Deadline Date: August 8, 2023, Tuesday | Budget and Finance officer [Temporary]

Organizing, Setting, and Reporting

Location: Central African Republic

The Financial Resourcing and Performance Management Section of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is where this position is based. The position holder will have a Bangui base of operations and report to the section chief for financial resourcing and performance management.

Responsibilities for | BUDGET AND FINANCE OFFICER [Temporary]

The primary responsibility of the post is to oversee UNSOS and UNSOM’s entire financial resource allocation and performance management, which includes budgetary resource planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.

The incumbent is also in charge of tracking and evaluating the mission’s operational and financial performance.

The Finance and Budget Officer will be in charge of the following tasks as part of their delegated authority:

Strategic Resourcing and Stewardship:

• Assists in the development of the mission’s annual budget development program, providing coordination with regard to the determination of major resourcing priorities; prepares cost estimates and budget proposals in terms of the mission’s resourcing requirements, such as staff and non-staff requirements, including programmatic aspects; reviews, analyzes, and revises data with regard to the conclusion of the budget proposals as needed.

  • Plans and coordinates the creation, evaluation, and completion of budget performance reports in accordance with the directives from the Controller and the requirements and recommendations of the Legislature; examines and confirms the legitimacy of variations between approved budgets and actual spending.
  • Prepares contributions to the legislative processes of the UN for the General Assembly’s legislative bodies as well as the relevant budgetary bodies to consider when determining how to fund missions.
  • Manages the mission’s allotments in accordance with the most recent policy on allotment administration, including providing advice, direction, and approval for the redeployment or reallocation of finances in order to carry out planned or prioritised operations.
  • Ensures that budgetary resources are used effectively and efficiently by rigorously monitoring budget usage in relation to the approved budget and promptly providing mission management with information for decision-making. • Offers support and direction to fund center/programme managers on budget implementation and corrective actions when necessary.
  • Manages and keeps track of extra-budgetary funds, reviewing contracts and budgets as well as ensuring adherence to existing policies and procedures.
  • Creates financial reports that are useful to senior mission management, program and fund center managers across the mission, pertinent external stakeholders, and those representing the mission at UNHQ.
    Under the supervision of the Chief of Section/Supervisor, provides guidance, financial interpretations, adaptations, and corrective actions in response to audits and other inquiries to ensure adherence to the UN Financial Regulations and Rules, Staff Rules, Administrative Instructions, Bulletins, and Circulars.

Performance Monitoring:

• Assists in the implementation of good management reporting procedures and business intelligence for effective and efficient budgetary and performance management.

  • Offers prompt guidance on organizational performance of the mission in line with mission priorities to operational counterparts and mission leadership.
  • Plans ongoing monitoring, analysis, and reporting to make sure that operational performance is on track to meet goals and that resource needs are in line with regulations and other priorities.


  • Coordinates with the mission’s environmental officer as needed for guidance
  • in the absence of the Chief of Section, supervises the day-to-day operations of the Section; ensures that all activities within the Budget and Finance Section are compliant with the UNHQ Environmental and Waste Management policies and in line with the objectives of the UNHQ Environment Strategy. performs other duties as may be assigned.



  • Understanding of financial and budgetary principles and procedures, budget creation, and resource management finances.
  • displays pride in one’s accomplishments and work.
  • demonstrates expertise in the field and mastery of it.
  • is diligent and effective at keeping commitments, respecting deadlines, and getting things done.
  • is driven more by professional considerations than personal ones.
  • demonstrates perseverance when dealing with challenging issues or tasks.
  • maintains composure amid trying circumstances.
  • assumes responsibility for incorporating gender ideas and making sure that men and women participate equally in all aspects of the workforce.

Planning and organizing:

  • Establishes specific objectives that are congruent with chosen tactics.
  • Determines what tasks and activities are most important
  • modifies priorities as necessary. Appropriate time and resources are allotted for the completion of the work. identifies dangers and incorporates backup plans into preparation.
  • observes and modifies strategies and actions as necessary.
  • effectively utilizes time.
  • communicates efficiently in writing and speaking; demonstrates active listening, accurate message interpretation, and suitable response; clarifies things by asking questions and shows an interest in dialog; language, tone, style, and format are adjusted to the audience; Openness in information sharing and keeping the public informed is displayed.

Managing Performance:

Assigning the proper authority, accountability, and decision-making responsibilities.

  • Ensures that each employee understands their jobs, responsibilities, and reporting lines.
  • accurately assesses the time and resources required to complete a task and matches the task to available skills.
  • tracking development in relation to deadlines and milestones.
  • regularly reviews employee performance and gives them coaching and criticism.
  • encourages initiative and creativity while promoting risk-taking.
  • actively encourages staff members’ professional development and objectives.
  • fairly evaluates performance.


It is necessary to have a graduate-level education (Master’s degree or its equivalent) in business administration, public administration, risk management, finance, or a similar discipline. It is possible to replace the advanced university degree with a first-level university degree and two more years of relevant experience in accounting, budgeting, or finance.

