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Senior Finance Assistant at UNHCR March, 2023
Standard Job Description
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
Senior Finance Assistant is normally supervised by a more senior
finance colleague who defines work objectives and provides regular
advice and guidance. The incumbent also refers to UNHCR Manuals and
relevant policy papers on financial issues.
incumbent assists with the processing of financial transactions. S/he
keeps frequent contact with staff at various levels in the office and
with bank officials to exchange information.
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UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as
reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated
authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which
includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies
and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability
frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their
responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional,
cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of
professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
– Maintain financial records for project or other office accounts for which responsibility is assigned.
Record receipts and payments, assure accuracy of computation and
completeness of documents and maintain continuing status of allotments
– Prepare recurring reports on assigned accounts, noting problems resulting from excess cost or less-than-expected receipts.
– Prepare special reports to clarify problems or as requested for other reasons.
Calculate and compile cost estimates and projected budget requirements
and assist in preparation of budget statements for area of assignment.
Prepare routine correspondence and maintain contracts with others to
discuss matters concerning accounts and related assignments.
– Maintain contacts with local banks to clarify questions pertaining to office bank accounts.
Brief and assist new staff on basic financial procedures and
requirements with respect to payments, entitlements, banking and
currency provisions and other requirements relating to accounts and
– Initiate correspondence to verify data, answer queries and
obtain additional information on accounts and financial transactions,
– Perform other related duties as required.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
G5 – 2 years relevant experience with High School Diploma; or 1 year
relevant work experience with Bachelor or equivalent or higher
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Field(s) of Education
Certificates and/or Licenses
Accounting; Business Administration; Finance; HCR Learning Prog;
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
FI-ERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday and other)
IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English
and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
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.
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
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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
Desired Candidate Profile
Required languages (expected Overall ability is at least B2 level):,
Occupational Safety and Health Considerations:
Nature of Position:
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is extending its international protection and humanitarian assistance
in Tanzania to support the people we serve. These people are mainly
refugees from Burundi and Congo who are living in Nyarugusu and Nduta
refugee camps located in Kasulu and Kibondo districts in Kigoma region.
Population of these two camps make a total about 248,244 people.
region as a central of refugee services, has got three offices to
streamline the work of protection of people we serve. The offices are FO
Kasulu, FO Kibondo and Sub Office Kigoma. SO Kigoma is generally
engaging with regional authorities to optimize protection and
realization of durable solution opportunities in the region while the
other two offices are front liners of the operational activities.
Operation has additional two offices for strategic directives and
liaison with the Central Government of Tanzania. The offices are FU
Dodoma and the Representation Office in Dar es Salaam. The
Representation office stands as UNHCR main office in the country with
the main role of leading the UNHCR operations in Tanzania. The Office
composed of heads of all units under the leadership of the
Representative. Finance Unit is one among the units in Representation
Office which has the role of financial management of the operations in
Finance Unit in the Representation office in Dar es
Salaam is taking a lead to ensure proper financial management for the
whole Operation. The Unit interacts with finance units of other UNHCR
offices in the country to confirm compliance to financial rules and
procedures while undertaking financial activities of the Representation
Office. The Office provides for monitoring of finance activities of all
offices and provide supports to the Field Offices. The Office receives
periodical financial reports from the field and arrange the reporting to
the Regional Bureau and HQs among its other activities.
The current Situation
Unit in the Representation Office Dar es Salaam is under staffing to
meet the required activities. The Unit is operating with only two Staff
members under the supervision of Snr. Admin Officer. The Operation is
arranging to enhance the capacity of the Finance Unit in the
Representation Office in Dar es Salaam by employing one additional staff
in the position of Snr. Finance Assistant who will work under the close
supervision of the Associate Finance Officer.
Living and Working Conditions:
Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday and other),
IT-Computer Literacy, IT-Microsoft Office Productivity Software
Accounting – Other, Business Administration – Other, Finance – Other, HCR Learning Program – UNHCR
Analytical thinking, Client & results orientation, Commitment to
continuous learning, Communication, Organizational awareness, Planning
& organizing, Teamwork & collaboration, Technological awareness
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This position doesn’t require a functional clearance
Job Posting End Date March 29th, 2023