Jobs Career Advice Signup

Send this job to a friend


Did you notice an error or suspect this job is scam? Tell us.

  • Posted: Mar 16, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 14, 2023
  • Never pay for any CBT, test or assessment as part of any recruitment process. When in doubt, contact us

    The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The Urban Economy Branch of UN-Habitat has the mandate to promote local capabilities of local go...
    Read more about this company


    Budget Officer, P3

    This post is located in the UN-Habitat, Management Advisory and Compliance Service, Budget and Finance Unit, Nairobi duty station. The Budget Officer will be under the direct supervision of the Financial Management Officer and will be responsible for the following duties:


    Medium-term plan:

    • Reviews, analyses and finalizes the preparation of the medium-term plan and its revisions on the basis of departmental submissions, taking into account recommendations and decisions of specialized inter-governmental bodies.
    • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their review of the medium-term plan and its revisions; assists in securing approval from the General Assembly and the Executive Board.
    • Ensures legislative mandates are accurately translated into programme budgets.

    Budget preparation:

    • Reviews and analyses data with respect to the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from offices at Headquarters and in the field, including programmatic aspects.
    • Provides support to managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
    • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the Executive Board and the General Assembly.

    Budget administration:

    • Issues allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
    • Monitors budget implementation and determines/recommends reallocation of funds when necessary.
    • Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
    • Reviews all requisitions generated by the Umoja ERP system for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds.
    • 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 relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.
    • Reviews and makes appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
    • Provides substantive support to intergovernmental and legislative bodies.


    • Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures;
    • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
    • Monitors and supervises the work of subordinate staff as may be required.
    • Performs other related duties, as assigned.


    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of financial principles and practices. Ability to independently conduct research and analysis, formulate options and present conclusions and recommendations. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.
    • 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.


    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

    Job - Specific Qualification

    • Certification in Accounting is required.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, finance, administration, budget or business administration is required.
    • Experience in implementation of Accounting Standards, including IPSAS is required.
    • Working experience with an Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP) system e.g. SAP, is required.
    • Two (2 ) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UN-Habitat on to apply

    Build your CV for free. Download in different templates.

  • Send your application

    View All Vacancies at UN-Habitat Back To Home

Subscribe to Job Alert


Join our happy subscribers

Send your application through

GmailGmail YahoomailYahoomail