UN Jobs in Entebbe Uganda - Finance and Budget Officer Vacancies

UN Jobs in Entebbe Uganda - Finance and Budget Officer Vacancies


Posting Title:
  • Finance and Budget Officer

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the United Nations Regional Service Centre, Entebbe (Uganda). The Finance and Budget Officer reports to the Deputy Chief Regional Service Centre Entebbe.

    Responsibilities

    Within the delegation of authority and under the supervision of the Deputy Chief Regional Service Centre Entebbe, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of RSCE's resourcing requirements such as staff and non-staff requirements, including programmatic aspects; review, analyze and revise data with respect to the finalization of the budget proposals as well as Result Based Budgeting inputs;
  • Provide support to programme/fund centre managers (Substantive and Support Sections) with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions;
  • Administer and monitor extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures;
  • Administer RSCE's allotments in accordance with the established procedures including redeployment/reallocation of funds;
  • Ensure the efficient and effective use of budgetary resources through robust monitoring of budget utilization to the approved budget and timely provision of information to RSCE Management for decision making;
  • Provide support and guidance to fund centre/programme managers on budget implementation and corrective actions where necessary;
  • Analyze complex/unusual accounting transactions and open items in the accounting system and implement corrective actions;
  • Prepare the budget performance report of RSCE and ensure that correct and accurate data and information are provided by the various programme/fund centre managers in compliance with the Controller's instructions;
  • Review and finalize the performance reports ensuring valid and adequate variance explanations between approved budgets and action expenditures;
  • Review and reconcile various clearing accounts, investigate erroneous/invalid entries and take appropriate corrective accounting action;
  • Processing incoming/outgoing interoffice vouchers (IOVs), interoffice billings (IOBs) and intermission billings (IMBs) from/to HQs, agencies, funds, programs and other field missions;
  • Advise and ensure that only valid year-end budget commitments confirming with established criteria are valid for carrying forward;
  • Review and verify that appropriate relevant supporting documents have been provided for the processing of payment for goods and services received;
  • Prepare staff members' entitlements including claims, daily subsistence allowance, volunteer living allowance and any other allowances for payments in conformity and adherence to applicable United Nations policies, e.g.
    staff rules, financial regulations and rules, ST/AI issuance or practices, IPSAS policy framework, etc.;
  • Provide advice, financial interpretations, adaptations and corrective actions in response to audits and other queries to ensure adherence to the UN Financial Regulations and Rules, Staff
    Rules, Administrative Instructions, Bulletins and Circulars under the supervision/guidance of the Deputy Chief Regional Service Center Entebbe.
  • In the absence of the Deputy Chief Regional Service Center Entebbe, oversee the daily operation of the Unit;
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

    Education
  • High school or equivalent diploma is required. Technical or vocational certificate in accounting, business administration, finance, budget or related fields is required.

    Work Experience
  • At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in administration, accounting, budgeting or financial management is required.
  • Experience in use of the financial module of an Enterprise Resource System (ERP) is desirable.
  • Experience in the preparation of cost estimates and budget proposals is desirable.
  • The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.

    Languages
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

    Assessment

    Candidates may be required to take basic accounting and mathematical tests to determine their eligibility for this position.

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 16th April 2019
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Jobs in Entebbe Uganda - Finance and Budget Officer Vacancies

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