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08 Décembre 2020 Il y a 8 mois

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunis et 1 autre(s) régions
Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Droit des migrants

Position Title: Senior Finance Assistant
Duty Station: Tunis, Tunisia
Classification: G6
Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Reference Code: VATN2020-026

Organizational Context and Scope:

Established in 1951, IOM is a related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN organization in the field of migration works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

Under the direct supervision of the National Resource Management Officer and the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, the Senior Finance Assistant, based in Tunis, will provide necessary support to the Finance team within the Resource Management Unit in Tunisia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

In particular he/she will:

  • Provide specialized support preparing annual budget submission and revisions including estimating the cost of staff as well as rental and utilities, office equipment and supplies, printing, and other contracts, services or running expenses;
  • Create project structure in SAP prepare BNP for activation of project code in SAP;
  • Assist project manager in budgeting for new project in absence of RMO;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance with financial policies, procedures, rules and regulations;
  • Consolidate data into financial statements and assist in monitoring expenditures to ensure they remain within authorized levels;
  • Manage financial resources through monitoring and controlling assets, reserves, funds, supplies, etc. in accordance with IOM rules and regulations;
  • Keep record and notify project managers on interim and final financial report due date to donor;
  • Coordinate and follow up with procurement department, operations department for clearance of commitments due on/before closing of project end period;
  • Prepare interim/final financial report using donor/IOM template before due date to donor;
  • Assist in the preparation of budget, accounting, financial, statistical reports and other reports as required;
  • Assist in improving internal controls systems, the efficiency and timely delivery of finance (budget/reporting) services in the mission;
  • Provide procedural guidance to managers and staff; guide and train other finance support staff;
  • Provide assistance responding to audit queries and follow up on audit recommendations;
  • Verify staff remuneration including travel allowances processing in line with the applicable regulations for IOM and donors;
  • Act as an alternate Approving Officer in the absence of the RMO;
  • Provide general support to the team in the absence of the other colleagues in the Finance Department;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Competencies:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Inclusion & respect for diversity

  • Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.
  • Encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.
  • Promotes the benefits of diversity; values diverse points of view and demonstrate this in daily work and decision making.
  • Challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace.

Integrity & transparency

  • Maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.
  • Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.
  • Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Maintains impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
  • Does not abuse one’s position and acts without consideration of personal gain. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.

Professionalism

  • Demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.
  • Seeks to raise professional standards in self and others through daily work and activities.
  • Adapts quickly to change and is decisive and versatile in face of uncertainty.
  • Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems, and remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Teamwork

  • Fosters a sense of team spirit by developing a shared understanding, accountability and enthusiasm for the team’s work.
  • Displays a high level of cultural awareness, sensitivity to different ways of working and leverages individual strengths in order to build a better team.
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and ensures that the contribution of others is recognized.
  • Helps create a positive team spirit, putting aside personal considerations to help the team achieve its goals.

Delivering results

  • Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients’ needs.
  • Anticipates constraints, identifies solutions and takes responsibility for addressing critical situations.
  • Monitors own and others’ work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs.
  • Aligns projects with Organization’s mission and objectives and demonstrates a good understanding of the impact of team’s and own work on external and internal counterparts.

Managing and sharing knowledge

  • Disseminates and shares knowledge openly and actively contributes to knowledge/network communities for topics relevant to area of expertise.
  • Encourages knowledge-sharing across units/departments and ensures that knowledge is captured, recorded and disseminated appropriately.
  • Builds networks for the effective communication and exchange of knowledge and ideas and puts others into contact with various sources of knowledge.
  • Contributes to an environment that is conducive to innovation and learning.

Accountability

  • Proactively seeks responsibility in delivering towards the goals of the Organization.
  • Plans and organizes work with a clear and deliberate focus, ensuring commitments are easily identified and progress is widely communicated.
  • Stands by the actions of team or department, publicly accepting ownership.
  • Takes responsibility of own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Communication

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
  • Seeks to share information with others, with due respect for diversity and the confidentiality of specific sensitive information.
  • Listens and seeks to understand without bias, and responds appropriately.
  • Shares information and keeps others up to date; actively seeks others’ views and ideas and respects their contribution.

Managerial competencies:

Leadership

  • Assigns responsibilities fairly and manages performance, taking account of individual strengths, workloads and interests.
  • Is inclusive in decision-making and actively seeks feedback from team members and colleagues in order to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Takes sound and timely managerial decisions that are consistent with the Organization’s vision and purpose.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to understand needs and gain support.

Empowering others & building trust

  • Delegates appropriately to make the most of others’ talents, clarifying expectations and allowing autonomy in important areas while providing necessary support.
  • Encourages others to take responsibility for their performance; promotes ownership, responsibility and accountability for desired results at all levels.
  • Creates an atmosphere of trust and confidence in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion.
  • Gives proper credit to others, shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort.

Strategic thinking & vision

  • Aligns own actions to the Organization’s vision, values and mandate.
  • Translates strategic direction into short and medium-term plans and objectives for own team; revises objectives to reflect changes in organizational goals.
  • Identifies key issues/priorities in complex situations and how they may be related to one another.
  • Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Bachelors or equivalent or higher degree in Finance, Accounting, Business management or other relevant field from an accredited academic institution with 4 years of relevant professional experience; or High School Degree in the above fields with a minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Strong interpersonal & intercultural skills with an attention to detail;
  • Experience in finance, analysis, procurement and supply chain management and/or experience of financial auditing;
  • Team player; 100% integrity;
  • Excellent computer skills, especially in MS Office;
  • Experience in PRISM SAP;
  • Excellent knowledge of all Microsoft Office package applications;
  • Ability to work under pressure, adhere to deadlines, excellent organisational skills and drive for results;
  • Experience working with international NGOs, local NGOs or civil society organizations would be an asset;
  • Fluency in oral and written in English, French and Arabic is required

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