Job Requirements


Post-graduate education

Work experience:

5 years

Language skills:


Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

This position is located in the Financial Services and Compliance Monitoring Pillar, Internal Control Unit at the RSCE. The Finance Officer reports to the Chief of Section. The post provides advice to staff members and managers, encompassing sub-financial specialties in relation to the activities of their Service Lines such as financial management.

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Professional certification/accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Charred Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA), or by a similar professional body is highly desirable.

Work Experience

At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration, or related area

Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions, and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) or similar international organization or non-governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.

Experience with financial management or accounting in an international setting is desirable

Experience in the use and application of IPSAS in a working environment is desirable. Experience in advanced Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Power BI and experience in data analysis and management is highly desirable


• Managing the achievement of RSCE key performance indicators (KPIs) and all Service Level Agreement (SLAs) components for RSCE projects/programmes/operations related to the respective Service Line.

• Ensure that the outputs produced by the team maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective, and based on comprehensive data. Plan, organize, manage, guide, train, supervise the work of the team assigned. Plan and oversee the management of the activities undertaken by the team.

• Ensure that bank reconciliations and accurate accounting records from IPSAS compliant Trial Balances derived are maintained. Support the preparation of monthly financial reports for all RSCE client missions in compliance with IPSAS standards.

• Management of the delivery of services such as the processing of non-travel related commercial vendors’ invoices and payments to vendors providing goods or services to all RSCE Client Missions (processing invoices resulting from commitments such as Purchase Orders, Fund Commitments, Direct Expenditures, Medical clinic invoices and Replenishment of imprest/pretty cash.

• Treasury role for all payments originating from RSCE Client Mission, and all payments assigned to the RSCE house banks; liaise daily with the UN Treasury at HQ for the oversight on payments of vendors and personnel released by the RSCE.

• Assists in the development of the Service Line’s annual budget development programme, particularly with respect to the establishment of major resourcing priorities, prepare cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of the Service Line’s resourcing requirements such as non-staff requirements, including programmatic aspects; review, analyze and revise data with respect to the finalization of the budget proposals as well as Result Based Budgeting inputs.

• Participates in the preparation, review, and finalization of budget performance reports in compliance with the Legislative requirements and recommendations and Controller’s instructions; reviews and ensures valid variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.

• Participates in developing inputs to the UN’s legislative processes for consideration of the Centre’s financing requirements by FOFD, Controller’s Office, the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), and the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly.

• Oversees the preparation of staff members’ entitlements including claims, danger pay, daily subsistence allowance, mission subsistence allowance for Government Provider Personnel, Civilian Police and Staff Officers, volunteer living allowance, and any other allowances for payments in conformity and adherence to applicable United Nations policies e.g., staff rules, financial regulations, and rules, ST/AI issuances or practices, IPSAS policy framework, etc.

• Supervises the disbursement processes of the RSCE or the Client Missions as appropriate, monitors the house bank account balances band transaction summaries; manages cash flow requirements.

• Provides advice, financial interpretations, adaptations, and corrective actions in response to audits and other queries to ensure adherence to the UN Financial Regulations and Rules, Staff Rules, Administrative Instructions, Bulletins, and Circulars under the guidance of the Service Delivery Manager.

• Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin them. Report findings and make recommendations to Chief Financial Services.

• Acts as Approving Officer under Financial Rule 105.4 in adherence with the UN Regulations and Rules.

• Ensures that the established IPSAS compliance monitoring and Internal Control Framework (ICF) is fully implemented, and any deviations documented and reported.

• Reviews and verifies completeness of documentation supporting invoices and payment requests.

• Approves and creates profiles in the payroll system.


• Assists with the development of a communication strategy with a provision of input related to their service for RSCE dedicated intranet page on Finance issues as required.

• Performs other duties as may be assigned.


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