UN Senior Finance and Budget Assistant Jobs in Kenya

UN Senior Finance and Budget Assistant Jobs in Kenya

The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the respective office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).The positions are located in the office of Budget and Financial Management Services (BFMS), Division of Administrative Services (DAS),



  • Preparation of cost estimates and budget proposals in terms of staff and non-staff requirements for regular budget and extra-budgetary resources under UNON Administration;
  • Monitor budget implementation and performance and recommend reallocation of funds as necessary;
  • Ensure that requisitions for goods and services are in line with authorized budgets, the priorities of the organisation and the UN financial rules and regulations;
  • Review requests for creation and extension of positions as well as requests for recruitment;
  • Assist in the execution of cost recovery in line with established agreements and policies and support on the collection of associated receivables;
  • Perform certifying functions of financial transactions as per delegation.


  • Responsible for the processing of financial documents in line with the financial rules and regulations;
  • Review and analysis of various accounting data, financial statements input and preparation of reports;
  • Scrutinize supporting documents for completeness, accuracy and validity of requests in line with applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Verify accuracy of postings and process corrections as appropriate;
  • Analyse and monitor open item managed accounts (OIM) in the ERP system (Umoja), initiate and coordinate corrective action;
  • Perform approval functions of financial transactions as per delegation.


  • Prepare and analyse reports with a view to identify anomalies and unusual trends and recommend corrective action as appropriate;
  • Perform data extraction and prepare various reports for management review;
  • Respond to queries and draft correspondence in relation to budgetary and financial matters from management, clients (internal and external), auditors and other stakeholders and ensure timely responses to clients’ requests and queries through iNeed
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting; reporting and internal control systems are functioning; 5. Ensure that all relevant records and audit trails are maintained;
  • Act as team leader and provide day-day management and supervision, training and guidance to other general services staff;
  • Provide support to Unit Chief in the planning of unit and team
    staff work plans, monitor and report performance against the plans and key performance indicators
  • Knowledge retention and quality assurance focal point for the team;
  • Perform other related duties as required by Section or Unit Chief.


  • High school diploma or completion of secondary school is required. Supplemental courses/ training in in finance, administration, project management or related field is required.
  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is an advantage for consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat.
  • Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application.
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in finance, budget or related area is required.
  • Working experience with the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and finance system such as Oracle or SAP and experience with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience with the process of Financial Reporting,possession of a recognized accountancy qualification (e.g. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA) will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with complex data analysis and reconciliations would be highly desirable.
  • Experience with integrated business processes, analytics and reporting is a desirable.
  • Working experience with business intelligence tools is an asset ,data management and monitoring skills as well as experience in supervising a team would be an added advantage.
  • 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.
  • 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 6th Agust, 2022

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Senior Finance and Budget Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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