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Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA): Finance Associate (GS-6), Suva, Fiji (Only for nationals of Fiji)

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from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 23 Jan 2019

This is a Generic Vacancy Announcement (GVA) for the Finance Associate Talent Group (GS-6 level) in UNICEF Suva, Fiji.

Talent Groups at UNICEF are exclusive lists of pre-vetted, highly qualified candidates intended to fast-track recruitment processes as positions become available. After a rigorous selection process, successful candidates will be placed in the Finance Associate Talent Group (GS-6 level) for UNICEF Suva, Fiji, for a period of 36 months.

While placement in the Talent Group does not guarantee a position, it is an important resource for filling vacancies. Candidates placed into the Talent Group will be reviewed when a relevant position becomes available and if found suitable, are offered placements through a direct selection process.

How Can You Make a Difference?

Under supervision, the ideal candidate will perform a variety of specialized tasks in finance and accounting functions with focus in the following areas

  • Maintenance of financial records and monitoring systems.
  • Review data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant data
  • Prepare recurring reports as schedules and special reports, as required
  • Advises and assists staff, experts and consultants on all aspects of allowances, salary advances, travel claims and other financial matters, and calculates and authorizes payments due for claims and services including updates on new financial policies.
  • Initiates correspondence to verify data, answers queries and obtains additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required.
  • Maintains liaisons with officials of local banks where UNICEF Pacific holds accounts.
  • Prepares detailed cost estimates, and participates in budget analysis and projects, as required.
  • Support monitoring of HACT implementation
  • To qualify as a champion for every child you will have

    Education:

    Completion of secondary education. Ability to operate calculator or other machines used to maintain accounts. Additional commercial training in bookkeeping, business or accounting isdesirable.

    Experience:

  • Six years of general accounting clerical experience
  • Good knowledge of the local language
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    Remarks:

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=519046