UN Regional Service Centre Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

UN Regional Service Centre Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

  • 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.


    Establish a strong and effective partnership

    •Provide inputs in the development of client mission partnership survey questions pertaining
    to financial functions.

    •Ensure the quality of the financial reports and various inputs provided from RSCE meet the
    satisfaction level of desk officers in UNHQ and other stakeholders.

    •Ensure that the team leaders take action on the client mission survey findings and UNHQ

    •Ensure that expense reports and other financial transactions assigned to the Service Line are timely processed.

    •Ensure that accurate accounting records are maintained for the preparation of IPAScomplaint trial balances / financial statements.

    •Conduct regular reviews of transactions pending at various stages of the process and engage with relevant stakeholders for the timely processing of these transactions.

    •Timely review and follow up regarding the root cause of outstanding reconciling items.

    •Follow up with client missions to clarify and clearance of outstanding items.

    •Supervise the preparation of monthly financial reports up to Trial Balance for all RSCE
    client missions in compliance with IPSAS standards

    •Ensure that monthly bank reconciliation reports for RSCE client missions' house banks are prepared.

    •Support the development and updating of Service Line's process documentation covering
    Organization's policies, procedures and the use of ERP systems and other business applications.
    Continuously improve process efficiency and drive standardization

  • Ensure compliance with IPSAS and transition to the Umoja way of doing business

    •Ensure that the established IPSAS compliance monitoring and internal control framework is
    fully implemented by all team members

    •Report findings and make recommendations to Service Delivery Manager.


    •Undertake research and analysis of relevant policies and procedures; make recommendations
    for changes and /or modifications.

    •Ensure the integrity of financial and management systems and controls that underpin them.

    •Provide support with respect to representation of the RSCE in meetings of legislative organs.

    •Plan, organize, manage, guide, train and supervise the work of the Team assigned. Plan and oversee the management of activities undertaken by team members.

    •Provide policy guidance to the Service Delivery Manager on conceptual strategy
    development and management of implementation of overall strategies of RSCE Financial
    policies and procedures.

    •Provide substantive input in preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to
    intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, and other policy making organs as appropriate.

    •Contribute to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on financial/programme performance or on programmatic/substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.

    •Ensure that the outputs produced by the team members maintain high quality standard before
    completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.

    •Prepare inputs for work programme of the Service Line, determining priorities and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.

    •Foster teamwork and communication among staff in team.

    •Perform all other related duties as required.


  • 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 decisionmaking 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.


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, Finance, 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.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area is required.

  • Experience in the administration of a broad range of finance-related Allowances and
    Payments or Benefits and Entitlements using an Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP)
    is required.

  • Experience with financial management or accounting in an international setting is desirable.

  • 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 – in a conflict or post conflict
    setting is desirable.

  • Experience in a shared service center is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

  • For the advertised post, fluency in English, oral and written is required;

  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


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

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Regional Service Centre Finance Officer Jobs in Uganda

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