The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the respective office of the Secretary-General. UNON supports programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme UN-HABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org).
This post is located in Budget and Financial Management Service (BFMS), United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON).
Review, analyse and finalize the preparation of the medium-term plan and its revisions on the basis of departmental submissions, taking into account recommendations and decisions of specialized inter-governmental bodies.
Provide substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their review of the medium-term plan and its revisions.
Ensure legislative mandates are accurately translated into programme budgets.
Issue allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
Monitor budget implementation and determine/recommend reallocation of funds when necessary.
Monitor expenditure to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
Review all requisitions generated by the Reality system for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds.
Administer and monitor extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
Prepare relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.
Review and make appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
Provide substantive support to intergovernmental and legislative bodies.
Qualifications for the Finance & Budget Officer Job
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area with proven working experience/knowledge with Enterprise Resource Platform (ERP) systems.