Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Closing date: 4 Mar 2021
Organizational Setting and Work Relationships
The Financial Oversight Coordinator is the primary day-to-day link between external auditors (United Nations Board of Auditors) and UNHCR¿s management and staff both at Headquarters and in the Field. The incumbent plays an active role in ensuring that UNHCR¿s management addresses and responds to external audit recommendations in a timely manner with actions that effectively strengthen the Organization’s internal control system and business processes. The incumbent will also be entrusted with assisting in the coordination and implementation of the recommendations issued by other oversight mechanisms, as well as in addressing financial matters arising from various donors¿ reviews or in relation to donor funding agreements.
The Financial Oversight Coordinator will contribute to policy research, review, and will analyse and propose improvements to the existing financial management practices, for fraud prevention and detection and internal control mechanisms with the aim to ensure good functioning and integrity of the financial systems in UNHCR.
All UNHCR staff members are accountable to perform their duties as reflected in their job description. They do so within their delegated authorities, in line with the regulatory framework of UNHCR which includes the UN Charter, UN Staff Regulations and Rules, UNHCR Policies and Administrative Instructions as well as relevant accountability frameworks. In addition, staff members are required to discharge their responsibilities in a manner consistent with the core, functional, cross-functional and managerial competencies and UNHCR¿s core values of professionalism, integrity and respect for diversity.
Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level
For P4/NOD – 9 years relevant experience with Undergraduate degree; or 8 years relevant experience with Graduate degree; or 7 years relevant experience with Doctorate degree
Field(s) of Education
Finance; Business Administration; Accounting;
or other relevant field.
(Field(s) of Education marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Certificates and/or Licenses
(Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential)
Relevant Job Experience
Minimum 7 years of previous job experience in the areas of administration, audit, finance or programme in UNHCR.
Good knowledge of the UN system, its rules, procedures and processes.
Good understanding of internal and external audit functions and objectives.
High level of understanding of UNHCR policies and activities and knowledge of internal control systems.
Clear judgment and tact in the frequent contacts within and outside UNHCR.
Excellent communication skills, and the capacity to communicate complex issues in easy to understand terms.
High ethical and professional standards.
Computer literate in MS Office applications.
Excellent drafting skills.
Several years of field experience in UNHCR.
Good knowledge of UN Financial Regulations and Rules and UNHCR Financial Rules
FI-International Auditing Standards
IG-Fraud prevention policy and activities
IG-Fraud risk assessment
CO-Drafting and Documentation
(Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential)
For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
How to apply
Interested candidates are requested to apply at www.unhcr.org/careers by clicking on ‚Vacancies‘ and entering job ID
How to apply:
Interested candidates are requested to apply at www.unhcr.org/careers by clicking on ‚Vacancies‘ and entering job ID 25090.
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please note that UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travelling, processing, training or any other fees).
Please note that the closing date for vacancies advertised in this addendum is Thursday 4 March 2021 (mid-night Geneva time).