14 Mar 2017

UN Senior Administrative Officer P5 Job in Kenya

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: Nairobi
Deadline: 21/04/2017

Division Financial Management:

  • Organize and ensure that funds entrusted to the Division are managed with due diligence, within UN Rules and
  • Regulations and fiduciary standards, ensure optimization and alignment of the resources with the expected output of the Division applying result based budgeting (RBB);
  • Keep the management team informed on the fund management situation and forecast;
  • Bring to the attention of the Division Director and Deputy all emerging issues implying an increased financial exposure to risk by the Division and propose mitigating strategies;
  • Prepare and deliver financial presentations and reports for UN Environment’s management, to the United
  • Nations Environment Assembly and other Governing Bodies, and Donors as required;
  • Organize the contribution from Ecosystems Division to Office of Internal Oversight Services/United Nations
  • Board of Auditors, audit missions, and ensure implementation of accepted audit queries.

Division project portfolio:

  • Provide direction and support to the Fund Management Team to keep the project portfolio under strict control;
  • Supervise the Fund Management staff team to support the Ecosystems Division branches and units in the project budgeting process, fund raising, legal contracting, fund programming and reporting;
  • Organize and ensure that all externally implemented projects are audited every year and at the end of the project.

Division Human Resources:

  • Supervise HR staff team and ensure compliance to the prevailing UN rules and procedures;
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of a set of sound HR policies, procedures, standards and tools in the Ecosystems Division which are consistent with UN policy, procedures and practice.

Division Administrative operations:

  • Supervise the Administrative staff team and oversee general administration issues of the Division;
  • Produce reports and recommendations for management on the implementation of administrative rules, procedures, and circulars;
  • Monitor the adequacy of office space, office arrangements and technology for the Division and propose improvement plan when necessary.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) business administration, finance, accounting, management or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ of progressively responsible experience in financial management, administration and planning of which five (years should have been at the international level in a supervisory capacity.
  • Experience within intergovernmental organizations and with enterprise resource planning systems is desirable.
  • For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

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