The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
This post is located in the UNEP Corporate Services Division, at the Nairobi Duty Station, under the overall supervision of the Director, Corporate Services Division and direct supervision of the Chief, Budget and Finance Officer.
Responsibilities for the Finance & Budget Officer Job
The successful candidate on a day to day basis will be the person who reviews, analyses, and finalizes the preparation of the medium-term plan and its revisions on the basis of divisional and sub-programme submissions, taking into account recommendations and decisions of intergovernmental bodies.
They will also provide substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their review of the medium-term plan and its revisions; secures approval from the United Nations.
Qualifications for the Finance & Budget Officer
The job holder should have an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field.
They should also have a first university degree with a combination of two years professional and academic qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
When it comes to professionalism, the qualified candidate should have knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources.
They should also be persons with the ability to develop budgetary policies, procedures and new programmes. Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches to budgetary matters.
The individual should be also be person who shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.