Budget Officer- Fixed Term- For Roster Purposes- Finance Department- Field Office Jerusalem- For Internal Candidates Only- Grade 16

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The incumbent of this post reports to Deputy Head Field Finance Office.


The incumbent: 1. Oversees Budget operation in the Field assigned for Programme Budget and External Grants to ensure conformity with the Agency's instructions and allocated funds by performing the following related duties: - Supervises the review and checking of budget estimates and subsequent adjustments; - Manages the reporting and monitoring of budget data to ensure implementation of procedures related to control of budget, and monitoring of expenditure; - Prepares forecasts, evaluation reports and consolidates related estimates; - Certifies availability of funds and issues sub-allotment advices on Imprest Funds. 2. Plans, leads, monitors and evaluates the work of the staff assigned; provides technical guidance and ensures that the staff are sufficiently trained to perform their functions; supervises or conducts training sessions as required. 3. As part of the Field Finance management team, contributes to the development of the annual work plan, guidelines, monitoring and evaluation tools as well as revision and improvement of relevant processes and systems, Field specific manuals, instructions and operational procedures in line with the general ones issued by headquarters. 4. Oversees the budget preparation process and coordinates with expending officers and related staff on required corrective actions; circulates Headquarters budget instructions and ensures timely submissions of budget estimates. 5. Reviews on monthly/quarterly basis the budget and expenditure data, reports and follows-up on significant variances; adjusts and controls budget reserves and participates in the quarterly budget reviews. 6. Validates and ensures proper Work Breakdown Structure/Element (WBS/WBE) are adhered to in the following and similar transactions under his/her authorization, and monitors correct monetary values are reflected in related: Hard Commitments (HCs) and Soft Commitments (SCs), Purchase Requests (PRs), Purchase Orders (POs), and Payroll monthly runs; analyzes and raises the obligation documents; reconciles/analyzes on monthly basis the obligation status reports with budget and expenditure reports; analyses budget reports to explain variances and makes relevant recommendations on operational and administrative matters as necessary. 7. Monitors, maintains, and reports on External Grants in coordination with the Field Projects Office and advises Divisions Heads on the status of external grants; compiles and verifies budget statistics and other related financial information as required; drafts correspondence and prepares reports and statements related to his/her functions. 8. Advises Head Field Finance Office /Deputy Head Field Finance Office on budget matters including preparation of Annual/Biennium budget and takes corrective action; Acts as Deputy Head Field Finance Office in their short term absence and as requested by HFFO. 9. Verifies, enters, and retrieves budgetary data in the finance system; produces and distributes on monthly basis budget and expenditure computer reports to Field's divisions and offices. 10. Performs other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


UN Core Values of Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for Diversity, and Core Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default. Functional: i. Deciding and Initiating Action ii. Leading and Supervising iii. Applying Technical Expertise iv. Analyzing v. Planning and Organizing For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews: https://careers.un. org/lbw/home.aspx?viewtype=AYI


A first university degree from an accredited educational institution in accountancy, finance, business administration or related field, including course work in advanced accountancy and financial management systems.

Job - Specific Qualification

Not available.

Work Experience

At least six years’ experience in finance or accounting office of a large governmental, international or commercial organization in a computerized environment with a financial management information system, of which three years should be at supervisory level. Experience and professional knowledge in the usage of computer applications such as Excel and Access is required. -Please confirm if you live/ reside in West Bank or Jerusalem? And if you have West Bank or Jerusalem ID. please to mention its number down, as it is desirable.


Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.


Not available.

