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Finance Assistant

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Bachelor Degree
3 Year
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Male, Female, Both
Afghanistan

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Opportunity Details

General

Description of assignment title

Finance Assistant

Assignment country

Afghanistan

Expected start date

01/03/2024

Sustainable Development Goal

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category

National UN Volunteer Specialist

Host entity

UNAMA

Type

Onsite

Duration

3 months (with the possibility of extension)

Number of assignments

1

Duty stations

Kabul

Details

Mission and objectives

UNAMA was established in 2002 as a Political/ Peacebuilding Mission, exceptionally) directed and supported by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO).

Context

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is mandated by Security Council Resolution 2626 (2022) which was extended under Resolution 2678 (2023). This mandate tasks UNAMA with the promotion and support of humanitarian assistance in line with humanitarian principles, human rights, equality for women and girls, inclusive governance, resilience, and economic stability, and using our good offices for principled and constructive engagement with all national, regional and global stakeholders in the pursuit of Afghanistan’s peace and stability. UNAMA reaffirms its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Afghanistan, as well as its continued support for the people of Afghanistan, within the framework of the UN Charter and other international laws and instruments. UNAMA’s vision is for a stable and prosperous Afghanistan that lives at peace with itself and its neighbors, where the rights of all the people of Afghanistan are upheld, without discrimination.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief General Supply, the National UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Assist in budgeting, planning, and preparing of Unit budget proposal in 10 UNA and both line of funding in 10 RCR accounts. • Monitor General Supply contracts. • Provide support in the budget reporting consumption. • Provide support in Official Business Travel reconciliation and reporting of our Unit. • Undertake electronic filing archiving Information Management Unit project. • Identifies issues and implements solutions as instructed by supervisor. • Maintains and monitor relevant databases. • Organizes and maintains contract files and Unit manuals/SOPs. • Performs other duties as required.

Eligibility criteria

Age

27 – 80

Nationality

Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Requirements

Required experience

3 years of experience in Accountancy and/or Finance. • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills. • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing. • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment. • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.

Area(s) of expertise

Administration, Business management, Economics and finance

Driving license

Languages

English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Areas of study to include Finance or Accountancy.

Competencies and values

• Accountability • Planning and organising • Professionalism • Teamwork and respect for diversity

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

The assignment is strictly for Afghan nationals only. The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included) and final repatriation (if applicable).

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

 

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