Finance Assistant (G5), Havana, CUBA #No.116255

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This is a G-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


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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, results

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Job organizational context

Cuba country office delivers its programme with the joint support of different areas: Representation, Programme, Monitoring and Evaluation, Communication and Operations.

Considering that the Finance Associate of Cuba CO will be transferred to another office, Unicef Cuba requires an initial support in finance for business continuity and adjustment to the new context the office is operating on. Under the supervision of the Operations Officer, the Finance Assistant will provide specialized tasks and analysis to impact both Programme and Operations, while complying with Financial Rules and Regulations. The Assistant must review and evaluate different processes, financial data and cases and make recommendations for improvements to support programmatic delivery. Likewise, the staff under this appointment is required to work with the members of the operational team as well as from the other sections of the office.

How can you make a difference?

The Finance Assistant is responsible for executing a broad variety of standardized financial tasks for the respective section(s) requiring knowledge of UNICEF administrative and financial procedures, processes and policies. In this capacity, the need to project the image of a credible and reliable service provider is imperative to quality of process delivery, and the impact of work directly reflects on the overall reputation of the team in terms of responsiveness to client needs and quality of process execution.

Key functions, accountabilities and related duties/tasks

  1. Provides support to the Operations Officer in the 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. Under the supervision of the Operations Officer advise units of discrepancies and assist to resolve differences in their records.
  2. Maintains financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports.
  3. Always verifying with the Operations Officer, selects and enters data from a variety of documents, verifying and ensuring accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant data.
  4. Assists the Operations Officer in preparing recurring reports as schedules and special reports, as required for budget preparation, audits or other reasons.
  5. Assists the Operations Officer in closing year-end account and supports as well in the preparation of year-end reports related to accounts receivable, accounts payable, prepayment and deposits, etc.
  6. Support the Operations Officer and the Human Resources Associate in assisting international staff, experts and consultants on all aspects of allowances, salary advances, travel claims and other financial matters, and with supervision, calculates payments due for claims and services.
  7. Initiates correspondence to verify data, answers queries and obtains additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required.
  8. Supports the Operations Officer in maintaining 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 the support in preparing recurring reports and bank reconciliation.
  9. Prepares cost estimates, and participates in budget analysis and projects, as required by the Operations Officer.
  10. Performs other duties, as required.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Completion of High School preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization. University degree in financing, accounting and/or administration will be considered an advantage.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required
  • Fluency in Spanish. Intermediate level of English is required.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The UNICEF competencies required for this post are...

Core competencies

  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness (1)
  • Works Collaboratively with others (1)
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships (1)
  • Innovates and Embraces Change (1)
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically (1)
  • Drive to achieve impactful results (1)
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity (1)

Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing (2)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (2)
  • Planning & Organizing (2)
  • Following Instructions and Procedures (2)

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

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.

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.


  • This vacancy announcement is for a Temporary position and is open for external and internal candidates
  • In line with the DHR announcement on Prioritization of Internal candidates and freezing on external recruitment, UNICEF staff holding temporary appointment (TA) contracts, individual contractors, full-time time-based consultants and United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) are also considered "internal candidates" for this recruitment
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds including persons living with disabilities, to apply to this position
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
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