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Tuesday 27-Sep-2011 | views 1076| by Latest Job Vacancies in Nigeria | Category: Foreign | Location: Nigeria |Recruiting Company:


We require suitable qualified candidates to fill the position below

Job Title: Senior Finance Assistant

Position Number: 10016638

Date of Entry on Duty: 01 November 2011

Category and Level: General Services, G15

Closing Date:  on 30th September 2011

Location: UNHCR Branch Office, Abuja

Section: Administration and Finance



Education and Skills: Completion of Secondary Education or equivalent technical or commercial school with certificate/training in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management.

Job Experience:

Previous job experience and job experience relevant to the function: 5 years.


A very Good knowledge of English and local language required.

Desirable Skills and Competencies:

UNHCR Learning Programmes/Other training/ additional languages. MSRP, GroupWise and FOCUS literacy. Computer experience and knowledge of UNHCR manual and Operations Management Handbook for UNHCR partners.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Administration and Programme Associate, the incumbent of the post will perform the below listed tasks in accordance with the principles and human values of the United Nations and in adhesion with the Code of conduct of the UNHCR:

1. Processes entitlements, issues of contracts and maintains various personnel records and files

2. Assists in the recruitment of GS staff by evaluating candidate applications and conducting preliminary interviews:

3. Assists in surveys on local cost of living, local salaries, housing rental and collecting the information on the above-mentioned; Processing requests for visas, identity cards, driving licenses and other personnel-related documents; Prepare travel authorization and assist in the submission of travel claims:

4. Attends meetings on day-to-day admin, matters; administers the movement of local staff members, their attendance, leave plan, overtime, etc. Assists in the preparation of inventory records of non-expendable equipment for submission to Hqs and takes care of stationary order

5. Maintains financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports;

6. Assist in preparing financial vouchers and monthly accounts

7. Selects and enters data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant data;

8. Assists in preparing admin, budget submission for entire year maintains liaison with officials of local bank to obtain day-to-day information in exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.

9. Performs other duties as required.

How to Apply:

If you wish to be considered for the position, please send your application by email to: or by post to the below address, before the closing date and under confidential cover clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number and title: UNHCR 005 – Senior Finance Assistant.

UNHCR Representation in Abuja PNB 2851 Garki – Abuja, Nigeria


Handwritten and dated application letter with your complete address, telephone and email address

Last updated CV and UN Personal notice (P11, can be obtained online)

Photocopies of relevant diplomas and certificates of services;

Interested UN staff members must also submit copies of their two last Performances Appraisal Reports;

Please do not send originals documents as only short listed applicants will be contacted. This vacancy is open to Nigerian male and female candidates. Applications from qualified women candidates are highly encouraged. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. UNHCR is a non smoking environment.


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