Experience at Work

  • A minimum of seven (07) years of steadily increasing responsibility in the areas of finance, budget, management, public administration, business administration, or a closely related field are necessary.
  • It is necessary to have experience in relevant fields such as cost management, budget creation, financial monitoring, accounting, audit, and financial reporting.
  • It is necessary to have previous experience creating and finalizing official reports with substantial and financial content.
  • It is necessary to have prior coordinating and report-writing experience using information from other staff members.
  • It is necessary to have at least two years of expertise in data analytics or a related field.
  • It is necessary to have prior knowledge of SAP (UMOJA) and business intelligence reporting tools.
  • It would be ideal to have prior experience working with multinational or international organizations in tense, conflict- or post-conflict situations.


The working languages of the BUDGET AND FINANCE OFFICER [Temporary]) are English and French. English fluency is needed for this employment. French language proficiency is preferred. Assessment

An assessment exercise and a competency-based interview may both be used to evaluate competent individuals.

Particular Notice

  • A temporary opening exists for this role. If the chosen applicant is an employee of the UN Secretariat, the choice will be handled as a temporary assignment.
  • The selection for this position is for a limited time and has no influence on the future occupant of the role, even though the successful applicant may have the chance to learn fresh work experience.
  • Depending on the position’s financing source, only applicants based at the duty station may be eligible for this temporary job vacancy.
  • This temporary position may only be available to “internal candidates,” those chosen through a staff selection procedure that included evaluation by a central review body formed in accordance with staff rule 4.15 or a competitive examination conducted in accordance with staff rule 4.16.
  • Applicants who will attain the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the present temporary need period must be employees of United Nations common system entities.The obligatory age of separation is not postponed or raised by submitting an application or making a choice for the current temporary job position.
  • Retirees who are beyond the necessary age of separation and want to be considered for the open temporary position must list “retirement” as the reason for their most recent separation. Such retirees are not permitted to work for the organization unless (a) the operational needs of the organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to carry out the necessary tasks, and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a financially prudent and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
  • The United Nations Secretariat is dedicated to achieving regional diversity and a 50/50 gender balance in its workforce. Women who are interested in the post are particularly encouraged to apply.

Considerations relating to the UN

The requirement to ensure the highest standards of effectiveness, competence, and integrity is the most important factor in hiring workers, according to article 101, paragraph 3, of the United Nations Charter. Candidates who have violated international human rights law, international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to suspect that they have participated in the commission of any of these acts, will not be given consideration for employment with the United Nations. “Sexual exploitation” refers to any actual or attempted misuse of a position of vulnerability, differential authority, or trust for sexual objectives, including but not limited to making money, advancing one’s political or social agenda, or other forms of gain from the sexual exploitation of another. The phrase “sexual abuse” refers to any actual or threatened bodily encroachment of a sexual nature, whether done so with force or under coercive, unfair, or oppressive circumstances. The term “sexual harassment” refers to any unwanted sexual behavior that could reasonably be anticipated to offend or be perceived as humiliating, when such behavior interferes with work, is made a condition of employment, or creates a threatening, hostile, or offensive work environment, and when the seriousness of the behavior justifies the end of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates with offenses other than insignificant traffic violations may not be given consideration for employment.

The significance of hiring people from as many different geographic backgrounds as is practical will be given due consideration. The United Nations does not impose any limitations on the ability of men and women to participate in its main and auxiliary organs in any capacity and on an equal basis. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Secretariat of the United Nations.

Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to assist their participation in the hiring process.

The requirement to maintain the highest standards of effectiveness, competence, and integrity shall be the primary factor in the employment, transfer, or promotion of personnel. Employees of the United Nations who accept an offer of employment are subject to the Secretary-General’s authority and assignment to any functions or agencies of the UN in accordance with staff regulation 1.2(c). In this regard, the Secretary-General shall set the terms and conditions under which all internationally recruited staff members shall be obliged to transfer periodically in order to perform new duties within or between duty stations.

Candidates are advised to carefully follow all guidelines provided on the online recruitment platform, inspira. Applicants can consult the Manual for the Applicant for additional in-depth instructions by clicking the “Manuals” hyper-link in the upper right corner of the homepage for inspira account holders.

According to the job opening’s evaluation criteria and any applicable internal UN laws, such as the UN Charter, General Assembly resolutions, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances, and guidelines, the evaluation of applicants will be done on the basis of the information provided in the application. To be considered for the vacant position, applicants must provide comprehensive and correct information about their personal profiles and qualifications in accordance with the guidelines listed in inspira. Applications that have already been submitted cannot be changed, amended, added to, deleted, revised, or modified. Reference checks will be conducted on candidates who are seriously under consideration for selection in order to confirm the data supplied in the application.

On the deadline date, all job postings listed on the Careers Portal will be deleted at 11:59 p.m. (New York time).

No Fee

AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING), THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE. The information about applicants’ bank accounts is not something that the United Nations is concerned with.

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Budget and Finance officer [Temporary]

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