UNHCR Finance Associate - Jobs in Kenya

UNHCR Finance Associate - Jobs in Kenya

UNHCR supports to achieve on protection and solutions strategy to nearly 211,203 predominantly Somali refugees in three camps (Hagadera, Ifo and Dagahaley) in North East Kenya. The camps are approximately 80 kilometres from the border with Somalia. There are 13 Implementing Partners (IPs) and 14 Operational Partners (OP) providing humanitarian services in Dadaab refugee camps in 2019.

The Finance Associate will be supervised by the Associate Finance Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance under the overall leadership of the Senior Admin/Finance Officer.

The incumbent also refers to UNHCR Manuals and relevant policy papers on financial issues. As part of the Admin/Finance Unit, he/she will also be required to refer to administrative and human resource policies affecting financial transactions.

The incumbent assists with the processing of financial transactions. S/he keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the office and with bank officials to exchange information. The incumbent may supervise some support staff.


  • Maintain financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances,payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports.
  • Select and enter data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant data.
  • Prepare recurring reports as scheduled and special reports as required for budget preparation,audits or other reasons.
  • Advise and assist staff members, experts and consultants on all aspects of allowances, salary advances, travel claims and other financial
    matters, calculate and authorize payments due for claims and services.
  • Maintain liaison with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates and participate in budget analysis and projections as required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Completion of secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related fields.
  • Minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • High level of IT affinity (MS Office applications, People Soft).
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local anguage.
  • Knowledge and work experience of MSRP Finance applications.
  • Good knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and procedures.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to the functions of the position.
  • Working knowledge of another relevant UN language.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 17th July, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; UNHCR Finance Associate - Jobs in Kenya

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