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25 Oct 2017

Full-time UNESCO: Finance And Administrative Officer Vacancy

Nigeria Job bucket Staff Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Job Description

Today, UNESCO’s message has never been more important. We must create holistic policies that are capable of addressing the social, environmental and economic dimensions of sustainable development. This new thinking on sustainable development reaffirms the founding principles of the Organization and enhances its role:

UNESCO is known as the “intellectual” agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace and the conditions for sustainable development must be built.

The Job : Finance And Administrative Officer

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

The Finance and Administrative Officer is responsible for providing a range of administrative management support activities to the UNESCO Regional Office in Abuja, Nigeria. He/She reports directly to the Director of Office with overall guidance from the Bureau of Financial Management.
On matters of financial internal control in their capacity as certifying officer, the incumbent will have a functional reporting line to the Chief Financial Officer. He/she will receive policy guidance/ instructions from relevant sectors within UNESCO on the areas of Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Security and Office Administration. He/She will be assisted in the discharge of his/her duties by the Bureau for Financial Management. In the Field Office, he/she advises and supports the Director of Office or the designate on administration, budget, financial, human resources management, premises-related and security matters within the Office.


Advanced university degree in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience with a focus on administration, finance and/or accounting, of which at least 2 years acquired at international level.


Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills, ability to identify issues and formulate options/recommendations.
Knowledge and understanding of institutional UNESCO mandates in the Region.
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
Ability to solve routine and non-routine issues in the field of Human Resources, finance and budget.
Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills.
Ability to communicate effectively, persuasively and use tact and diplomacy.
Service-oriented and team builder.
Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to establish good working relationships with external and internal partners.
Ability to lead, manage and motivate staff and teams.
Ability to take initiative and seek innovative ways to improve results.
Good IT skills, including knowledge of MS software (Word, Excel etc.).
Knowledge of ERP and the financial, HR or administrative management tools.

UNESCO: Finance And Administrative Officer

Excellent/very good knowledge of English and fair knowledge of French.


Professionally recognized Accountancy Certification.


Experience with international organisations or United Nations agencies.
Field experience.


Experience in the use of SAP.
Knowledge of UN Rules, Regulations and administrative procedures.
Familiarity with the work and general functioning of international organizations and/or the UN system.

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Job Categories: Finance Jobs In Nigeria. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: Finance and Administrative Officer jobs and UNESCO jobs. Salaries: N300,000 - N400,000.


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