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Budget and Finance Officer for UNICEF

United Nations Volunteers

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 2 015 EUR/month
  • Start date: 15/09/2022
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief of Operations or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Budget and Finance Officer will:
• Provide support to the financial planning process for CPMP by preparing/analyzing financial data/estimates and documentations verifying relevancy, accuracy and completeness to support budget planning. Provide financial operations support throughout the financial planning and implementation process.
• Review budget expenditures according to allotment and codes and verify compliance with guidelines and procedures.
• Prepare and/or monitor financial exception reports to assess unusual activities and transactions, investigate anomalies, and keep supervisor informed for timely action.
• Review financial and reputational risks in the transactions carried out by the office and raise flags when action is needed by management.
• Process and/or review (as per delegated authority) the accurate and timely processing submission of payments (e.g. MIP, travel claims, pension fund, advances to governments etc), journal entries and other financial transactions within scope to the Global Shared Services Center (GSSC), ensuring compliance with budgetary limits, IPSAS and organizational regulations, rules, policies, procedures, standards of accountability, and ethics.
• Process/supervise (as per delegated authority) the disbursement of payments when done locally via bank letters, checks, or petty cash.
• Process and supervise cash receipts and reconcile income contributions to ensure their timely deposit and recording in UNICEF systems.
• Monitor and analyze financial transactions, accounting reports and reconciliation of accounts to ensure accurate and current financial information for applicable compliance (e.g. IPSAS, donor reporting, internal policies) and management oversight, planning and/or action.
• Manage bank, petty and cash on hand accounts transactions and operations in accordance with UNICEF/UN financial regulations and rules, policies, procedures and local banking practices. Keep abreast of procedures and regulations regarding maintenance of bank accounts and exchange and interests rates.
• Maintain a system to monitor and forecast periodic cash requirements.
• Support initiatives for management improvement by capturing, institutionalizing and sharing best practices and lessons learned. Recommend improvements in processes and procedures to enhance productivity and performance including implementation of cost saving strategies.
• Support operations of the office as required.

Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.
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Employee perks, benefits

UN Volunteer entitlements and allowances:
The purpose of the allowances and entitlements paid to UN Volunteers is to enable UN Volunteers to sustain a secure standard of living at the duty stations in line with United Nations standards without incurring personal costs. The allowances are in no way to be understood as compensation, reward, or salary in exchange for the UN Volunteer’s service. Contingent on specific eligibility criteria, location of the volunteer assignment and contractual type and category, the payment of allowances will begin from the date of Commencement of Service For more information on entitlements please read the Condition of Service ( For information specific to your assignment please see below:

Monthly Living Allowance (Per month): USD 2033
Entry lump sum (one-time payment): USD 4000
Exit allowance (for each month served, paid on completion of contract): $225
Medical and life insurance: Cigna Private Insurance

Leave entitlements:
Annual leave: 2.5 days accrued per calendar month
Certified sick leave: 30 days
Uncertified sick leave: 7 days
Learning leave: 10 working days per consecutive 12 months
Maternity Leave: 16 weeks
Paternity Leave: 10 days

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)

Educational Specialization

accounting, financial management or another related financial field

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) or Slovak - Elementary (A2)

Experience in the position/sector


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Teamwork and respect for diversity
• Commitment to continuous learning
• Planning and organizing
• Communication
• Flexibility
• Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNICEF’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values, and UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability.


Brief description of the company

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV works with UN partner entities to integrate qualified, highly motivated, and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming. In the face of the crisis unfolding in Ukraine, with millions of Ukrainians impacted and displaced, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is recruiting UN Volunteers to serve with United Nations partners on their emergency response in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and Slovakia.