CAI- NOA-FTA- Assistant Finance Officer (RC) PN. 10021290. Internal-External Vacancy Announcement

CAI- NOA-FTA- Assistant Finance Officer (RC) PN. 10021290. Internal-External Vacancy Announcement Functional Title: Assistant Finance Officer -NOA Vacancy Number: HCR/VAC/19/11 Duty Station: Cairo, Egypt Category / Grade: Fixed Term Appointment- NOA, PN: 10021292 (Replacement Capacity) For one (1) year with possibility of extension. Date of Issue: 15 April 2019 Closing Date: 29 April 2019 CONTEXT AND DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Assistant Finance Officer positions provide technical support with the processing of financial transactions, and monitor compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules. In operations that do not have a Project Control Officer and are not covered by a Regional Project Control Officer, the Assistant Finance Officer must also perform oversight responsibilities with regard to the execution of projects. The incumbent directly supervises general service staff. THE INCUMBENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING ASSIGNED DUTIES: Accountability (key results that will be achieved) UNHCR’s financial rules and regulations, policies and procedures are adhered to by the office. UNHCR’s local cash is safeguarded. Monthly accounts are correct and approved. Management is promptly informed of major variances in the execution of projects (budgets, finance, implementation or timeframe). Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results) Contribute to the assessment of budgetary needs for administrative budgets (ABOD); monitor and control ABOD expenditure in the office. Analyze, evaluate and control disbursements/receipts, as well as expenditure variances against approved budgets. Review vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements. Propose monthly cash requirements for the office, and ensure adequate and timely replenishments of funds; Contribute to the preparation and processing of monthly accounts. Provide financial status reports to supervisors. Analyze and evaluate all financial reports produced on a regular basis. Maintain effective business relationships with local banks. Support ensuring compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules, policies and procedures. Ensure that payments are effectuated by the monthly deadline. Ensure that monthly accounts are correct and approved, and ensure timely monthly bank reconciliations, including open items, review and clearance of unwanted requisitions and PO balances. Conduct regular checks of petty cash and cash accounts. Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results) Verify that all financial transactions are correct and in accordance with UNHCR rules and procedures. Prepare office-level financial expenditure reports submitted to the regional office or Headquarters. Approve vouchers, including ABOD and project disbursements. REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Accounting, Finance, or Public or Business Administration, Economics or related field, OR undergraduate degree in another field combined with a professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent) plus minimum one year of previous job experience in the field of accounting or finance. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted. Excellent computer skills, in particular in MS Office applications. Excellent communication skills. Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES Professional qualification in accounting or finance (CPA/CIA or equivalent). Working experience of at least one year in an intergovernmental organization (United Nations or similar). Good knowledge of United Nations financial rules and procedures. Good understanding of accrual accounting (such as IPSAS or IFRS). Working experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle Financial modules. Knowledge of additional UN languages. How to apply: Interested candidates are to complete, sign and submit the new Personal History Form (Nov 2017 version) which includes a Letter of Interest for the specific position prior to the closing date of the vacancy notice through UNHCR Egypt’s recruitment portal: Shortlisted applicants will be required to take a written examination and will have to undergo an oral interview. Only short–listed candidates will be contacted. Only Egyptian national are eligible to apply, relocation entitlements do not apply UNHCR follows a strict non-smoking environment policy. UNHCR is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees)

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