Switzerland: Senior Oversight Officer (Operations)

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Jan 152019

Organization: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 24 Jan 2019


The Senior Oversight Officer reports to the Head of Service, Strategic Oversight.
The work requires extensive collaboration with the staff in the IGO and other oversight entities, both internal and external. It may involve team management responsibilities as part of inquiries or other oversight activities.
The incumbent is responsible for performing research and analysis of recurring systemic oversight issues that present high risks to the Organization, identifying root causes and assessing potential remedial measures, and drafting reports.
S/he participates in the planning and delivery of inquiries, and may support the work of the Investigation Service or the UNHCR Audit Service, as required. S/he supports the development and maintenance of planning and analysis tools required by the Service. The incumbent may also be asked to review and provide feedback on draft agreements that contain oversight clauses and on information sharing agreements and Terms of Reference for arrangements with UN Agencies or other partners and third parties.
S/he liaises and collaborates with staff in the Service, the IGO and other oversight entities, and supports Divisions, Regional Bureaux and Offices away from HQ. S/he interacts independently with UNHCR’s management and members of the Independent Audit & Oversight Committee (IAOC) within his/her area of responsibility, including coordinating and arranging meetings with stakeholders.


  • Graduate degree (equivalent to Master’s) in Public Policy, Business/Public Administration, Commerce, International Law, Social Science or related field and minimum of 8 years of professional experience in functions involving protection, programme or resources management in an international setting, of which at least 7 years in functions requiring sound knowledge of accountability frameworks and/or risk management principles and practices in the UN system. Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) plus 9 years or Doctorate degree (equivalent of a PhD) plus 7 years of previous relevant work experience may also be accepted.
  • Experience in managing teams in UN or non-UN field operations and emergencies in various geographical locations.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to research and analyse qualitative and quantitative information, draw sound and well-founded conclusions, and present findings, recommendations and conclusions in a clear, precise, concise and informed manner.
  • Excellent judgement with proven ability to deal with complex interrelated issues, strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Comfortable performing IT procedures and extracting information from IT systems.
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English, including excellent drafting skills and capacity to communicate complex matters to a wide non-expert audience as well as to experts involved in the area of responsibility.


  • Work experience in an oversight capacity within UN system organizations.
  • Certificates in audit, risk management, forensic accounting or accreditation as Certified Management Accountant or Certified Public Accountant/Chartered Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or a professional with Certification in Risk Assurance or Certified Information Systems Auditor or Certified Fraud Examiner would be an advantage.
  • Experience in web publishing and web design.
  • Ability to formulate terms of reference for agreements with consultants and contractors.
  • Fluency in French (written/oral/comprehension) and working knowledge of another relevant UN language, preferably Russian, Spanish or Arabic.

How to apply:


Interested candidates should submit their online application on the UNHCR career page by clicking on the ‘international vacancies’ tab here:

All currently advertised positions are available on the career page.

Deadline for applications: 24 January 2019 (midnight Geneva time). To view all UNHCR vacancies, go to

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.

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Switzerland: Financial Reporting Officer

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Jan 092019

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 20 Jan 2019

Position Title : Financial Reporting Officer

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 20 January 2019

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading

UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and

non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic

Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini,

Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


IOM is the leading organization in the field of migration and has a staffing complement of

10,000+ staff spread over 440 field offices throughout the world.

The Accounting Division of the Department of Resources Management is responsible for monitoring, analysing and reporting on the financial position and financial performance of the Organization. The Accounting Divisions fundamental functions include preparing key financial statements and reports including the Annual Financial Report using International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS); developing and implementing accounting policies, procedures, as well as related internal controls and oversight mechanisms to ensure integrity of accounting data and safeguard the Organizations resources and assets; controlling accounting master data structures within PRISM; and liaising with external and internal auditors and other stakeholders on accounting issues and concerns.

Under the general oversight of the Chief of Accounting, the direct supervision of the Senior

Accounting Officer, the successful candidate will perform the following functions:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Global Financial Reporting

  1. Support the Senior Accounting Officer in coordinating and preparing financial statements, appendices and schedules for the periodic financial report to Member States in compliance with International Public-Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

  2. Participate in the implementation of new IPSAS standards together with existing standards that becomes effective due IOM’s evolving business.

  3. Contribute to the preparation of the quarterly financial management report (FMR), appendices and schedules for review by the Senior Accounting Officer and distribution to appropriate audience.

  4. Prepare the CEB (Chief Executives Board for Coordination) annual report by ensuring that schedules are prepared in correct and due form in accordance with communicated guidelines and be the IOM’s point of contact for the CEB;

  5. Perform regular Chart of Accounts review (IPSAS, Donor, IOM charts of accounts) to clean-up unused/unnecessary accounts, increase management financial reporting pertinence & accuracy, increase internal control and provide local offices with clear instructions over the use of GL accounts. Perform continuous monitoring to ensure adequacy with new requirements and scenarios.

  6. Prepare statistics and financial data extracts to be shared with donors and third parties as required, ensuring consistency of data and considering policy and UN relation related impacts of sharing such data;

  7. Support the Senior Accounting Officer in coordinating ACO activities with the delocalized units in Manila and Panama;

  8. Perform complete analytical reviews on full set of financial statements during the year and at year-end to assess risk evolutions, to review financial statements consistency and to identify inconsistent financial relationships;

  9. Provide continuous recommendations to the Senior Accounting Officer and Chief of Accounting on ways to improve internal control applied by IOM within the area of accounting and financial reporting.

  10. Assist in managing and implementing ACO initiatives to improve IOMs financial reporting systems and tools.

Audit and assessment follow up

  1. Provide assistance to the Senior Accounting Officer in planning and organizing the External

Auditors visits, documents and related matters.

  1. Track, follow-up with IOM offices and units worldwide on External Audit recommendations and their implementation. Maintain the database on recommendations raised by the IOM External Auditors. Assist in audit preparations, provide support to missions undergoing external audits as need be.

  2. Coordinate the timely preparation and submission of the Update on the External Auditor recommendations to ACO management and subsequently coordinate the document submission to MGS within established deadlines.

  3. Act as ACOs focal point for internal audit recommendations. Follow up with respective units to facilitate tracking and reporting IA recommendations and actions taken by ACO to address them.

  4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.

• Professional certification as chartered accountant (CA) or certified public accountant (CPA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) will be a distinct advantage.


• Minimum 2 to 5 years relevant professional experience in financial management, accounting and consolidation, internal control application, internal audit and or external audit;

• Sound knowledge of SAP;

• Sound knowledge and experience in practical implementation of IPSAS at international organizations and generally accepted accounting principles, business risk controls, and audit/review procedures;

• Knowledge of IOM/UN accounting systems, software and procedures is a distinct advantage;

• Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English;

• Supervisory experience is desirable;

• Good analytical and problem-solving skills;

• Computer literacy including proficiency in MS Office applications.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.

Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.

Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.

Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.

Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.

Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.

Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.

Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.

Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.


Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 20 January 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 07.01.2019 to 20.01.2019

Requisition: VN 2019/04 (P) – Financial Reporting Officer (P2) – Geneva, Switzerland (55762365) Released

Posting: Posting NC55762366 (55762366) Released

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