Monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) manager | Albania | 2020

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Country: Albania Organization: Chemonics Closing date: 15 Oct 2020 Chemonics seeks a qualified individual for the role of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Manager for the three-year, UK-Funded, Serious Organised Crime (SOC): Prevent – Alternative Pathways programme in Albania. This programme is managed by the UK Home Office and funded through the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF). The MERL manager will be responsible for overall management and direction of rigorous monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning activities of the programme to measure progress towards initial and intermediary results and the overall programme goals. Specifically, measuring the direct impacts of the project on reduced levels of serious organised crime in Albania and internationally. Ideally, we are looking for a candidate with experience in community mobilization, youth mobilization, and/or tackling Serious Organized Crime. The position will be based …

Finance and Budget Assistant, Nairobi, Kenya

Finance and Budget Assistant, Nairobi, Kenya Posting Title: FINANCE AND BUDGET ASSISTANT, FS5 Job Code Title: FINANCE AND BUDGET ASSISTANT Department/Office: United Nations Support Office in Somalia Duty Station: NAIROBI Posting Period: 12 August 2020 - 18 August 2020 Job Opening Number: 20-Finance-UNSOS-139089-F-Nairobi (M) United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity Organisational Setting and Reporting This position is in the Finance and Budget Section of the United Nations Mission Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS), based in Nairobi, classified as a 'B' category duty station. The Finance and Budget Assistant will report to the Finance and Budget Officer and to the Chief of Unit/Section, as required Responsibilities Under the general supervision of the Finance and Budget Officer, the Finance and Budget Assistant will perform the following tasks: Strategic Resourcing and Stewardship: Assists with the preparation of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of mission resourcing requirements such as staff and non-staff requirements, including programmatic aspects; Assists, reviews and revises data with respect to the finalization of the budget proposals as well as Result Based Budgeting inputs. Assists with support to programme/fund centre managers (Substantive and Support Sections) with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for bud et submissions. Supports the administration and monitoring of extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations, rules and established policies and procedures. Processes the mission's redeployment of funds in accordance with the established procedures. Supports with reviews in ensuring the efficient and effective use of budgetary resources through robust monitoring of budget utilization to the approved budget and timely provision of information to Mission management for decision-making. Provides support and guidance to fund centre/programme managers on budget implementation and processes corrective actions where necessary. Assists with the preparation of budget performance reports for the mission, ensuring that correct and accurate data/information is provided by the various programme /fund center managers in compliance with the Controller's instructions. Assists with the review and finalizes performance reports ensuring valid and adequate variance explanations between approved budgets and actual expenditures. Provides support to Fund Center managers for the year-end reviews of budget commitments in accordance with established criteria. Under the guidance of the supervisor, provides advice, financial interpretations, adaptations and corrective actions in response to audits and other queries to ensure adherence to the UN Financial Regulations and Rules, Staff Rules, Administrative Instructions, Bulletins and Circulars. Carries out duties consistent with the financial delegation in adherence with the UN Regulations and Rules. Supports with the maintenance of the fixed asset register Performance Monitoring: Assists in performing analysis, preparation and delivery of strategic support and business intelligence to operational counterparts and mission leadership on financial resourcing and stewardship, and organizational performance of the mission, in line with mission priorities. Assists in planning, monitoring and reporting of financial and operational performance. Ensures that daily activities are in compliance with the DPKO/DFS Environmental and Waste Management policies and in line with the DFS Environment Strategy objectives. Performs other duties as assigned. Competencies Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Planning & Organising: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently Education High school diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate in accounting, finance, budget or related fields is also required. Work Experience A minimum of eight (08) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, budget, administration, public administration, business administration or related area is required. Experience in cost management, budget formulation, financial monitoring, accounting, audit, financial reporting or other related areas is required. Experience working with international or multi-national organizations is desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment. Special Notice This 'Recruit from Roster' job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term 'sexual exploitation' means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term 'sexual abuse' means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term 'sexual harassment' means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on 'Manuals' hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date. No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

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