Finance and Budget Assistant

Date Posted: Nov. 10, 2022, 8:28 a.m.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Job Description

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Good knowledge of general administrative processes and procedures in particular those related to programme/project administration, implementation and evaluation; Ability to extract, interpret, analyze and format data. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational 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.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. Finance related training is desirable.
  • Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.
  • The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively work experience in project fund management, finance, budget, accounting and administrative work or related area is required.
  • One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
  • Work experience interpreting and applying administrative and financial policies is desirable.
  • Work experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) e.g. SAP is desirable
  • Experience with the United Nations System or similar international organization is desirable.
  • Experience with Global funds such as Global Environment Facility (GEF), Adaptation Fund
  • (AF) and/or Green Climate Fund (GCF) is desirable

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official United Nations languages is desirable.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications via UNEP's career website on https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=190690

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