Job Vacancies Office for Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts
Job Title Contributions Officer, P3
Department/ Office CONTRIBUTIONS SERVICE
Duty Station NEW YORK
Posting Period 26 January 2011-27 March 2011
Job Opening number 11-FIN-dm oppba cs-17891-R-NEW YORK
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Contributions Service, Accounts Division, Office of Programme Planning and Accounts. The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Service.
Within delegated authority, the Contributions Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Organising receipt, acknowledgement, analysis and reporting on assessed contributions; management, monitoring and accounting for assessed and voluntary contributions; managing, maintaining and developing complex electronic database on assessed contributions; preparing regular and ad hoc reports and correspondence on the status of contributions; assisting the Service Chief/Secretary of the Committee on Contributions in preparing reports for and servicing the Committee on Contributions and the Fifth Committee and other United Nations intergovernmental bodies; and assisting in preparing Member States’ assessments.
Proven conceptual, analytical and evaluation skills and ability to conduct research and analysis, identifying issues, formulating options and drawing conclusions. Ability to summarize and present complex issues. Exposure to multi-donor funds environment. Advanced computer skills including spreadsheet and database applications. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas 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.
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 clients.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in in public or business administration, finance, economics or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area. Experience in Contributions, Cashier’s Office, Accounts Receivable, and/or Donor relations (including grant management and financial reporting) or related field.
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 a second official UN language is an advantage.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Kindly note that you may, as part of the evaluation of your application for this position, be requested to undergo written knowledge-based assessment exercises, which may be followed by a competency-based interview depending on the result of the test.
Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
- Priority consideration for vacancies at the P3 level will be given to internal candidates and candidates who have passed a competitive examination.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
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