Monday, July 27, 2015

Admin & Finance Assistant - UNICEF (Apply by: August 05, 2015)

Admin & Finance Assistant, UNICEF, Ranchi

Location: Ranchi
Level: GS5
Fixed Term Appointment
Closing Date: 5 August 2015
If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s rights organization working for the rights of children, seeks a fixed-term appointment for the post of Admin & Finance Assistant.
Under the supervision of the Senior Operations Assistant, perform specific accounting and administrative functions in the field office.
1. Review invoices from vendors, contractors, consultants and program requests / reimbursements from partners; certify cost calculations, financial accuracy and adherence to UNICEF rules and regulations and established SoPs.  Following scrutiny, scan all relevant financial documents for payment processing. Ensure safekeeping of financial records and facilitate filing and retrieval of operations documents.
2. Provide logistics support and on-site facilitation for the organization of official meetings /events, coordinate with hotels / agencies and undertake related follow-up.  Support the office with travel arrangements, transport management and inventory management. Support the Sr. Operations Assistant for admin-related tasks and function as backstop, as required.
3. Provide support to the Operations Team for the implementation of the HACT Assurance Plan including conducting spot checks and financial assessments of partners, both Government and NGO.  Summarize the findings and observations, update the Sr. Operations Assistant and Programme Specialist/Officer, and initiate follow up action, as required. Support program sectors in the preparation of budgets / forecast and undertake bi-monthly analysis and review of expenditures and scrutiny of programme financial documents.
4. Assist the Sr. Operations Assistant in the periodic financial closure activities including the review of GL accounts, financial documents, undertake corrective actions. Assist in preparation of financial management reports related to travel, temporary assistance, consultants, etc. and reconciliation of vendor accounts. Assist in preparation and monitoring of cash forecast for the office.
5. Process local travel claims of staff members ensuring payments and adjustments are in accordance with rules and guidelines.
6. Process petty cash payments, prepare statements for replenishment of petty cash; also responsible for safe custody of petty cash. Ensure all receipts, including program refunds and staff recoveries are deposited in designated bank account with intimation to UNICEF New Delhi.
7. Assist Senior Operations Assistant in raising Funds Commitments, the preparation of monthly status reports and analysis of implementation and utilization of admin budget. Undertake any other task as required from time to time.
Completion of Secondary Education. Degree / Training in Accounts & Administration highly desirable.
Minimum Five (5) years’ experience in Accounting & Administration. Knowledge and skills to use MS Office standard software required. Working knowledge of SAP is desirable.
• Fluency in English required (both written and verbal).
• Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
d) Competency Profile
i)  Core Values (Required)
• Commitment     
• Diversity and Inclusion    
• Integrity
ii)  Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication  [I]
• Working with People  [II]
• Drive for Results  [I]
iii)  Functional Competencies (Required)
• Analyzing [I]
• Learning and Researching [I]
• Planning and Organizing [I]
• Following instructions and Procedures [I]
e) OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES (Indicate what other skills and attributes required, such as drafting ability, organizational or analytical skills.)
• Good knowledge of banking procedures
• Proven computer skills in particular of Windows based applications
• Knowledge of UN financial rules and regulations
• Ability to work harmoniously in an international and multi-cultural environment.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, P11 and an up-to-date CV should be sent to by 5 August 2015.

The P11 form can be downloaded from the following link:  (click on the Download P11 button towards the end of the page once you reach the page). In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the title and location of the post in the subject line of your e-mail/application. For more details of the post and full job descriptions, visit the UNICEF India website at and click on “Current Vacancies” on the right panel of the page.

Applications of only the short listed candidates will be acknowledged. This vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

UNICEF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interview, meeting, traveling, processing, training etc. UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.

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