Senior Finance Assistant



VN: 04/06/018 Senior Finance Assistant


Open to Internal and External Candidates


                    Position Title


Senior Finance Assistant


                     Duty Station





 General Service Staff, G6

            Type of Appointment


 One Year Fixed Term, one year with possibility of extension

        Estimated Start Date


 As soon as possible


                    Closing Date 


 July 15, 2018



Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.





IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.














Under the  overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (COM), and direct supervision of  Resources Management Officer (RMO) , the incumbent will be responsible for: 


Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Assist the RMO in the coordination and monitoring of the financial activities in the country including the financial expenditures vs running costs for the office;
  2.  Assist in the preparation  of donor financial reports in accordance with IOM regulations and established procedures;
  3. Assist in the preparation of annual budget for the Mission, monitor budget control process and analyse variances between budget and actual expenditures. Assist in the preparation of budgets for new projects;
  4. Carry out and monitor payroll preparation ensuring salaries are properly allocated to projects; participate in monthly analysis of project balances for consistence with IOM's projectisation criteria;
  5. Verify data entry in PRISM is applied according to specified roles and authorizations as per mission’s PACR;
  6. Bring to the attention to the RMO any relevant financial and budgetary issues of old and existing projects and suggest adjustments as necessary;
  7. Prepare monthly accounting reports prior to submission to MAC;
  8. Support Project Managers to ensure that program activities are being implemented in a manner that is consistent with donor agreement – from budgetary perspective and from the IOM perspective with respect to IOM financial rules applicable during project implementation;
  9. Suggest improvements on internal controls and streamlining/efficiencies;
  10. Provide briefing, advice and technical guidance to staff at all levels on IOM financial rules, regulations, instructions, and procedures.
  11. Provide guidance and training to other staff in the unit;
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
    Required Qualifications and Experience
  1. Minimum of High School Degree/ Certificate with 6 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of relevant experience from an accredited academic institution in Accounting or Business Administration, with a professional certification as chartered accountant or certified public accountant
  2. Six years (four years for Bachelor’s degree or higher) of relevant professional experience in financial management, accounting and budgeting and good knowledge of human resources management;
  3. experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with international institutions;
  4. familiarity with financial oversight and public administration;
  5. knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and SAP highly desirable;
  6. Audit experience highly regarded

How to apply:


Interested candidates should send their resumes with three references electronically to by 12:00am EAT on 15 July 2018.

The subject of your email should be the Reference Number and Title i.e. “VN: 04/06/018 Senior Finance Assistant”.

Since the system is automated, if you do not follow the above mentioned instruction your application may be missed by the system.

Please ensure that send your attachments as ONE DOCUMENT in PDF.

The title of your attachment should be your full name.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Posting Date: 02 July 2018                 Closing Date: 15 July 2018



Duty Station: 
General Service Staff, G6
Closing Date: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018