Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Monitor and oversee the financial management of all activities in the country including the oversight of financial expenditure and accountability to ensure expenditures remain within authorized levels; undertake financial analysis of projects in the Mission and take action to resolve anomalies and unusual trends.
Supervise management of the treasury by forecasting cash flows according to activities in the country and ensuring daily control of funds disbursed; ensure funding is received in accordance with donor agreements. Maintain appropriate internal controls to safeguard the Organization’s assets, control cash and prevent fraud.
Coordinate and review budgets, financial reports for donors and others, and financial analysis of projects and programmes in accordance with IOM and donor reporting requirements; oversee the budget control process and analyse variances between budgeted and actual expenditures.
Supervise the administrative, HR and finance unit in accordance with the Organization's regulations and procedures, particularly the Level 3 Emergency SOPs.
Produce local procedures, in coordination with the RO and relevant HQs units, in line with the general instructions of IOM, taking into consideration the volume of activities, staffing and constraints and specific needs of the Mission.
Inspect payroll versus budgets, ensuring that salaries are correctly allocated to projects consistent with IOM's projectization criteria.
Supervise and build the capacity of mission staff in the areas of finance, human resources, administration, logistics and procurement and take actions to resolve anomalies and unusual trends. Support and offer guidance to other units (programmes and sub-offices) on above matters with a view to increasing their effectiveness.
Assist the CoM in managing the human resources function and make recommendations on recruitment and personnel administration of local staff. Apply Human Resources (HR) policies, rules and regulations and, in coordination with relevant units in HQs and the Regional Office, make recommendations for resolving difficult and sensitive cases.
Coordinate the financial and administrative aspects of funding agreements with donors and the validity of contracts with suppliers of goods and services and related administration authorities in cooperation with relevant units in HQs and Administrative Centres, as applicable.
Assist in monitoring, assessing and evaluating the administrative and financial aspects of emergency programme-related activities of the Mission and its sub-offices.
Oversee the overall management of the Mission's office premises, equipment, vehicles and supplies.
Liaise with governmental, intergovernmental, and other partner entities in order to ensure smooth implementation of IOM emergency operations.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
Professional certification as Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant is an advantage.
Experience in financial management, accounting, budgeting and audit;
Strong knowledge of human resources management;
Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with international institutions;
Familiarity with financial oversight and public administration;
Field experience working in emergencies is an asset;
Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and SAP is highly desirable.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Turkish is an advantage.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by March 26, 2015 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly filled in and submitted with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application in your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.