Feb 09, 2018

UNESCO Vacancy in Ethiopia - FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

  • UNESCO Ethiopia
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full time Accounting/Finance Administration/Clerical NGO/Nonprofit/Social Services United Nations

Job Description

UNESCO Ethiopia

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER  Domain : Finances Post Number : 6ETBFM 0005MR Grade : P-3

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Organizational Unit

 : FIELD OFFICES

Primary Location

 : ET-Addis Ababa Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates Type of contract : Fixed Term   Salary : 79 907 USD (Annual Salary)   Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : February 11, 2018   OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST  

The Finance and Administrative Officer is responsible for providing a range of administrative management support activities to the UNESCO entities in Addis Ababa (Liaison Office and International Institute for Capacity-Building in Africa), Ethiopia. S/he reports directly to the Director of the entities with overall guidance from the Bureau of Financial Management.

On matters of financial internal control in their capacity as certifying officer, s/he will have a functional reporting line to the Chief Financial Officer. S/he will receive policy guidance/ instructions from the relevant sectors within UNESCO on the areas of Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Security and Office Administration. S/he advises and supports Directors of the entities or the designates on administration, budget, financial, human resources management, premises-related and security matters within the Offices. 

  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS  

Education

  • Advanced university degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related fields. 
  • Professionally recognized accountancy qualification.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 4 years of professional experience with a focus on administration, finance and/or accounting, of which at least 2 years acquired at international level.

Skills/Competencies

  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills, ability to identify issues and formulate options/recommendations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of institutional UNESCO mandates in the Region.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
  • Ability to solve routine and non-routine issues in the field of human resources, finance and budget.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, persuasively and use tact and diplomacy.
  • Service-oriented and team builder.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish good working relationships with external and internal partners.
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate staff and teams.
  • Ability to take initiative and seek innovative ways to improve results.
  • Good IT skills. Knowledge of ERP and the financial, HR or administrative management tools.

Languages

  • Excellent/very good knowledge of English and fair knowledge of French. 

  DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS  

Work Experience

  • Experience with international organisations or United Nations agencies.
  • Field experience.

Skills/Competencies  

  • Experience in the use of SAP.
  • Knowledge of UN Rules, Regulations and administrative procedures.
  • Familiarity with the work and general functioning of international organisations and/or the UN system.

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