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Finance and Administrative Assistant - G6 DC)

International Labour Organization

Admin & Office

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3 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Under article 4.2

, paragraph (e) of the Staff Regulations, the filling of vacancies in technical cooperation projects does not fall under Annex I of the Staff Regulations and is made by direct selection by the Director-General.

In order to support the best informed process in the filling of the above-mentioned vacancy by direct selection, the ILO invites interested candidates to submit their application online by the above date.

The following are eligible to apply:

ILO Internal candidates in accordance with paragraphs 31 and 32 of Annex I of the Staff Regulations. External candidates*

*The recruitment process for General Service positions is subject to specific local recruitment criteria. The ILO may only offer a contract to persons who are Ugandan

Technical cooperation appointments are not expected to lead to a career in the ILO and they do not carry any expectation of renewal or conversion to any other type of appointment in the Organization. A one-year fixed-term contract will be given. Extensions of technical cooperation contracts are subject to various elements including the following: availability of funds, continuing need of the functions and satisfactory conduct and performance.

*Conditions of employment for external candidates: In conformity with existing ILO practice, the appointment of an external candidate will normally be made at the first step of this grade. The entry level salary for this position is 82,180,000 (Ugandan Shilling) yearly.


Large mixed migration movements continue to top the global political agenda, as reflected in the 2016 UN New York Declaration, and remain at the forefront of concerns, discussions and collaboration across the multilateral system and beyond. These movements create considerable challenges for countries of first asylum, transit and destination, as well as countries of origin, including through impact on socio-economic environments, such as labour markets of host countries, particularly where these may have already been under pressure and there is high unemployment.

The majority of refugee populations are hosted by low- and middle-income countries. As displacement has become increasingly protracted, responses are becoming more focused on durable solutions to support more dignified, inclusive and comprehensive programmes for refugees and the communities that host them to facilitate self-reliance and empowerment and strengthen social cohesion. It is paralleled by regional and country-level efforts in several areas, including in the Middle East and North Africa region and in the Horn of Africa.

In this context, the Government of the Netherlands has launched a new partnership initiative built on the combined strengths, experience and values of specific development and humanitarian organizations to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises. The partners include: the Government of the Netherlands, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the ILO, the UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Bank.

The Partnership aims to help transform the way governments and other stakeholders, including the private sector, respond to forced displacement crises â and in particular:

to enhance the enabling environment for the socio-economic inclusion of forcibly displaced persons (to mitigate their plight during years of exile and to best prepare them for their return);  to enhance access to education and child protection for vulnerable children on the move; and to strengthen the resilience of host communities through inclusive socio-economic development that also benefits forcibly displaced persons.

The ILOâs vision within the Partnership is to strengthen decent work in countries impacted by forced displacement to mitigate stress factors at all levels and support inclusive socio-economic enablers for access to labour markets and empowerment of host communities and of forcibly displaced populations. Within the framework of the PROSPECTS Programme, a new funding window, âOpportunity Fundâ was created, with additional funds and workstreams to be delivered by December 2024. These workstreams are focusing on Digital Skills and the Gig economy and; Employment Intensive Investment Works. Further to the Opportunity Fund of PROSPECTS the donor has approved a cost bridging phase of the Programme with further driving the need for additional staff to support delivery of the programme.


Within the policy and procedural requirements established by the ILO and the programme, the ILO is seeking to recruit a Finance and Administrative Assistant to be based in Kampala, Uganda and support the financial management of the Partnership programme in Uganda, with a focus on the Opportunity Fund Budgets, preparing purchase orders, undertaking all financial transactions, monitoring expenditures, and ensuring that the procurement and contract management of the project are conducted in compliance with the ILOâs relevant rules and regulations.

