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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 20, 2023
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    UNHCR was created in 1950, during the aftermath of the Second World War, to help millions of Europeans who had fled or lost their homes. We had three years to complete our work and then disband. Today, over 65 years later, our organization is still hard at work, protecting and assisting refugees around the world.
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    Senior Budget Officer


    • Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of the geographical area of responsibility to facilitate the analysis of budget management and budget submissions.
    • Analyse budget and resource management and devise innovative practical ways to improve the efficient use of resources by maximizing opportunities and developing and monitoring context-specific KPIs and benchmarks to complement corporate-level indicators.
    • Provide advice on budget management throughout the programme cycle following-up as required to ensure best practices are observed, resources are used in a cost-effective manner and that adequate controls are in place, anticipating, preventing and proposing solutions to problems and issues that arise.
    • Coordinate with Regional Controller or the Office of the Controller, as applicable, regarding the interpretation of policies and procedures and provide advice on their practical application.
    • Coordinate the planning for financial requirements, providing useful analysis of past year trends and future projections, in relation to the strategic directions and planned activities, reviewing and ensuring the quality, coherence, consistency and completeness of budget submissions for the initial allocation and subsequent reallocations of resources during the programme year, so that the use of available resources is prioritised and optimised.
    • Disseminate Budget Committee decisions and ensure timely and accurate implementation of decisions.
    • Undertake, throughout the entire budget cycle, financial monitoring and analysis of all financial operations as well as analysis of progress towards financial objectives, ensuring consistency with approved budget, strategy and organizational guidelines and proposing corrective action if necessary.
    • Support and monitor the management of grants from donors, including the appropriate financial reporting considering earmarking limitations.
    • Contribute with analysis, documentation, or any other relevant input the preparation of notes and answer to audit queries; ensure the implementation of budget-related audit recommendations.
    • Assist data quality processes to ensure accurate and meaningful reporting.
    • Participate in the recruitment of local budget-related personnel.
    • Check budget impact of position change requests (creations, discontinuations, upgrades).
    • Check funding source of requests for Temporary Assistance (sufficient ABOD or vacant position).
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Years of Experience / Degree Level

    • For P4/NOD 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree

    Field(s) of Education 

    • Business Administration;  Economics; Management;  or other relevant field.
    • (Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential) 

    Relevant Job Experience

    • At least 5 years in total should be in an international capacity directly relevant to the current position that should include exposure to field operations at hardship duty stations.
    • Excellent knowledge and experience in budget management, including position budget management, budget allocation and planning and budgeting in an International organisation, preferably within the UN system.
    • Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of MS Office software  Highly developed drafting skills.

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