Closing date: Thursday, 26 January 2017
Posting Title: Finance and Budget Officer, P3
Job Code Title: FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER
Department/ Office: Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 28 November 2016-26 January 2017
Job Opening number: 16-FIN-DM OPPBA-69887-R-NEW YORK (R)
Staffing Exercise ID: N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to 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.
The incumbent, under the supervision of the Chief of the Section, will be responsible for the following duties
Analyses budget submissions, obtains clarifications and justifications;
Prepares budget and budget performance reports for small-medium-sized peacekeeping operations Prepares financial aspects/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;
Provides advice and guidance to headquarters and field staff on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting.
Budget Performance Effectiveness Enterprise Resource Planning Field support Financial Aspects Financial Regulations Financial Resources Gender perspective Human Rights Humanitarian Law Information Technology Legislative Bodies Official Correspondence Official Languages Peacekeeping Operations Programme Planning Results-based Budgeting Senior Manager Trust Funds
Administers and monitors related trust funds;
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;
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 assigned by the Section Chief, including team assignments for Division-wide initiatives.
Professionalism: Possess conceptual and analytical skills including an 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; Ability to use information technology effectively as a tool and resource. 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.
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 for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.