Chief, Cost Management Unit, P4
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Chief, Cost Management Unit, P4

U.N.Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

岗位领域:其他 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:Bangkok 截止日期:14 November , 2018

岗位信息网址:https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=105375

职位描述

Org. Setting and Reporting

The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.

 

This position is located in the Financial Resources Management Section in the Division of Administration. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Financial Resources Management Section.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Financial Resources Management Section, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions:

 

Budget preparation:

 Reviews, analyses and finalizes cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from assigned ESCAP divisions and ensure compliance with strategic plans and legislative mandates.

 Provides detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions.

 Reviews, analyzes and finalizes program budget/financial implications in light of additional mandates.

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

 Prepares cost plans for services provided by ESCAP to clients and applies relevant cost recovery policies and pricing models for a catalogue of services.

 

Budget administration:

 Issues allotments, authorizes sub-allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.

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

 Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.

 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 budget performance submissions.

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

 Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.

 

General

 Provides advice and guidance, including training, to ESCAP 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/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.

 Drafts reports for intergovernmental bodies and for management on budgetary issues, and correspondence.

 Undertakes research and analysis of budgetary policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or modifications.

 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.

 Represents Financial Resources Management Section or division in inter and intra-departmental meetings.

 Plan, organize, manage and supervise the work of the Cost Management Unit.

 Incumbents may be asked to perform other related duties.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

 

 Professionalism: Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources. Ability to develop budgetary policies, procedures and new programmes. Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches to budgetary matters. 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.

 

 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:

 

 Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

 

 Judgement/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 the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

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

 

Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in finance and budget with supervisory skills in an international organization is required. Experience in the preparation of budgets and cost plans is required. Experience in budget formulation in an international public-sector organization is required. Experience in the development of costing and pricing models is required.

 

Experience in working with Financial Management (FM), Services Delivery (SD) and Business Intelligence (BI) modules of an ERP system, e.g. SAP, is an advantage. Experience in the UN Common System or international organization’s Financial Regulations and Rules and related accounting systems is highly desirable. Experience in the presentation of budgets to legislative bodies for review and approval is highly desirable. Experience in the UN Common System or international organizations is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.

Special Notice

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.

 

This post is funded from extra budgetary resources. The initial appointment is for a period of one year. Extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance and availability of the funds.

 

The successful candidate will require an additional internal certification in order to be designated to carry out the significant functions in the management of financial, human and physical resources at the relevant level.

 

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.