UN Jobs-Finance Associate at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Job Title: Finance and Accounting Officer

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Nairobi

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND

Experience: 2 – 3 years

Job Field: Finance / Accounting / Audit


  • Maintain accurate financial records and monitoring systems for day-to-day transactions and reports.
  • Select and enter data from various documents, ensuring accuracy through source verification and necessary calculations.
  • Prepare scheduled recurring reports and special reports for budget preparation, audits, or other requirements.
  • Advise and assist staff members, experts, and consultants on allowances, salary advances, travel claims, and other financial matters.
  • Liaise with local bank officials to obtain daily information on exchange and interest rates, procedural changes, and matters related to office bank accounts.
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates and participate in budget analysis and projections as needed.
  • Initiate correspondence to verify data, answer queries, and obtain additional information on accounts and financial transactions.
  • Verify the correctness of financial transactions in accordance with UNHCR rules and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education & Professional Work Experience: G6 level with 3 years of relevant experience with a High School Diploma; or 2 years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Certificates and/or Licenses: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk are essential).
  • Relevant Job Experience:
    • Essential: High level of IT affinity (MS Office applications, People Soft).
    • Desirable: Knowledge and work experience of MSRP Finance applications, good knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and procedures, completion of UNHCR learning programs, or specific training relevant to the position.

Functional Skills:

  • Essential: FIERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday, and other), IT Computer Literacy, IT Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Language Requirements:

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

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