Finance & Budget Intern

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1122
Date Posted:May 11, 2022
Closing Date:May 17, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:Unspecified
Functional Area:Accounting/Finance
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:2 Years
Contract Duration:7 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Maybe
Contract Type:LICA
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About UN-Habitat:


The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the UN agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable town and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This post is located in the UN Habitat Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (ROAP) at Kabul duty station.

UN-Habitat Afghanistan

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, has been working within Afghanistan since 1992 with funding support of USAID, Japanese and Australian Governments, EU, CIDA, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Kingdom of the Netherlands and several other bilateral donors and multilateral donors. During this period, its programme has expanded to include a wide range of human settlements initiatives, from humanitarian emergency support to small-scale neighborhood level improvement schemes to municipal scale governance reforms.

Operations Division:

Operations Section, UN-Habitat Afghanistan Programme is responsible for providing professional, timely, accurate, effective, and efficient support to the country office programme by ensuring that financial resources are unitized in the best interest of the organization and in line with UN rules and regulations. The Operations Section comprise of Finance Management, Human Resource Management, ICT, and security.

Job Summary:

Under the direct supervision of Finance and Budget Officer, Finance, and budget Assistant’s responsibilities

will undertake the following tasks and activities:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting Relationships

Under the direct supervision of Finance and Budget Officer, Finance, and budget Assistant’s responsibilities

will undertake the following tasks and activities:


•   Assist in review, monitoring, tracking and analysis of system transactions on daily basis and making corrections as appropriate.

•   Assist in budget review, prepare budget revisions as and when required and inputting the same in the system.

•   Assist in Donor, management, and year-end financial reporting.

•   Maintain and process all project relevant information in Umoja.

•   Assist in generating budgetary and financing reports, including statistical/financial data tables, charts and spreadsheets using office software and templates.

•   Assist in review and reconcile various clearing accounts to ensure appropriate balances. Investigate erroneous/invalid entries and take appropriate corrective accounting action.

•   Raise necessary obligation documents for contracts, travel etc. and prepare both payment and expenditure reports; and follow up

•   Analyze staff and vendor accounts and take required action to clear outstanding receivable and payable transactions.

•   Assist in the processing of payments to local vendors for good and services. This includes amongst other things, calculating, inputting, and checking payments for correctness and communicating discrepancies to supervisor.

•   Assist in processing payments to staff members for their entitlements including salaries, claims and other allowances locally.

•   Respond to queries from staff members and third parties.

•   Creation and peer review of various transactional document in Umoja system.

•   Follow up with various office for approval of document created in the system

•   Providing training of Umoja to other staff of field offices, when required.

•   Co-ordinate with other finance staff and respond to enquiries in respect to relevant financial matters.

•   Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies (Select 3 Maximum)

Professionalism: Ability to identify and resolve budgetary problems and identify sources for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Job Requirement:

Recent business, management, commerce, finance, or accounting graduates or those in the final years of their bachelor's degree. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing professional accounting certificates and graduates with a specialization in finance or accounting.

b)   Language:

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the posts advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Interested Afghan National Candidates should submit the following required documents.

1.      A cover letter that shows how your qualifications meet the VA requirement.

2.      Update CV


To the   indicating on the SUBJECT line the vacancy number of the position, please note that applications received after the closing date (17 May 2022) will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for an interview.

Note: Subject line must be: (2022-05-204) or your application may not be considered.

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