Special Notice

لن يتم النظر في أي معلومة يتم ارسالها بعد تقديم هذا الطلب، لذلك تأكد أن جميع المعلومات في طلب الوظيفة كاملة وصحيحة من حيث الدرجة العلمية (مثلا بكالوريوس/ماجستير/دبلوم) وجميع الخبرات من حيث تاريخ البداية والنهاية، والمسمى الوظيفي ، وجميع الوظائف في تاريخك المهني،وطبيعة العقد( دوام ( جزئي أو كامل مع التأكيد أن يتم ذكر كامل خبراتك العملية والاكاديمية في القسم المخصص لذلك خانة Work Experience Education خانة حيث أن اضافة خبراتك في أي مكان اخر في طلب الوظيفة لن يكون كافيا ولن يتم اعتماده الرجاء الاطلاع على المرفق في أعلى هذا الاعلان View this Job Posting in Arabic (Common mistakes) Conditions of service -Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment for 3 years; including 1 year probation period, with the possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of funds, satisfactory performance, and continuing need. Grade and Salary: Grade16 Monthly basic salary USD1,705.00, payable in JD at UN monthly exchange rate, plus 25 % of the basic salary as a senior professional officer allowance (SPOA), plus a Jerusalem allowance payable in JD at UNRWA rate: a. The amount of this Allowance shall be NIS 2000 per month for each eligible Area staff holding Jerusalem ID and working in any of UNRWA installations in West Bank Field; or b. NIS 1000 per month for each eligible Area staff working in any of UNRWA installations in East Jerusalem and not holding Jerusalem ID. ++ Due to exceptional measures, currently contracted daily paid employees are considered internal candidates and therefore, can apply for any given job opening if qualified. Other benefits include: •Provident Fund contribution (15.2% of basic salary paid by the Agency). •Dependency allowances (if applicable). •30 days of annual leave. •Compulsory medical insurance. ** Desirable Qualifications: Membership of an officially recognized professional accounting body. * Important information 1-This vacancy notice is open to internal candidates only. Only candidates residing in West Bank or Jerusalem, and within commuting distance of the duty station with authorization to work in the duty station at the time of application are eligible to apply. The Agency will not assume responsibility or accountability to support or facilitate the issuance of work permit in West Bank/ Jerusalem, and without a valid work permit, the appointment may be rescinded. 2- Preference will be given to registered Palestine refugees and candidates assisting the Agency to meet its commitment to gender parity. UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities. 3- A roster may be created from the selection exercise, and successful candidates may become eligible for appointment to the same post or a similar post. 4- Only applications that have been fully completed in UNRWA's online e-recruitment system inspira will be considered and no late applications will be accepted. The PHP should be completed with full relevant work experience under the experience tabs as per the requirements in the Job Opening. All acquired university degrees must also be stated, if applicable. Applicants applying to positions for Grades 12 to 20 must submit a cover letter/motivational statement in order to be considered. Additionally, providing incorrect or misleading information on an application will result in the immediate disqualification of a candidate. 5- Please ensure that the e-mail address and mobile phone number that you have written in your Personal History Form are accurate and active. Your status in relation to the vacancy will be communicated to you via email listed on your Personal History Form, as we will no longer be using telephone calls. 6-It is the responsibility of the candidate to provide full, accurate and up to date information in his/her application form. Any missing and/or misleading data may lead to candidate disqualification. 7- For UNRWA internal staff, they are required to specify and include their current UNRWA grade level. To do so applicants should select under "Category" RLG, scroll down to see all categories, then select their local grade. Equivalency: Equivalency may apply for this post. NB: Work experience alone or formal qualifications with no relevant work experience are not considered an acceptable combination Advertisements published only in English will only accept applications in English, and Arabic submissions will not be considered. The Agency may disqualify applicants whose name appears on the UN Sanctions List or a UN database of staff separated for reason of misconduct or of staff who separated whilst misconduct processes were pending. UNRWA shares investigation and misconduct information with other UN Agencies, and past and prospective employers, about staff members who have been separated for misconduct, or who have separated whilst an investigation and/or disciplinary process for misconduct is underway; and such persons may be prohibited from employment with the United Nations. The Agency will immediately disqualify applicants who are ineligible for any reason in accordance with the Agency regulatory framework. UNRWA is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states, regional bodies, business foundations and individual contributions. The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/

United Nations Considerations

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA and to assignment by him or her. UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified applicants from under-represented groups. At UNRWA, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. UNRWA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. UNRWA Considerations UNRWA staff are expected to uphold the highest standards of efficiency, competence, neutrality, impartiality and integrity. This includes respect for and commitment to human rights, diversity and non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. Candidates will not be considered for employment with UNRWA if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. The Agency may disqualify applicants who have separated for reason of misconduct, who left a UN Agency while misconduct processes were pending, or who appear on the UN Sanctions List. UNRWA is a non-smoking work environment. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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