OIM recruits 01 Finance Officer
Position Title : Finance Officer
Duty Station : N’Djamena, Chad
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P1
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 15 April 2019
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cook Islands; Cuba; Cabo Verde; Djibouti; Fiji; Micronesia (Federated States of); Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Iceland; Kiribati; Comoros; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Saint Lucia; Lesotho; Libya; Montenegro; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Namibia; Nauru; Papua New Guinea; Palau; Paraguay; Solomon Islands; Seychelles; Somalia; Suriname; Sao Tome and Principe; Kingdom of Eswatini; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Holy See; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Vanuatu; Samoa
IOM Chad is implementing a wide variety of projects throughout the country, with rapidly expanding sub offices from currently 7 to 14 before the end of 2018. Several new projects, specifically focused on emergency assistance and cash programming will be implemented in the coming months.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Resources Management Officer (RMO), the successful candidate will be responsible for finance aspects of, and reinforcing the team regarding, the cash and emergency programming funded by the World Bank and Germany.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Provide administrative support in monitoring the financial management of the ongoing projects in Chad.
2. Record financial and administrative transactions in PRISM. Process homogeneous transactions where several consecutive stages of processing are involved. Analyze unusual transactions to recommend processing.
3. Monitor and track Operational advances in close coordination with the heads of sub-offices and other pertinent staff.
4. In close coordination with the Resources Management Officer, conduct regular monitoring and supervise finance support staff in the mission and in field offices as required.
5. Ensure financial documents are in conformity with relevant financial regulations, policies and procedures.
6. Alert the Resources Management Officer in a timely manner in case of irregularities regarding undertaken transactions.
7. Assist the Resources Management Officer in the preparation of donor financial reports.
8. Undertake quality control checks on requests for payment, purchase requests and other requests that will result in financial obligations by field offices.
9. Apply various systems and tools that ensure zero tolerance for corruption or embezzlement throughout project implementation.
10. Liaise with relevant units in the mission, including the logistics unit, with regards to financial activities of the mission.
11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Administration, Economics or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
• Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.
• Experience in managing procurement and logistics processes;
• Experience in field-work in a challenging environment and community-based reintegration processes necessary; • Experience in implementing projects in fragile and post-conflict political settings;
• Willingness to travel up to 60% of the time to very remote and isolated field locations and work in a diverse multi-cultural environment;
• Familiarity with the UN system;
• Strong and detailed understanding of IOM procurement/admin/finance rules and regulations;
• Familiarity with IOM’s coordination mechanism, contracts and agreement endorsement procedures.
Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results. • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 15 April 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.