Deadline: 24 April 2016
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Budget Officer in Paris, France.
The Budget Officer will be directly in charge of management of regular budget and extra budgetary in relation to Sectors/Bureaus and Field Offices under responsibility in terms of management and monitoring of the budget expenditures related to Staff and Programmes costs, as well as reporting and communication.
UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by: mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Budget Officer will perform the following functions-
- Ensure proper interpretation of budgetary information received and appropriate application of the budgetary rules/regulations including Cost Recovery Policy.
- Review and analyzes extra budgetary agreements and documents relating to regular budget and identifies associated risks and opportunities with a view to evaluate their financial costs.
- Analyze requests from Sectors/Bureaus and Field Offices in terms of available financial resources (in coordination with relevant sections in BFM) and validates these requests while ensuring their pertinence and adequacy with the programmes, rules and regulations; and thereof responsible for the allocation of funds.
- Prepare qualitative and quantitative information/memorandums/provide advice on regular and extra budgetary funds in response to the needs of Sectors/Bureaus and Field Offices, budget managers of the UNESCO Secretariat assessing risks and proposing solutions.
- Implement year-end closing including processing carry-forward under regular budget and extra budgetary allocations.
- Identify process and system improvements and elaborate business (technical/procedural) requirements for the development of budget management/monitoring tools and follow up its realization; and elaborate inputs for updating UNESCO administrative manual in Budget areas.
- Supervise, coordinates, reviews and guides the work performed by P1/P2 and G level direct colleagues within the framework of the Section’s daily delivery of expected results.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent degree) in finance, business administration, and accounting.
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience in the field of budget and finance.
- Working experience in the area of extra budgetary resources, budget preparation, monitoring and reporting.
- 2 years of work experience acquired at international level.
- Excellent knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other language.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNESCO.