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Vacancy Notice No. IVN/EVN/NBI/19/02
Category / Grade: National Officer, NOA
Post Number: 10025294
Type of contract: Fixed-term Appointment
Location: Nairobi Support Office for Somalia
Date of Issue: 27th November 2019
Effective date of assignment: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 10th December 2019
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships: Assistant Finance Officer positions provide technical support with the processing of financial transactions and monitor compliance with UNHCR and UN Financial Regulations and Rules.
In operations that do not have a Project Control Officer and are not covered by a Regional Project Control Officer, the Assistant Finance Officer must also perform oversight responsibilities with regard to the execution of projects.
The incumbent directly supervises general service staff.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks.
In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR’s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:
For National Officer positions, very good knowledge of local language and local institutions is essential.
Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:
Eligibility: Candidates must be Kenyan nationals.
Internal candidates: Interested current staff members should consult the Policy and Procedures on Assignments of Locally recruited Staff (PPAL). If you have questions regarding your eligibility, you may also contact the HR Unit.
External candidates: External candidates must meet the essential minimum requirements of the position.
Remuneration: A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, please visit the portal of the International Civil Service Commission at: http://icsc.un.org
If you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please submit your letter of motivation and signed Personal History Form by e-mail clearly stating the position title, vacancy notice number in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org by the 10th December 2019.
The Personal History Form and its supplementary sheet is attached and also available at the following link: http://www.unhcr.org/recruit/p11new.doc
No late applications will be accepted.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for a written test and/or oral interview.
UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing or any other fees).
UNHCR strongly encourages qualified female applicants for this position.
UNHCR seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities.
UNHCR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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