Internal - External VA: Finance Associate, GS-6, Beirut, Lebanon, PN, Fixed-Term Appointment

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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.


The salary for this job should be more than 4,290 USD.

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The salary of a G-6 depends on the duty station. The minimum salary there is 4,290 USD Please note that depending on the location, a higher post adjustment might still result in a lower purchasing power.

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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

UNICEF started to work in Lebanon in 1948 and established its office in 1950. For more than 70 years we’ve been working closely with the Government of Lebanon, other UN agencies, international and local NGOs, universities, and more than 100 partners to meet the needs of disadvantaged children in Lebanon. Responding to life-saving needs and ensuring equal access to quality public services, the impact of our work is felt in every aspect and every sphere of society. To learn more about our work, please refer to:

How can you make a difference?

The Finance Associate will be responsible for providing a variety of specialized tasks in Cash Unit, ensuring accurate and timely delivery that follows UNICEF financial rules and regulations, whilst demonstrating the capacity to research, adapt and evaluate irregular cases, and also to recommend improvements to process delivery and design.

At the G-6 level, the below tasks are expected to be carried out with a high level of independence.

  1. Review direct cash payment data received from the partners via the sections in a consistent and efficient manner to ensure all the required information for the payment is received. Verify and reconcile the payment data ensuring accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations, and assuring inclusion of all relevant data.
  2. Advise and assist on all aspects related to preparation of reports, compilation of data and answering queries on Cash-Assistance Based Transfers directly to beneficiaries (CABT), 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. Advise units of discrepancies and assist to resolve differences in their records.
  3. Maintains financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports. Update the original payment list for the different payments with status and action to be taken to ensure all the information is included in the original file.
  4. Work with implementing sections and social policy on uploading of the initial file to MIS. Generate the screening file from MIS and communicate with FSP on the upload of the file for screening. Follow up with FSP on result of screening and get any additional information, if necessary, via the responsible program officer. After the FSP confirms the screening result, generate the SMS file in line with the distribution plan and send SMS to beneficiaries and provide the necessary information to the responsible program officer to inform the call center regarding this payment
  5. Prepares recurring reports as schedules and special reports, as required for budget preparation, audits or other reasons for Cash-Assistance Based Transfers directly to beneficiaries (CABT) programs.
  6. Close year-end account and assist in the preparation of year-end reports related to accounts receivable, accounts payable, prepayment, deposits, NEP and leave balances, etc.
  7. Keep track of all the Cash-Assistance Based Transfers directly to beneficiaries (CABT) of the office and ensure the OMT loading plan and cash payment tracker is updated including the follow up of invoice processing by sections to ensure the OMT pool is replenished on time
  8. Initiates correspondence to verify data, answers query and obtains additional information on financial transactions, as required for Cash-Assistance Based Transfers directly to beneficiaries (CABT).
  9. Maintains liaisons with officials of Financial Service Providers and Banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations, and matters pertaining to Cash-Assistance Based Transfers directly to beneficiaries (CABT). This includes prepares recurring reports and bank reconciliation for Cash-Assistance Based Transfers directly to beneficiaries (CABT).
  10. Prepares detailed cost estimates, and participates in budget analysis and projects, as required.
  11. Organize and keep record of all payments, signed requests from partners, authorizations of payment list from sections as well as the invoices from FSP for audit purposes
  12. Performs other duties, as required.

For further information on the JD please click here Finance Associate G6.doc

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


  • Completion of secondary education is required.
  • Professional/university level courses in Accounting and Finance/Business administration is considered as an asset.

Experience: A minimum of six years of clerical experience in the area of administration, finance and accounting is required.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UN language (Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter:

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

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 is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.


UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable candidates are encouraged to apply.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

UNICEF does not charge any fee during any stage of the recruitment process.

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