UN Finance and Budget Officer - Jobs in Kenya

UN Finance and Budget Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

The 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.

UN Environment's Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This post is located in the Ecosystems Division, UN Environment, at the Nairobi duty station.


Programme of Work:

  • Consolidates, analyses and finalizes the preparation of the Division programme of work and corresponding project portfolio, processes revisions on the basis of corporate procedures and instructions, programmatic submissions, taking into account recommendations and decisions of the UNEA and other specialized intergovernmental bodies;
  • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in the review of their programme of work and its revisions;
  • Ensure legislative mandates are accurately translated into program budgets.

    Budget preparation:

  • Provides costing estimates to the corporate result based budgeting process (RBB), analyses and finalizes cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from the Division in the context of corporate funding;
  • Branches and Units in the context of Extra-budgetary funding;
  • Provides detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions;
  • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the Conference of Parties or Intergovernmental Meeting

    Budget administration:

  • Processes allotments, authorizes sub-allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
  • Manages and monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds as necessary.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
  • 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 budget performance submissions.
  • Reviews and finalizes budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.


  • Provides advice and guidance, including training, to headquarters and field staff on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting;
  • Participates in inter-divisional meetings on matters related to resource requirements, programming and budgetary issues;
  • Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to program and budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures;
  • Drafts reports for intergovernmental bodies and for management on budgetary issues, and correspondence;
  • Undertakes research and analysis of budgetary policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or modifications;
  • Acts as Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 110.4 to ensure that proposed obligations and
    expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and established regulations and rules;
  • Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin them;
  • Represents Ecosystems Division in inter-Divisional meetings;
  • Plans, organizes, manages and supervises the work and resources of the Section assigned;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration,finance, or related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Qualification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a desirable.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible work experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area is required.
  • Five years of experience with the United Nations or similar international public sector organizations is required.
  • Experience with SAP (UMOJA) or similar Enterprise Resource Planning systems is required.
  • Experience with management and administration of grants in an international organization is desirable.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the application of the United Nations Financial Regulations and Rules is desirable.
  • Experience with the Global Environment Facility or similar funding mechanism is desirable.
  • Experience with supervision and management of a team is desirable.

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the position advertised, fluency in English language is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 25th June 2019
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Finance and Budget Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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