Finance Associate Job in Kenya - UN

Finance Associate


  •  Maintain financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements, and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports.
  •  Select and enter data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations, and assuring inclusion of all relevant data.
  •  Prepare recurring reports as scheduled and special reports as required for budget preparation, audits, or other reasons.
  •  Advise and assist staff members, experts, and consultants on all aspects of allowances, salary advances, travel claims, and other financial matters, calculate and authorize payments due for claims and services.
  •  Maintain liaison with officials of local banks to obtain day-to-day information on exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations, and matters about maintenance of office bank accounts.
  •  Prepare detailed cost estimates and participate in budget analysis and projections as required.

  •  Initiate correspondence to verify data, answer queries, and obtain additional information on accounts and financial transactions, as required.
  •  Verify that the financial transactions are correct and by UNHCR rules and procedures.
  •  Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Professional Work Experience
Years of Experience / Degree Level

  • G6  3 years relevant experience with a High School Diploma; or 2 years relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s or equivalent or higher 

Certificates and/or Licenses 

  • Accounting  Business Administration,   Finance 
  • (Certificates and Licenses marked with an asterisk* are essential) 

Relevant Job Experience


  • High level of IT affinity (MS Office applications, PeopleSoft).


  • Knowledge and work experience of MSRP Finance applications.
  • Good knowledge of UN/UNHCR Financial rules and procedures.
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programs or specific training relevant to the functions of the position.

Functional Skills 

  • FIERP Financial Management (SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday, and others)
  • IT Computer Literacy
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • (Functional Skills marked with an asterisk* are essential) 

Language Requirements 

  • For International Professional and Field Service jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English.
  • For National Professional jobs: Knowledge of English and UN working language of the duty station if not English and local language.
  • For General Service jobs: Knowledge of English and/or UN working language of the duty station if not English.

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