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Finance Assistant at UN-Habitat


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

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1 week ago

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local governments to develop financial instruments to keep pace with the demands of rapid urbanization. The Urban Economy Branch has the mandate to promote plans and provide support for more efficient, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities that foster sustainable urban development.


The Finance Assistant will work in the Land, Housing and Shelter Section, under the direct supervision of the Associate Programme Management Officer. She/he will be responsible for the following tasks:

Performs, under minimal supervision, the full range of finance and grant management support functions including the closure of all relevant projects and grants in Umoja including Agreement of Cooperations in Grantor Module for GLTN Phase III Programme; Assist in financial analysis including cash flow forecast and outstanding commitment items such as payments to vendors, consultants and implementing partners; Assist in monitoring budget/work programme with respect to the GLTN Phase III Programme budget, including the reallocations of resources as necessary; Collect data from relevant databases and prepare customized financial reports; Review, analyse and assist in the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements of the Land & GLTN Unit, for preparation of GLTN Phase IV. Monitor financial resources, including review of Expenditure Reports from Implementing partners, ensuring compliance with the agreements of cooperation and established work plan and payment schedule; Assist in finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures; Assist in monitoring and reconciliating inter agencies accounts within the UN system; Any other financial and grant management functions as deemed necessary.


Qualifications/special skills

A High School Diploma is required. A degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Management, or any related discipline is desirable. Relevant training related to Finance and Accounting is desirable. A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in financing and accounting is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to none for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher. Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Windows Applications) required


Fluency in oral and written English is required.

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