Finance and Budget Officer (Temporary Job Opening), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
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Finance and Budget Officer (Temporary Job Opening), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)

U.N.Department of Political Affairs

岗位领域:经济管理 工作性质:长期工作

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:P4

工作地点:New York 截止日期:05 March , 2018



Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Executive Office of the Department of Political Affairs (DPA) at UN Headquarters. The Executive Office provides administrative, managerial and programme support necessary for the implementation of the mandated activities of DPA as well as provides administrative and logistical support to a number of special representatives and envoys of the Secretary-General and to special political missions. The Finance & Budget Officer reports to the Senior Budget and Finance Officer in the Executive Office of DPA.


The Finance & Budget Officer leads the Finance team administering resources from the regular programme budget, special political missions and other assessed funds.


Budget preparation:

•Provides advice to programme managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.

• Reviews, analyses and finalizes cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements for (a) the Department; (b) Special Political Missions (SPMs) administered by the DPA Executive Office and (c) any ad hoc programme activities.

•Reviews, analyzes and finalizes program budget/financial implications to the Security Council statements in light of additional mandates or General Assembly resolutions.

•Provides advice and reviews cost plans for the start up of new entities, advising on possible funding mechanisms.

•Provides substantive support to responses to queries from relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the General Assembly.


Budget administration:

•Reviews allotments, authorizes sub-allotments including redeployment of funds when necessary.

•Manages and monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds as necessary.

•Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.

•Provides support, when necessary, for the administration of extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.

•Reviews and issues regular expenditure reports and any ad hoc reports as required.

•Reviews and finalizes budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.

•Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.

•Ensure compliance with IPSAS, transact within a corporate ERP (Umoja),



•Plan, organize, manage and supervise the work of the Finance Unit that administers the regular programme budget, special political missions and other assessed funds.

•Advises and assists divisions in support plans for the setup of new operations or expanding or contracting operations and coordinate with the necessary support departments and field offices.

•Provides advice and guidance including development of guidance material and training, to headquarters and field staff on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting.

•Participates in inter-departmental meetings and/or technical survey missions on matters related to resource requirements, programming and budgetary issues.

•Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to program and special political mission funding, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.

•Keeps up-to-date with developments in corporate ERP (Umoja) including developments in budget and planning modules, as they affect the work of the team.

•Acts as Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 105.5 to ensure that proposed obligations and expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and established regulations and rules.

•Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin them.

•Incumbents may be asked to perform other related duties.


Core Competencies:

Professionalism: Knowledge of, and ability to apply financial rules, regulations and procedures in the UN environment. Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources. Knowledge, skills and ability to extract, interpret, analyse and format data across the full range of finance and budget functions, including treasury operations. Ability to identify and resolve data discrepancies and operational problems. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.


Planning & Organizing:

-Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.


Client Orientation:

-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


Managerial Competencies:


Judgment / Decision-making:

-Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related field. Supervisory functions are highly desirable. Experience in an Executive Office is highly desirable. Knowledge and experience in an ERP system such as Umoja is desirable. Experience with other enterprise management systems and/or as Certifying Officer is an advantage. Knowledge of United Nations legislative machinery and procedures, budgetary policies and practices, financial regulations and rules is highly desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice



This position is available for six months.


• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.


• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.


• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.


• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.


• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.


• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.


• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, 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 and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.


• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.


• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at:


• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.


• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.