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Finance Associate

Duties
– Maintain financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports.
– Select and enter data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant data.
– Prepare recurring reports as scheduled and special reports as required for budget preparation, audits or other reasons.
– Advise and assist staff members, experts and consultants on all aspects of allowances, salary advances, travel claims and other financial matters, calculate and authorize payments due for claims and services.
– Maintain liaison with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.
– Prepare detailed cost estimates and participate in budget analysis and projections as required.
– Initiate correspondence to verify data, answer queries and obtain additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required.
– Verify that the financial transactions are correct and in accordance with UNHCR rules and procedures.
– Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
G6 – 3 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher

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Field(s) of Education
Not applicable

Certificates and/or Licenses
Accounting Business Administration, Finance
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Relevant Job Experience
Essential
High level of IT affinity (MS Office applications, People Soft).

Desirable
Knowledge and work experience of MSRP Finance applications.
Good knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and procedures.
Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to the functions of the position.

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Functional Skills
FI-ERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday and other)
IT-Computer Literacy
IT-Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)

Language Requirements
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

All UNHCR workforce members must individually and collectively, contribute towards a working environment where each person feels safe, and empowered to perform their duties. This includes by demonstrating no tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, harassment including sexual harassment, sexism, gender inequality, discrimination and abuse of power.

As individuals and as managers, all must be proactive in preventing and responding to inappropriate conduct, support ongoing dialogue on these matters and speaking up and seeking guidance and support from relevant UNHCR resources when these issues arise.

This is a Standard Job Description for all UNHCR jobs with this job title and grade level. The Operational Context may contain additional essential and/or desirable qualifications relating to the specific operation and/or position. Any such requirements are incorporated by reference in this Job Description and will be considered for the screening, shortlisting and selection of candidates.

Closing date for submissions of applications is 19 January 2022

TA – Technical Coordinator Greening and Sustainability (P3)

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator Greening and Sustainability , the Technical Coordinator will assume the following key functions:

  • Manage and quality check the creation of technical feasibility assessments and associated functional or technical specifications.
  • Create clear project plans with milestones for either a group of offices or on a case-by-case basis, for minimizing UNHCR environmental impact;
  • Coordinate the execution of high-level energy audits of UNHCR offices worldwide, and ensure technical feasibility of the results for each office and support offices in finding office-specific solutions for improving energy consumption;
  • Supervise the establishment of hybrid renewable energy simulations and ensure correctness of high-level sizing and costing for recommended solutions using HOMER Pro software incl. CAPEX;
  • Oversee and coordinate drafting of indicative technical or functional specifications for the procurement of the proposed solution and support technical evaluation of ongoing renewable energy procurements;
  • Coordinate with development and private sector actors to identify sustainable and renewable energy sources to reduce GHG emissions and enhance office energy security;
  • Provide innovative approaches to renewable energy technology solutions for the varying context of UNHCR offices.
  • Coordinate the provision of technical support and help facilitate discussions with UNHCR colleagues and partners in developing project proposals and implementation arrangements to address environmental needs within the framework of UNHCR policies, procedures and guidelines;
  • Ensure compliance of UNHCR policy guidelines and Greening and Sustainability strategy as well as with UN-wide methodologies and Greening the Blue targets;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required

Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For P3/NOC – 6 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 5 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 4 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

Fields of Education

  • Engineering, Electrical Engineering, sustainable development studies, economics, business administration, environmental management, energy technology  or other closely relevant field.

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

  • A minimum of six years relevant professional experience in a private sector EPC company and/or energy provider, in a consulting firm; investment firm or social enterprise with energy/infrastructure focus; or UN/humanitarian/development agency working directly on operationalizing renewable energy transitions.
  • Coordinating and managing a technical team
  • Familiarity with and professional experience directly related to energy and infrastructure topics or renewable energy systems design, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Knowledge on different energy and private sector related regulatory and/or policy frameworks and able to link to other related sectors
  • Proven experience conducting energy audits and renewable energy systems sizing. Having performed: Single Line Diagram delineation, safe use and data processing from energy loggers, measurement and identification of loads, identification and assessment of energy efficiency measures, renewable energy assessments, hybrid renewable energy system sizing and modelling.
  • Experience in the use of software tools such as, MS Office, PVSyst, HOMER Pro and Geographical Information Systems.
  • Proven data collection, analysis and communication skills.

Desirable

  • Experience working in humanitarian or global development settings, and/or for the UN or other humanitarian/development agencies preferred.

Education Assistant

Duties

  • Assist in monitoring and supporting all existing formal and informal education programs, including implementing partner and community-based schools, and informal classes.
  • Regularly collect, provide update and share information related to education, utilizing data collection to identify gaps and make recommendations as required
  • Assist in the collection, analysis and reporting of core education data sets and maintenance of up to date Education Management Information System (EMIS)
  • Provide regular reports on educational activities, achievements and challenges
  • Perform specific administrative operational/control tasks for project/programme activities as assigned
  • Undertake protection individual counselling for refugees utilising existing tools and standard operating procedures in place
  • Represent UNHCR in monitoring of education projects.
  • Foster inter-sectoral linkages and coordination with child protection, GBV, gender, community services, livelihoods/economic inclusion and health, among others.
  • Support the training of UNHCR staff, sister UN agency staff, NGOs, and Ministry of Education officials on refugee education priorities and identified topics.
  • Ensure active exchange of information and that best practices are identified, documented and disseminated.
  • Prepare and support the drafting of education input in key internal and external documents and reports.
  • Prepare documents and reports for clearance by the supervisor
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • For G4 – 1 year relevant experience with High School Diploma; or Bachelor or equivalent or higher

Education;

  • Social Sciences Business Administration

Relevant Job Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrated work experience in education programmes. Field experience in education programme implementation and coordination in humanitarian and/or development contexts.
  • Experience working with Governments, Ministry of Education and other line Ministries. Strong inter-personal skills in collaboration and coordination.

Desirable

  • Demonstrated work experience in refugee education programmes. Knowledge and experience of UNHCR policies and standards. Experience in the area of child protection. Experience with educational research, teaching or education administration.

Functional Skills

  • PR-Refugee Protection Principles and Framework
  • IT-Computer Literacy
  • CO-Drafting and Documentation
  • ED-Technical support to education programmes and proposals
  • CO-Cross-cultural communication
  • TR-Training – Virtual and face to face
  • ED-Global EiE standards and implementation

Language Requirements

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

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