Deadline: 2 February 2017
Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Administration Officer in Geneva, Switzerland.
ECE’s aim is to assess countries’ efforts to reduce their overall pollution burden and manage their natural resources, to integrate environmental and socioeconomic policies, to strengthen cooperation with the international community.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Administration Officer will perform the following functions-
- Review draft Contribution Agreements/Memoranda of Understanding with donors and co-financing agencies, as well as draft Host Country Agreements (HCAs) with member States, ensuring conformity with UN regulations, rules and directives prior to clearance and signature by the Executive Officer.
- Initiate and conduct studies to improve budget reporting systems and cost-effective utilization of program resources.
- Monitor and control the effective implementation of MOU’s Letters of Agreements and general agreements through regular reviews, draft routine and ad hoc output and provide effective monitoring reports and data.
- Identify deviations from plans and proposes corrective measures.
- Review new project proposals and related budgets/cost plans for conformity with UN regulations and rules and ECE internal directives/procedures.
- Assist the Executive Officer in the review of, and alternates for the Executive Officer in the clearance/approval in Umoja of requests for budget authority and allotments, including redeployment of funds as required.
- Act as Alternate Certifying Officer for ECE accounts.
- Establish and maintain a set of sound policies, procedures, standards and tools which are consistent with UN policy and practice in order to ensure proper accounting, financial management and control.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s degree or equivalent degree in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law or related area.
- A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in administration, management, finance, budget or related area is required.
- 5 years experience in an international organization is desirable.
- Experience in reviewing complex funding agreements with major UN donors (e.g. European Commission) is required.
- Experience with ERP systems, such as Umoja is desirable.
- Experience reviewing project proposals and related budget is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
- Fluency in English is required, knowledge of French is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit ECE.