Finance And Budget Officer
United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Santiago, Chile
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Under the overall supervision of Deputy Executive Secretary for Management and Programme Analysis, the Finance and Budget Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Reviews, analyses and finalizes the preparation of the medium-term plan and its revisions on the basis of departmental submissions, taking into account recommendations and decisions of specialized intergovernmental bodies.
- Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their review of the medium-term plan and its revisions; secures approval from the General Assembly.
- Ensure legislative mandates are accurately translated into program budgets.
- Reviews, analyses and finalizes cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from (a) Departments/offices at headquarters and in the field, including programmatic aspects; (b) peacekeeping operations; ensure compliance with the medium-term plan and other legislative mandates.
- Provides detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions.
- Reviews, analyzes and finalizes program budget/financial implications to the Security Council statements in light of additional mandates.
- Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the General Assembly.
- Provides expert/technical advice on BI reporting needs.
- Produce ad-hoc, on-demand reports, detailed analysis, queries, key performance indicators in BI for Senior Management, auditors, and functional supervisors
- Issues allotments, authorizes sub-allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
- Manages and monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds as necessary.
- Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
- Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
- Prepares budget performance submissions.
- Reviews and finalizes budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
- Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.
- Provides advice and guidance, including training, to headquarters and field staff on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting.
- Participates in inter-departmental meetings and/or technical survey missions on matters related to resource requirements, programming and budgetary issues.
- Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to program and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
- Drafts reports for intergovernmental bodies and for management on budgetary issues, and correspondence.
- Undertakes research and analysis of budgetary policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or modifications.
- Acts as Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 110.4 to ensure that proposed obligations and expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and established regulations and rules.
- Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin them.
- Provides support with respect to representation of the Secretary-General in meetings of legislative organs.
- Plans, organizes, manages and supervises the work of the Budget Unit.
- Incumbents may be asked to perform other related duties.
- Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, economics, social sciences 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in business administration, budget, finance or related area is required.
- Experience working with ERP SAP is desirable.
- Experience in design, development, or implementation of Business Intelligence reporting for ERP is desirable.
- Experience in the coordination, preparation, and administration of budgets for the United Nations or a large, international organization is desirable.
- Experience in the use of ERP Budget Formulation System is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in Spanish and English is required.