Finance and Administrative Project Officer

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This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 102,418 USD and 134,109 USD.

Salary for a P-3 contract in Ukraine

The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 37.2% (post adjustment) at this the location, applies. Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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**OVERVIEW** ------------ Post Number : 2UAADM0001PA Grade : P-3 Parent Sector : Sector For Administration and Management (ADM) Duty Station: Ukraine Job Family: Administration Type of contract : Project Appointment Duration of contract : 1 year Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 17-APR-2024 UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism **OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST** ----------------------------------------- The Finance and Administrative Project Officer is responsible for providing a range of administrative management support activities to the UNESCO Desk in Kyiv. He/She reports directly to the Liaison Officer with a functional reporting line to the ADG/ADM. On matters of financial internal control, he/she receives a delegated authority from the Chief Finance Officer as certifying officer. He/She will receive policy guidance/ instructions from the Bureau of Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Bureau of Strategic Planning and Programme Sector ADGs on their respective areas of responsibilities. He/She will be assisted in the discharge of his/her duties by the Administrative Support Section. Long Description ---------------- General Accountabilities - Advise and support the Liaison Officer of the UNESCO Desk in Kyiv on all administration, budget, financial, human resources, premises-related and security matters within the Desk. - Ensure compliance with UNESCO policies, rules, regulations and procedures in terms of budget, financial, human resources, as well as with provisions of Host Country Agreement. - Maintain proper inventory, filing and recording systems. - Supervise the good maintenance of premises, equipment, furniture and vehicles. - Supervise and manage the administrative team. - Represent the Office in the Organizational Management Team (OMT) set by the UN Country Team (UNCT) to advise on administration, budget, financial, human resources, premises-related and security matters. - Collaborate closely as appropriate with relevant Programme Sectors and process owners at Headquarters. Budget Accountabilities - Advise the Liaison Officer in budget preparation (voluntary contributions financed programmes and related project documents) and provide all relevant information required. - Monitor execution of voluntary contribution resources and advise the Liaison Officer on their revisions and administer day to day budgetary issues within the Desk. - Ensure that the Desk’s budget data is adequately and timely entered in the appropriate management systems, and that budgetary transactions are in compliance with regulations, rules, policies and procedures. - Ensure that managers within the Desk are fully aware of budgetary principles, methodologies, rules and procedures and facilitate their training as may be required. Financial Accountabilities - Ensure the Desk's financial resources and expenditures are fully and properlu accounted for and that internal control systems are adequate and functioning. - Monitor and advise the Liaison Officer on the financial status of projects and programmes. - Act as Certifying Officer ensuring that financial transactions are in compliance with regultaions, rules, policies and procedures. - In line with the Organization's policies and procedures, set up proper accounting procedures and sustems- inclunding inter alia scheduling of payments and disbursement of funds, replenishements, petty cash, segregation of duties- as weill as internal controls having regard to specific requirements of the Office. - Ensure efficient local banking arrangements and compliance with local financial and banking regulations and UNESCO policy. - Ensure procurement of equipment and supplies are in line with rules and procedures, Desk's staff awareness of proper procedures, and that deliverables are in conformity with the specifications and terms of contrcats. Human Ressources Accountabilities - Advise the Liaison Officer on Staff related matters in accordance with UNESCO Rules and Regulations. - Maintain up-to-date organizational chart of the Desk and lists of temporary personnel, consultants, HR partnerships and volunteers. - Provide explanations to staff on their rights and duties and on related administrative steps and procedures, and assist them in matters involving personnel management problems. - Administer day to day HR issues within the Desk and ensure appropriate and timely follow-up with the relevant HQ Sectors and services. - Implement UNESCO human ressources management information systems and provide/facilitate related training to Desk staff whenever required. Long Description ---------------- Logistics Accountabilities - Supervise the maintenance, upkeep and operation of the technical facilities, installations and equipment, keeping risks to a minimum. - Ensure that appropriate insurance coverage for premises, vehicles and equipment is in place and timely renewed. - Liaise with the host country authorities on logistical matters as per Host Country Agreement - As applicable, assist and advise the Liaison Officer in the negotiation of lease agreements and identification of proper locations. Safety and Security Accountabilities - Act as the Desk’s Focal Point for the safety and security of the UNESCO personnel and consultants and the UNESCO premises in the host country. - Collaborate with the Designated Official for Security, the UNDSS Chief Security Advisor and the UNESCO Security Focal Point on all security-related issues. - Assist the Liaison Officer in ensuring compliance with prevailing UN Common security policies, procedures and standards. - Assist the Liaison Officer in the follow-up on specific UNDSS recommendations resulting from security assessments of UNESCO premises and residencies of international staff, apply to the Security and Safety Section for corresponding budgetary provisions and report on implementation. - Ensure compliance of all the personnel of the Desk with security travel requirements and monitor completion of mandatory security training. - Assist UNESCO staff and consultants on mission in the host country on safety and security issues and facilitate their briefing by UNDSS as necessary. Long Description ---------------- **COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)** ------------------------------------ Communication (C) Accountability (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) **-** ----- For detailed information, please consult the [UNESCO Competency Framework]( **REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS** --------------------------- ***Education*** - Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in the field of Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related discipline. ***Work Experience*** - Minimum 4 (four) years of relevant professional experience in administration, finance, accounting or related areas, of which preferably 2 (two) years acquired at international level. ***Skills and competencies*** - Ability to identify issues and formulate options/recommendations - Knowledge and understanding of institutional UNESCO mandates in the country and the region. - Experience in leading, managing and motivating staff and teams. - Ability to solve routine and non-routine issues in the field of Human Resources, finance and budget. - Ability to provide quality and timely support/services and to ensure business continuity. - Ability to adapt to difficult and changing contexts. - Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish good working relationships with external and internal partners. - Ability to take initiative and seek innovative ways to improve results. - Good IT skills, Knowledge of ERP and financial, human resources or administrative management tools. ***Languages*** - Excellent knowledge (oral and written) of English. **DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS** ---------------------------- ***Work Experience*** - Experience in international organizations or United Nations agencies. - Experience working in hardship duty stations. ***Languages*** - Knowledge of another official language of UNESCO (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and/or Spanish). **BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS** ----------------------------- UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc. The approximate annual starting salary for this post is 87 974 US $. For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our [Guide to Staff Benefits.]( **SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS** ------------------------------------- Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the [ UNESCO careers website.]( No modifications can be made to the application submitted. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. **Footer** ---------- *UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States ([last update here]( are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.* *UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.*

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