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Finance & Budget Officer Jobs at UNEP, Kenya

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP’s Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI) works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

Finance & Budget Officer Job Responsibilities in Kenya

  • Under the overall supervision of DEPI’s Senior Administrative Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Programme of Work:

  • Consolidates, analyses and finalizes the preparation of the Division programme of work and corresponding project portfolio, processes revisions on the basis of corporate instructions, programmatic submissions, taking into account recommendations and decisions of the UNEA and other specialized intergovernmental bodies.
  • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in the review of their programme of work and its revisions;
  • Ensure legislative mandates are accurately translated into program budgets.

Budget preparation:

  • Provides costing estimates to the corporate result based budgeting process (RBB), analyses and finalizes cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from(a) Division in the context of corporate funding; (b) Branches and Units in the context of Extra-budgetary funding.

    Provides detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions.

  • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the
  • Conference of Parties or Intergovernmental Meeting

Budget administration:

  • Processes allotments, authorizes sub-allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
  • Manages and monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds as necessary.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
  • Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Prepares budget performance submissions.
  • Reviews and finalizes budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.

General

  • Provides advice and guidance, including training, to headquarters and field staff on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting.
  • Participates in inter-divisional meetings on matters related to resource requirements, programming and budgetary issues.
  • Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to program and budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decision as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Drafts reports for intergovernmental bodies and for management on budgetary issues, and correspondence.
  • Undertakes research and analysis of budgetary policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or modifications.
  • Acts as Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 110.4 to ensure that proposed obligations and expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and established regulations and rules.
  • Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin them.
  • Represents DEPI in inter-divisional meetings for budget and finance matters.
  • Plans, organizes, manages and supervises the work and resources of the Section assigned.
  • Incumbents may be asked to perform other related duties.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources. Ability to develop budgetary policies, procedures and new programmes. Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches to budgetary matters. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • 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.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Client Orientation: 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 client.

Education for Finance & Budget Officer Jobs in Kenya

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

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible work experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area is required.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.

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