Finance Officer – OSCE

Location:
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Finance Officer – OSCE

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Finance Officer – OSCE

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Administration and Finance (CFA) and the overall supervision of the Head of Mission (Fund Manager), should you be selected you will manage the Finance Unit, assist in the control of financial operations and ensure that internal control systems are implemented. More specifically, you will be responsible for:
  • Ensuring the proper application of Financial Regulations, Rules and Instructions as well as Oracle procedures and that all obligations are recorded and payment vouchers prepared for approval accordingly; briefing local and international staff on the application and interpretation of the above;
  • Assisting in the preparation and submission of the Office’s annual Programme Outline and the Unified Budget proposal;
  • Preparing periodic financial reports for internal use and for submission to the OSCE Secretariat and for external use (donors, delegations and external auditors);
  • Advising on appropriate banking arrangements and cash replenishment management;
  • Monitoring budgetary expenditures (both unified and extra-budgetary contributions), ensuring that funds are in balance and expenditures do not exceed approved allotments; implementing necessary corrections and budget adjustments;
  • Maintaining working relations on financial issues with relevant units in the Secretariat, co-ordinating all matters related to extra-budgetary contributions and implementing recommendations of OSCE internal and external auditors;
  • Managing and supervising a team of professional staff members and assistants;
  • Performing other related duties such as deputizing for the supervisor, as required.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Citizenship of an OSCE participating State, excluding citizenship of the Republic of Tajikistan;
  • First-level university degree in finance, accounting, business administration or economics, supplemented by additional courses in finance/accounting;
  • Certification from a recognized professional accountancy body, such as Certified Public Accountants or Chartered Accountants would be desirable;
  • A minimum of four years of professional experience in accounting, finance or budget, including two years in an international organization and some experience in an inter-governmental, governmental or commercial organization;
  • Experience in the use of computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases;
  • Knowledge and experience of using ERP applications such as Oracle or SAP would be desirable;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Professional fluency in English and Russian with good drafting skills; working knowledge of the local language or other OSCE working languages would be an asset;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • A valid driving license and ability to drive vehicles using manual transmission.
Closing date for applications 25 June 2020 before midnight.

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