Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This post is located in the Executive Office of the Division of Conference Management, United Nations Office at Geneva. The incumbent reports to the Programme Officer.
Within delegated authority, the Financial Business Analyst will be responsible for the following duties:MEDIUM-TERM PLAN:• Reviews, analyses and finalizes the preparation of the medium-term plan and its revisions on the basis of departmental submissions, taking into account recommendations and decisions of specialized inter-governmental bodies.• Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their review of the medium-term plan and its revisions. • Ensures legislative mandates are accurately translated into programme budgets. • Prepares and analyses financial forecasts, plans and monitoring reports for the Division and advises programme managers accordingly. • Engages in financial modelling and scenario planning to support operational implementation of mandates. BUDGET PREPARATION:• Reviews and analyses data with respect to the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements. • Engages with managers to align programmatic priorities with budgetary frameworks. Provides support to managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.• Reviews, analyses and provides input into finalization of programme budget/financial implications to governing bodies. • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the General Assembly.BUDGET ADMINISTRATION:• Issues allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.• Liaises with managers to define reporting requirements and leverages business intelligence to design and prepare budgetary reports.• Monitors budget implementation and determines/recommends reallocation of funds when necessary.• Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.• Reviews all requisitions generated for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds.• Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.• Prepares relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.• Reviews and makes appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.• Provides substantive support to intergovernmental and legislative bodies. • Designs and implements optimisation practices for funds management and services delivery processes of the Division.GENERAL:• Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures;• Monitors and supervises the work of subordinate staff as required;• Performs other related duties, as assigned.
PROFESSIONALISM – Knowledge of financial principles and practices. – Ability to independently conduct research and analysis, formulate options and present conclusions and recommendations. – 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.CREATIVITY- Actively seeks to improve programmes or services- Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs- Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas- Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”.- Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things.- Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS- Keeps abreast of available technology. – Understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office. – Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. – Shows willingness to learn new technology.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, finance, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least five years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area. Experience with finance and budget modules of ERP systems is desirable. Experience in financial analysis and reporting is an advantage.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on “The Application Process” and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.
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