Budget Officer, (P-2), Fixed-Term, Juba, South Sudan, #44532 (522810)
Job Number: 522810 | Vacancy Link
Locations: Africa: South Sudan
Work Type : Fixed Term Appointment
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
For every child, hope
Under the general supervision of the Planning Specialist (P-4) of the Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), performs a variety of specialized tasks in support of the preparation, planning, monitoring, and control of the budget involving several different sources of funds and programmes and monitors and allocates incoming funds, manage donor Grants within VISION (SAP) and make allocations to the appropriate programmes. Additionally, the incumbent will monitor fund utilization and progress reporting and capacity building.
How can you make a difference?
1. Grants Management
Assist Programme Staff in preparing budgets to reflect the biannual workplans and key programme documents. Coordinate with HQs and programme sections on incoming funds, grant creation, extension and adjustments as well as reallocations; monitoring conditionality and deviations; and coordinate responses to financial queries and enquiries from donors and headquarters. Oversee payroll planning and management for the office, in coordination with sections. Review the accuracy of VISION/SAP generated data. Be responsible for accuracy of financial data and information.
2. Optimum Use of Programme Funds
Monitors financial implementation progress and compliance. Monitors the allocation and disbursement of programme funds, making sure that funds are properly coordinated, monitored and liquidation tracked. Implements appropriate recommendations or actions to optimize use of programme funds.
3. Programme Monitoring and Evaluations
Collaborate with partners to carry out a rigorous and transparent approach to financial evaluation and participate in the major programme evaluation exercises in consultation with the Representative, the Operations Officer, the M&E Specialist and others to improve financial efficiency of programme delivery. Participate in mid-year and annual review meetings of South Sudan Country Office (SSCO). Collaborate and prepare monthly and other program status reports in a timely manner, as required.
4. Knowledge Management for Programmes
Contribute to country programmes by supporting knowledge management through providing professional assistance in data collection and analysis of financial utilisation, complete and accurate reporting as well as participation in the key meetings and Committees e.g., Budget Meetings as assigned by the Representative or Supervisor. This also includes timely and accurate information management for internal and external accountability and transparency.
Participate in information exchange with partners as well as in the development of training and orientation material by providing professional technical assistance to SSCO staff. Takes part in regional discussion of VISION super users.
5. National and Local Capacity Building/Sustainability
Provide government authorities with technical assistance and supports in planning and organizing training programmes for the purpose of capacity building in financial management.
Promote and maintain the building and reinforcing of the commitment and institutional capacities of the national and local partners through training focused on UNICEF financial rules and regulations.
Guide professional and support staff in budget preparation and financial reporting. Advise programme sections on financial rules and regulations. Assist in ensuring their orientation and training needs are met and provide on-the-job training, also select and compile training and orientation materials for budgeting and financial reporting.
6. Partnership, Coordination and Collaboration.
Facilitate partnership and collaboration with internal and external counterparts, including those of the UN and national partners, in order to improve the ability to collect and disseminate financial data and information, exchange information on programme/project financial status. Establish and maintain linkage to the Regional VISION (SAP) Network to ensure the availability of current and updated financial information for the SSCO. Collaborate with the Operations Section to establish and maintain sound financial controls supportive of programming endeavours and to coordinate financial management requirements and accountability.
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
A university degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or equivalent or any other comparable recognized professional qualification.
A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional experience in financial management with a strong basis in Budgetary/Financial Control preferably in an international organization.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
The competencies required for this post are:
Diversity and Inclusion
Working with People [II]
Drive for Results [II]
Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
Applying Technical Expertise [I]
Learning and Researching [II]
Planning and Organizing [II]
View our competency framework at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.
* Please note that this is a non-family duty station.
* Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service.
Closing Date Mon Jun 17 2019 21:55:00 GMT+0100 (Afr. centrale Ouest)