Accounts Associate, (GS-6) Ouagadougou, FT, Burkina Faso
Application deadline 1 month ago: Monday 22 Aug 2022 at 23:55 UTCOpen application form
This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be more than 1,571 USD.
Salary for a G-6 contract in OuagadougouThe salary of a G-6 depends on the duty station. The minimum salary there is 1,063,167 XOF (~1,571 USD)
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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, a Champion
Under the direct supervision of the Finance Specialist, the incumbent will provide tasks in accounting and finance areas, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that is in compliance with UNICEF financial rules and regulations, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.
How can you make a difference?
- Advise and assist on all aspects related to preparation of reports, compilation of data and answering queries on pledges recorded, funds received, adjustments made to ensure financial compliance, accuracy and completeness of data for its inclusion into statement of accounts and adjustment of budgets.
- Advise units of discrepancies and assist to resolve differences in their records
- Maintains financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports
- Process cash receipts to ensure their timely deposit and recording in UNICEF system
- Initiate finance requests in Service Gateway and liaise with GSSC until the completion of the case
- Advises and assists staff, experts and consultants on all aspects of allowances, salary advances, travel claims and other financial matters, and calculates and authorizes payments due for claims and services
- Initiate correspondence to verify data, answers queries and obtains additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required.
- Maintains liaisons 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. This includes prepares recurring reports and bank reconciliation.
- Participate to a proper and timely completion of accounts closure activities (monthly, quarterly)
- Perform checks of DCT transactions (transfer, adjustments, reprogramming and liquidation) supporting documents before the recording in Vision.
- Perform checks of MDM requests supporting documents before the submission to GSSC
- Assist in the implementation and monitoring of Humanitarian cash transfer activities
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- Completion of secondary education is required preferably supplemented by professional or university courses in Accounting, Finance, Business administration, or Economy
- A minimum of six years of clerical experience in finance, accounting, audit, grant or partnership management is required. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset
- Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
- Fluency in French and working knowledge of English are required. Knowledge of a local language is an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).
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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.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.