Mar 012017

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Mali
Closing date: 10 Mar 2017

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Under the supervision of the Budget Specialist, the incumbent performs a variety of specialized tasks in support of the preparation, monitoring, and control of the budget, involving several different sources of funds of several components of all programmes.

Key Accountabilities and Duties & Tasks

  • Control the all receipts of Country Programme budget (Regular Resources, Other Resources and Special Funding) from HQ and registering them accordingly. Undertake the responsibility of reporting to Supervisor and other project officers within the section.
  • Ensure the inbound processing of the Programme Budget Allotments (PBAs) and follow-up with project units to ensure that funds are fully reserved/allocated as planned in the Annual Work Plans (AWPs.)
  • Check for each source of funding computer listings of expenditure by project area and allotment code, and compiles information in computerized summarized reports to identify areas of over or under-expenditure.
  • Monitor the general utilization of the PBAs and alert responsible officers of any deviation such as over utilization,
  • Under utilization.
  • Review through Programme Manager System (ProMS) activities that have been implemented for purpose of checking the existence of completed requisitions and advise to close so that funds are released.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the planning outline in Vision by collecting, registering and maintaining information on projects, activities and filed trip reports. Check the annual work plan data entry and programme information database (PIDB) coding for the three projects and report any anomalies to planning, monitoring and evaluation section.
  • Reconcile PBAs amounts and expiry dates with FLS and report any discrepancies to the coordination section. Review and analyze the in coming external budgets.
  • Collect and assemble data and background with regard to programme, projects and provide updated information on financial budgeting and administrative status for analysis and reports purposes. Prepare tables, graphs or other statistical data for technical review/monitoring purposes.
  • Monitor Donor reporting schedule and advise the responsible project Officer(s) one month in advance of the due date.
  • Prepare Direct Cash Transfer (DCT) reports on a weekly basis and ensure that all outstanding DTC are justified/liquidated.
  • Prepares recurring reports as schedules and special reports, as required for budget preparation, donors’ reports or other reasons and reconcile data with planning, monitoring and evaluation section.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate


    Completion of secondary education; training in business administration is desirable sustained by a good knowledge of information technology and its applications. Completion of relevant university credit courses in accounting finance an asset. Additional progressive formal training and/or self-learning in functional area(s) essential.


    Seven years of progressively responsible work in related field.

    Language Requirements

    Fluency in French and good working knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.

    Competencies of Successful Candidate

    Core Values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Integrity
  • Core competencies

  • Communication [ II ]
  • Working with People [ II ]
  • Drive for Results [ II ]
  • Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing [ II ]
  • Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]
  • Planning and Organizing [ II ]
  • Following Instructions and Procedures [ II ]
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    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 organisation.

    How to apply:

    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. To apply, click on the following link

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