UN Finance Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

UN Finance Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

This position is located in Finance and Budget Section within the Division of Administration of the United Nation of Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Finance Assistant will be working under the direct supervision of the Head of Payroll and Disbursement Unit and overall guidance of the Chief of Finance and Budget Section.



  • Provides support with respect to the review, analyses and preparation of the medium-term plan and its revisions.
  • Prepares supporting documents (narrative and supporting tables) with respect to finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements.
  • Assists managers in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
  • Monitors expenditures and compares with approved budget; prepares adjustments as necessary.
  • Reviews requisitions for goods and services to ensure (a) correct objects of expenditure have been charged, and (b) availability of funds.
  • Monitors integrity of various financial databases.
  • Verifies accuracy of input data, ensuring consistency of data in previous allotments to new allotments issued.
  • Co-ordinates with other finance and budget staff on related issues during preparation of budget reports.


  • Process and review payment requests for Individual contractors, Consultants, Vendors and Institutional Contracts through the creation ERP system documents
  • Process roster Travel Advance payments for Financial Authorizations for meeting participants
  • Process Expense Reports
  • Respond to enquiries raised by Individual contractors, Consultants, Vendors and Institutional Contracts
  • Liaise with cashiers, other divisions and banks regarding payments


  • Maintain payroll Master data in ERP
  • Extracting, Analysing and uploading periodic payroll reports
  • Prepare and Follow-up Payroll payments
  • Review and process staff entitlement payments
  • Liaise and collaborate with all concerned parties to ensure Payroll process
  • Respond to Payroll related queries


  • 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 functions, including 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.
  • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Additional study in Accounting and Finance related area is desirable.
  • Must have passed the United Nations Global General Service Test (GGST) administered by at Headquarters.
  • A minimum of seven years of work experience in finance, budget, accounting, administrative services, banking or related area. SAP experience is desirable.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 16th August 2019.

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Finance Assistant Jobs in Ethiopia

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