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Regional Controller at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

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Accounting, Auditing & Finance

NGO, NPO & Charity KES Confidential
1 week ago

Job Summary

 

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Description

UNHCR was created in , during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.

About Job

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Bureau/Division, or delegated staff member, and with the functional oversight of UNHCR’s Controller, the Regional Controller is responsible and accountable for guiding, monitoring, advising on, and supporting the comprehensive financial and administrative management of the offices in the region. The incumbent typically represents the Bureau/Division in all management discussions regarding financial resources. As per delegation from the Director of the Bureau/Division, the Regional Controller, as part of the Bureau’s multi-functional team, analyses, advises and makes recommendations, or decisions – based on delegation – on content, prioritization, and presentation of programme, administrative, and staff budgets and on the financial and administrative operation; in full compliance with UN/UNHCR rules and regulations and in consideration of funding or donors¿ requirements. S/he will provide analysis and advice on all resource allocation and reallocation processes in particular during the annual planning and mid-term review and programme implementation. The incumbent also supervises budget, finance and project control staff, and interacts with several parts of the Organization to coordinate, monitor, guide, and assist on financial and resource management aspects based on predetermined policies, instructions, and guidelines, in coordination with UNHCR’s Controller and other services and sections in the Division of Financial and Administrative Management (DFAM). The incumbent may also contact external stakeholders, such as UNHCR-funded partners, governments, or donors on financial management subjects to ensure safeguarding UNHCR’s interests.

Duties

Participate in the development and implementation of regional financial management objectives aligned with UNHCR’s strategy. Monitor, guide, and support the management of all financial resources in the region including position management and project control throughout the Programme Management Cycle; following-up as required to ensure the application of policies, instructions, and best practices; the cost-effective use of resources; and the prevention, mitigation, and solution of problems and challenges. Monitor and guide the implementation of internal control mechanisms to prevent fraud and mismanagement, ensuring compliance with UNHCR’s policies and procedures related to administrative and financial management; support internal and external audit work and verification missions in the region. Oversee and ensure the provision of first-line support, guidance, and capacity development to the financial and administrative staff as well as other staff with financial and administrative responsibilities. Support the regional annual planning for financial requirements, providing useful analysis that include, but is not limited to, past trends and future projections, reviewing and ensuring the quality, coherence, consistency, and completeness of budget submissions; making proposals for the initial allocation and subsequent reallocations of resources during the programme cycle, so that the use of available resources is prioritised and optimised. Review resource requirements contained in proposals to donors as part of the internal endorsement process with a view to seeking adequate coverage of all budget categories (Staff, ABOD, and Operations) considering relevant risk management aspects and funding of prioritized activities. Monitor and support the regional management of financial accounting, treasury as well as procurement and Cash-Based Intervention (CBI) operations as they relate to financial management, to ensure adequate application of policies, instructions, and guidelines, safeguarding UNHCR’s assets. Support and provide financial analysis and input to reports, including the mid-year and year-end reports, Global Appeal, Global Report, reports to donors, etc. as well as specific reports requested by the Director, UNHCR’s Controller, or other Headquarters units. Liaise with governmental, intergovernmental, and other partner entities on resource management issues with a view to ensuring smooth implementation of UNHCR’s activities and represent the Organization at relevant regional internal and external meetings regarding administrative and financial management. Performs other duties related to financial management as required. Act as focal point for internal and external audit. Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level

For P5 12 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 11 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 10 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Field(s) of Education 

Business Administration; Accounting; Finance; Economics; or related field

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