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Associate Finance Officer [temporary]

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to identify and resolve budgetary problems and identify sources for data collection. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration or related fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

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Work Experience

  • Experience in preparation of financial statements, management of accounts payable and leadership of teams is required.
  • Experience in Treasury Functions and/or Grants Management is desirable.
  • One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable (none if successful YPP or P-1 with a related degree).

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Property Control and Inventory Assistant

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of policies, practices and regulations on management of supplies, purchasing and logistics and ability to apply them in an organizational environment. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports on a wide variety of 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.
  • 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.
  • PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Education

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplementary courses or additional training in purchasing and supplies is desirable.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs 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.
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Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant progressively responsible work experience in Property Management, Property Control and Inspection, Property Disposal, Receiving and Inspection or similar position is required.
  • Experience working with IPSAS, Umoja Database, Receiving and Inspection and Property Disposal with relevant roles is required.
  • Experience in managing and maintaining data in computerized databases is required.
  • Experience in receiving/shipping for IT and Non-IT assets is desirable
  • Experience supporting more than one entity or multiple clients simultaneously is desirable.
  • Experience in providing property management/logistics support services in an international organization is desirable.
  • One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position(s) advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

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