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Finance and Administration Officer

The United Nations University (UNU)
Location: Bonn, Germany
Last Date: September 5, 2011
Email:  (Reference:

Finance and Administration Officer (UNU-ViE) (P2/P3)

Bonn, Germany

Deadline: 11 September 2011


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United Nations University Mission

The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars, engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For more information please visit

Under the technical guidance of the Chief Financial Officer of UNU Centre and reporting directly to the Vice Rector in Europe on an operational level, the key responsibilities of the Finance and Administration Officer are, among others:

Finance (selection):

Supervise and review the work of the Finance and Administration Team and take the lead with respect to the preparation and implementation of the work programme, ensuring that financial resources are utilized to implement activities in accordance with the Programme Budget and allotments issued

Serve as a UN authorized Approving Officer and a UNU Procurement Authority

Human Resource Management (selection):

Effectively coordinate actions relative to the administration of human resource activities, e.g., recruitment, placement, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation of staff members, training etc., ensuring consistency in the application of UN rules and procedures

Procurement and General Administration (selection):

Oversee work related to procurement, billing and receipt of income from various services, operational travel programme, procurement monitoring and evaluation of vendor contracts/payment to vendors and individual contractors for services

Participate in the on-going implementation and development of Atlas (PeopleSoft) applications and in UNUís implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards(IPSAS

Reference number: 2011/UNU/ViE/FTA/FAO/32

Application deadline: 11 September 2011


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