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1.Digital Coordinator Job, Current Communication Jobs In Kenya,

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global 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 global environment. UNEP’s mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP’s Communications Division communicates UNEP’s core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UNEP worldwide.

The digital coordinators will focus on facilitating translation work, and quality control for unep.org, related websites, and other digital products.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Digital Strategy, the consultants will perform the following duties:

Duties

  • Liaise with UNEP’s Communication Division, communicators outside the Division, and web focal points to post multilingual content on unep.org and related websites.
  • Ensure that web copy for UNEP and related websites accurately reflect UNEP’s policy positions, advocacy goals, and broader UN messaging.
  • Coordinate work of the translation team for the UN Environment Assembly and other key events.

Qualifications/special skills

  • A master’s degree in journalism, communication, international relations, social sciences, or other related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted instead of the master’s degree.”
  • A Minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in journalism, publishing, public information, communication, information studies, or related field is required Demonstrated experience editing content for websites. Knowledge of environmental issues is desirable

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required; knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

How To Apply

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Deadline: Dec 1, 2023

2.Senior Budget Officer Job, Current Accounting Jobs In Kenya,

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global 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 global environment.

This position is located in UNEP’s Corporate Services Division (CSD) at the Nairobi duty station. Under the overall supervision of the CSD Director and immediate supervision of CSD’s Deputy Director, the Senior Finance and Budget Officer/Section Chief will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities:

Budgetary Management

  • Carry out strategic financial planning and management of UNEP financial resources by UNEP and UN financial rules.
  • Coordinate submission of the biennial Programme of Work (PoW) budget and Regular Budget to the UNEP Governing Council and General Assembly.
  • Ensures legislative mandates are accurately translated into program budgets; plans and coordinates review of budget submissions.
  • Reviews, analyses, and finalizes cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements; ensures compliance with the medium-term plan and other legislative mandates.
  • Manages/issues allotments, and authorizes sub-allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
  • Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
  • Oversees the review and finalization of budget performance reports; monitors variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Prepares/finalizes reports for intergovernmental bodies and management on budgetary issues, and correspondence, including guidelines, and instructions.
  • Acts as Certifying Officer under Financial Rules to ensure that proposed obligations and expenditures are by budgets and established regulations and rules.

Finance & Accounting

  • Oversees the financial function of the Organization which includes several different and diverse operations and interrelated accounts of the financial system. The incumbent is expected to review the operational objectives and related financial policies and procedures affecting the Organization’s accounting and financial systems. S/he also takes the lead in designing and implementing required changes.
  • Ensures that UNEP’s financial statements are International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) compliant.
  • Directs the agile implementation of upgrades to the various modules of the system.
  • Keeps up to date with new IPSAS policies and implements in conjunction with UNON.
  • Liaises with UNON, Administrative/Fund Management Officers (A/FMOs), and auditors as required to identify and resolve finance issues. Provide support and guidance on financial aspects of legal agreements.
  • Ensures the financial data integrity of Umoja and the controls that underpin them.
  • Reviews UNEP financial statements and provides authoritative advice to UNEP Senior Management including financial interpretations, adaptations, and corrective actions in response to audits and other queries to ensure adherence to Financial Regulations and Rules, Staff Rules, Administrative Instructions, Bulletins, and Circulars.
  • Leads team members’ efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation, and reporting. Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate, and share the data they need.

Qualifications

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting, or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted instead 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.

Job – Specific Qualification

  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, program management, business administration, or a related area is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in implementing, applying, and contributing to the development of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on, practical experience with preparing annual financial statements for large international organizations involving multiple sources of funds is required.
  • Minimum five (5) years of supervising and managing a team of accounting professionals involved in each of the following areas:  resource mobilization, implementing partners management, grant management, and certifying officer responsibilities is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in conceptualizing, preparing, and defending policy and administrative decisions/guidance to diverse inter-governmental bodies in support of negotiations and international environmental agreements is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in reviewing and advising on financial implications of terms and conditions of legal agreements with host countries, donors, and UN Agencies is desirable.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in developing, building capacity, and delivery of training on financial and legal arrangements with project implementing partners is desirable.
  • Experience with the use of finance modules in an ERP system, including analysis of accounting data and creation of management reports using Business Intelligence tools, is desirable.
  • Experience in performing analysis, reviewing, and designing tailored donor reports is desirable.
  • Experience in data analytics or related areas is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
  • NOTE: ”Fluency” equals a rating of ”fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand), and ”Knowledge of” equals a rating of ”confident” in two of the four areas.

How To Apply

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DeadlineJan 5, 2024

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