UN Finance & Budget Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

UN Finance & Budget Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

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This post is located in Budget and Financial Management Service (BFMS), Division of Administrative Services (DAS), at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).

Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Budget Section, the incumbent will perform the following duties:


Medium-term Plan:

  • Reviews, analyses and finalizes the preparation of the medium-term plan and its revisions on the basis of departmental submissions
  • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their review of the medium-term plan and its revisions; secures approval from the General Assembly.
  • Ensure legislative mandates are accurately translated into program budgets.

    Budget Preparation:

  • Reviews, analyses and finalizes cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements.
  • Provides detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions.
  • Reviews, analyzes and finalizes program budget/financial implications in light of additional mandates.
  • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the General Assembly.

    Budget Administration:

  • Issues 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 staff on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting.
  • Participates in inter-departmental meetings and/or missions 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/or peacekeeping 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.
  • Provides support with respect to representation of the Secretary-General in meetings of legislative organs.
  • Represents the office in inter and intra-departmental meetings.
  • May plan, organize, manage and supervise the work of the Unit/Section assigned.
  • Manages the Staffing Table of the office
  • Ensures that reimbursement for services rendered on a cost recovery basis is obtained.
    performs any other duties as required.

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Certification within the area of accounting is an asset.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area is required.
  • Knowledge of ERP/SAP would be an asset.
  • Experience with performing qualitative and quantitative analysis on the basis of large and diverse data sets using different collection and analysis methods while deriving trends and recommendations is required.
  • Experience with the implementation of cost recovery and/or cost-sharing arrangements within a large organization is an asset.
  • Experience with budget formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting in line with the principles of results-based budgeting is desirable.
  • Experience with the management of large staffing tables is an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 11th May 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 & Budget Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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