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This is a D-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 16 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 243,475 USD and 293,451 USD.
Salary for a D-2 contract in New YorkThe international rate of 143,813 USD, with an additional 69.3% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Field Operations Finance Division (FOFD), Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget (OPPFB), Department of Management, Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The Director reports to the Assistant Secretary-General, Controller.
FOFD supports the Controller in exercising accountability for the financial resources made available by Member States. The Division is committed to ensuring the highest effectiveness and efficiency standards in budget preparation and presentation, including results-based approach to budgeting. The main partners of the Field Operations Finance Division are the peacekeeping operations and special political missions under each Section's purview, the Department of Peace Operations, the department of Political and Peace-building Affairs and the legislative bodies. The working environment of field operations is dynamic and the FOFD team is committed to meet corresponding demands.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Director will be responsible for the following duties:
•Directs and manages the programme of the Field Operations Finance Division. •Contributes to the formulation of the department’s overall strategies and policies by participating in various committees, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the USG/ASG; contribute to the overall management of the Department’s activities and operations. •Provides strategic guidance and support to field operations on budgeting and financial stewardship; Provides strategic guidance to all Secretariat entities with respect to global property management and real estate services, including oversight of major construction projects and long-term capital planning as reflected in the strategic capital review. •Provides expert advice and guidance to all Secretariat entities on property management and reviews financial data for compliance with IPSAS and the property management framework. •Formulates and implements the substantive work programme of the Division under his/her supervision, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery. Develops and implements policies, procedures and methodology, consistent with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, on matters relating to the financing of field operations. •Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Division, ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and co-ordinates work in the different areas both within the Division and Department, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate. •Monitors the liquidity of special accounts, overseeing cash flow and operating reserves for field operations. •Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of the Secretary-General's budgets, performance reports and other mandated reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, the Committee for Programme and Coordination, the Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate. •Represents and assists the Assistant Secretary-General, Controller, in legislative bodies on the process of reviewing policy, budgetary estimates, budget implementation and similar issues to the financing of peacekeeping operations, special political missions and other field-based entities in the Secretariat as may be directed. •Oversees the recruitment of staff for Division taking due account of geographical and gender balance and other institutional values. •Perform other related duties as requested by the senior management of the Organization.
Competencies Professionalism: Demonstrates ability to provide strategic guidance and oversight in the area of results-based budgeting and management. Demonstrates skills and ability to identify issues including political sensitivities, formulate options, draw conclusions and recommend solutions. Shows ability to drive change and improvement. Shows ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Shows ability to apply UN regulations, rules, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable..
Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction. Conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.
Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area is required. A first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience Over fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in financial management is required. Experience in management, and technical leadership in programme and project management, and budgeting are required. Experience in managing finance or budgeting teams in the United Nations or other inter-governmental organization or public sector entity is desirable. Experience with field operations in the United Nations or agencies, funds and programmes is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
At the United Nations, 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. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Staff members appointed to the current position are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon assignment or appointment and annually thereafter.
United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations 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. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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