Senior Finance Officer (Audit and Verification), Grade17/LDC
Vacancy Announcement Number 19-AR-AM-53
Deadline for Applications 15 July 2019
Contract Status Option One:
Fixed-Term Appointment for (applies to internal
candidates on Fixed-Term contract only)
Duration 3 years including 1 year probation period, with the
possibility of further extension, subject to the availability of
funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need.
Contract Status Option Two:
Limited Duration Contract (applies to external
candidates and internal candidates on LDC)
Duration 1 year, renewable; Appointment subject to funding
UNRWA is committed to achieving gender parity at all levels of staffing under the
current UN-wide gender agenda and strongly encourages applications from qualified
UNRWA welcomes applications from qualified candidates with disabilities.
UNRWA, the largest United Nations operation in the Middle East with over 30,000 staff working
across five areas of operation, is looking for highly committed professionals wishing to make a
UNRWA’s strategic objectives
The mission of UNRWA is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human
development under the difficult circumstances in which they live. In line with this mission, the
Agency works towards five strategic outcomes: (a) Palestine refugee rights under international
law are protected and promoted; (b) Palestine refugee health is protected and disease burden is
reduced; (c) school-age children complete quality, equitable and inclusive basic education; (d)
Palestine refugee capabilities are strengthened for increased livelihood opportunities; and (e)
Palestine refugees are able to meet their basic human needs of food, shelter and environmental
Do you want to make a lasting difference?
If you are passionate about making a lasting difference for Palestine refugees, in this role you
will be responsible to the Deputy Chief of Accounts.
The main responsibilities include:
Managing, in close coordination with the supervisor, the interim and final audit by UN Board
of Auditors (UNBoA), including engagement with department/field directors, preparation of
plan, entrance and exit meetings with the management team, communication including:
collecting, interpreting and disseminating of audit requests, observations and
recommendations; developing and leading the functioning of Agency-wide mechanism for
data collection and consolidation to oversee and control the collection, review, consolidation
and submission of responses from department/field directors after due verification and
quality control in coordination with the department directors;
Preparing list and summary of outstanding audit recommendations including prior years,
coordinating replies from all stakeholders including field/department directors, drafting
responses to queries for final submission and providing reporting of status on periodical
basis to Director/Deputy Director of Finance as required;
Being responsible for preparing memos, notes, reports, analysis, and responses on behalf of
Finance Department and talking points to UNRWA senior management on audit and
verification issues; ensuring compliance on all matters including legal response and
Acting as a focal point for the Agency in coordinating verification missions across the Fields;
providing technical leadership at strategic and operational levels in support of the missions,
with a particular focus on planning and leading interactions and coordination of UNRWA
activities and information with multiple levels; including understanding the terms and
reference of the verification, providing guidance to External Relations and Communications
Department (ERCD) and Field leads on verification queries, review of responses,
coordination of responses with Field, Legal Affairs (DLA) and ERCD Departments and
following up on post verification actions;
Acting as the focal point in Finance Department for the Department of Internal Oversight
Services (DIOS) audits, Advisory Committee of Internal Oversight (ACIO) visiting and
coordinating other inspections including planning the timing of audits, coordinating collection
of data within Finance department and submission to the relevant bodies;
Coordinating necessary logistics and support in the conduct of the UNBoA audit and
providing guidance to fields on specific field audits and verification until the closure of the
audit, facilitating and leading meetings and working sessions to a varied audience, ranging
from executives to team members and promoting a collaborative team approach across
functions and organization levels to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the
activities, including kick-off presentation at the beginning of the audit, presentation of
recommendations at the end of the audit;
Assessing approach of internal audits and verifications for consistency with the techniques
and standards of the profession and audit best practices, as well as applicable Accounting
Standards, Financial Regulations and Instructions of the Agency; ensuring the findings are in
line with the terms of references agreed with the mission and the audit/verification;
identifying issues and trends and making recommendations to improve the Agency’s
timeliness and quality of data provided in response of audit and verification missions.
The incumbent may be required to travel in the Agency’s area of operations.
Conditions of service
Option One: Fixed Term Appointment, Grade 17
Monthly basic salary JD 1086.60 Plus special occupation allowance of 69.90% of the
basic salary. Other benefits include monthly Provident Fund contribution (15% of basic salary
paid by the Agency), compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, and dependency
allowance (if applicable).
Who we are
For almost 70 years, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) has
been working on the ground in five fields of operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank
and the Gaza Strip providing direct assistance and protection for some 5 million Palestine
refugees in the Middle East. UNRWA is mandated by the UN General Assembly to provide this
assistance and its mission is to help Palestine refugees achieve their full potential in human
development until there is a just and lasting solution for their plight. UNRWA restores safety,
dignity and hope to millions who have been uprooted by conflict with services encompassing
education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement,
microfinance and emergency assistance.
For more details on UNRWA, please visit: https://www.unrwa.org/
Option Two: Limited Duration Contract (LDC- Band G)
Monthly basic salary starting from JD 1440.40 depending on the professional knowledge and
experience. Other benefits include compulsory medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave prorated to the duration of the contract where less than one year, and family allowance (if applicable).
To qualify for this position, you will need:
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited
educational institution in audit, accounting, finance, public or business
administration, or any other related field; a first-level university degree
in combination with three additional years of qualifying experience may
be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
At least seven years of progressively responsible and relevant experience,
including at least two years in an audit firm, in the area of auditing,
accounting, computer-based financial systems, or related work.
Language(s) Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
Membership of an officially recognized professional accounting body;
Working experience with either IPSAS or IFRS.
You will also need to demonstrate the following competencies:
UN Core Values of Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity and Core
Competencies of Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results apply by default.
Default managerial competencies may apply. In addition, the following competencies apply:
Deciding and Initiating Action;
Leading and Supervising;
Applying Technical Expertise;
Planning and Organizing.
For guidance on how to prepare for competency-based interviews:
How to apply
Applicants are required to register at http://jobs.unrwa.org by creating a personal profile and
completing an UNRWA Personal History Form. Please note that UNRWA only accepts degrees
from accredited educational institutions. Only applications received through
http://jobs.unrwa.org will be considered. Due to the large number of applications received, only
applicants short-listed for interview will be contacted via e-mail only. Please ensure that the email address indicated in your Personal History Profile is accurate.
The United Nations does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application,
testing, interviewing, etc). The United Nations does not concern itself with information related to
This vacancy notice is open to internal and external candidates. As an Area post, preference
will be given to local candidates already based in the duty station of the post.
UNRWA is a United Nations organization whose staff are expected to uphold the highest
standards of integrity, neutrality and impartiality. This includes respect for human rights, for
diversity, and for non-violent means of dealing with all kinds of conflict. UNRWA staff are
expected to uphold these values at all times, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully
and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for UNRWA jobs. UNRWA is
a non- smoking work environment.
The Agency reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower
grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
On appointment, all individuals will be asked to sign a self-attestation, confirming that they
have not committed, been convicted of, or prosecuted for, any criminal offence and that they
have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international
human rights law or international humanitarian law.
Date of issue: 02 July 2019/ AD
تعلن وكالة الغوث - الانروا عن طلبها موظف مالي
4/ 5Oleh Jobs