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Finance and Budget Officer Job [Temporary] at United Nations Environment Programme

Finance and Budget Officer Job [Temporary] at United Nations Environment Programme… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at United Nations Environment Programme.


The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world’s 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 environment.


  • Medium Term Plan:
  • Reviews, analyses and finalizes the preparation of the medium-term plan and its revisions on the basis of submissions.
  • Ensures legislative mandates are accurately translated into programme budgets.
  • Budget preparation:
  • Reviews and analyses data with respect to the finalization of cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements for the Division, including programmatic aspects.
  • Provides support to Division Director and Managers with respect to the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions.
  • Reviews, analyses and provides input into finalization of programme budget/financial implications.
  • Budget administration:
  • Issues allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
  • Monitors budget implementation and determines/recommends reallocation of funds when necessary.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
  • Reviews all requisitions generated by the Umoja system for goods and services to ensure correct objects of expenditure have been charged, ensuring availability of funds.
  • Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Prepares relevant documentation with respect to budget performance submissions.
  • Reviews and makes appropriate recommendations with respect to the finalization of budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • General:
  • Keeps up to date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme and/or peacekeeping budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
  • Monitors and supervises the work of subordinate staff as required.
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, or related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area is required.
  • Experience in working with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems is desirable.
  • Experience working within the UN system or similar international organisations is desirable.
  • Experience on specialized financial management tasks and advisory services to Governing Bodies is desirable.
  • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


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