Closing date: Thursday, 8 December 2016
Posting Title: FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER
Department/ Office: Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 25 November 2016-8 December 2016
Job Opening number: 16-FIN-DM OPPBA-70547-J-NEW YORK (R)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This temporary position is for the period through 21 March 2017.
This position is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. The extension of appointment is subject to the budgetary approval. 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.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This post is located in the Peacekeeping Financing Division (PFD) in the Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts in the Department of Management and the incumbent reports to Chief of the Section. PFD supports the Controller in exercising accountability for the financial resources made available by the Member States for peacekeeping operations, with a currently approved annual budget in excess of US$8 billion.
The Division is committed to an ongoing change process to ensure the highest effectiveness and efficiency standards in budget preparation and presentation including the mainstreaming of results-based budgeting. The working environment of peacekeeping operations is dynamic, and the PFD team is committed to meeting the corresponding demands. The main partners of the Division are the peacekeeping operations, the Departments of Peacekeeping Operations, the Department of Field Support, the legislative bodies and troop- and formed police-contributing countries.
Under the guidance of the Section Chief, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: BUDGET PREPARATION: Analyses budget submissions, obtains clarifications and justifications. Prepares budget and budget performance reports for medium-size peacekeeping operations as well as backstopping activities. Prepares financial implications for Secretary-General’s reports to the Security Council. Prepares the supplementary information and supports the Director and the Section Chief in presentation of the budget proposals and budget performance reports to the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and to the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly. Administers and monitors related trust funds.
Budget Performance Effectiveness Enterprise Resource Planning Field support Financial Aspects Financial Implications Financial Regulations Financial Resources Gender perspective Human Resources Human Rights Humanitarian Law Information Technology Legislative Bodies Official Correspondence Official Languages Peacekeeping Operations Programme Planning Results-based Budgeting Senior Manager Trust Funds
BUDGET ADMINISTRATION: Prepares allotments, staffing table authorizations and redeployments of funds. Analyses and monitors budget implementation. Initiates payments to troop- and formed police-contributing Governments for the settlement of liabilities.
OTHER: Drafts official correspondence and background papers. Briefs senior management. Conducts research and prepares communication to donors on financial aspects of trust fund activities. The incumbent may be requested to perform other related duties division-wide tasks related to management of the Office of the Director, support to the Director in the consideration of all matters requiring his/her attention; drafting of talking points, papers, briefing notes and special financing reports; undertaking research and analysis and providing assistance to the Director on financial aspects of trust funds and human resources issues in the Division, as well as other tasks.
PROFESSIONALISM: Possesses conceptual and analytical skills including a complete, in-depth grasp of financial principles and practices, with knowledge of budget development, including results-based budgeting, and the financial administration of resources. Ability to provide authoritative advice to senior managers on strategic issues. Accepts additional responsibilities as required by the demands of service; strives for excellence in performance continually; remains composed while working effectively in stressful situations; uses information technology effectively as a tool and resource; demonstrates substantive and technological knowledge to meet responsibilities and post requirements with excellence; is motivated and demonstrates a capacity to pursue personal development and learn; takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and for ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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 of team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.