Deadline: 21 April 2021
United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Budget & Finance Specialist in New York, United States.
UNICEF works for a world in which every child has a fair chance in life.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Budget & Finance Specialist will perform the following functions:
- Support to financial planning and management
- Prepare/analyze financial data/estimates and documentation, verifying relevancy, accuracy and completeness to facilitate financial planning for the End Violence Secretariat and Fund.
- Provide technical and operational support and advice during strategic planning exercises and throughout the financial planning and implementation process.
- Control of accounts
- Review budget implementation according to approved workplans and certify compliance with policies and procedures.
- Keep stakeholders informed for timely action.
- Process and/or review (as per delegated authority) the accurate and timely submission of payments and other financial transactions within scope to the UNICEF Global Shared Services Centre, ensuring compliance with budgetary limits, IPSAS and UNICEF regulations, rules, policies, procedures, standards of accountability and ethics.
- Monitor business transactions submitted to and processed by GSSC from a perspective of efficiency, performance and risk management.
- Knowledge and Capacity Building
- Contribute to a culture of the highest ethical standards and behaviour in management and oversight of financial resources.
- Support and update Deputy Director and staff on budget implementation, ensuring alignment with relevant financial policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
- Support institutional memory within the office through maintenance of well-organized financial record-keeping and tracking.
Applicant must have:
- University Degree in financial planning/management, business management, accounting or other relevant disciplines, combination with 7 year’s relevant experience in the below fields may be accepted in lieu of an advanced University Degree.
- Minimum 5 year’s professional experience in financial and contributions management, budget planning and monitoring, donor proposals and reporting in an international development organization or large corporation is required.
- Experience in grant management and/or enterprise risk management is desirable.
- Knowledge of other relevant technical or operational area, such as data analytics, administration, human resources, supply and logistics, or information and communications technology would be an asset.
- Experience in a UN system agency or organization, some of which served at global level and/or in a developing country or humanitarian context, is considered an asset.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, is required.
- Experience in database packages, web based management systems and ERP systems (preferably SAP financial modules) is considered as an asset.
- Experience with IPSAS and/or IFRS is considered as an asset.
- Strong project management skills, with an ability to prioritize work and set clear goals for self and team in a fast-paced, evolving setting (e.g. wide range of tasks, ambiguity, flexibility).
- Demonstrate ability and commitment to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment in an international organization with a complex stakeholder network.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, analytical and strategic ability.
- Oral and written fluency in English is required, knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNICEF.