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Senior Finance Assistant


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

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3 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements


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Desired Candidate Profile

The candidate needs to possess good analytical skills as Finance work entails use of figures to a large extent. Knowledge is Finance ERP systems is necessary. The applicant should have participated in processing of financial transactions, notably processing of payments after review of key supporting documents required before creating a payment.

Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):



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Operational context

Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:

To view occupational safety and health considerations for this duty station, please visit: .

Nature of Position:

Under the direct supervision of the Associate Finance Officer who defines general work objectives and provides necessary advice and guidance, the incumbent will assist with the processing of financial transactions. The candidate will also support the Cash Based Interventions (CBI) Unit in processing payments to various beneficiaries. The incumbent will be required to maintain close contact/liaison and cooperation with Finance counterparts in field offices (Dadaab and Kakuma) as well as Regional Bureau and Somalia Office in cash management and other relevant areas.

Living and Working Conditions:

Nairobi is a good duty station for families. It has good medical facilities and it is the regional medical evacuation centre for countries in the East and Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes sub-regions. Recreational facilities, schools and hotels are of international standards. High standard accommodation is available, as well as good banking facilities, unlimited access to communication means, such as internet, telephone SIM cards etc. In addition, Nairobi is a malaria free environment. but cholera, malaria and yellow fever occur in other parts of Kenya. When entering the
country, yellow fever card/vaccine is required. Nairobi is in UN security Level One, but politically instigated demonstrations and riots may occur from time to time. General crime in Nairobi is relatively high, especially in some low income areas, however a high sense of vigilance and alertness is required practically everywhere.

Security Considerations
Politically instigated demonstrations and riots may occur at any time. Hazards such as road traffic accidents, fire, diseases outbreak and flooding are frequent. The crime threat level in Nairobi like in many other large cities is high and physical violence is a common feature of burglaries in
residences, carjacking and robberies. The terrorism threat level in Nairobi is moderate but is high in North Eastern. A high sense of vigilance and alertness is required at all times.

Additional Qualifications

FI-ERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday and other), IT-Computer Literacy, IT-Microsoft Office Productivity SoftwareAccounting - Other, Business Administration - Other, Finance - Other, HCR Learning Program - UNHCR


Accountability, Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to continuous learning, Communication, Organizational awareness, Planning & organizing, Teamwork & collaboration, Technological awareness

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Functional clearance

This position doesn't require a functional clearance

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