Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Finance and Budget Officer in Beirut, Lebanon.
ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Finance and Budget Officer performs the following functions-
Consolidates, reviews and analyses data in order to finalize cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff.
Provides support to managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
Reviews, analyses and provides input into finalization of programme budget/financial implications in light of additional mandates.
Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; In particular, assists in securing proposals support from the ACABQ and approval by the fifth committee of the General Assembly.
Ensures that legislative mandates are accurately translated into programme budgets.
Issues allotments, and processes redeployment of funds when necessary.
Monitors and reports on budget implementation by availing of contemporary ERP systems and determines/recommends reallocation of funds when necessary.
Monitors and certifies expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
Reviews all requisitions for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds.
Monitors extra-budgetary resources, reviews draft agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
Prepares, budget performance reports making appropriate recommendations and analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
Applicants must have-
Advanced university degree (Masterís degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field.
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 years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area.
Experience with corporate budgeting and financial ERP systems, preferably SAP, as well as knowledge of IPSAS is highly desirable
Fluency in written and spoken English is required. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA.