the UN secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.

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