Job at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for a Senior Admin/Finance Assistant

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nigeria, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacancy below:

Job Title: Senior Admin/Finance Assistant
Job ID: #2054314
Location: Abuja
Vacancy Number: 2017/VA/010a
Job Description

  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nigeria wishes to engage the services of a Senior Admin/Finance Assistant in its Abuja Office on a Fixed-term basis.
  • Under the supervision of the overall supervision of Senior Admin/Finance Officer and direct supervision of the Assistant Admin./Finance Officer, the incumbent shall liaise with local suppliers, banks and/or financial institutions on routine subject matters, keep frequent contacts with staff at various levels in the office and occasionally with staff at the same level in other duty stations and/or Headquarters and will both learn from colleagues and contribute to their work by carrying out the following tasks:
    • Processes entitlements, drafts contracts and maintains various personnel records and files;
    • Assists in the recruitment of GS staff by evaluating candidate applications and conducting preliminary interviews;
    • Assists in surveys on local cost of living, local salaries, housing rental and collecting the information on the above-mentioned; Processing requests for visas, identity cards, driving licences and other personnel-related documents; Prepare travel authorization and assist in the submission of travel claims;
    • Selects and enters data from a wide variety of documents, verifying accuracy by checking sources, making necessary calculations and assuring inclusion of all relevant data;
    • Assists in preparing admin. budget submission for entire year; maintains liaison with officials of local bank to obtain day-to-day information in exchange and interest rates, changes in procedures and regulations and matters pertaining to maintenance of office bank accounts.
    • Attends meetings on day-to-day on admin. matters; administers the movement of local staff members, their attendance, leave plan, overtime, etc. Assists in the preparation of inventory records of non-expendable equipment for submission to Hqs and takes care of stationary order;
    • Maintains financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to-day transactions and reports;
    • Assists in preparing financial vouchers and monthly accounts;
    • Perform other duties as required.

Essential Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of Secondary education or equivalent technical or commercial school with certificate/training in Business Administration, Finance, Office Management, Human Resources or other related field.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language (as applicable in the duty station).
  • In offices where the working language is not English, excellent knowledge of working language of duty station and working knowledge of English.
  • Minimum 5 years of job experience relevant to the function;
  • Computer skills (MS office and People Soft applications).

Desirable Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Knowledge in UNHCR Admin and financial rules, procedures and processes;
  • Knowledge and working experience of MSRP (Peoplesoft);
  • Completion of UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of another relevant UN or local languages.


  • There is no need to send other certificates along with the application and P.11 at this stage
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
  • Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application/letter of motivation, resume and fully completed UN Personal History Form (P11) and send via email ONLY to: [email protected] quoting in the subject line the above vacancy notice number and title of the position.

Click Here to Download UN Personal History Form (P11)

Application Deadline: 14th June, 2017.

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