Reporting Lines: 
Under the Overall responsibility of the Director of ILO Country Office in Dar es salaam, the Finance and Administrative Assistant will work under direct supervision of the Programme Manager of the PROSPECTS Programme in Uganda and will be based in Kampala, Uganda. He/She will receive additional guidance from the Finance and Administrative Assistant already working on the PROSPECTS Programme as well as from the Finance and Administrative Officer for PROSPECTS in Dar es salaam. Additional support and collaboration will be coordinated with the global Finance Officer of the Programme in Geneva.

Description of Duties

Analyse, evaluate and monitor a variety of complex financial documents, accounts to identify and investigate anomalies or wrongly posted transactions and to determine corrective action. These may include general ledger accounts, such as: major operating bank accounts; requests for replenishments; field imprest accounts; development cooperation budgets; payment requests related to the Opportunity Fund under PROSPECTS. Carry out all operations required for expenditures under development cooperation funding, ensuring the most rational use of the Opportunity Fund. This includes making calculations, requesting funds, checking supporting justifying documents and making payments. Monitor accounts regarding allocations and expenditures and makes adjustments to optimize utilization of the Opportunity Funds and related PROSPECTS Budgets. Draft and clear administrative correspondence relative to budgetary matters to verify data, answer queries and obtain additional information as needed. Prepare detailed cost estimates and budgetary forecasts. Prepare background information, periodic and ad hoc reports for use in the PROSPECTS programme and budget preparations. Participate in budget analysis and projections as required and provide information upon request and acts as a Certifying Officer for proposed obligations. Ensure smooth functioning of the project administration and operation support-related functions in close collaboration with other administrative and operation support staff through the provision of management and administrative support to the ILO Office and PROSPECTS Programme. This includes processing entitlements, issuance of contracts and maintenance of records and files of the Programme. Lead the preparation of financial data to be included in the Financial Report and Audited Financial Statements. Train, brief and provide guidance to ILO Project Coordinators on financial and budgetary issues. S/he will be required to participate in the preparation of training material and in the presentation of formal training courses as required by the project/programme. Brief and assist staff and consultants on all aspects of administration related matters and provide interpretation of financial and administrative rules, regulations and procedures. Participate in the organization of special meetings and coordinate all important administrative arrangements for conducting workshops/seminars and trainings including travel and hotel reservations, travel authorizations and assembling information pertinent to travels. 1Review all incoming correspondence which require action: making recommendations regarding the appropriate action to be taken; monitoring deadlines for responses, follow up with various project/programme personnel and other organizational units on the submission of reports and correspondence. Prepare on own initiative correspondence and reports as required on general administrative or other related tasks, including those of a confidential nature. Prepare periodic administrative statistics, reports and correspondence. Provide guidance and supervise the work of any administrative and/or other support staff and perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Required qualifications


Education âCompletion of secondary school education plus formal training in accounting and/or finance and administrative field.


Minimum of six years of operational or administrative support work experience, the majority of which in the provision of financial operations support services. Experience of working with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, in particular finance modules


Excellent command of English. Working knowledge of an official national language of the duty station.


Ability to prioritize work assignments, organize own schedule, perform routine work independently, meet deadlines and adapt to changing demands. Proficient in computer software (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Reader) and ability to use other software packages required by the Office (e.g. IRIS). Ability to obtain services from other work units inside or outside the office for completion of tasks. Thorough knowledge and understanding of complex financial, administrative guidelines and procedures as well as the full range of administrative services within support areas such as HR, Finance and Procurement. Ability to respond to requests and to deal with visitors with tact and diplomacy and; ability to lead a team and manage a heavy workload under time pressure. Ability to search and retrieve information from databases and compile reports. Ability to deal with confidential matters with discretion and demonstrate responsible behaviour with attention to detail. Ability to work in a multicultural environment with gender-sensitive behaviour and attitudes. Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities, to act with integrity and transparency by maintaining social, ethical and organisational norms, and to meet all commitments within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Ability to work effectively in a team, when under pressure and have excellent interpersonal skills. Strong written/verbal communication skills, including the ability to write accurate financial reports.

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