Assistant Finance Officer

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

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Assistant Finance Officer

Assistant Finance Officer

Job Title: Assistant Finance Officer
Organization: United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
Location: Port Sudan, Sudan
Type: Full-time
Posted: Today
Job Requisition ID: JR2439516
Hardship Level: C
Family Type: Non-Family
Danger Pay: Yes
Residential Location: Nairobi (CO), Kenya
Grade: NOA
Staff Member/Affiliate Type: National Professional Officer
Reason: Regular Assignment


UNRWA is seeking an Assistant Finance Officer to join its team in Port Sudan, Sudan. The incumbent will provide technical support in financial transactions processing and ensure compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules. This role is pivotal in the implementation and coordination of Cash-Based Interventions (CBI) and requires active participation in multi-functional teams.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Budget Management: Assess budgetary needs and monitor expenditure for administrative budgets. Analyze variances and propose adjustments as needed.

  2. Financial Transactions: Review and process vouchers, disbursements, and project expenditures in compliance with UNHCR rules and procedures.

  3. Cash Management: Propose monthly cash requirements, ensure timely replenishments, and maintain relationships with local banks.

  4. Accounting and Reporting: Prepare and process monthly accounts, financial status reports, and expenditure analysis. Ensure accuracy and adherence to standards.

  5. Petty Cash Management: Conduct regular checks of petty cash and cash accounts, verifying transactions for accuracy and compliance.

  6. Documentation and Compliance: Maintain proper documentation of financial transactions and ensure adherence to UNHCR regulations and procedures.

  7. Risk Management: Identify and manage risks related to financial operations, raise concerns, and seek opportunities for improvement.

  8. Coordination: Collaborate with multi-functional teams and Financial Service Providers (FSPs) to support the implementation and monitoring of CBIs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Business Administration, Economics, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant experience, or no experience with a Graduate degree, or no experience with a Doctorate degree.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Internal Auditor (CIA) certification is desirable.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications and excellent communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in an intergovernmental organization, preferably with knowledge of UN financial rules and procedures.
  • Familiarity with accrual accounting standards (IFRS, IPSAS) and ERP systems like PeopleSoft/Oracle.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team environment.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English and/or UN working language of the duty station.
  • Knowledge of the local language is an asset.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online through the UNRWA website by the deadline of April 13, 2024. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment.

Join UNRWA in making a positive impact on financial operations and contribute to humanitarian efforts in Sudan. Apply now!


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