Financial Information Assistant
Application deadline 2 months ago: Sunday 18 Sep 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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. More about G-6 contracts.
Org. Setting and Reporting The position is in the Master Data Management (MDM) Section located in Brindisi which reports to the Financial Policy and Internal Controls Service (FPICS), Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget (OPPFB) in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC).
The MDM Section has the responsibility to ensure the integrity, standardization, harmonization and the proper governance of the Finance Master Data in the Enterprise Resource Planning system. Finance Master Data includes elements of the coding block, business partners, services delivery and others. Master Data is the building block for any business transaction in the Enterprise Resource Planning system and therefore its completeness, accuracy, consistency, validity, uniqueness and integrity are key dimensions of master data quality that this team oversees and maintains.
The incumbent reports to the Senior Financial Information Assistant of the MDM team located in Brindisi.
Responsibilities - Gathers and reviews requirements for development of financial, performance and monitoring reports and provides relevant support to finance users. Participates in the development, programming, testing, debugging and implementation of financial application system servicing OPPFB. Liaises with users to define and specify requirements, develops tests and implements simple computer application systems and programs using UN established standards for IT technologies, programming languages and tools. - Prepares technical and user documentation for deployed computer application systems, as well as training materials and conducts technical presentations. - Provides support for deployed computer application systems including version management, data recovery and deployment to users' offices; performs ongoing reviews with users and developers and responds to user requests. - Supervises team members as well as performs daily operational tasks of creating and maintaining all types of finance master data for SAP. - Monitors and addresses requests received pre-set Customer Relationship Management (CRM) workflows. - Maintains the integrity of business partner data, undertakes data cleansing, enhances the quality of data and provides accurate reports and ensures adherence to Service Level Agreements. - Escalates problems encountered to the Local Master Data team leader. - Consults/Coordinates with the Office of Programme Planning, Finance and Budget (OPPFB) and Office of Human Resources (OHR) MDM Teams, Umoja (SAP) Technical Support Staff, Office of Information Communication and Technology (OICT) help desk and other concerned parties to resolve issues encountered. - Performs other duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of organizational software and application systems. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint; ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments. Knowledge of system development workflow and document flow processes, ability to conduct research and gather information from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources. Ability to respond to changing requirements and assignments, ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
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.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Education High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Work Experience A minimum of seven years of experience in finance, accounting, budget or business administration, information system management or a related area is required.
Experience working with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as SAP is required.
Experience in information systems support, customer service management or related area is required.
Experience in Master Data Management is desirable.
Experience with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system such as Siebel is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in 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 competency-based interview.
Special Notice - This position is temporarily available until 31 January 2023. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Assessment Support Test (ASAT) in English at Headquarters, ECA, ESCWA, UNOG, UNOV, ICTR, or ICTY or the United Nations Examination for Accounting Assistants (AACE) at UN Headquarters or passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration for this post.
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