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UNMOGIP - United Nations Observer Group in India and Pakistan

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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.


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Org. Setting and Reporting The position is located in the Office of Finance and Budget Section in the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). The Finance and Budget Assistant perform the duties under the direct and overall supervision of the Chief Finance Officer. Within delegated authority, the Finance and Budget Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of Chief Finance Officer (CFO), the incumbent performs the following duties; o Ensure year-end adjustments have duly been completed, and bank reconciliations have been up to date with no or minimal open items. o All items in OIM accounts have been reviewed and cleared, and balances remaining at year-end, an aging analysis of all open items have accordingly been recorded. o Account receivables have thoroughly been reviewed, and follow-up actions have taken to ensure timely collection. o Account payables have been reviewed. The GRIR account have duly been reviewed. Where the open items have immaterial balances left from payments or debit balances have been cleared. o Report all write-offs of cash and receivables, and the write-off’s reported amount is agree with the figures of the respective GLs and that the amounts have been reconciled. o Accrued liabilities for employee benefits such as for home leave travel (HLT), family visit travel (FVT) & rest and recuperation (R&R), which have been earned since the last time taken until the year-end have been recorded. o Analysis of advances such as, staff advances, payroll documents, education grant, salary advances, rental advances, travel advances, vendor and other UN agencies and allowance for doubtful advances have thoroughly been reviewed. o Prepare and review various Umoja/ERP accounting transactions, e.g., air ticket billing, shipment payments, payroll adjustments, payment of staff entitlements, final payments, travel claims, vendor invoices, down-payments, expense reports, DSA calculations, adjustments, etc. o Ensure that the cost recovery revenues from internal and external clients are generated via service orders and cost allocation cycles. Review of cost recovery transactions before issue of invoice to agencies through Umoja/ERP Service Delivery Module, and generate periodic reports to review the balances. o Review prior and current budget period commitments, re-commitment and cancellation of outstanding commitments. o Review and prepare payments to staff and vendors for goods and services, including checking payments for accuracy and correcting any discrepancies. o Review the computation of staff members regarding their entitlements, including travel claims, daily subsistence allowance, mission subsistence allowance, and any other allowances, and prepare vouchers. o Using Umoja/ERP system, processing of payments of POs, LVAs, FCs, and direct disbursements, undertake various accounting adjustments by selecting appropriate document type and accounting clerk. o Processing of Petty Cashes and Imprest accounts. o Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Finance Officer.

Competencies Professionalism: 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

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Technological Awareness Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology

Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification A technical or vocational certificate in finance or accounting is required.

Work Experience A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience within the United Nations system or in the private sector at the national or international level in accounting, finance, or budgeting is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to 5 years for candidates who possesses a First-level university degree or higher.

Working experience of MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint) is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Relevant experience in FI, FM and BI modules of Umoja (SAP) or similar application is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. 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 position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

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.

Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.

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.

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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