Type of offer:

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director and within delegated authority, the incumbent will seek to deliver effective and efficient financial and budgetary support for the successful implementation of deliverables from core and extrabudgetary projects within the Science Division. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


Budget Preparation

•Reviews, analyses and finalizes cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements for Science Division, including programmatic aspects.

•Provides detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions.

•Reviews, analyzes and finalizes program budget/financial implications to the Division’s programme of work.

•Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the General Assembly.

Budget Administration

•Issues allotments, authorizes sub-allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.

•Manages and monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds as necessary.

•Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.

•Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.

•Prepares budget performance submissions.

•Reviews and finalizes budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.

•Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.



•Provides advice and guidance, including training, to headquarters and field staff on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting.

•Participates in inter-departmental meetings and/or technical survey missions on matters related to resource requirements, programming and budgetary issues.

•Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to program budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.

•Drafts reports for intergovernmental bodies and for management on budgetary issues, and correspondence.

•Undertakes research and analysis of budgetary policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or modifications.

•Acts as Certifying Officer under Financial Rule 110.4 to ensure that proposed obligations and expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and established regulations and rules.

•Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin them.

•Provides support with respect to representation of the Secretary-General in meetings of legislative organs.

•Represents Science Division in inter and intra-departmental meetings.

•Plan, organize, manage and supervise the work of the Financial Management Unit.

•Perform other related duties.

Location: NAIROBI
Organization: United Nations
Deadline: May 30, 2021
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