OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
The Budget Officer, under the direct supervision of the Chief of Section for Budget, Monitoring and Reporting (BMR) and the authority of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), assists in the preparation and revision exercises related to the Organization’s budget as well as in the monitoring and reporting exercise conducted throughout the biennium.
The CFO oversees the Organization’s policies and the planning related to the budgetary aspects, and the Chief of section will provide guidance to the incumbent in all aspects of the daily work, which includes the following :
Conduct analysis of budgetary data, such as inflationary and statutory cost increases, staff cost factors, past trends and future forecast of economic data relevant to UNESCO's budget for the purpose of preparing the biennial budget of the organization, and provide relevant findings and recommendations to the supervisor.
Verify and consolidate budget elements for the purpose of constructing the Organization’s overall budget, in close cooperation with the Executive and Administrative Officers of specific Major Programme sectors as well as the BFM colleagues.
Examine and analyse budget and expenditure related issues, through close contact with other BFM colleagues and sectors / bureaux as required, and initiate corrective actions, propose appropriate solutions for review by the Chief of section.
Prepare the statutory budget utilization reports and other ad-hoc reports, in collaboration with other BFM colleagues and with the Executive and Administrative Officers of the Major Programme sectors.
Assist in the long-term tasks related to the establishment and improvement of Results-based budgeting, Integrated Budget Framework, cost recovery policy, core system redesign project, other IT development, all of which are of inter-sectional nature, thus through close collaboration with the other sections in BFM as well as the sectors / bureaux of the organization.
Draft / prepare correspondences, reports and documents related to budgetary matters under the responsiblities of the Section.
Other additional tasks that may be required to ensure the success of the work team
Long DescriptionLong Description COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Communication (C)Accountability (C)Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Teamwork (C)Strategic thinking (M) - . REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in the field of public or business administration, financial management, economics or related field.
At least four (4) years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in the area of budget or finance.
Relevant experience acquired at the international level.
Skills / Competencies
Excellent IT skills, including MS software (Excel, Word and PowerPoint, etc.), and use of ERP systems.
Excellent knowledge of English or French, and a good knowledge of the other language.
Experience working in UNESCO or a similar International Organization.
Skills / Competencies
Excellent technical skills for data processing, analysis and consolidation.
Excellent strategic and analytical skills in budget preparation.
Very good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective working relations within a multicultural environment.
Very good coordination skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to draft documents and reports clearly and concisely.
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Knowledge of other official UNESCO languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish).
BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS
UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable : 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.