UN Department of Operational Support Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

UN Department of Operational Support Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda


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 RSCE and support offices through the Deputy Director 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.

  • This position is located in the Travel, Claims and Education Grant Pillar. The Finance Officer at this level reports to the Service Delivery Manager Travel, Claims and Education Grant Pillar.

    Responsibilities

  • Processes payments under the direct delegation of approval authority from the Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Finance.

  • Ensures that all disbursement transactions are correctly accounted for by overseeing that related accounting entries and procedures are followed ensuring that periodic and year-end reconciliation, analysis scheduling and reporting on assigned general ledger accounts are completed as required.

  • Manages a complete financial operation, encompassing a wide variety of funding sources, a large volume of transactions, and extensive dispersed activities.

  • Approves/Confirms that proposed obligations or expenditure for services, facilities supplies and equipment expenses, as well as those pertaining to personnel, are in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the UN, relevant appropriations and staffing tables and corresponding approved allotments.

  • Analyzes accounts, reviews/prepares regular financial reports. Proposes/implements solutions with respect to problem transactions and irregularities.

  • Ensures that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.

  • Contributes towards preparation or consolidation of RSCE client missions financial statements for inclusion in the UN Audited Financial Statements to be audited.

  • Responds to internal/external audit observations. Helps to review the financial statements of other entities for which the RSCE has been granted certification authority.

  • Produces major/complex financial reports for management.

  • Provides substantive support to the development and implementation of new accounting systems. Takes initiative to improve accounting processes and approaches.

  • Provides data for the preparation of quarterly and year-end performance reports (KPIs and RBBs)

  • Guides, trains, and supervises general service and professional staff in the function.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

    Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and standards. Ability to apply conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills in accounting operations. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, formulate options and make 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 client.

  • Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Professional certification in Accounting or Finance is desirable.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting, finance, budget, administration

  • Experience in using SAP (UMOJA) and Business Intelligence Reporting tools

  • Experience with IPSAS/IFRS or similar international accounting standards

  • Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds and programmes) - or similar international organization or non-governmental organization

  • Experience in analyzing data and preparing management reports

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Knowledge of French is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Department of Operational Support Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda


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